Article IV, Part Third, Section 14 of the maine State Constitution

Article IV, Part Third, Section 14 of the Maine State Constitution says:

Corporations shall be formed under general laws, and shall not be created by special Acts of the Legislature, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where the objects of the corporation cannot otherwise be attained, and, however formed , they shall forever be subject of the general laws of the state ( emphasis mine)

Quote from the legislative Charter for Brunswick Landing Maine's Center for Innovation : The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is established as a body corporate and politic and a public instrumentality of the State to carry out the purposes of this article. The authority is entrusted with acquiring and managing the properties within the geographic boundaries of Brunswick Naval Air Station. [2009, c. 641,
§1 (AMD).]
1. Powers. The authority is a public municipal corporation and may:D. Exercise the power of eminent domain; [2005, c. 599, §1 (NEW).]


Sunday, July 27, 2014

     Preserving The American Political Philosophy: In 1981 Maine Legislature Grants Itself The Authority to Centrally Manage Economy

In 1981 The Maine Legislature deemed itself the authority to centrally manage the Maine economy bypassing getting the consent of the governed. In the process they established a state municipal bond bank and granted it unlimited power. In the years since the legislature continued to construct a massive network of state corporations. Today managing the state corporations is seen as the primary function of the legislature's and administration by those in that position. Although all must take an oath to uphold the constitution, when asked about the Constitutional prohibition against the legislature chartering corporations, the usual answer is "Oh where does it say that ?" Only in the section on Legislative Powers!