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).]


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Governor Longley's Architects Of Transformation

Added more to this post about the Architects of Maine s transformation from state functioning as a free enterprise system to a state centrally managed by a power elite and a deeply entrenched system of state corporation which is fundamentally repugnant to the Maine State Constitution. This post goes back to 1976 when Governor Longley brought in the heads of Maine industry to reinvent Maine's governing system. While the Governor and the Legislature had taken oaths of loyalty to the Maine Constitution, the heads of Industry had not. This powerful faction advised the heads of government to pass legislation allowing the tax system to be appropriated to the benefit of the profit motives of private investors.