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Christians Should Support Constitutional Government

Posted by soldierservant on November 12, 2007

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I was honored to speak before the National Committee of the
Constitution Party on Thursday, October 25, 2007 in Council Bluffs,
Iowa. Today’s column is a condensed version of that address.

Daniel Webster is regarded as perhaps America’s most notable jurist.
Webster said, “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the
Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has
happened once in 6000 years may not happen again. Hold on to the
Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will
be anarchy throughout the world.”

He also said, “The hand that destroys the Constitution rends our Union
asunder forever.”

Please remember that this is the same Daniel Webster who said: “If we
abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on
prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its
instruction and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe
may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”

You see how Daniel Webster (like most of America’s founders) was a man
with deeply-held Christian convictions. He believed the Bible. He was
a devout believer. And he found no contradictions between the Bible
and the Constitution. In fact, he believed (as do I) that the
Constitution is the best safeguard for Christian liberty that we have.

When any constitutionally-elected officeholder assumes office, he or
she promises to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the
United States. They don’t promise to represent “conservative
principles” or to be “loyal to a political party,” etc. The
Constitution is the contract between “We the people” and our civil
magistrates.

When you or I hire an electrician or plumber to do work for us, we
sign a contract for specific work to be done. And at the end of the
day, I really don’t care whether he claims to be a Christian or where
he goes to church or how religious he claims to be. When the work is
finished, I want my lights to turn on and my toilet to flush. In other
words, I expect him to live up to his contract.

When we elect people to public office, we should expect only one
thing: that they uphold their contract to preserve, protect, and
defend the Constitution of the United States.

You see, adherence to the Constitution protects our freedom of speech
and assembly; our freedom of worship; our right to keep and bear arms;
our right to a trial by jury; the right to be secure in our own homes
against police overreach; our right to witness for Christ in public,
as a Christian; the right to own property; the right to not be
deprived of life or property without due process of law; the right to
face our accusers, and the right to keep government local and limited.

In fact, keeping government local and limited is the cornerstone
doctrine of American government. In most nations, the federal
government holds power over virtually every area of the lives of its
people. Not so in America–at least, not in the America that was
originally crafted.

Most of the problems that we are now dealing with socially,
culturally, financially, etc., stem from America abandoning the basic
founding principle that “the government that governs least governs
best.”

Accordingly, America’s commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness has been (and is being) systematically stripped from us–not
by State legislatures, but mostly by agencies of the federal
government.

Consider how it has been federal courts that have banned prayer in
school, and legalized abortion and homosexual marriage. Even in the
liberal State of Massachusetts it was the courts (along with a
compliant liberal governor, Mitt Romney), that forced acceptance of
homosexual marriage upon the people.

Today, we have federal departments and agencies almost without number.
We have the Department of Education, the Department of Transportation,
the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the
Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Department
of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban
Development, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, the
Department of State, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of
the Interior, etc., etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

Each and every federal department and agency, in its own way and for
its own purposes, to one degree or another, ignores or violates
constitutional government. And as a result, they contravene and strip
away the rights and freedoms of States collectively and of the people
individually.

The result of this gargantuan federal monstrosity includes
back-breaking taxation and over-regulation, which fuel inflation,
stymie productivity, and invite foreign influence.

One only has to observe how President Bush is now appealing to the
U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of an illegal Mexican alien who raped and
murdered two Houston, Texas teenagers, arguing that his death sentence
should be overturned and that he should be given a new trial. Bush’s
reason? Illegal aliens should be under the authority of a UN “world
court” instead of the State of Texas’ authority.

Observe how Bush is pushing for amnesty for illegal aliens. See how he
has merged these United States into a regional government by signing
onto the Security and Prosperity Partnership agreement with Canada and
Mexico. See how he is pushing for a NAFTA superhighway. Observe how he
and other globalists are planning to replace the U.S. dollar with a
regional, multinational currency called the Amero.

Furthermore, virtually every administration for the last fifty years
has engaged in an aggressive nation-building foreign policy. (Can
anyone say, “Iraq”?) In addition, in contradiction to the stated
warnings of our nation’s founders, they have actively pursued
entangling alliances with unfriendly governments. The past three
administrations in particular have deliberately steered our country
down a path of multiculturalism, globalism, and elitism.

Pastors, especially, should fight for constitutional government! Do
you preachers really think that there will be any room for the
old-time Gospel when the globalists and elitists in the federal
government have finished with their diabolical schemes?

Already, President Bush repeatedly tells us that Christians and
Muslims–and all other religions–worship the same God. How long will
you preachers be able to preach the narrow message of salvation, that
Christ is the only way to Heaven, when Bush’s doctrine of Universalism
is the accepted religion? And make no mistake about it: Universalism
is the national religion of the United Nations, the European Union,
and the emerging North American Union.

