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).]


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Koons & Hillary- The Joke is On You & it's China Laughing!

In 2012 International art rock star Jeff Koons was awarded the first United States Medal of Art by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the introductory speech Hillary tells the world that public-private relationships are at the core of what everything the United States does. Jeff Koons is the highest paid living artist in the world. Koons is also a minimalist artist who has reduced the content of his art to pure marketing. Should Hillary and Koons be surprised that when Koons delivered a speech to 1000 Chinese listeners that the response from the eternal international dialogue was to copy Koons work and produce and sell it for less? How does Koons's marketing art interact with the Maine art world?