A Lesson In History Can Help The ‘Discord’ Between LePage and Mills

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Published in: on January 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm  Comments (1)  

Public Notice To Maine Governor Paul LePage

“Last evening, Wednesday January 8, 2014, the local news channels addressed the tension between Governor LePage and Attorney General Janet Mills as it relates to the medicaid report, and he said that she could sue him for not releasing the report.

He is a republican, and she is a democrat.

Here is what Governor LePage does not know about.

What happened as a result of the 1855 resolve?

In order to understand what the fraudulent 1855 resolve accomplished, you must understand what the original constitution says and means.

First of all, in the original Constitution of the State of Maine (1820) it states in part in Article V, Part First, Executive Power, Section 8: “He [Governor] shall nominate, and, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint all judicial officers, the Attorney General (emphasis is mine), the Sheriffs, Coroners, Registers of Probate and Notaries Public……….”

This is an Executive Department function ONLY. All of this belongs in this department.

Here is what the 1855 resolve states in part: (View 1855 Resolve, click here.)

“SECT. 10. The land agent and attorney general (emphasis is mine) shall be chosen annually by joint ballot of the senators and representatives in convention.

Vacancies in said offices occurring when the legislature is not in session, may be filled by appointment by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council.”

What is the problem with this resolve?

First of all, the legislative department has NO delegation of authority to “interfere” with another department.

The function of the Attorney General is to “execute” the laws of the state, and that is an Executive department function ONLY.

The legislative department ONLY makes the laws.

“Separation of Powers” is a common law principle among many principles.

What the Legislature accomplished by this fraudulent resolve is to “steal” from the Executive department the ability to “elect” the Attorney General and have the Attorney General under its thumb so to speak to execute the laws of the state rather than the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Council, to select their own Attorney General of their own “choosing.”

Remember that the Attorney General had to attend ALL court sessions of the “circuitry court” known as the Supreme Judicial Court (this court was eliminated in 1929 unlawfully) that travelled to each county to hear causes. He was there to make sure that all laws were faithfully executed lawfully according to the original constitution.

The Attorney General also gave instructions to the “local” county attorney, who had a “double role.” He acted for the state AND the county. The county attorney office has been eliminated in 1973 and replaced by the district attorney office who has ONLY one role; he acts FOR THE STATE ONLY and enforces the “will” of the state.

Keep in mind that the Attorney General is a “field person” who goes out into the various counties (the terrain) and executes the laws of the state as well as the Sheriffs and their deputy Sheriffs. He is under the thumb of the Governor and the Council (Council was eliminated in 1976) to execute the laws.

The Attorney General does NOT belong in the Legislative department since the said department cannot lawfully instruct the Attorney General to execute the laws as this is an extreme “conflict of interest.” It is an interference into another department as it relates to the execution of laws. What this 1855 fraudulent law does is to eliminate the “separation of powers.”

The Legislative department ONLY makes the laws and ANOTHER department executes them. This is the “separation of powers” under the common law, and they don’t mix like oil and water.

Additionally, the Legislature has NO delegation of authority to expand its powers by having the Attorney General under its thumb, and also has NO delegation of authority to “fool” the people (electors) to vote on a fraudulent proposed amendment to begin with.

Furthermore, did Governor Anson P. Morrill ask a “question of law” to the justices of the Supreme Judicial Court (see Article VI, Section 3) regarding this proposed amendment (1855 resolve)?

The Founding Fathers provided a remedy to the public officers in the event that they were uncertain as to the constitutionality or unconstitutionality of a proposed law.

Here is what Article VI, Section 3 states regarding the Judicial department: ” They [judicial officers] shall be obliged to give their opinion upon important questions of law, and upon solemn occasions, when required by the Governor, Council, Senate or House of Representatives.”

It was the Governor’s role as well as the Council’s role to behave in an “adversarial” role as it relates to the Legislature attempting to “steal” their authorities pertaining in this situation in the selection of the Attorney General.

Did they?

I don’t believe so since this fraudulent, pretend law passed.

Keep in mind that a “supposed” law is not law, and it is null and void on its face.

Can the Governor execute a fraudulent law? No, he cannot.

It is fraud and treason.

If Governor Lepage understood this, he could challenge this fraudulent 1855 resolve and take it to court (we don’t have any courts but he could try it anyways). He could make this concept public in his radio addresses and whatever he chooses to write about. He could go to the media and explain to them what this fraudulent 1855 resolve accomplished unlawfully. He could “shout from the rooftops” explaining this fraud and “demand” that these offices be returned to the Executive department.