The Department of Homeland Security is already holding seminars for
pastors, instructing them how they should ask their congregants to
turn in their firearms in the event that the President declares a
national emergency. How many of you pastors are prepared to become an
instrument of gun confiscation for global government?

This is what happens when we abandon constitutional government.

It is not enough that a candidate says he is a Christian. Every
politician I know, or have ever known, says they are a Christian–at
least every four years. It is not enough that a candidate carries a
giant-print Bible to church. It is not enough that he says he prays or
says that “faith is important.”

The truth is, if the candidate is a sincere Christian, he or she will
all the more readily obey his or her oath to preserve, protect, and
defend the Constitution of the United States. After all, does not our
Lord tell us that our yea is to be yea and our nay is to be nay? In
other words, genuine believers are to be true to their word. How,
then, could a true Christian make a promise before God and the
American people to preserve, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution
and then turn around and ignore that promise? He couldn’t.

Therefore, a professing believer who is elected to public office and
then ignores his or her promise to the Constitution proves that he or
she is not a true Christian but a phony who only uses a religious
testimony to dupe Christians.

Take the issue of abortion, for example. Ron Paul proposed the
“Sanctity of Life Act of 2005” (and 2007), which would require that
“human life shall be deemed to exist from conception, without regard
to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency”

The bill also provides that “the Congress recognizes that each State
has the authority to protect unborn children…” And that “the Supreme
Court shall not have jurisdiction to review …the performance of
abortions; or the provision of public expenses of funds, facilities,
personnel, or other assistance for the performance of abortions.”

In other words, Dr. Paul understands that Article. III. Section. 2. of
the U.S. Constitution gives to Congress the authority to rein in an
abusive judiciary and take the issue of abortion (or homosexual
marriage or fill in the blank) out from under the jurisdiction of the
Court. This means that should Congressman Paul’s bill become law,
abortion on demand ends and Roe v Wade is overturned.

So, please tell me why, after having control of both houses of
Congress and the White House for six years, did these “pro-life”
Republicans in Congress and a “pro-life” President not pass Dr.
Paul’s bill?  Why? Because they really do not give a hoot about
abortion, but only use pro-life rhetoric to dupe conservative voters.

In addition, those conservatives who have followed President Bush’s
preemptive war doctrine are the ones who have abandoned historical
conservative principles. Before G.W. Bush changed the landscape,
conservatives–especially Christian conservatives–mostly subscribed
to Augustine’s “just war” theory regarding accepted protocols for the
conduct of war. Today, however, many professing conservatives have
foolishly followed Bush’s “preemptive war” theory, which, before now,
was practiced mostly by pagan emperors. As Christians, however, we
should still subscribe to “just war.”

In concert with “just war” philosophy (not to mention American
history), Christians should agree with Ron Paul’s approach to dealing
with terrorists. He authored H.R. 3076, the September 11 Marque and
Reprisal Act of 2001. According to Paul, “A letter of marque and
reprisal is a constitutional tool specifically designed to give the
president the authority to respond with appropriate force to those
non-state actors who wage war against the United States while limiting
his authority to only those responsible for the atrocities of that
day. Such a limited authorization is consistent with the doctrine of
just war and the practical aim of keeping Americans safe while
minimizing the costs in blood and treasure of waging such an
operation.”

This is precisely what President Thomas Jefferson did when America’s
ships were confronted with Barbary pirates on the high seas.

If the United States government had listened to Ron Paul, we would not
have lost nearly 4,000 American soldiers and Marines, spent over $1
trillion, and gotten bogged down in an endless civil war from which
there is no equitable extraction. Furthermore, had we listened to Dr.
Paul, Osama bin Laden would no doubt be dead, as would most of his
al-Qaeda operatives, and we would be less vulnerable to future
terrorist attacks, instead of being more vulnerable, which is the case
today.

How can anyone say with a straight face that they are fighting a war
on terrorism while at the same time doing absolutely nothing to secure
our borders and ports?!

I submit that every true American, especially conservative Christians,
should enthusiastically support constitutional government. I further
believe that a President who would take his oath to the Constitution
seriously would bring a new birth of freedom to America the likes of
which has not been seen since 1776. May God give us such a man!

(c) Chuck Baldwin chuck@chuckbaldwinlive.com

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Bob Jones Dances With The Devil by Chuck Baldwin

Posted by soldierservant on November 10, 2007

Accordng to this Romney is as bad as Giuliani.Well the religious right are known by their fruits when they support this. I had figured since Romney comes from an ultraliberal state that he is the same.

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The Washington Times carried an Associated Press report entitled, “Bob
Jones III endorses Mitt Romney.” Here are excerpts:

“Bob Jones III, chancellor of the Christian fundamentalist school
named for his family, is endorsing Republican Mitt Romney for
president.

