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					Tragedy, Hope and an Uncertain Future
January, 2010
By Michael LeMieux

In response to an article I wrote for News With Views I received the following email followed
by my response. (The emails are verbatim with only formatting and minor grammatical changes.)

-----Original Message-----
From: Trudy
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 1:10 PM
To: author@constitutiondenied.com
Subject: constitutiondenied.com-Form Submission

Email: OMITTED
Message: I am 80 yrs old...my parents newly wed fled Europe in 1928 and my good fortune was
for me to be born in the USA, a country and people I have fastened to and been proud to be a
part of my entire life. Nothing has meant more to me than putting my hand on my heart or brow
in salute and singing GOD BLESS AMERICA!! AND I KNEW THIS WAS TRUE.... My
parents saw and described to me what was developing in Europe and all evil that occurred had
been demonstrated by the time I was ten...it was not much later that my dad solemnly took me to
the military newsreel films shown in the U.S.A. and taken by the American military of the newly
rescued holocaust survivors, the cast off piles of clothing, the huge piles of skeletal bodies, the
claw-marked walls of the gas chambers, uncut, unedited and probably more than any youngster
my age should learn of, but my parents had raised me and guided me carefully to feel safe as a
child belonging to the Creator GOD and that HE would take care of me always if I followed HIS
Guidance, and so I have lived and believed. My comment today, this day especially, is that after
reading the commentaries sent from www.NewsWithViews.com, your own, plus those by
Jonathan Edmond and Frosty Wooldridge MUST BE REITERATED OVER AND OVER AND
OVER AGAIN....MORE VISUAL EVIDENCE SHOWN OF THE INFILTRATON OF EVIL
AND DICTATORIAL CONTROL OF THE U.S. POPULATION AS WELL AS THE
WRITTEN WORDS YOU AND OTHERS CAN PUBLISH AND POST FOR ALL THE
WORLD TO KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO 'BACK OFF' TO THE EVIL
PRESENCE IN THE WORLD, AMONG THE PEOPLES, OR IN OUR GOVERNMENT !
WHILE YOU CAN. POST VIDEOS OF THE HORRORS IN DETROIT...PUBLISH GEERT
WILDER'S COMPLETE SPEECH AT NEW YORK...SEND IT AROUND THE INTERNET
WHILE THERE IS TIME AND THEN PRAY BOYS, PRAY! GOD BLESS YOUR WORDS!
Name: Trudy

The following was my response:

Trudy,

Thank you so much for taking time to write and your wonderful heartfelt words. I wish more
people today had your vision and spirit for the freedoms America stands for. America is great
not because of our forests or plains, other countries have such. It is not great because of its
natural resources, other countries have such. It is not great because of the people that inhabit its
shores, most all have come from other nations. It is great because it was founded on the belief of
individual freedom and responsibility. That a person could come to these shores and work hard
at what ever they chose to do and reap the benefits thereof without fear of reprisal or subjugation
from the government.

I know of what you speak in the contrast of times past and the hope of America. I lived a great
deal of my life in other nations where poverty and death was the norm. Where you could only
become as great as you were allowed to be by the powers that governed over you whether
warlord or government.

America is that shinning beacon of light that all the world looks to as the model of freedom and
hope for mankind. Yet, in these days of global strife, I see the government looking to rid
America of its most sacred virtues to pattern it after the failed European and socialistic systems.

I will not rest while this looms above the heads of the American people and I will continue to
bring to light what I find in the dark corners of our nation.

I thank you again for your words and the passion that you so obviously feel for our great nation
and I salute you.

Thank you and may I ask your permission to share your thoughts with others?

V/R

Michael LeMieux
--------- End of correspondence

I present this exchange not only for what it says but for the implications of hope in our future and
the very real possibility of tragic outcome if we are not careful.

In this correspondence we have the first hand experience and wisdom of our senior generation
with direct remembrances of the horrors of oppressive governments and the toll they reap on
society. We have the expression of what freedom and liberty mean and the personal
responsibility that so many of us feel is a requirement that MUST be ingrained in each and every
American heart, if we are to survive.

As with past generations there comes a time that truly tests the metal of the convictions of that
generation. In this generation and at this time we are facing what is probably going to be
recorded in history as America’s most important test – whether we can keep the last vestige of
freedom in the world alive.

