This was a letter from a listener, Redoubter, and member of the American Redoubt Network.  I wanted to share my response.


[Dear Radio Free Redoubt],
I am having a talk with some friends

Eminent Domain

My friends think that the Redoubt will fail because of Eminent Domain.

They say the Feds will TAKE all of the Redoubt in a TAKING
using the Eminent Domain as a bases.
I stated that if the Feds do that there really is no hope and a major
war will break out.
Can one of you chat with me and tell me if you have thoughts about this and how can it be prevented?
   Great question.  I’m not sure on what basis your friends speculate that the feds would take “all of the Redoubt” by use of Eminent Domain, but it would be unimaginable that they would (or could) use Eminent Domain to take an entire region enveloping three complete states and half of two others.  And in order for them to take them, they would have to occupy and administrate them, neither for which they have the money, resources or manpower to do, at least in my estimation. 
   The American Redoubt is a two-fold vision: 
   First, to promote and excite a demographic shift so significant and effective, that the resulting effects would create a super-majority of citizens in the area; citizens that hold the same values (God-fearing Patriots who adhere to American values as envisioned by our forefathers, and to the constitution, and to our Judeo-Christian heritage, and minimal, non-intrusive government, … I could go on… ), so that those values are reflected, protected and preserved, and reinforced by our people and our leadership, be it local and state officials, administrators and policy makers, our schools, our clergy, and our businessmen, and reflected in our policies for handling economics and security matters, etc;  To create an environment where the government and special interest groups who try to separate our children from God, and separate the citizens from their rights as listed in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights, and who attempt to justify violations of said documents, and who monitor, track, and oppress those citizens is not tolerated by that super-majority.
   Secondly, we believe that the United States is in great danger because of world events and decisions made by people who have devalued the importance of maintaining the sovereignty and security of this country, and in danger because of  actions by some who are intentionally trying to destroy America, and its borders, to perpetuate a global agenda.  We believe that the United States and its traditional values are a major stumbling block to those who wish to create a global system of governance and control (what many refer to as a New World Order).  A study of history shows us that we’re on the path to destruction, as a nation.  And in studying history we see a consistent pattern of nations and empires that, after crumbling, emerge as multiple, smaller, less powerful nations and republics.   
   By creating this demographic shift, establishing the region as a safe-haven and refuge for the above-mentioned citizens to congregate to, it serves as a redoubt.  
   Consistent with the goals of other patriot groups, such as the Tea Party movement and the 9/12 movement, our goal is to restore America, but if it cannot be restored intact, the American Redoubt could create a viable opportunity for preserving American ideals, even if that means within newly defined borders.  But that remains to become the contents of chapters for  history books not yet written.  The American Redoubt is intended to be in place PRIOR to TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It), so that we’ll more quickly be able to “rise from the ashes” (as I like to say) and form something that, as closely as possible, resembles the America we knew.  Because someone will reestablish something, and that “something” may be more oppressive than what we had before; and it could be something we have no say in or control over if patriots don’t act proactively.  The American Redoubt is our “say” and “Control over” what will emerge in the future, after the collapse.  Until something more viable emerges, we’re promoting the American Redoubt.  
   To answer your question about the federal government taking over the entire American Redoubt “how can this be prevented?”  I would have to consider that to be tyranny, and I would let the sentiments of our God-fearing forefathers, combined with lots of prayer and the counsel of wise and Godly men of my age, guide my decisions and actions.  
Let’s see what men who were confronted with this very dilemma had to say:
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human effort will deliver them.
The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage of this army.  Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission.  We have, therefore to resolve to conquer or die.”
-George Washington
“Our unalterable resolution would be to be free.  They have attempted to subdue us by force, but God be praised!  In vain, their arts may be more dangerous than their arms.  Let us then renounce all treaty with them upon any score but that of total separation, and under God trust our cause to our swords.”
– Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, April 16, 1776)
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force!  Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
“The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!”
– George Washington
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God!  I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
– Patrick Henry
The British tyrants tried to use something similar to Eminent Domain to “TAKE” the colonies, and it led to this:

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
– Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

To reiterate, Redoubters do not want independence from the United States.  They pray and hope for the restoration of America.  The Redoubter is not anti-government, he is anti-tyranny, and he considers it his duty to resist tyranny, because it is a necessary duty.  I agree with James Wilson, who said:
“Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind.”

Indeed, the American Redoubt may fail, but considering the alternative, we’re not going to refuse to try.  The American Revolution might not have worked either.  But it did!


John Jacob Schmidt
PS:  The American Redoubt isn’t the only redoubt that will emerge across the north American Continent.  Trust me … when the time comes, the tyrants will have their hands full.