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).]


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.