Maine Sovereign Citizens Merletti, McCarthy Resurface as Part of “LePage Vs Mills” Judicial Case

Posted on February 26, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Wayne Leach, an unnamed supporter and Phil Merletti in the Hall of Flags, 1/8/15.

Wayne Leach, an unnamed supporter and Phil Merletti in the Hall of Flags, 1/8/15.

On the day that Governor Paul LePage swore Maine’s three constitutional officers into office (albeit breaking from modern day tradition with two behind closed doors in his cabinet room and the third publicly in the Hall of Flags), there were a few other people of note outside the governor’s office and trying to get a few moments with LePage- to wit, his chums Phil Merletti and Wayne Leach.

You remember… the ones, along with Aroostook Watchman Jack McCarthy that Mike Tipping made famous last year? Here’s a timeline to refresh your memory.

IMG_2872Anyhoo… seems that a little birdie told these fellas that they would be well served to submit an amicus brief to the Maine Supreme Court, as part of Governor LePage’s going to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to squeal on the oh so very mean Attorney General Janet Mills, who won’t let Paul play with all the toys.

He hasn’t been so mad since the Legislative Council made him move his TV from behind the stairs!

But back to Merletti and McCarthy, because there is more than a dash of irony in them filing the papers in the first place. As was questioned by Portland Press Herald’s Greg Kasich: “Do they recognize the supreme court?”

It is a wonder, to be sure. But see for yourselves!

Here are the entire proceedings, as shared on the State of Maine Judicial Branch “Governor’s Request for Opinion of the Justices” page of the case. Click on “Brief of Lise McLain and Dorothy Lafortune”, to find where Merletti and McCarthy pop up.

Now this is where the legal clown car gets a tad crowded- the above “Motion for leave to participate in the oral argument“. Merletti and McCarthy asserted today in court that their vast experience as researchers is required by the Court, for the Court to fully understand the case. Needless to say, this motion was summarily denied by the Court.

Indeed, Justice is blind.

(To be updated)

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(UPDATED) Maine Sovereign Citizens, er, “Constitutional Coalition” Send “Courtesy Notice” to ALL Maine Lobbyists

Posted on August 20, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

UPDATE: McCarthy has vehemently denied that he sent the emails to the non-profits, nor a second email entitled “Attention Kind Alleged Representatives” to currently serving Maine lawmakers (Reps. Diane Russell and Drew Gattine among others to receive that second missive). But he did post comments to the Bangor Daily News story that he later deleted:

 

  • Jack Mccarthy ·  Top Commenter · School of Hard Knocks, University of Life

    Relax folks that is a total LIE never saw that site never sent ANY such email. Apparently Mr. Mario Moretto was severely threatened by someone for not trying to discredit us in his last article. Obvious attempt to promote some agenda with zero fact check. If that was sent by Me why wasn’t a verifying email sent to the original sender? Shame on you Mr. Mario Moretto it appeared that you had as least some journalistic ethic. Sadly no.
    Reply · Like · 1 · Follow Post · 53 minutes ago
    • Jack Mccarthy ·  Top Commenter · School of Hard Knocks, University of Life

      Jack Mccarthy · Top Commenter · School of Hard Knocks, University of Life
      Actually it might be nice to own a controlling interest in the BDN.
      Reply · Like · Unfollow Post · 2 seconds ago

      Jack Mccarthy · Top Commenter · School of Hard Knocks, University of Life
      Mr.Mario Moretto there must be an immediate front page above the fold RETRACTION AND APOLOGY, THIS IS LIBELOUS IN THE EXTREME.
      Reply · Like · Unfollow Post · 2 seconds ago

      Jack Mccarthy · Top Commenter · School of Hard Knocks, University of Life
      Relax folks that is a total LIE never saw that site never sent ANY such email. Apparently Mr. Mario Moretto was severely threatened by someone for not trying to discredit us in his last article. Obvious attempt to promote some agenda with zero fact check. If that was sent by Me why wasn’t a verifying email sent to the original sender? Shame on you Mr. Mario Moretto it appeared that you had as least some journalistic ethic. Sadly no.

