A true warrior in our movement passed awaySubmitted by David A Dudenhoefer on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 04:53
I wanted to write this as a tribute to not only a good friend, but as the title reads, "a warrior" in the cause of freedom.
Christe Langdeau passed away from us a few days ago, she left us far too soon, but left her mark on all that knew her.
I met Christe at one of the first meet-ups during the '08 campaign. She admitted to finding us through not one, but a few of those slim-jims that was left at her door by a Paul supporter. She came and admitted to previously leaning on the progressive side, but quickly reshaped her perspective after much reading and listening to some of our movements finest leaders.
As time went on, and the '08 campaign transitioned into Campaign for Liberty, Christe herself became a leader. Sometimes I found myself asking her questions, and learning another point of view I had not considered.
Christe become someone you thought of first, if you needed to organize people and events, no one was better. She had that certain something that people liked and gravitated to. There was an energy about her unique to her.
From state party events to state C4L functions, she was there, and I used to think that she could run an event and work a table by herself if it came down to it.
Though she was conscious of our goals politically, Christe always prepared for ??. After meetings, we would discuss forming "pods", what would we do in an emergency, if we had to get out of the city and on a moments notice. She had well thought things out, and got many of us thinking as well.
At one of our Michigan C4L annual Hog roasts, we would exercise our rights under the 2nd amendment, complete with gun safety and take turns at target practice. One year she came in heals and a sun dress and fired 'em off with the boys, she would organize days at the range as well.
I would like to think she found a 2nd family with our movement as I often times think that I did. We all need to enjoy every day that we can with one another, and reach out to stay in touch or just to ask "how are you?". because as the other day proved once again to me, the people you care about are not guaranteed to be here tomorrow.
Christe, you will be sorely missed.