Let me just let everyone know right up front: I have not voted for a presidential candidate since I voted for Ron Paul in the primary election in 2012. If Darrell Castle, presidential nominee of the Constitution Party in 2016, had been on the ballot here in Montana, I would have voted for him.
And before anyone tries to put me on a guilt trip for not voting, they should know that I feel as good about myself when I don't vote as when I do vote. I wholeheartedly agree with John Quincy Adams when he said, "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
Sometimes a vote for principle requires a non-vote.
Donald Trump had four years to earn my vote in 2020, but all he did was confirm my decision to not vote for him in 2016.
It won't do any good to review the myriad reasons I could never vote for Trump in good conscience. Over the course of Trump's presidency, I have provided volumes of documented, well-researched and factual data in this column regarding Trump's unfitness to be President of the United States. To the evangelicals and conservatives who believe him to be Superman (as thousands of them chanted at his latest rally), however, the truth about Donald Trump doesn't matter one iota.
In my opinion, Trump's vulgarities, blasphemies, duplicities, thefts, immoralities, racism, narcissism, covetousness, self-deification, misogyny, unconstitutional conduct and mass murders disqualify him from being elected dog catcher, much less President of the United States.
I have repeatedly documented all of the above in past columns. Anyone who cannot see the above just flat out doesn't want to see it. But we already know that, don't we?
Oh, well, here's one last glimpse of the "great Christian First Lady"—wife of the "great Christian president," mother of the "great Christian First Family"—Melania Trump in a recent CNN interview. Judge for yourself. (And I caution you: Filthy language will be heard.)
And regarding the whole unholy marriage between evangelical Christians and Donald Trump, perhaps Susan Wright gave the best closing argument.
Okay. Here's a brief follow-up to my column on why I believe Amy Coney Barrett is just another Deep State, Big Government toady. As a just-retired Court of Appeals judge, Thomas Griffith gave testimony before the U.S. Senate in support of Barrett. In his testimony (at 3:22:54) he said this of her:
In taking the oath, the judge makes a solemn promise with God as witness that when acting as a judge, she will be a different person than when she's not acting as a judge. Robert Bolt's portrayal of Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons captures this point simply and powerfully: "What is an oath," More asks, "but words we speak to God?" In other words, for a person of Faith, the judicial oath is a promise to the Nation and to God that she will not do the one thing her secular critics most fear: reach for outcomes based on her religious world view. When wearing the robe, there is no conflict between following God and Caesar. It's Caesar all the way down.
So, in the world of Barrett and Griffith, anyone who takes a governmental oath (judge, sheriff, police officer, mayor, county commissioner, governor, legislator, etc.) is obligated to deny God's Revealed Law, His Natural Law and one's own moral conscience to be a slave of Caesar.
(In a real way, this philosophy was at the heart of the War of Northern Aggression. Director Ron Maxwell did a tremendous job of portraying this philosophical battle in his epic movie Gods and Generals. This is one of my all-time favorite movies; and it is the very best Civil War movie ever made. And with the way the country is going right now, this film could be banned at any moment. If you want it, you better order it now.)
Tell me again what those Nuremberg trials were all about.
When it comes to elections, here is the stark reality: It is far more important whom we elect at the local and State levels than whom we elect president. FAR MORE IMPORTANT!
The only significant scope of authority confined to the president is foreign policy. And the Zionist State of Israel has controlled America's foreign policy decisions since the presidential administration of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Therefore, when it comes to foreign policy, it doesn't matter to a hill of beans which political party controls the White House; the Zionists are in charge.
Regarding domestic policy, our republican form of government divides authority into many offices. At the federal level, the allocation of funding comes from the House of Representatives; confirmation of judges comes from the Senate; only the legislative branch can make law; and the states and People (the Body Politic) themselves retain authority in all matters not specifically enumerated to the central government in the U.S. Constitution.
Individual states retain both independence and sovereignty. A county sheriff is still the highest ranking law enforcement officer in his county. State laws not found unconstitutional still govern the State. State governors, attorney generals and the legislative bodies still retain much authority to resist the encroachment of Liberty from Washington, D.C.—if they have the constitutional acumen, personal conviction and guts to do it.
Therefore, the survival of our constitutional republic depends not upon who is president but upon people voting for principled, courageous and honest civil magistrates at the State, county and local levels, so that they might provide lawful checks and balances against federal usurpation of power.
For example, if the State of Oregon and city of Portland want to let thugs and rioters burn the city to the ground, let them do it. But thugs will find a much different outcome in Flathead County, Montana. I can promise you that. The point is, neither place needs Washington, D.C., telling them what to do or helping them fix their problems.
But over the last half-century at least, the power elite have manipulated the minds of the American people into focusing almost exclusively on the office of president. All of the rest of the elected offices in this country are little more than afterthoughts. This has allowed the same power elite to use their vast resources to defeat truly good candidates during the State and local primary elections with their pathetically low voter turnouts.
"Why don't people turn out for the primary elections?" you ask. Because they are brainwashed by the media, corporate and party elite into believing that those elections aren't important. That's why it is so common for the general elections to come down to a contest between Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. The power elite made sure the non-controlled candidates were defeated in the primaries.
After closely watching, and personally helping, Ron Paul's campaigns in 2008 and 2012—and after running for POTUS myself as the nominee of the Constitution Party and even receiving Dr. Paul's endorsement in 2008 (I am the last candidate for president that Ron endorsed in a general election; of course, he endorsed his son, Rand, in the 2016 primary election)—I saw up close and personal how corrupt, crooked and controlled presidential elections really are.
Here is the bottom line: The power elite know what they plan to accomplish during the next four years, and neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden will stand in their way. Trump is as much a willing puppet of the power elite as anyone else has been—all the rhetoric from both sides notwithstanding.
As in most elections, I will focus on electing Liberty candidates in my county and State. So should you.
P.S. The reference to the Zionist State of Israel in this column is the result of many years of study and research—and contrition and repentance, I might add.
For years, I bought and taught C.I. Scofield's Israel-based prophecy doctrines. But after a powerful work of God in my heart and years of honest, sincere study of the Scriptures, I learned that I had been deceived—and that I had deceived others. This discovery led me to a great repentance AND to a national confession.
Since that time, I have attempted to rectify my error by teaching as many people as I can the Biblical TRUTH about Zionist Israel.
And, now, I am excited to distribute an amazing book about the creation of the State of Israel from an objective historical perspective, written by one of Israel's most renowned historians.
The book is entitled The Ethnic Cleansing Of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe.
This is the true story of how Israel became a state off the blood, rape and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.
The State of Israel loves to play the role of victim on the world stage, but the truth is, since WWII, Israel is one of the most murderous aggressor/terror states in the world. Had any other nation on earth committed the atrocities you will find documented in this book, the entire world—especially the United States—would hold it up to global condemnation. But you have likely read or heard absolutely nothing about it. The truth of Israel's murderous conquest of Palestine is even hidden from the people of Israel themselves.
Evangelical Christians who are enamored with the modern State of Israel, believing it to be a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, need to take a close, hard look at the brutal history of the Zionist state. Reading this book is the best place to begin.
© Chuck Baldwin
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