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  • Dan Sorrells · New Haven

    I always get a kick out of how dense these guys are: they create a bunch of foolish legal documents and instruments so that their assertions appear legitimate to the government they are declaring is illegitimate!
    Reply · Like · 1 · Follow Post · 3 hours ago
    • Dan Sorrells · New Haven

      Slow down there, Top Commenter. Quality is taking a serious hit at the expense of quantity…
      Reply · Like · 1 · 2 hours ago
  • Jack Mccarthy ·  Top Commenter · School of Hard Knocks, University of Life

    Mr.Mario Moretto there must be an immediate front page above the fold RETRACTION AND APOLOGY, THIS IS LIBELOUS IN THE EXTREME.
    Reply · Like · 1 · Follow Post · 49 minutes ago
  • Jack Mccarthy ·  Top Commenter · School of Hard Knocks, University of Life

    Actually it might be nice to own a controlling interest in the BDN.
    Reply · Like · 1 · Follow Post · 50 minutes ago
  • Jonathan Albrecht ·  Top Commenter · Temple University

    When is Jack’s next meeting with LePage?
    Reply · Like · 1 · Follow Post · 39 minutes ago

 

With those “threats” in mind, this post is being updated with the addition of “[or whomever posted, using the name “Jack McCarthy”]” where applicable.

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Oh my- looks like Paul LePage’s buddies have “GONE ROGUE”.

Check it out all you lobbying kiddos; you have ALL. BEEN SERVED.

First the blast email (thankfully their CAPLOCK ISSUE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT FIXED) that Aroostook Watchmen radio host Jack McCarthy [or whomever posted, using the name “Jack McCarthy”] mailed out, late this afternoon- to every single registered Maine lobbyist.

Protip: Someone wanna tell Ole Jack [or whomever posted, using the name “Jack McCarthy”] what a “bcc” is? Thanks awfully!

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    Attention Kind Maine Lobbyists:

Be it known by these presents, the attached pdf file, titled “COURTESY NOTICE”, which details are self explanatory but specifically …

Government Charters Cancelled: (Refer: DECLARATION OF FACTS: UCC Doc # 2012127914 Nov 28 2012)

“…That any and all CHARTERS, inclusive of The United States Federal Government, UNITED STATES, “STATE of …”,

Inclusive of any and all abbreviations, idem sonans, or other legal, financial or managerial forms, any and all international equivalents, inclusive of any and all OFFICES, inclusive of any and all OFFICERS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, EXECUTIVE ORDERS, TREATIES, CONSTITUTIONS, MEMBERSHIP, ACTS, and any and all other contracts and agreements made thereunder and thereby, are now, void, worthless, or otherwise cancelled, unrebutted; …”

You have been served,

All Persons Foreign and Domestic
http://opencheckbook.maine.gov/transparency/index.html

Here is the pdf.

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2015 UPDATE: Seems that they complained to Scribd about the public sharing of a pdf that they blanket emailed to every 126th Maine legislator and all Maine registered lobbyists, the end result being the document being pulled.

Let’s try that again.

Courtesy Notice

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Quick- someone call Brent Littlefield back, so he can

LePage spokesman Brett Littlefield repeatedly avoids answering questions from reporter Rob Caldwell about the governor's multiple conversation with sovereign citizens, er, "Constitutional Coalition" members in the Governor's State House office.

LePage spokesman Brett Littlefield repeatedly avoids answering questions from reporter Rob Caldwell about the governor’s multiple conversation with sovereign citizens, er, “Constitutional Coalition” members in the Governor’s State House office.

… do some more …

Um…

You know…

I wasn’t there…

stalling.

(Will be updated as needed.)

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*RELATED: (UPDATED) Paul LePage And Sovereign Citizens “Maine Constitutional Coalition”: A Timeline

Constitutional Coalition Return To Augusta To Announce New “Government Watch Group”

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Constitutional Coalition Return to Augusta to Announce New “Government Watch Group”

Posted on August 14, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(9pm UPDATE: Here now is WMTW’s story.)

The only governor in attendance is Percival Proctor Baxter, who doesn't seem terribly impressed.

The only governor in attendance is Percival Proctor Baxter, who doesn’t seem terribly impressed.

Maine’s self-proclaimed “Constitutional Coalition” held a rather long, um, “loosely formatted” and sparsely attended rally and press conference this morning in the State House’s Hall of Flags to announce the formation of a brand spanking new permanent non-profit corporation, “We The People of Maine, Inc.” with the catchy slogan “Scrutinize government behavior at every level!”

Per Wayne Leach, the group invited Governor Paul LePage, original founder then former Maine Refounders member Amy Hale, Maine Refounder turned LePage transition team “extremist” member Pete Harring, members of the Maine Republican Party and currently serving legislators to attend and show their support.

None did. LePage’s scheduler Micki Mullen told Leach that “the Governor is busy”, yet a press release sent out at the same time as the 9:30 press conference by his office stated that “The Governor has cleared his schedule for Thursday so he can keep informed of any areas that have been hard hit (by last night’s flooding) and provide the necessary response.”