Exposure is the name of the game.

Overall, what the 1855 resolve accomplished was to “weaken” the Executive department, and in 1976 it was further weaken it with the elimination of the Executive Council.

This 1855 resolve also removed the ability of the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Council, to nominate and appoint their own Sheriffs who are also “field persons” who go out into
the “terrain” called counties and execute the laws of the state. This repugnant 1855 resolve allowed the Sheriffs to be elected by the people (electors).

All fraud and treason.

How can the electors know who are the best persons to do the job of a Sheriff? They don’t. That is the job of the Governor and the Council to select the best qualified persons in order to execute the laws of the state.

In essence, this 1855 resolve “did a number” on the Executive department by removing the ability of the said department to choose their own Attorney General and their own Sheriffs who are the “field persons” to do the best job possible in order to execute the laws.

Thank you!”

Lise from Maine

Related:

A.G. Janet Mills says the LePage administration is violating state law and threatens court action, click here.

LePage fends off accusation of ‘cronyism’ in hiring controversial welfare consultant, click here.

Notice and Demand to A.G. Janet Mills, click here.

Who is violating the law?

Maine Hires Controversial Medicaid Reformist For $925,000

Is this another “it’s looks good on its face”….but on the other hand……

PPH reports “Maine has hired the controversial former welfare chief of Pennsylvania to conduct a $925,000 review of its Medicaid program and the potential effects of expanding it through the federal health care law.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that it has contracted with The Alexander Group of Rhode Island to bolster ongoing “program integrity” efforts.”

The contract is worth $925,200, according to a copy of the document, and will employ the services of Gary D. Alexander, the former welfare chief in Pennsylvania who was criticized for policy initiatives that dramatically cut the state’s Medicaid rolls, eliminating health care coverage for 89,000 children.

DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew said in a media statement that Alexander’s firm brings much-needed expertise to evaluating social services that cost Maine $3.4 billion a year.

The emphasis on fraud has increased the number of prosecution referrals to the state Attorney General’s Office, from 10 cases in 2010 to 45 in 2012. The number of successful prosecutions has increased more gradually, from eight in 2010 to 15 in 2012. The amount of restitution that courts have ordered increased from $92,339 in 2010 to $104,341 in 2012.

The administration is also pursuing anti-fraud initiatives that it hasn’t publicly disclosed. Documents obtained by the Portland Press Herald show that the state has launched a special investigation that targets Maine’s approximately 500 licensed elver fishermen.

According to the contract, about $455,000 will be paid from the state’s general fund, and about $276,000 is “special revenue.” About $193,000 is federal matching funds.

In her media statement, Mayhew said the DHHS is “excited about the opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable group of experts.” It will be extremely helpful to have someone with significant Medicaid experience lending a hand to our program reform efforts,” she said.”

Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, the assistant House majority leader, is concerned with “another gimmick to deny and delay health care for tens of thousands of Mainers, including nearly 3,000 veterans.”

“Alexander’s work has been hailed by conservatives who have called for a reduction in Medicaid rolls and a crackdown on fraud.

Sam Adolphsen, a former policy analyst for the Maine Heritage Policy Center, will oversee “programmatic aspects” of the contract. Adolphsen works for the DHHS as the strategic development director.”

“Republicans applauded the contract. House Minority Leader Kenneth Fredette, R-Newport, said in a prepared statement that he is glad to see the LePage administration “take yet another important step in bringing accountability.” Read more, click here.

There were repeated requests for a full investigation into Medicare and Medicaid payments that were paid out in excess for prescription drugs, that were not needed, medical equipment that was not needed all at the expense of the taxpayers. The refusal of Maine’s Attorney General, and elected officials, to seek an investigation is a disgraceful PUBLIC SCANDAL. How many more got away with it?

In her media statement, Mayhew said the DHHS is “excited about the opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable group of experts.” It will be extremely helpful to have someone with significant Medicaid experience lending a hand to our program reform efforts,” she said.”

How much “expertise” must one have to recognize “fraud, waste and abuse”? Apparently, this lacks within Maine government.  How competent is Maine’s Attorney(s) General? 

Notice and Demand to A.G. Janet Mills, click here. No response was received.

If nothing was done in the past, is the future any brighter? Will there be “accountability” at the expense of nearly $1 million dollars?

Most people know not to believe mainstream media. The full accounts of their reports are grossly flawed and misleading. You are getting the “rest of the story”.  