“Romney’s campaign confirmed Jones’ endorsement today.”

According to the report Jones told a Greenville, South Carolina
newspaper that “supporting Romney is critical to make sure former New
York Mayor Rudy Giuliani doesn’t win the GOP nomination and that
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton doesn’t win
the election.

“‘If it turns out to be Giuliani and Hillary, we’ve got two pro-choice
candidates, and that would be a disaster,’ Jones told The Greenville
News for a story on its Web site today.”

Jones also said, “As a Christian I am completely opposed to the
doctrines of Mormonism. But I’m not voting for a preacher. I’m voting
for a president. It boils down to who can best represent conservative
American beliefs, not religious beliefs.”

Bob Jones’ endorsement of the former Massachusetts governor
illustrates just how low the Religious Right will go in compromising
bedrock principle for the sake of political expediency.  Jones says he
is supporting Romney so as to help defeat Rudy Giuliani. I very much
want to see what Jones will do if and when Giuliani gets the
Republican nomination. I would anticipate that he will continue to
follow his current modus operandi and support Giuliani, because he
would then say that Giuliani is the “lesser of two evils.”

Why do I say that? Because Jones is already demonstrating that he will
support one liberal over another liberal. Mitt Romney is not a
conservative–not by any measure of the word. And I am confident that
Bob Jones knows it.

Romney’s entire political career has been built by catering to the
eastern liberal establishment. That he is now attempting to remake
himself into a conservative (and that Christian “leaders” are willing
to assist this façade) is both laughable and detestable!

In his endorsement announcement, Jones said, “If it turns out to be a
Giuliani and Hillary, we’ve got two pro-choice candidates, and that
would be a disaster.”

DUH!

Where has Bob Jones III been for the last two decades? Mitt Romney has
been a consistent pro-abortion politician since entering public life.
His track record is there for anyone who wants to examine it. Here are
a few facts Dr. Bob should have looked at before he embarrassed
himself and Bob Jones University with this stupidly naïve endorsement.

According to one well-researched account, “Mitt Romney has a long
history of supporting pro-abortion candidates and causes, and
aggressively sought the support and endorsement of groups such as
NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Indeed, Romney is still listed today as
a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership, a group supported
by Billionaire leftist George Soros dedicated to shifting the GOP
leftward on social issues such as abortion rights and stem cell
research.

“Romney also has a history of assisting the careers of other prominent
pro-abortion politicians. In the 1992 presidential race, Romney
endorsed and voted for pro-abortion liberal Democrat Paul Tsongas in
the Democratic primary and just three years ago endorsed and made a
television ad for Democrat Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, a
former Planned Parenthood attorney.

“As Governor, he issued state proclamations honoring ‘Right to Privacy
Day’ which until 2005, specifically referenced the Roe vs. Wade case.

“Romney repeatedly took extreme stances on abortion throughout his
career and consistently made statements such as this one: ‘I believe
that Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain
and support it . . .'”

“There simply is no doubt that Romney was one of the most pro-abortion
Republican office holders in the country.”

See the full report at:
http://www.massresistance.org/romney/prolife.html

As to the issue of “gay rights,” Mitt Romney’s record is equally
clear. He has consistently facilitated the radical homosexual agenda.

According to a World Net Daily report, “A website paid for and
authorized by the Massachusetts Democratic Party has posted a picture
of a flier reportedly passed out at a 2002 ‘gay pride’ event by
then-gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney expressing support for
homosexual rights.

“The flier, on red paper, claims to have been paid for by ‘the Romney
for Governor Committee and Kerry Murphy Healey Committee’ and reads,
‘Mitt and Kerry wish you a great Pride Weekend.'”

See the full report at:
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57786

For Mitt Romney to now say that he “took every conceivable step within
the law to defend traditional marriage” is just so much hooey,
according to my good friend, Harvard law school graduate and founding
dean of Regent University’s law school, Herb Titus. Read the report
at:
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56674

On the subject of  gun control, Mitt Romney promised that he would not
lift a finger to “chip away” at the gun laws in Massachusetts–a state
that has some of the most draconian gun restrictions in the country.

As recently as 2002, Mitt Romney said, “We do have tough gun laws in
Massachusetts; I support them.”

For the “skinny” on Mitt Romney’s leftist anti-gun record, see the Gun
Owners of America’s report at:
http://gunowners.org/pres08/romney.htm

For a look at Romney’s record on illegal immigration, read this:
http://www.vdare.com/burns/070809_romney.htm

Obviously, Mitt Romney is a chameleon who will say anything to anybody
in order to get elected. He has flipped and flopped more than John
Kerry ever dreamed about. Only an idiot would believe anything this
man says. For a very revealing look at Romney’s two-faced,
double-talk, go here:
http://www.romneyfacts.com/redblue.php

Thankfully, not everyone within the Religious Right has been duped by
Mitt Romney. Janet Folger recently wrote the following about the
chameleon.