On the plus side, First Lady Ann LePage did come out of her husband’s office afterwards and greet the men cheerfully before exiting the Hall of Flags, stopping to share a laugh and talk briefly about her recent skydive in Aroostook County.

Photos here of this morning’s press conference.

Coverage here via Bangor Daily News, WMTW, MPBN, WCSH, WGME, Portland Press Herald… hey, where did everybody go??

No matter! The trio were heading down to Portland by noon for a chat with Portland Community Television C-TN5 that will no doubt blow folks’ socks off.

Anyways…

This latest effort by “TAKE AMERICA BACK OF MAINE” (originally “TAKE MAINE BACK”) spokesman Phil Merletti, Maine Republic and “liberty movement” (VIDEO) Wayne Leach and Aroostook Watchmen radio host Jack McCarthy is not to be confused with the similarly named “We The People Maine”, whose goals are to amend the Maine Constitution, and most absolutely certainly not with “Maine People’s Alliance”, which employs the Coalition’s arch nemesis, Mike Tipping (BOO!! HISS!!), author of the book “As Maine Went: Governor Paul LePage and the Tea Party Takeover”.

We repeat: “BOO!! HISS!!”

Aroostook Watchmen radio host Jack McCarthy speaks to Maine media at press conference. Also shown are fellow Constitutional Coalition members Phil Merletti and Wayne Leach

Aroostook Watchmen radio host Jack McCarthy speaks to Maine media at press conference. Also shown are fellow Constitutional Coalition members Phil Merletti and Wayne Leach

From their original media advisory:

    Wayne Leach, Phillip Merletti, and Jack McCarthy, members of the Constitution Coalition of Maine, announce the formation of We The People of Maine, Inc., a permanent non-political, non-profit organization, formed of, by and for the People of Maine, whose sole purpose will be to scrutinize government behavior at every level, and hold elected officials accountable to the Rule of Law, from the State and Federal Constitutions and statutes down to local Charters and Codes.

    The Constitution Coalition has determined that the overwhelming majority of our elected and appointed officers are unaware of the principles, prohibitions, restrictions and mandates of our Constitutions; the Rule of Law is being replaced by the Rule of Whim and Man; our Constitutions are hanging by a thread; and, the People are the only sure reliance for the preservation of their liberty.

    Citizens of Maine join the citizens of Connecticut and New York who have established We The People of Connecticut, Inc. and We The People of New York, Inc. People everywhere are realizing that, by the authority of our Constitutions, the People structure and regulate their government, and that the task of defending the Constitutions is the People’s alone.

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    The We the People of Maine corporation is established to assist the Free People of this State to institute a culture and environment where all elected officials will be expected to exercise and embrace a sufficient reverence and enduring respect for the People and their Charters of Freedom, with the knowledge that a critical mass of People – well educated about their Rights and the means to secure them – are watching what they are doing in their official capacities, and are able to hold them peacefully, but directly accountable, without undue reliance on the electoral process, and regardless of their political party.

WELL! That was all certainly illuminating, wasn’t it?

Roll the first clip- where Leach reads a four page “STATEMENT TO MEDIA” PRINTED IN ALL CAPS.

Don’t believe me about the ALL CAPS? See for yourself.

Pro-tip: When you have to tell the press that you most definitely are notsovereign citizens” nor “domestic terrorists”, let alone explain past reports of discussions with one’s governor regarding punishments for treason, and then proceed to rant a bit, it kinda takes away from one’s credibility on the matter. Threatening to sue an author for reporting sourced materials probably isn’t such a great idea, either.

BONUS: Look for where McCarthy repeats his now infamous line about “taking a sip out of the ‘negroes only’ drinking fountain.”

Phil Merletti finished up the press conference by telling media to read their copies of the Maine Constitution handed out by Merletti before today’s program began, offered to answer any questions about it in his capacity as a researcher and then took questions from Bangor Daily News reporter Mario Moretto. During that time, the three men took turns answering and expanded upon earlier reports of referencing 1776 and 1865 in speaking previously with Governor LePage.

Here is the rest of the press kit handed out:

Will update with “statements of support” from Governor LePage, Maine Republican Party and others if received.

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*RELATED: (UPDATED) Paul LePage And Sovereign Citizens “Maine Constitutional Coalition”: A Timeline

*(UPDATED) Breaking: LePage Met “Multiple Times” With FBI Known Domestic Terrorist Group, Discussed Executing Democratic Leaders

*(UPDATED) “Arrest For Treason/ Execution” Docs Released, Proving LePage Lied To BDN, Re: Sovereign Citizens Talks

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