Is this another slight of hand at our expense?

Related:

Contradiction To Conversation With Governor John Baldacci, click here.

Maine Partners with Former Health and Human Services Leader for Medicaid and Program Integrity Improvements, click here.

Coincidence….Or Deliberate Design?

To those of you who are followers on this blog, is this coincidental or deliberate design?

This blog was started to expose official corruption in Maine. People from other states had documented evidence of the same ongoing in their own states which is the reason I added….And Beyond. You have a voice here!

The pattern of corruption, cover up, and the connecting of dots – which extends beyond Maine – has been exposed. Do you not believe that officials from Maine communicate with officials in other states? Do you not believe that they keep an eye on each other, talk amongst themselves about individuals who are exposing their official corruption?

Official corruption complaints filed with former Maine Gov. John Baldacci and A.G. Janet Mills yielded the same results with (now former) N.H. Governor John Lynch and (former) N.H. A.G. Kelly Ayotte.

Governor Baldacci’s business as usual, his connections, here and here, coupled with his campaign contributors, click  here  extend into New Hampshire.

Cover up official corruption within the Farmington N.H. Police Department. 

The layer of Misprision of Felony and Obstruction of Justice to Kelly Ayotte’s onion and the cover up of elder abuse in Farmington NH. is the same pattern that extends beyond the state of Maine.

Connect the dots…….  from Maine to New Hampshire, click here.

N.H.’s newly elected Governor is Marguerite Hassan.  On June 8, 2013 a letter was faxed to Gov. Hassan, click here.

Without going into further detail at this time, take notice of  the following.

Former Maine Gov. John Baldacci and prominent lobbyist Severin Beliveau are hosting a fundraiser event in Maine for New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, who faces re-election next year. Read more,  click here.

It flies in the face of justice that elected/state officials protect the perpetrators of criminal activity.

Can you now connect the dots?

Is this coincidental? Or deliberate design?

Is this…you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours?

Aroostook Watchmen – Emergency Meeting With Governor Paul LePage

Jack and Phil discuss the extraordinary meeting with Governor LePage.  To listen, click here.  (sound comes in at approx. 12 minutes into the broadcast)

Remonstrance For Maine Government, click here.

There is some concern that, should Governor LePage pursue the Remonstance, he might be “set up.” Should that happen it will expose “who” set him up and the people will back up Governor LePage.

Discussion is had on the wild goose chase by the Attorney General’s office and that Governor LePage will look into that. It’s hopeful that he will. However, at the beginning of his tenure, the Governor was apprised of the “less than poor” job performance of his constitutional officers, specifically William Schneider, A.G. and Charlie Summers, Secretary of State. Unfortunately, former Attorney General Janet Mills and former Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap have returned to their former positions…and nothing will change. Nothing was done about A.G. William Schneider, nor Secretary of State Charlie Summers and replacing them with “formers” will not yield a different result.

Additionally, unconstitutional bills go beyond the 2nd amendment.

Constitutional violations continue due to the uninformed, uneducated legislators which is in total conflict with their sworn oaths of office.

Whenever a constitutional violation is perpetrated against one of the people, they have a right to redress in the court.  However, much research has been done regarding our judicial system. (view this post – comments)

Whether one has an issue of foreclosure, thefts involving property, children, animals, etc. , you ultimately end up in court. Judges are paid state employees. If you file a complaint against a judge it goes before the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability. See members on this committee. Is this not a conflict of interest…a serious issue that Governor LePage can resolve…remove judges/attorneys judging judges.  These members are personal appointments by the governor.

Related: CORRUPTION AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST PERMEATES WITHIN THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND DISABILITY

This blog was started to educate and inform the public. There is much information and documentation to prove malfeasance of office, official corruption and oppression, violations of unalienable rights, cover up of violations of law by our elected officials …. and so much more.

For more info, type the name/agency in the “search engine.”  More info/documents will be added as time permits.

In the meantime, please support the efforts of the Aroostook Watchmen and forward the posts on this blog far and wide.

Do not be fooled by the wolves in sheep clothing!

Your comments and questions are more than welcome. Please feel free to post.

[updated] A SECRETLY RECORDED VIDEO BETWEEN DHS EMPLOYEE IN BIDDEFORD AND PROJECT VERITAS FOUNDER QUITE REVEALING!

 

 
“The conservative advocacy groups behind the secretly recorded interview at the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday defended their decision to aggressively promote the video despite criticism that it is designed to mislead the public about the occurrence of welfare fraud.”
  