We honor the generations past for bringing liberty to this great land and I believe the hand of
providence was very much a part of that founding. But since that time I have come to the
conclusion that the wisdom of our founders seems to have been lost; at least by those that “lead”
this nation and sadly by many if not most that inhabit this land.
This loss now demands action to reclaim our freedoms. Actions that, too many, would seem
impossible to achieve. As I have studied the options left to the American people I have come to
the conclusion that we are left with four options for the future of our country:

   1. Do nothing – Hope our leaders wake up and realize that they and their predecessors have
      erred and will voluntarily give up their power and position, reduce the government to
      only its enumerated powers and responsibilities and we live happily ever after. This I call
      the fairytale.
   2. Work within the system to replace those in power and change the government from
      within. In an ideal world this may work however in reality the system is broke and in its
      current condition is designed to withstand such a contrivance from succeeding. Power
      and the ability to effect change in Washington resides in the hands of the upper
      leadership. Any new representative (Senate or House) that arrive in Washington will be
      vetted by those in power. If the representative is deemed a threat to the “system” that
      individual will not be given any position that will allow them to upset the status quo. If
      the new representative is deemed a “player,” someone they can work with and mold, then
      they will be put into the right committees and mentored by the elite. There are those that
      argue that at times like this (election years) we have the opportunity to replace massive
      amounts of the Washington elite in a single election. This is true and you also have the
      chance to become a millionaire on the poker tables of Las Vegas, but what are the odds.
      Those in power have in their favor incumbency, party backing, money, corporate
      sponsorship, main stream media, and a flock of zombies that pull the lever at every
      election based on a D or an R. Compound this with politicians like Senator Elect Brown
      from MA who ran on a platform of anti-healthcare and the day after winning the election
      stated that some of the healthcare bill was good and that he was not going to be the 41st
      vote against healthcare. We can NEVER be truly assured of who and how strong the
      people we send to Washington will be until they are there and then it too late.
   3. State Nullification – This is the option that to me is probably the one with the most likely
      chance of success and the second scariest. This is the concept of one or more states
      enacting state constitutional changes that will enact law within the state that will nullify
      the federal encroachment into the sovereign states. In this scenario a state must:
          a. Declare that they will no longer accept federal funds or the requirements that
              come with those funds to support unconstitutional programs.
          b. That all lands owned by the federal government within the state that are not held
              for the direct enumerated powers of the government (parks, monuments, etc) will
              revert back to the states and the people.
          c. All federal incorporation charters to and within the states are revoked and only
              state charters will be recognized.
          d. Federal direct taxation of labor (personal income tax) will cease and all
              withholding from paychecks will cease and be deemed unlawful taking and will
              be prosecuted under state law.
          e. Federal taxation must once again become apportioned, based on the census, for
              each state.
          f. The state must refuse to provide tax funding for any unconstitutional federal
              bureaus, organizations, and programs.
           g. All federal laws that operate directly on the Citizens of the state that are not part
              of the constitutional powers of the federal will be found null and void.
           h. Any federal agent that abuses the previous item will be immediately arrested and
              held in violation of that law.
           i. Any action by any federal authority within the boundaries of the state MUST be
              enacted through the state authority with subject jurisdiction and any violation of
              this law is an arrest-able offense.
           j. This is just a partial list but I think you get the jest.

   4. The final resort left for the American people is a direct revolt by the people of the Union.
      This is obviously the least desirable and the greatest danger with the most unpredictable
      outcome and will assuredly have the highest cost in precious life of both patriot and
      tyrant. But make no mistake, if need be, the patriotic people of this nation will use
      whatever means best affords them the ability to remain free, even this one.

Option 1 is only an option for those who desire enslavement and government control and
oppression. Option 2, in my opinion, is fools folly for the reasons stated above and because we
are starting too late and the speed at which the opposition is moving has greatly accelerated. We
should, however, use every opportunity to ensure our representatives are on firm constitutional
footing and have the backbone to support it. This is an option that COULD work but at this
point may be very doubtful.

This leaves options 3 and 4; both of which are not easy and will require testicular fortitude by the
people of states that go this route. In my opinion option 3 is the obvious candidate and will
require the same determination as option 4 but it will have the authority and resources of the
state to support the movement. The last option (4) is exactly that.

My fellow patriots; our future at this point is unpredictable and we stand on the precipice of hope
and tragedy. A narrow precipice for sure but I am heartened by those that respond, like Trudy
above, that this great nation will not give up its freedoms without a fight. We will not shrink
from the call of liberty or pass on our responsibility to another generation. We must fight to
restore our God given rights and the freedoms we have bled and died for.

Tragedy is already here, hope is what we have for the future but what we need is a plan of action
and as I have said in the past “Hope is not a plan of action” it is only the motivation that allows
the plan to succeed.

				
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