Chelmsford-based activist group ordered to stop soliciting unti...

There are 27 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Mar 13, 2010, titled Chelmsford-based activist group ordered to stop soliciting unti.... In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Attorney General Martha Coakley has issued the Slow Growth Initiative a cease-and-desist order to halt all solicitation activity until the Chelmsford-based group registers with the state.

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Fred

Lowell, MA

#1 Mar 13, 2010
Now the connection with the NECSP is clear. This is more than just about "slow growth" in housing. It is about population control.

http://www.necsp.org/take-action/act-regional...
freedie b

Peabody, MA

#2 Mar 13, 2010
Gee Criag, perhaps your Daddy can get you a job at Trinity Ambulance.

On second thought, you are not trained in helping people, your expertise is hurting people.

I guess ROLAND VAN LIEW can get another dummy to run his next malicious HATE group.

You have served your purpose, Craig, into th trash barrel (hazardous waste is not allowed in recycling containers),
Off with their heads

Danvers, MA

#4 Mar 13, 2010
There are no redeeming traits in regards to Craig Chemaly, Roland Van Liew and the Slow Growth Initiative (SGI). Time and time again SGI has demonstrated what lengths they will go to advocate their twisted agenda.

SGI is dishonest, deceitful, and opaque.

Who really cares if they give Chelmsford an apology? Furthermore why should the Town of Chelmsford accept an apology?

Likewise, why do we really care if they support the DPW on Alpha Road? Less than 6 months ago Roland and Craig strongly OPPOSSED the DPW. Have they found religion or did George Dixon make another backroom deal?

What does it mean when the ďarchitectĒ George Dixon is quoted in the Chelmsford Independent as saying,ďI donít have any regrets. Iíd do it again. Until they BREAK their promise I have to RESPECT them.Ē

Why would George disrespect all the residents of Chelmsford and facilitate this meeting, thus giving SGI credibility and recognition? What promise did SGI make at this meeting anyways?

Didnít Roland Van Liew, Craig Chemaly and SGI along with the Coalition endorse George in last yearís election and didnít George accept it? Roland has Craig as his monkey and Craig has George Dixon the MONKEY?

What about all the public officials rebuked by SGI, Donít they deserve Georgeís RESPECT?

Craig Chemaly, Roland Van Liew and the Slow Growth Initiative are on life support.

All the Board of Selectmen members (except George) on Monday night either called Roland Van Liew, Craig Chemaly and the Slow Growth Initiative liars or compared them to a disease.

George if you truly want o make a difference please join the fight and save our Town from SGI. Your current style of leadership is only hurting our Town.

It is time for Chelmsford to take action and bring down the gavel on SGI. Off with their heads!
Libertarian

Peabody, MA

#5 Mar 13, 2010
Martha Coakley wont even enforce the IMMIGRATION LAWS that she swore under oath to do, but she will go after real Americans who don't hold to the democrat party lines.
naturel0ver

Chelmsford, MA

#6 Mar 13, 2010
About time the State went after this hate group. There are so many conflicting 'explanations' from and about them I have concluded that they are just another right-wing hate group trying to bring down the entire elected structure of Chelmsford for their own ends...whatever they are.
Hold on

Chelmsford, MA

#7 Mar 13, 2010
naturel0ver wrote:
About time the State went after this hate group. There are so many conflicting 'explanations' from and about them I have concluded that they are just another right-wing hate group trying to bring down the entire elected structure of Chelmsford for their own ends...whatever they are.
Right-wing hate group?!!! oh so it's Bush's fault?

This is a nut job who spent 1/2 million dollars on his own personal game while misleading a foolish little puppet who is to busy trying to act like he belongs with the big boys.....And I'll bet he's a liberal
Bad News

Woburn, MA

#8 Mar 13, 2010
I agree with Off with their heads except Mr. Dixon was not the only selectman who didn't comment on Slow Growth. Eric Dahlberg was silent as he has been on past occasions when he should have defended Mr. Cohen and others. Maybe the truth will finally come out that Van Liew was a HUGE contributor under the table to Dahlberg's selectman campaign.
Very Disturbing

Lowell, MA

#9 Mar 13, 2010
Bad NEWS- do you really think Roland Van Liew contributed to Eric's campaign? Do you think he will donate to his Senate race? What can we do about Roland? With all the shenanigans going on and Roland donating $500K, I wonder if he took a tax deduction. Can he do that if the group is not recognized by the State? Does Mass SGI even have a federal ID number? It would be great to see Roland roasted by our Federal government. I agree OFF with THEIR HEADS!
Show us the money

New Bedford, MA

#10 Mar 14, 2010
How much as Colin Grant and Roland Van Liew spent on SGI? Have they donated the money directly to SGI or funneled it through NESCP? Have you received funds from the VanLiew Family Foundation? HOw can you be a non-profit and engage in political activity without registering as a PAC? Just like always, SGI is living a lie, spreading lies and will be held accountable for what they have done.
Peace of what

Lowell, MA

#11 Mar 14, 2010
Any suggestions that the Town needs to work with SGI only helps to validate and strengthen SGI's stronghold on Chelmsford. Craig Chemaly recently commented in a local paper that he will assess the situation and determine if more negative mailings are necessary. That does not sound like SGI wants to work with the TOWN. We have passed the point of return with Roland Van Liew and Craig Chemaly. There should be no accord, no "actions speak louder than words" and wait and see mentality. As the Board of Selectmen said the other evening SGI has lied to our Town, fractured our Town, and is a disease. Further, the Town Manager seemed to question if our approach of doing nothing in hopes they would go away was prudent. It is time to string SGI up and run them out of TOWN. I agree, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS.
Libertarian