O’Keefe has been criticized in his attempts to show malfeasance within welfare agencies. Malfeasance of office extends beyond Maine’s Dept. of Human Services! Good people who bring forth “official corruption” are demonized by our mainstream media. Are reporters (and elected officials) listening to officials involved in “official corruption”?  From personal experience, YES!
 
BDN reports ” However, his (O’Keefe) work has been assailed by critics who say O’Keefe selectively edits his videos to incite outrage and advance his agenda.”
 
My evidence is NOT edited, not selective. It is concrete! However, it is crystal clear that elected officials/employees come to conclusions based upon their conversations with other officials, i.e., (now former) Rep. Joshua Tardy, (now former) Sen. Lloyd LaFountain, Jonathan Wayne, Ethics Commission, (now former) Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, (now former) Attorneys General, Janet Mills, Stephen Rowe, Andrew Ketterer, Michael Carpenter, (now former Supt. Bureau of Insurance) Mila Koffman, to name a few.
 
BDN also reports “Last year, President Barack Obama directed federal agencies to expand auditing to recapture improper or erroneous Medicaid and Medicare payments. The administration said it could save the government as much as $2 billion over three years.”
 
Evidence of Medicaid fraud was brought to officials investigating fraud within the State of Maine. Apparently, there was no interest! An audit ito Medicaid expenditures in Maine is long overdue, President Obama.
 
You are so on target with your comment, Debby. This is just the tip of the iceburg!
 
Why did it take an “outsider” to get the ear of our officials?
 
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BDN reports “Secret video hints at Medicaid fraud potential; critics say it’s ‘gotcha’ without the ‘gotcha’”
 
“Ben Grant, chairman of the Maine Democratic Party, called the footage a “‘gotcha’ video that doesn’t have any ‘gotcha’ in it.”

“My question is where are the adults in the Republican Party right now,” Grant said. “We have [Maine Republican Party Chairman] Charlie Webster and the Maine Heritage Policy Center manufacturing fraud to push their own ideological agendas.” (Where was (now former) Gov. John Baldacci (D) and his administration?)

“Let’s stop the nonsense,” Grant said. “There are people in this state who want to solve the real problems facing Mainers. Let’s stop the lies and misleading information and start talking about the real facts.” (THE DOCUMENTATED FACTS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED TO THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THE BALDACCI ADMINISTRATION. THE PROBLEM? THE UNRESPONSIVENESS AND OBVIOUS COVER UP BY THE GOOD OLE’ BOY NETWORK RECEIVING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS!)

“LePage talked with reporters shortly after Thursday’s press conference. First, he said he wanted to thank the individual who recorded the video but said he wished he had received it back in February because “we’d be six months further along in fixing the problem.”

“The governor went on to say that the video showed poor customer service and poor time management on the part of the DHHS staffer.”

 “Although I do not believe the video shows an employee willfully allowing abuse of the welfare system, I do believe it is an example of how poor training can open the door to fraud and abuse,” LePage said. “We must protect the limited resources for those who are truly in need and shutdown the benefits for those abusing the system.”

“The video was produced by Project Veritas, a national group that has conducted a series of undercover investigations into Medicaid fraud across the country. The case in Maine is just one of many instances of fraud found across the country, according to Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe.”

“O’Keefe refers to himself as a citizen journalist but has generated criticism for his ethically questionable tactics.”  (WHEN YOU ASK QUESTIONS, YOU GOT THEM CORNERED, THEY DESPERATELY TRY TO PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE LITTLE GUY, WITH THE HELP OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA, WHO IS TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.)

“The Maine Heritage Policy Center, however, stood by the video and said it should motivate action from all branches of government.”

“Our system is clearly vulnerable to fraud and abuse, and we can no longer pretend these things only happen in other states,” Dutson said.”

IS THIS ADMINISTRATION UNAWARE THAT WE THE PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF THE THE LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY, LACK OF CHECKS AND BALANCES AND LACK OF COMMON SENSE THAT EXISTS WITHIN MAINE’S STATE LEGISLATURE?  

Like the Maine Heritage Policy Center’s standing by the video, I stand by my (the state’s) documented evidence. Problems within the DHS is documented back to the 1980′s. Video tape by Tom Dunn (credentials) soon to be released. No one in Augusta is apparently interested! 

WELL, I  ‘GOTCHA’!  …..UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE.

