The Home Rule Amendment (1969) authorized local self government calling for public approval of expenditures by municipal referendum. In 1976 Longley's Board set a goal of eliminating municipal referendums, followed by a declaration by the Legislature which deemed central management of the economy to be an essential government function which must be done by public private relationships. The policies embedded in the Maine Capital Corporation used central management by government to create a class of public private capitalist partners who would become "the owners of the land",or in Marxian terms, "the owners of the means of production". Central management sold this to the public as a public benefit, reasoning that the public-private-capitalists-owners-of production are creating jobs for landless laborers- which is where the term wage laborers came from as explained in this passage found on Quora. written by Brian Johnson, who identifies himself only as "Victim of the consequences of capitalism"
For capitalist economic history, Britain became the first industrial nation ‘spontaneously’; that is, without the help of direct state intervention. This interpretation, however, does violence to the history of violent expropriation of the agricultural population from the land. The state did critically intervene in the interests of the emerging capitalists in two ways:Why is Maine's central management writing regulatory passages for home occupations to be inserted into municipal ordinances? Is the insertion of state created municipal regulations into municipal ordinances part of the backroom deals between municipal leaders willing to form secret agreements with central management to function as authorities and instruments of the state in exchange for being designated as a favored recipient in the states capital redistribution system? Given the secrecy with which the JECD is acting, it is reasonable to speculate about such things.
- Enclosure movements, enforced by the state, dispossessed the peasantry of both common and individual land usages. The landless labourer was created.
Amendment Act of 1834, forced long hours and factory discipline on the landless labourer. This turned the landless into wage labourers.
- Wage legislation and systems of social security, most notably the Poor Law
In contrast to the political social-economic vision embedded in Industry Partnerships, Andersen Design's vision for re-establishing our production as a social enterprise is based on establishing a network of independently owned ceramic slip casting productions spread across Maine's free enterprise zone. The free enterprise zone is other wise known as "the other Maine" and is largely excluded from central management's wealth redistribution policy. The idea for the Andersen Design network grew out of my own love for the business in a home lifestyle, and the mind-engaging process of ceramic slip cast production. The business in a home is the direct descendant of the family farm. I feel that people care the most about that which they themselves own and so providing the opportunity for the operator of the production to also be its owner would tap into the greatest sense of commitment and devotion.
The 2013 Industry Partnerships Act is an all encompassing plan for managing the entire economy and capital distribution in Maine. It is the current evolution of the paradigm shift from the local governance provided for in the Home Rule Amendment to the deeming of a state managed economy found in the Report from the Governor's Tax Force of 1976. (This report can be had by requesting it from the Legislative Library of Maine.) The word for word repetition of text from the Industrial Partnerships Act of 2013 found in Boothbay Comprehensive Plan of 2015 gives the appearance, that the selectmen are working as agents of the state, rather than for the local community. The economic development council does not appear to be functioning as a local resource, but rather as a development corporation with its own agenda, aligned with that of the state.
To note: For many years I googled the Maine Constitution and it came up -stand-alone- at the top of the list. In recent months the stand alone version has been hard to find and the Constitution is only accessible by searching for it in the menu of the Maine Legislature's web site, often with distracting pages being presented first, which can make one forget what one was looking for in the first place. After meeting resistance from the Maine Law Library webmaster, the accessible stand- alone version of the Maine Constitution returned as the number one listing on a Google search, but that has not stayed in place. Finding the easily accessed Maine Constitution via Google is sporadic. Today I could not find the Maine Constitution without going through a time consuming trail and when I got to it, it was embedded in the Legislature's website as if a department of the Legislature, which is only one of the three branches of government that the Constitution governs. Once again I will protest! The manner in which fascism was entrenched in Mussolini's Italy was by over writing the Constitution with statutory law. Here is the Home Rule Amendment which precedes the Longley Doctrine by less than a decade:
Note the subtle color change of the background color from the buff parchment color of the stand alone Constitution to the green background color used for the statutes, replacing the former blue color used for the statute. The color changes act as a visual symbol, merging the Constitution into statutory law, with the Maine Legislature as a law unto itself- as it has been acting since the Longley Doctrine was implemented.
Municipal Home Rule.
The receiver would be in place until June 30 of this year. At issue are funding shortfalls totaling nearly $2.5 million this year for Maine’s 15 county jails. Five of those jails — in Aroostook, Cumberland, Penobscot, York and Androscoggin counties — are in danger of closure by the end of the state’s fiscal year on June 30. Sheriffs and lawmakers from those counties have said they would have to refuse to accept new prisoners or release inmates if they ran out of money. Bangor Daily News LePage looks to elude Board of Corrections with county jail ‘receiver’ February 10 2015[
The amendment offered Tuesday would provide $2,171,316. It was unclear, even among lawmakers, why the amount in the amendment was lower than the need identified by the jails. LePage looks to elude Board ofCorrections with county jail ‘receiver,