Peabody, MA

#12 Mar 14, 2010
naturel0ver wrote:
About time the State went after this hate group. There are so many conflicting 'explanations' from and about them I have concluded that they are just another right-wing hate group trying to bring down the entire elected structure of Chelmsford for their own ends...whatever they are.
Right wing hate group? How about its somebody expressing their opinion within the rights of the US Constitution, that most liberals want to get rid of. Your post is disturbing..
Libertarian

Peabody, MA

#13 Mar 14, 2010
Show us the money wrote:
How much as Colin Grant and Roland Van Liew spent on SGI? Have they donated the money directly to SGI or funneled it through NESCP? Have you received funds from the VanLiew Family Foundation? HOw can you be a non-profit and engage in political activity without registering as a PAC? Just like always, SGI is living a lie, spreading lies and will be held accountable for what they have done.
I know both the men you listed. I would like to say they are men of great integrity, and have given much time to Chelmsford residents through community services throughout the years, and I would trust them 100%. They do not deserve your malicious attacks.
Show us the money

New Bedford, MA

#14 Mar 14, 2010
Libertarian wrote:
<quoted text>
I know both the men you listed. I would like to say they are men of great integrity, and have given much time to Chelmsford residents through community services throughout the years, and I would trust them 100%. They do not deserve your malicious attacks.
Throwing bombs riddles with lies does not make Roland someone of great integrity. Roland has never given much of anything to Chelmsford. Wait, he did give $25.00 to preserve the Town Halls. He has used his money to destroy this community. He warned of 40B destroying our community. Instead, he destroyed the fabric of our town, destroyed the reputation of many good hard working people but most of all --- LIED by using his money to manipulate facts.

Roland Van Liew should sell his house in Chelmsford and move to Vermont. It is unfortunate the Craig ruined his father's name. For the good his father did in town has been erased by one unfortunate child.
Fred

Lowell, MA

#15 Mar 14, 2010
Libertarian wrote:
<quoted text>
Right wing hate group? How about its somebody expressing their opinion within the rights of the US Constitution, that most liberals want to get rid of. Your post is disturbing..
Whatever they are - they are more socialist than right-wing. Check out their website which states:

"Create laws removing birth control pills from prescription and instead provide them free of charge to all who want them."

People should really really understand who these people are, and that they support secular humanism, population control, free birth control. If they were up front on their true overall agenda, I doubt they would have gotten the support they have gotten so far.

http://www.necsp.org/take-action/act-regional...
Fred

Lowell, MA

#16 Mar 14, 2010
" NECSP believes that couples and women should consider their responsibility to help effect population stabilization when debating whether to have a third (or more) child. Otherwise society, and nature's dwindling resources, will be further taxed to support the couple's needless contribution to U.S. and international overpopulation. "

If you have more than three children...do you feel they were a "needless contribution"???

http://www.necsp.org/about-us/public-policy/u...

Check out the staff. Recall the original article clearly establishes the connection between the NECSP and SGI..

http://www.necsp.org/about-us/staff.html
NECSP is banned in NH

New Bedford, MA

#17 Mar 14, 2010
http://doj.nh.gov/charitable/documents/closed...

The NH AG shut NECSP down on January 15, 2010. So, the plot thickens...... SGI is not a non-profit. NECSP which was supposed to funneling the money to SGI has been closed down as a NH recognized non-profit. Interesting interesting....

Anyone else have info they want to share?
NECSP banned

Lowell, MA

#18 Mar 14, 2010
this is a copy from the report but does anyone know what it means? If they were no longer acknowledged by NH could they have a FEIN from the IRS?

Does that mean the tax deductable contributions either Roland Van Liew or the Van Liew Foundation made were illegal?

Of course it may just be an oversight, but don't they also call it FRAUD?

Mr. Libertarian can you help us out?

You know Roland Van Liew and his philosophy reminds me of another evil, maniacal egomaniac that also believed in population control.......

ADOLF HITLER

I can not imagine why anyone (and I mean anyone) would ever align themselves with any of the twisted beliefs supported by Roland Van Liew, his disciple Craig Chemaly, SGI or the NECSP.

New England Coalition for Sustainable
Population, Inc.

P.O. Box 2058
New London, NH 03257

REASON
1/15/2009 Record closed, org registered as #17357, matter ID
200871698
Population growth

Lowell, MA

#19 Mar 16, 2010
BTW, Roland has 3 kids.

Even he does not practice what he preaches. Jeeze!
Amused

Boston, MA

#20 Mar 17, 2010
Libertarian wrote:
Martha Coakley wont even enforce the IMMIGRATION LAWS that she swore under oath to do, but she will go after real Americans who don't hold to the democrat party lines.
Immigration laws are federal. Martha Coakley is the state Attorney General. The agencies that enforce the immigration laws, the US Customs and Immigration Service and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement do not report to her. Only the US Attorney and US Department of Justice Attorneys can convene a federal grand jury, which is how most charges in federal court are initiated. Only the federal agencies can impose civil fines, demand to see immigration-related business records or access most immigration files, which are maintained by the federal agencies. In Immigration Court, the government is represented by attorneys from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the judges are from the US Department of Justice. If a state prosecutor showed up there, they would be shown the door.
Roland

Lowell, MA

#21 Mar 17, 2010
Libertarian wrote:
<quoted text>
I know both the men you listed. I would like to say they are men of great integrity, and have given much time to Chelmsford residents through community services throughout the years, and I would trust them 100%. They do not deserve your malicious attacks.
Hahahahahaha..........hahahaha haha..........hahahahaha..haha ..........haha..ha.........tha ts funny..........oh gosh, I needed a good laugh this morning...

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