May 3, 2012
It is time for my annual "Strictly Personal" column. I think it only fair that readers should have an opportunity to learn a little something about the person who writes the words they read. Today's column is designed with that goal in mind. And since Charley Reese (one of my favorite columnists) stopped writing, I am the only syndicated columnist that does this, as far as I know. So, here goes.
I was born in a small town in northern Indiana. My father and mother were dedicated Christians. Dad was a welder by trade and a lay jailhouse preacher. The Lord delivered him from a terrible life of alcoholism, and the story of his deliverance is nothing short of miraculous.
Readers should know that I will send a CD of my father's life story, free of charge, to anyone who requests it. If you, or someone you know, struggles with alcohol or drug addiction, I urge you to obtain a copy of this remarkable story. Go here.
I campaigned for Congressman Ron Paul in the 2008 Republican primaries. After it was obvious that he would not be the Republican Presidential nominee, Constitution Party (CP) leaders strongly encouraged me to seek that party's nomination. They rightly believed that someone was needed to represent constitutional government in the 2008 general election, because it was clear that neither Barack Obama nor John McCain would do so. After defeating former UN Ambassador Alan Keyes in the CP nominating convention, I became the Constitution Party's nominee for President. I was also very honored to have received Dr. Paul's endorsement during that campaign.
I am the husband of one (for almost 39 years), the father of three, and the grandfather of eight. In 2010 (after 35 years in Florida), my family and I made the life-changing decision to move to the great State of Montana, where we now reside and work.
Last year, my wife and I planted Liberty Fellowship here in the Flathead Valley of Montana. Liberty Fellowship is a nondenominational Christian fellowship that preaches and teaches the Biblical Natural Law principles of liberty; and we are NOT a 501c3 tax-exempt government corporation! Already hundreds of Montanans regularly worship with us, and scores of people have also moved (or are moving) to the Flathead Valley to be part of this Fellowship.
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It is my studied opinion that as long as pastors and churches allow themselves to be held captive by the IRS and its godless 501c3 corporation status, a spiritual revival will never take place in this country! Many people understand this and, therefore, they are moving to the Flathead Valley from all over America to be part of Liberty Fellowship. They are tired of their pastors and churches being muzzled and intimidated into compromise and lethargy. And they are equally weary of being considered an outcast or renegade by these preachers and churches who don't have a clue as to what is going on in this country--or if they do, are too spineless to do anything about it! They are looking for a patriot Christian brotherhood, and they are finding it at Liberty Fellowship! It is obvious that God is bringing a Remnant to the Flathead Valley of Montana!
While in Florida, I hosted a radio talk show called, Chuck Baldwin Live. This show ran locally for six years and then was syndicated nationally on the Genesis Communications Network for two years. In fact, this column is the outgrowth of Chuck Baldwin Live. Here is the web address.
My personal philosophy regarding socio/political issues is quite simple: I believe abortion is America's national holocaust. It is the deliberate killing of innocent pre-born babies. I believe marriage is, by definition, only between a man and a woman. I believe the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights to be the greatest documents of freedom ever produced by man. I believe the federal government is bound to submit to the limited duties prescribed to it by the US Constitution. I believe America's Founding Fathers to be the greatest generation of Christian philosophers and patriots to ever live. I believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
I believe there is a conspiracy by powerful elitists to surrender America's independence and national sovereignty to a globalist New World Order. I believe the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Bilderbergers are especially culpable in this regard.
I further believe that the current effort to merge the United States into a North American Community (by whatever name it is called) and the push to provide amnesty (not to mention billions in federal tax dollars) to millions of illegal aliens comprise a grave threat to America. I am also convinced that there is a bold and blatant attempt underfoot to turn the United States into a police-state-style surveillance society, to which personal freedoms and liberties are being quickly and egregiously sacrificed. Passage of the USA Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are examples of this flagrant betrayal of liberty.
I opposed the preemptive invasion of Iraq and the bombings of Libya. It should be obvious to everyone that the Obama administration has done nothing--and will do nothing--to change the perpetual war/preemptive war doctrine introduced by George W. Bush. And neither would Mitt Romney should he be elected President. Ron Paul is the only Presidential candidate of either major party who opposes foreign meddling and interventionism.
As to Afghanistan, I strongly supported Ron Paul's Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001, which was (and still is) the constitutional way to resist the efforts of violent terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda.
I opposed the bailouts for Wall Street. I regard the Federal Reserve as a corrupt cabal of international banksters, whose actions are nothing short of criminal. I wholeheartedly support the abolition of the Federal Reserve and a return to sound money.
I believe the United Nations is a sinister organization from which the United States should withdraw. I believe the federal government taxes too much, spends too much, lies too much, and snoops too much into the personal lives of the American people.
I believe the federal "war on terror" and "war on drugs" is mostly a cover for power-hungry, big-government zealots to trample constitutional government and squash freedoms and liberties, which are supposed to be protected by the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence.
I fully support the current State sovereignty movements that are sweeping the country. I am personally convinced that the best (and perhaps the only) mechanism freedomists have to counter the incessant encroachment upon liberty by the criminal class in DC is to focus our attention on electing and supporting State governors, legislators, senators, etc., and county sheriffs who have the personal courage and constitutional understanding to resist these would-be tyrants in the central government.
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If I have any hobbies, they would be hunting and fishing, although I don't get to do either as much as I would like. I am probably what people would call a workaholic. In addition, I am also a firm believer in healthy eating (although I do "cheat" once-in-awhile) and exercise. I like to run, and since moving to Montana, I love to hike these beautiful mountains.
Well, there it is. That is me in a nutshell. At least now you know more about who I am. You can rest assured that everything I write will be faithful to the beliefs mentioned above.
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