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BDN reports “The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) and Americans for Prosperity-Maine (AFP) held a joint press conference in Augusta to unveil a secretly recorded interaction between a Department of Health and Human Services employee in Biddeford and Ted Ceanneidigh, who was applying for taxpayer-funded health care. The video was produced by Project Veritas, a national group that has conducted a serious of undercover investigations into Medicaid fraud. The case in Maine is just one of many instances of fraud found across the country, according to Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe.”

Shocking Video Reveals Vulnerability to Fraud within Maine’s Welfare System and Press Conference Revealing Evidence of Maine Medicaid System’s Vulnerability to Fraud.

 
WCSH TV Channel 6 reports “The video of an actor speaking to a case worker in a Biddeford office of the state Health and Human Services Department was released Thursday.”

“Gov. Paul LePage says the video doesn’t show someone trying to defraud the system, but it points to a need for better staff training. LePage’s statement Thursday afternoon:

“I was made aware of the incident involving the Eligibility Specialist late yesterday and I did watch the video. I want to thank the individual who took this video; although I would have liked to receive in February when he filmed it and we would be six months further along in fixing the problem. I am concerned with what I saw on the video for two reasons. First, that we are not providing the best service to the citizens of Maine. Much time was wasted in this interview. Second, it was clear to me that this individual was poorly trained and I take full responsibility for that. The video in its entirety does not show a person willfully helping someone de-fraud the welfare system. It does show a need for further job knowledge and continuous and improved staff training. The employee has been on the job for approximately a year.

We need to do a better job providing our employees the best training possible and ensure they know their job and the responsibility that comes with it. The Fraud and Abuse Work Team has identified the need for better education and training of front line staff in identifying and preventing fraud and abuse. They also are working to identify systems vulnerable to fraud and abuse.

Although I do not believe the video shows an employee willfully allowing abuse of the welfare system, I do believe it is an example of how poor training can open the door to fraud and abuse. We must protect the limited resources for those who are truly in need and shutdown the benefits for those abusing the system.

I have asked Commissioner Mayhew to look into the incident immediately and to take the necessary steps to correct this problem.” “

Notwithstanding all of the Medicaid and Medicare funds used in the abuse of the elderly and funds spent on prescription drugs NOT NEEDED, see the following links.

Letter to (now former) A.G. Janet Mills.

CONTRADICTION TO CONVERSATION WITH GOVERNOR JOHN BALDACCI

ABUSE CONTINUES IN THE CASE OF LILLIAN MURRAY (MAINE)

[update] AND ELDER ABUSE IN MAINE…AND BEYOND…MARCHES ON!

Documents within the above links have recently been given to heads of departments, Legislators.  ALL HAS BEEN IGNORED!  This has gone on long enough and a full investigation is warranted.
 
Are we to believe that the problem lies ONLY with the poor job performance, or poor training, of DHS caseworkers?
 
Why isn’t the State of Maine going after corporation(s), not licensed in the state (per the state’s own documents), that unlawfully received Medicaid funds?
 
Governor LePage MUST take this bull by the horns!
 
I’m asking for your help in contacting Governor Paul LaPage, why he refuses to meet with me and a demand for a full investigation. I personally met Governor LePage and he promised me a meeting with him. I cannot get by his “gatekeepers.”  Please help me to help all of you! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
 
Paul R. LePage, Governor
State of Maine
1 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
 
(207)287-3531
Fax (207)287-1034

VOTER FRAUD BREWING IN MAINE?………STAY TUNED!

Portland Press Herald reports: Secretary of State Investigates possible voter fraud.

 
Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers announced he his pursuing a two-pronged investigation into potential voter fraud, stemming from allegations made by an employee within his department and leaders of the Maine Republican Party.

Former Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, a Democrat contemplating running for the U.S. Senate, denied any impropriety while he held the office from 2005 to 2010.

States Dunlap ” Summers was “treading on very dangerous ground” by appearing to politicize his position as secretary of state. Everybody knew I had a ‘D’ on my sleeve and everybody knows he has an ‘R’ on his. It’s how you act, it’s how you behave,” he said. “The fact that I knew the Republicans were watching me like a hungry hawk hovering over a fat mouse added to, I believe, the integrity of my work.”

View:
Secretary of State Charlie Summers’ press release.
*When I verified the link to this post the page could not be found. Luckily, I had saved it!  Interesting!
 
 
 
 * Secretary of State Summers: “Once you are in this office, you have a responsibility to all of the people of the state of Maine.” We’ll see!

“Absent any evidence,” observed Dunlap, “there’s no other answer but that it’s political.” It could also be “political” but absent evidence?

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