I do not feel that any candidate running for governor truly supports the interests of the state of Maine. Since I have been researching the economic development statutes it has become clear to me that since the Maine legislature deemed that centrally managing the economy is an essential government function in 1977 when the legislature chartered the Maine Development Foundation Corporation, that every governor and every legislature has advanced the corporate state no matter what party is in control and the media has obediently not questioned or engaged any conversation about the underlying political philosophy that is being altered by such actions on the part of our legislature and administrations.There is never a point in time when the political philosophy at work is included in the political talking points of the day.
And so as Mikkel Clair Nissen describes about Denmark, there is no right - as in conservative- side of politics in Maine today. All parties, R's D's and I's are united in their support of state corporatism- which is in fact Marxism:
"By that definition, a state capitalist country is one where the government controls the economy and essentially acts like a single huge corporation, extracting the surplus value from the workforce in order to invest it in further production. Friedrich Engels, inSocialism: Utopian and Scientific, argues that state capitalism would be the final stage of capitalism consisting of ownership and management of large-scale production and communication by the bourgeois state."
Quoted from Wikepedia
I have been thinking that I will vote for no one for governor but if I vote for anyone it would be Lepage but just when I think I might do that LePage opens his mouth and reminds me again that he is not actually a Governor of the state of Maine but the CEO of Maine's most powerful corporation.
Article IV.Part Third. Legislative PowerSection 13. Special legislation. The Legislature shall, from time to time, provide, as far as practicable, by general laws, for all matters usually appertaining to special or private legislation.Section 14. Corporations, formed under general laws. 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 to the general laws of the State. Governor Seldon Connor's Speech is about this constitutional amendment !
The other day I read someone say that they were going to write in the name of the late Andrew Ian Dodge and that's when I got the idea that I could write in the name of anyone- living or dead ! After all, when one writes in a name, in most cases, one knows that the candidate will never win and so it is really just a way of sending a message to our politicians. Who better to write in than Governor Seldon Conner who delivered a speech on the passage of Article IV Part Third Section 14 of the Maine Constitution- such a speech as I would like to hear the likes of coming out of the mouth of a politician running for office in Maine today !
Here it is again:
Section thirteen presents a discretionary field of action which your own honor will impel you to occupy to the fullest extent.'The title of 'Special and Private Laws,' which includes so large a portion of the laws of former Legislatures, is an obnoxious one, conveying suggestions of privilege, favoritism and monopoly; though happily these evils have not in fact, stained the character of our legislation, they should not be suffered to have, even in the form of our laws, any grounds of suspicion that can be removed. Other weighty objections to special laws for private benefit are, that they are obtained at the public expense, and in their passage distract the attention of legislators from matters of public interest. The opportunity is now afforded, and the duty enjoined upon you, by the amendment, to restrict the necessity for such laws to the narrowest possible limits. An analysis and classification of the private and special laws upon the statute books, will inform you of the objects for which it is desirable to provide by general laws, if practicable. 'Many objects have been hitherto specially legislated upon although they were amply provided for by general laws. I have distinguished authority for the statement that sixty or more of the corporations created by a special act for each, by the last Legislature, could have been created and organized under general laws. The reason why the general laws have not been resorted to to a greater extent, is not, so far as I am informed, to be found in any insufficiency or defect of those laws, but in the greater ease and simplicity of the method of application to the Legislature and in the fancied higher [146 Me. 323] sanction of an authority proceeding directly from it. Section fourteen, relating to corporations is compressive and peremptory.. It relates to all corporations, except only those for municipal purposes. It clearly prohibits their creation by special acts if the objects desired can be secured under existing general laws.' ( emphasis mine) From Governor Seldon Conner's Inaugural Address 1876 - I don't have a link for this - it was found in The Maine Constitution- A reference guide by Marshall J Tinkl
You, my reader. may be familiar with Napoleon Hill who wrote Think and Grow Rich. Napoleon Hill utilized his creative imagination to have council with Lincoln, Darwin, Ford, Edison and such people. Anyone will be utilizing the same power of the imaginative council of Governor Seldon Connor by casting a vote for him in this election. A write in vote is a message to our politicians. A vote for Governor Seldon Connor is a message that says' We've got your number! we know what your up to- and we want our constitution back- specifically in regard to Article IV Part Third Section 14 of the Maine State Constitution'
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And so if you share my feeling- that NONE of the candidates best represent the interests of this state and it's inhabitants- then consider writing in a vote for Governor Seldon Connor. One write in vote might not get much attention but many write in votes for a long dead Governor of Maine might send a few shock waves through the legislature and our administration. It would create a new political talking point which has long been missing from our public dialogue ! Why did all those people vote for Governor Seldon Conner ? And of course they might trace it back to this blog, which well documents the reason for writing in Governor Seldon Connor !
I am calling for a political paradigm shift! There is no representation in the current political class for the thought that Maine is not only going down an unconstitutional course but a wrong course- we have been hypnotized into believing that a free enterprise system is not an option. We are no longer the Independent Mainer ! We have been brainwashed into believing that we need Big Daddy to manage our economy for us!
So I posted this on Facebook -Feel free to share it if your are so inclined:
I was told that this was not the time to be putting out such a message because if Governor Lepage loses we will have Michaud. Hmmmm. Is one worse or better than the other? LePage seems to be radically advancing the corporate state from what I can see and I think Michaud will do the same.
Further on in the conversation that ensued the following statement was made. I post it only as a typical example of the kind of argument that one can expect to engage if one questions the hardened political paradigm of our times:
Again true, but the "state of Maine", just as the UNITED STATES, are both licensed "corporations". So is every other state and the vast majority of municipalities. Whether illegal or not that is the way the system is run, for now, so we need the best person possible to run it. I do not see that scenario changing anytime soon, regardless of what anyone thinks. Cynical, yes, but also realistic.
I think this person has never read my blog and believes that I am easily intimidated, but I asked him to verify his claim by pointing to the corporate charter of Maine and asked him who had the authority to sign off on such a charter, being that our constitution prohibits the legislature from chartering corporations for state purposes. If every other state is a "licensed corporation" - then why are the states called states instead of corporations? It is true that not every state has a prohibition against the legislature chartering corporations for state purposes in their constitutions. Some do and some don't but Maine is does! And it is true today that Maine is a practicing corporation, but it is not true that Maine is a licensed corporation- and so the author of the assertion did not answer my request for verification of his claims.
As for the United States being a corporation- that's another topic but it was not originally so and some say that it was never a constitutional change.
What this assertion is really saying is that there is no Rule of Law. "Reality" is only about whoever can connive and manipulate their way into practice- regardless of the law of which the very foundation is the constitution. If there is no longer a practicing Rule of law, then you can be sure that the way we are headed with the nicely parsed justifications for the hegemony of "public-private relationships" is that eventually the private part of that unholy marriage will get the upper hand and we will all be ruled by global corporations.