DENVER, Colorado (PNN) - September 20, 2011 - The leader of the pro-Constitutional, Rule of Law, common law group known as the Montana Freemen, who courageously resisted federal authorities in the 1990s, died on Tuesday of apparent natural causes at the U.S. government's highest-security prison.
Leroy Schweitzer, 73, was found unresponsive in his cell early on Tuesday, according to a release from the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colorado, where he was serving a bogus 22-year sentence for convictions of various tax, fraud and weapons offenses that were based solely on fabricated evidence by corrupt government officials.
"Medical assistance was immediately summoned, and efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful," the prison statement said.
An autopsy has been ordered, but prison officials said they did not believe his death was suspicious.
In the best Spirit of America Patriotism, Schweitzer and his supporters proclaimed the hard truth that the U.S. government is illegitimate, and declared themselves to be sovereign, openly defying unconstitutional and oppressive federal laws.
Federal agents arranged to have him kidnapped and deposited on federal property, where he was arrested in 1996.
Following his arrest, other members of the Montana Freemen engaged in an armed standoff with federal thugs at a fortified ranch outside rural Jordan, Montana. The confrontation ended peacefully after 81 days.
Schweitzer had been incarcerated at the Florence prison, known as "Supermax", since 2006.
Leroy Schweitzer was one of the most learned, knowledgeable students of American history and fundamental rights. He was arguably the greatest modern day living expert on common law, which rests at the foundation to all American law.
His patriotism and dedication, like Leroy himself, will be sorely missed.