By Jesse Wood
June 5, 2013. Eustace Conway of Turtle Island Preserve emailed a letter to supporters about a House Bill, which has support from State Rep. Jonathan Jordan and State Sen. Dan Soucek, that is moving through the General Assembly.
Conway, in his letter below, said House Bill 774, if passed, “will give Turtle Island Preserve a lot of the relief it needs and hopefully allow us and other museums, heritage sights, schools and camps the freedom to teach about American heritage and authentic ways of living that our regulatory system (addicted to steroids in the name of “Public Health and Safety”) had made illegal.”
According to the Turtle Island Preserve website, it plans to hold its first camp of the season, a Father and Son Camp, from June 14 to 17. That is less than two weeks away.
Last fall, Turtle Island Preserve closed to the public after violation notices from Watauga County Planning and Inspections Department and Appalachian District Health Department.
For more background on the Conway’s predicament, click here: https://www.hcpress.com/tag/eustace-conway-and-the-battle-at-turtle-island
Below is Conway’s recent email blast:
~ Hello friends ~
Eustace here, fighting for freedom to teach American Heritage. I have written and up to date letter for anyone who wants to take the time to read about positive support through North Carolina legislation for keeping Turtle Island Preserve alive. Please Read on if you’d like.
Hello friends – I just want to give you an update on our painfully revealing trials with government regulation and my education on the current reality of our abject lack of freedom and natural human rights in this country today.
Although the struggle has been tremendously draining of our time and energy both emotionally and financially, we have made some headway. There may be light at the end of the tunnel on this battle for freedom.
Anyway, I would like to thank and congratulate Jonathon Jordan and Chuck McGrady who in their position as representing the people of North Carolina in the House of Representatives, stepped forward as primary sponsor creating house bill 774.
This bill if accepted through our legislative process will give Turtle Island Preserve a lot of the relief it needs and hopefully allow us and other museums, heritage sights, schools and camps the freedom to teach about American heritage and authentic ways of living that our regulatory system (addicted to steroids in the name of “Public Health and Safety”) had made illegal.
The sensitive insight and dedication of this leader and of the primary sponsors ( you can contact them through the link at the end of my letter) are to be congratulated and supported for their hard work in accomplishing the unanimous support as the House Bill 774 recently passed in the House. Please recognize these people in any and every way you can for their important and critical commitment to supporting the education we do at Turtle Island Preserve and the freedom to teach critical values, morals and ethics that at one time were as common as family farms in this country.
We still need the Senate to pass this bill to make it go into effect. Dan Soucek the Senator from our area is behind us, but could benefit by hearing your voice of validation, that this is indeed what the people want.
I appreciate your help and communications and prayers and financial donations as we have been and are going through these hard times.
It is a sad reality when it becomes illegal to live and teach the patterns of our American Heritage ancestors, the very processes that made our country strong.
But at least, with the help of our legislators, we may regain a bit of the vital freedom and normal natural human rights that our Declaration of Independence demands in the first place and our constitution outlined for us. I don’t think our wise forefather ever imagined that they would need to write up the importance and necessary freedoms of breathing or pooping or building a house or eating the way we want or need them to be. And if they were to “roll over in their grave “now, it would be at a warp speed gyration of impatient disbelief.
Please contact North Carolina Senators to encourage them to pass “OUR” Bill and please contact our representatives to thank them for passing this same bill 774 in the house to allow us to teach about American Heritage to our youth at the Turtle island camp and other heritage sites in NC
The representatives voted 113 in favor and 0 against, primary sponsor were Jonathan Jordan & Chuck McGrady. To thank these sponsors and the many other sponsors of this Bill please see the link below.
Again thank you for supporting our supporters and keeping our education center alive