“And then there’s Mitt Romney, making a convenient flip from his
ardent pro-abortion stance just in time to run for president. It just
seems to me that if you really come to the realization that
dismembering children is not good public policy, you’d remember not to
FUND it with taxpayer dollars in your state health-care plan . . .
after such a conversion. Oh yeah, suddenly he’s pro-marriage, too. So
why did Romney publicly beat up on pro-marriage activist Brian
Camenker last month? It that’s how he treats people on our side of the
issue, that doesn’t bode well for future White House relations. And
finally, mandating that homosexual ‘marriage licenses’ be issued
without any change in the law requiring it (in direct violation of the
Massachusetts State Constitution) isn’t very convincing, either.”

Romney has not fooled World Net Daily editor Joseph Farah, either.
Here is what Farah said about Mitt Romney:

“Don’t be fooled by this political chameleon, this charlatan, this
pretender to the throne. He’s as phone as a three-dollar campaign
promise.”

See Farah’s complete column at:
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56637

Folks, here is the problem: Christian leaders such as Bob Jones III
have succumbed to the temptation to become glorified politicians. They
surrendered their convictions thirty years ago when the old Moral
Majority married the Republican Party. Ever since then, Republican
politicians have made a living by making dupes out of the so-called
Religious Right.

There is another problem: our so-called Christian “leaders” crave
attention. They desire notoriety. They are obsessed with having access
to power. They want a seat at the king’s table. As a result, they are
willing to believe the lies being told them by shrewd and cunning
frauds–as long as they are Republicans, of course. As Doc Holliday
said in the movie Tombstone, “My hypocrisy only goes so far.”

Accordingly, our Christian “leaders” will never promote a man’s
candidacy on principle alone. They want to pick a “winner.” They want
to be on the good side of the last guy standing–even if that guy is a
no-good, compromising louse.

In addition, there is yet another problem: for the most part, our
illustrious Christian “leaders” are willfully ignorant of the
importance of  constitutional government. They either don’t understand
it, or don’t want to understand it. Whatever the reason, issues such
as national independence and sovereignty and globalism do not even
show up on their radar. I’m not sure they have even read the
Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of
Rights. If they have, they sure don’t act like it.

Dr. Bob apparently does not realize that when our President takes his
oath of office, he does not promise to “represent conservative
American beliefs.” Instead, he promises to “preserve, protect and
defend the Constitution of the United States.”

I wonder, too, if Dr. Bob has ever heard of the Security and
Prosperity Partnership (SPP). Has he ever heard of the NAFTA
superhighway? Does he have a clue about the globalist agenda of the
Council on Foreign Relations? Does he even realize that there is a
burgeoning North American Union developing?  I doubt it. I further
doubt that he has read Dr. Jerry Corsi’s book “The Late Great USA.”

Find it here:
http://shop.wnd.com/store/item.asp?DEPARTMENT_ID=6&SUBDEPARTMENT_ID=23&ITEM_ID=2116

In his endorsement of Mitt Romney, Dr. Bob Jones III also said, “This
all about beating Hillary.” Oh, really?

Since when does a preacher of the Gospel and Christian educator put
electing charlatans (of any political party) ahead of standing for
truth and doing right? And this leads to another problem.

Our Christian “leaders” have forgotten what it means to stand on
principle. They have gotten so bogged down in politics that they have
forsaken the divine call to be watchmen on the wall. If Bob Jones III
would be as concerned about standing for truth and principle as he is
about “beating Hillary,” many others might be encouraged to do the
same–and we preachers might actually be able to have a positive
impact upon the direction of our country. As it is, our Christian
“leaders” are not only not helping to lead our nation out of its
current mess, they are actually contributing to the problem, as Dr.
Jones’ endorsement of Mitt Romney illustrates.

Furthermore, what is Dr. Bob going to say to the students and
graduates of Bob Jones University? How can he justify all the years of
“separation” preaching that BJU is known for? Where is his
consistency? How can he now turn around and convince his students that
all those Christian “standards” regarding the fellowship of light with
darkness, reproving evil, contending for the faith, etc., apply only
to areas outside politics? Obviously, BJU students now know that when
it comes to politics, we can cast all those principles aside. It makes
one wonder what other areas of the Christian life are exempt from
Biblical principles. Maybe our business life? But that’s a subject for
another day.

I believe Dr. Bob’s grandfather must be turning over in his grave. I
don’t know how many times I have heard the “big” fundamentalist
preachers quote Dr. Bob Jones, Sr. as saying, “Do right if the stars
fall!”

Instead of doing right, however, Bob Jones III would rather dance with
the devil.

(c) Chuck Baldwin chuck@chuckbaldwinlive.com

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