Ron Paul Endorses Chuck Baldwin for President
Back on January 2 of this year, I made a number of predictions for 2008, among which was this:
Ron Paul will take at least third place in several primaries, much to the surprise of many, and will not drop out of the race until the last vote is counted. His candidacy will lead to no lasting change in the Republican Party.
So far, Ron Paul is proving me correct. He did manage to take third in 17 primaries, and he’s actually on the Presidential ballot right now in Montana. So now all that’s left is for him to have no lasting impact on the Republican party. And I think he’s pretty much assured that now.
The Libertarian Party Candidate admonished me for “remaining neutral” in the presidential race and not stating whom I will vote for in November. It’s true; I have done exactly that due to my respect and friendship and support from both the Constitution and Libertarian Party members. I remain a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party and I’m a ten-term Republican Congressman. It is not against the law to participate in more then one political party. Chuck Baldwin has been a friend and was an active supporter in the presidential campaign.
I continue to wish the Libertarian and Constitution Parties well. The more votes they get, the better. I have attended Libertarian Party conventions frequently over the years.
In some states, one can be on the ballots of two parties, as they can in New York. This is good and attacks the monopoly control of politics by Republicans and Democrats. We need more states to permit this option. This will be a good project for the Campaign for Liberty, along with the alliance we are building to change the process.
I’ve thought about the unsolicited advice from the Libertarian Party candidate, and he has convinced me to reject my neutral stance in the November election. I’m supporting Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate.
If, after reading this, you asked yourself, “What’s the Constitution Party?” Then, well, you’ve proved my point. But for those who are curious, info about the Constitution Party can be found here.
For those of you curious about what this Chuck Baldwin fellow is all about, Dave Wiegel has got some link roundups of Baldwin’s writing, including this tidbit, in which he claims that the 9/11 attacks were a punishment from God. Or China–it’s a bit muddy:
Who do you think is the benefactor of these fanatical, Islamic states that carried out and or facilitated these terrorist acts? Communist China, that is who. Moreover, who is China’s benefactor? The United States. This kind of nonsense must stop and must stop now!
There is one more lesson. Our Founding Fathers knew that our nation’s protection was ultimately in the hands of God. Freedom and security are the blessings of God. Since God was no idle spectator when our country was birthed, He is no idle spectator today. Both blessing and judgment belong to Him. He can accomplish either according to His will.
It is, therefore, imperative that America returns to God! For nearly a half-century, we have forsaken the moral principles of Heaven. We have legally murdered too many unborn babies. We have too readily accepted aberrant, sexual behavior. We kicked Heaven out of our schools, out of our homes, and out of our hearts. As a result, God is giving us a little taste of Hell.
Perhaps I’m out of touch with the majority of Americans, what with my fancy book learning and my preference for craft beers over Budweiser, but selling a guy who thinks that 9/11 is God/China’s punishment/declaration of war for our sins/technology transfers as the next President of the United States doesn’t strike me as a move likely to lead to any significant impacts on the Republican Party, much less politics as a whole.