BDN reports “This summer, there was a brief media furor over revelations that Gov. Paul LePage met eight times with members of a controversial group called the Constitutional Coalition. Attendees at the meetings said the governor took extensive notes. So, the BDN asked for them. In response to a request for the notes under the state’s Freedom of Access law, the governor’s office sent one page of handwritten notes to the BDN.
The notes mentioned a supposedly disappearing 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution six times, The Titles of Nobility Amendment.
For some, like members of the Constitutional Coalition, the term “esquire,” which refers to lawyers, is a title of nobility. That explains why “thirteenthers” — as those who seek to restore the Titles of Nobility Amendment are known — hold special contempt for lawyers, judges and the state and national Bar Associations. All of these groups are mentioned in LePage’s notes.
The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ended slavery.
Liberal blogger Mike Tipping, in his book “As Maine Went,” tied the coalition members to the Sovereign Citizens, a group that the FBI put on a national watch list.”
Read more HERE.
With all the all the negative attention, misinformation and lack of justification/evidence of the statements made by Mike Tipping in his book and his posts relative to “conspiracy theories” and reported by the BDN, here is food for thought that legitimizes the concerns/views of Mainers who have spent years researching.
None of the mainstream media reporters ever stated that they read, or studied, the original Constitution of Maine (1820), or compared it with the current constitution.
Neither the media, nor Tipping, defined a “sovereign citizen.”
What “conspiracy theories” did the Constitutional Coalition bring to Governor LePage?
How does the media/Tipping justify that the 2012 Maine Criminal Justice Academy training manual is “correct in its assessment”?
How has the media/Tipping determined that this group was not correct with their view of Maine’s government being unlawful?
What is their knowledge of the State of Maine’s 1875 Resolve?
What is their knowledge of LD 1564, “Resolve, Approving the 2013 Draft and Arrangement of the Constitution of Maine Made by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court and Providing for Its Publication and Distribution”?
How is LD 1564 not repugnant to the original constitution?
Where does it state in the original constitution of Maine (1820) that the constitution my be “codified”?
Mike Tipping was asked these questions, but failed to respond. By his failure to respond, he mutually agreed that he was unable to answer the questions, thus unable to justify the statements made in his book and his posts relative to “conspiracy theories.”
Mike Tipping was invited to share the stage, in front of all news-media, with members of the Constitutional Coalition, but refused.
Why would Governor LePage’s staff advise him not to meet with the members of this group? Governor LePage was criticized for meeting with these people, “entertained their delusional thoughts and gave these people a voice.”’
Since Governor LePage ran his original campaign on the constitution, (and people before politics), one could assume that he was really interested in what these people brought before him, since he met with them several times. It is also “par for the course” for legislators to be unresponsive when they are not as educated as the person bringing forth an issue to them, or they are being controlled. “Maine Went” long before Governor LePage.
FOIA Response: Notes provided by the governor’s office.
There are quite a few notes in this response. Here is additional information that pertains to some of these notes.
Original Constitution of Maine (1820), click here.
Act of 1825 providing for the distribution of copies of the Constitution of this State, and of the United States, to be used in schools, click here.
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MAINE 2013 ARRANGEMENT, click here.
Read Article X, Section 4 of the Constitution of the State of Maine (1820) (not Maine constitution), click here.
Senator Colleen Lachowicz (Kennebec) Sponsors LD 1564 “Resolve” To Amend The Constitution of the State of Maine, click here.
13th Amendment – original
Original 13th Amendment disappeared
Original Constitution of the United States with ORIGINAL THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT As Ratified and Published by the State of Virginia (1819), click here or here.
The missing 13th Amendment, called Article XIII, reads:
“If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain, any title of nobility or honor, or shall, without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.”
Current Constitution of the United States (1865) with Article XIII, click here. It reads:
1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
American State Papers – 1834 -Titles of Nobility, click here.
Republic vs. Democracy, click here.
“The denial of the truth does not invalidate the truth.”
In an e-mail from Mike Tipping he stated “I’ll tell you the same thing I’ve told the other members of the Constitutional Coalition: If anything that I’ve written is inaccurate, I’m happy to retract and correct it. If you have evidence to that effect, please let me know.” Would you say he (and BDN) has much retracting to do?
Why would Governor LePage’s staff advise him not to meet with the members of this group?
Who truly presents a real and present danger?
It is Maine’s only hope that Governor LePage stands by the constitution and the people will stand with him.
People of Maine should be thankful for the great researchers we have here.
“Tipping” The Scales, click here.
Gov. Paul LePage Is On The Right Track With Changes To The Attorney General’s Office…But He’s On The Wrong Train, click here.