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).]


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Lepage Seeks Control of Legal Settlement Funds Over Standard & Poor's Credit Rating Practices

Governor Lepage of Maine is seeking control of legal settlement funds of the Standard & Poor 's credit rating practices. Suddenly a Governor notorious for disregarding the Maine Constitution is calling it repugnant to the Constitution that Attorney General Mills currently retains control over the distribution of the funds so coveted by LePage, the current CEO of post-constitutional Maine. Consistent with established history as examined in this blog post, If LePage succeeds in his power grab, the beneficiaries of the lawsuit are unlikely to be those harmed by Standard & Poor's practices but instead private individuals in the State's hegemonic public-private capital investor's club

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The China Connection

How the USA and Maine is being sold to the highest bidder- often China- through legislation presented to the public as "job creation" Includes a short history of Maine's fundamental transformation from a state to a corporation since 1969 when the people voted the Home Rule Amendment into the Constitution, only to be over written by statutes establishing the Maine development (Foundation) Corporation- which required an over run of Article IV Part Third Section 14 of the Maine Constitution prohibiting the Maine legislature from chartering corporations to serve as instrumentalities of the state. Since the 1977 charter of the Maine development Corporation it has grown into an ever expanding network of state corporations that overshadows the Maine State Constitution as the Rule of Law followed by the Maine legislature and what ever administration holds power.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: A Credit Due to The Bangor Daily News

I recently wrote about the suppression of free speech conducted by the Maine main stream media. In all fairness, I now must give credit due to the Bangor Daily News, which has allowed an interesting debate to carry on. Read more here

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The State of Maine and its Freedom of Speech Crisis

There is a controversy going on in the State of Maine over a Senator Willette expressing views about President Obama that some do not like. You might call it a Polite Society VS a Freedom Of Speech controversy but of course the Maine main stream media does not acknowledge that freedom of speech is part of the controversy. When I posted a expressing that freedom of Speech is in fact the larger issue, it was blocked by the Portland Press Herald but posted on Facebook. So here it is. Ironically by blocking my post about freedom of speech, the Portland Press herald reinforced the point I was making. If Senator Alfond thinks teh larger issue is how the rest of teh world views Maine's attitude toward immigrants- he might consider factoring in how immigrants might view Maine as an anti-freedom of speech state, which is what many immigrants come to the USA to escape.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: LePage Tax Reform in Context of Policy, Neitzsche and Niels Bohr

A discussion of the LePage Tax reform in the larger context of LePage's governing policies and the philosophical underpinnings of 19th and 20th century philosophy

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Weston Neil Andersen 1922-2015

My beautiful Dad, Weston Neil Andersen, who established Andersen Design Ceramics in the 1950's died a few days ago. This is a post in remembrance of a remarkable human being and since it is on my blog about the Maine economic development statutes and what is hidden within those statutes and how it has affected the state in which my father established our own business, I am weaving the two threads into one. That is part of what I got from my father- everything is everything.