The State of Maine’s Loss of A True Patriot, and a Friend of Camp Constitution….Phil Merletti

Camp Constitution lost a friend with the passing of Phil Merletti.  I have known Phil for about twenty years.  We shared the podium at numerous events throughout the state, and he and his wife Lynn welcomed me. and those traveling with me into their home.  He was a loving husband, father, and friend.  He will never be forgotten.

 This obituary is from “The UnMasking of Maine and Beyond” blog:

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to report the passing of a true patriot, researcher and treasured friend, Phil Merletti. Phil passed away April 5, 2022.

Phil will be remembered as an important Mainer who worked hard to restore the Constitutional state of Maine, putting himself out there, to educate others and to advocate, for the good of all of us.

Phil was a member of the Constitution Coalition of Maine and he, along with Wayne Leach and Jack McCarthy founded We The People of Maine, Inc., a permanent non-political, non-profit organization, formed of, by and for the People of Maine. Maine Constitutional Coalition Announce “We The People Of Maine, Inc” Gov’t Watch Group (Pt 3) (Pt 1) (Pt 2)

Phil was Spokesperson for Take America Back.  Many of his documents can be viewed on this platform.

Phil co-hosted with Dorothy Lafortune a Talkshoe Radio series with guest Lise Dupont, Researcher and Author of her book “Where Did The Original Constitutional State Go?”

Phil spent much of his time in Augusta meeting with state officials and testifying before committees. Aside from an OPEGA meeting  (Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability), Phil’s testimony at the Judicial Confirmation Hearing of William J. Schneider, and his Commentary on “A System in Crisis” will be most remembered. (Unfortunately, the video has been removed.)

RIP Phil Merletti. Never to be forgotten!

“A special friend is like a rare shell washed upon a quiet beach. He who finds such a friend finds a pricelsss gift from GOD.”

Update 4.8.22

Phil’ s tasks/accomplishments are many as reminded in your comments. Links will be added to this post.

“We need good friends, and we need to be good friends. Iron sharpens iron, and a good friend can sharpen a friend. The iron can make a blade sharper, and a good friend can make his friend better.”

“As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” (Proverbs 27:17) 

Incumbent Legislator, Opposing Candidate And Local Voters…You Are Invited To A District Symposium In Hampden Or Chelsea Maine

Not One Maine Legislator Attended The Constitution Coalition Seminar On Hampdene Constitution Coalition Seminar On Hampden

Maine Legislators/Officials were not interested in these symposiums. No need to wonder why the “mess” we are in

LEE – Phillip R. Merletti, 78, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at a Bangor hospital after a brief illness. He was born January 9, 1944, in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Philip and Maude Merletti.

Phillip served 2 years active duty in the Navy, and 11 years in the Navy Reserves, as well as twelve years in the Army National Guard. A machinist by trade, he worked at Pratt & Whitney for 18 years, retiring to Maine in 1980. While in Maine, Phillip worked at Forster’s Manufacturing in Mattawamkeag and was also a Foster Parent, with his wife, Lynn, for 19 years. Active on the political scene in the state, he worked with many people throughout the state trying to right the wrongs that he saw in the state and state government. A one-time candidate for the Maine Legislature, he was narrowly defeated in that endeavor, but he remained active behind the scenes and maintained his contacts throughout the years.

Phillip is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lynn S. (Weiss) Merletti; two sons, Keith W. Jimmo and his wife, Ella, of London, England, and Douglas E. Jimmo of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Madison Lynn Jimmo, Megan Elizabeth Jimmo, and Adam Jimmo; and two great-grandchildren, Xavier Andrews and Zara Andrews.

At Phillip’s request, services will be private. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Lincoln. Messages of condolence may be expressed at