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Chuck Baldwin: States, Not Washington, D.C., Need Our Attention by Chuck Baldwin, March 20, 2009

Posted by soldierservant on May 20, 2009

Chuck seems to think there is a difference between state and federal
government. To me the state is only a reflection of the federal. Most
cases they are the typical neocon or liberal, the very same kind of
thinking. That is where all our presidential candidates come from, so
what is the difference? I know that Texas state is just as corrupt as
anything in Washington. But as far as independent thinkers being
persecuted as terrorists is not a stretch. I bet anything that neocons
would glady participate in that after seeing how intolerable of the
truth they are. These maniacs would murder for their cause, making them
the real terrorists. I had a recent dream in which christians were
gladly giving themselves over to blatant deception. We see it going on
now. Maybe not to the same degree as this dream but it will get worse
just as Jesus predicted. It may be that this "terrorist" lie that is
being spread is what will turn brother against brother.

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It seems that most everyone focuses his or her attention on what is
happening in Washington, D.C. People don’t seem to get excited about
politics until a national election rolls around or unless the President
makes some startling announcement. Even well-meaning Christian leaders seem
to spend the vast majority of their time dealing with policies that emanate
from Washington, D.C. Already, I’m hearing leaders of the so-called
Religious Right talk gushingly about who the next Presidential nominee of
the Republican Party will be. Who cares? Do you mean to tell me that with
all we have to deal with right now, we can’t find anything else to talk
about? How shallow–and utterly ineffective–can we be?

In the first place, Washington, D.C., is a lost cause. It really is. We have
about as much chance of flying to the moon in a glider as we do of seeing
any significant change in Washington, D.C. Neither the Republican nor
Democrat parties at the national level offer any hope. The federal
government is hell-bent on turning the United States into a socialistic
global village, and the two major parties are in it up to their necks.

If the principles of freedom and independence have any chance of surviving
the next few years, it will be because individual States have the courage to
pick up the banner and fight. Therefore, freedom lovers need to focus their
energy and attention more on State government and less on national politics.

For example, the State of Missouri is right now profiling supporters of
independent Presidential candidates such as Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and myself
as being potential "domestic terrorists." In addition, Missouri law
enforcement personnel are being told that people who oppose things such as
abortion, illegal immigration, gun control, the Federal Reserve, the North
American Union, etc., are potential "terrorists."

See my original exposé on this story here:

Remember, this report is being sanctioned by Missouri Governor Jeremiah
(Jay) Nixon, the Missouri Highway Patrol, and the Department of Public
Safety. In other words, the State of Missouri is officially endorsing the
distorted statements, repulsive innuendoes, false accusations, and
unwarranted warnings contained in this report. Whether the content of the
report originated with the federal Department of Homeland Security or even
with a private left-wing organization such as the Southern Poverty Law
Center, it is the State of Missouri that is putting boots on the ground on
behalf of this ridiculous report.

That is the way it always is: no matter what happens in Washington, D.C., it
is the individual State that (for the most part) is left holding the bag.
Unfortunately, it seems that most State legislators and governors have
forgotten that it is their responsibility to protect the liberties and
freedoms of their citizens, and have been unwilling to hold the line for
State sovereignty and independence. Instead, they have allowed the federal
government to run roughshod over not only the U.S. Constitution, but also
their own State constitutions and authority. In fact, one might be able to
say that most States seem to think that Washington, D.C., is some kind of
glorified Pied Piper, which they must always follow like blind sheep. This
is not the kind of union our founders envisioned.

States were always viewed as being the final arbiters of their own destinies
and decisions. Had America’s Founding Fathers intended on Washington, D.C.,
being some sort of universal authority, the individual States would have all
terminated when the Constitution was adopted in 1787. In other words, what
Washington, D.C., thinks or wants means diddly-squat unless the State
decides to go along with it.

Whether the issue is gun control, or environmental "protection," or
smoke-free facilities, or land use codes, or police departments profiling
potential "terrorists," or any other issue that the federal government wants
to get its grubby little fingers into, it is the individual State that must
choose to say either Yea or Nay.

Therefore, the time has come for us to focus on the kinds of legislators,
governors, sheriffs, judges, etc., who are leading our respective States. We
must focus on holding our State officials accountable to the principles of
freedom and constitutional government. The battle that is taking place in
Missouri right now is a classic example.

Missouri residents by the hundreds and thousands need to get involved in
that battle immediately. I understand Oklahoma and New Hampshire are
deciding on terrific State sovereignty bills at this very moment. Residents
of the Sooner State and Granite State need to barrage their State
legislators in support of these bills right now. Montana is currently
deliberating a couple of great bills. One would bring back gold and silver,
and one is a major gun rights bill. Residents of Big Sky Country need to
step up to the plate right now and let their legislators and governor know
how important it is to pass these bills. I could go on and on.

Folks, Washington, D.C., is a pigsty. There is no remedy for that place. It
doesn’t matter to a tinker’s dam whether a Republican or Democrat is in the
White House, or even which party controls Congress. If the last two
Presidential administrations have not taught us that, we are brain-dead.

If there is any hope for lovers of freedom in this country, it will be found
in individual States that are willing to shake off the filthy dust that has
floated down from that putrid landfill on the banks of the Potomac, and
stand up for freedom and independence the way Americans used to. And if the
State we live in won’t do it, we might want to consider moving to one that
will, because if we lose our liberties, it will be our own individual State
that will have run up the white flag.

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