What Happened To The Maine Constitution?

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Mackenzie Andersen
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What Happened To The Maine Constitution?

It used to be that if one googled the Maine Constitution ,the first link on the page took one to the official text.

Today when I googled it, all links went to the Maine Legislature and the official text of the Maine Constitution was no where to be found.

The links didn't just all go to the Legislature, they went to different pages of the Legislature, making it feel quite intentional.

One can still access the Maine Constitution through third party sites,

What is going on? Try it!

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It has been forgotten by

It has been forgotten by government. Simple as that.

Bruce Libby
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Maine Constitution:

Maine Constitution:
Clicking the below link will get the document:

www.maine.gov/legis/const

Forgotten but still published on website.
Remembered by some as the source of all that is wrong in our world.

But most importantly you searched for it in wrong place so nothing was going on.

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Like the U. S. Constitution

Like the U. S. Constitution it has been emasculated beyond recognition and never enforced. If you don't believe me read the original document and if you can't find it send me a message and I will send you a copy, Maine Constitution that is.

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Per usual the issue was it

Per usual the issue was it couldn't be found by Mack. !

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As usual you have intruded on

As usual you have intruded on a message not intended for you.

Bruce Libby
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No Mackenzie asked a open

No Mackenzie asked a open question ,not addressing it to any specific person.
How about Roger, did he do likewise ?
Did the original post start with a request that only a specific person respond or stated intent.
I found it . To me establishing there wasn't a conspiracy afoot .
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You followed with an opinion of the document instead of addressing the alledged problem.

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Now, children........

Now, children........

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At least I get a response Mel

At least I get a response Mel. lol

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I have been in a dialogue

I have been in a dialogue with the webmaster for the Maine Legislature about why, suddenly, one cannot easily access the official Maine Constitution via Google.
He is getting really pissy now and refuses to correctly take in what I am saying which makes it look all the more intentional:
Him:
With the additional information that you've provided below, I'd like to make sure that I understand your complaint correctly.
As far as I can tell, this is the basis for your complaint: You used Google to search for the Maine Constitution. You got a results page, produced by Google. The top results on that Google page linked to a version of the Maine Constitution that was on a page hosted by the Maine Legislature. Based on that, you determined that the Legislature was asserting that it was superior to the Maine Constitution.
Have I recapped your complaint correctly?
Edward A. Charbonneau, Esq.
Deputy Director
Office of the Revisor of Statutes
Maine Legislature

Me:
No you do not have it right. I never got to the Maine Constitution except by typing in the link you sent which is not accessible via Google.

In The Maine Constitution, by Marshal J Tinkle, as recommended by the legislative law library, it is said, quoting a judge, that "Nobody reads the Maine Constitution. There is an obvious reason for that. The Maine Constitution is not taught anywhere in the public educational system over which the Legislature granted themselves complete jurisdiction. Although the Legislature does not think it is important to educate Mainers on their own Constitution, there has been a minor at the University of Southern Maine on Marxist and Socialist Studies since at least 2004.

Now you are using the excuse that Google, the most used search engine is a private entity and the Legislature has no control over it The Legislature has control over the public educational system and excludes educating the public about our Constitution. I believe you do have control over where Google is pointing. The links identifying the Constitution can be programmed to point to the link you sent to me or better yet a stand alone html page.

Note that before the internet, the Maine Constitution was not being taught in our public educational system,and it was very difficult to access the Maine Constitution. No wonder no one read it. The internet made the Constitution accessible. Now you have made it more difficult to access.There are political ramifications to that.

Mackenzie Andersen

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Try to get to that link via

Try to get to that link via Google. That is the point.

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Absolutely you are correct

Absolutely you are correct there is something going on.
Just follow the voices you will be OK.

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Mac:

Mac:

Please stop.

The only thing you're accomplishing is making yourself look like a nutter. The poor guy you're harassing has zero control over how Google displays its search results, and your suggestions of a grand conspiracy are guaranteed to make him write you off as someone who wears tin foil pajamas to keep the brain control waves away while you sleep.

Please. Just stop. Please.

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WOW !!!

WOW !!!

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I googled "text of the Maine

I googled "text of the Maine State constitution".

The first link took me here:

http://legislature.maine.gov/ros/LawsOfMaine/#Law/128/R1/ACTPUB/19

On this page, in the upper right corner, there is a hyperlink labeled "Maine State Constitution":
When I clicked on that link, it took me here:

http://legislature.maine.gov/ros/LawsOfMaine/#Const

which is the Constitution of the State of Maine (2013 arrangement).

I think, Mac, you may owe someone an apology.

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Vikingstar

Vikingstar

' you're accomplishing is making yourself look like a nutter. "

Substitute "making " with have made .

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Back during the NAS Brunswick

Back during the NAS Brunswick redevelopment, several people tried to help Mac understand the situation and provide her with a basic primer on property ownership. It was not possible.

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Mac: Log on to Maine.gov and

Mac: Log on to Maine.gov and click on legislature where you will find a link to the currently updated Constitution. The original Maine Constitution of 1820 is also available on line and is only thirty six pages long, the last six of which is a list of the signatories. My opinion still holds because none of the pages that have been added could have been added without violating the restrictions and limitations imposed by the first. The same has happened to the U. S. Constitution rendering it virtually meaningless in its original form. Just as you can put the toothpaste back in the tube it is with great difficulty can you return to the original blueprint and those who are benefitting from the changes will not let you.

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...Or she can click on the

...Or she can click on the links that I have already provided...

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Or even the one I posted .

Or even the one I posted . lol

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I am pleased to announce that

I am pleased to announce that the Maine Constitution is back on line as a stand alone document accessible via Google. After getting nothing but attitude from the Legislative webmaster who had taken the Constitution link down and embedded a link to the Constitution in the Legislature's website with a green background and following a useless splash page, I submitted a complaint to the Attorney General.

I then received an email from my government telling me that the first link to Google opened the Constitution, as if it had been that way all along. Sure enough it did.

You can now google the Maine Constitution and get to the Maine Constitution- by itself, as it should be. Easy and instantly accessible without annoying splash pages and confusing menus to navigate.

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So now if I want to read it I

So now if I want to read it I Google it.
If I hear the legislature is doing something that affects the constitution or a state agency etc.it is easy
to just sign put of state state page and Goggle !
After all what business does anyone have combing it under/with the legislature page , the political body that has the most to do with the document.The sheer audacity of it !!!!

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