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CAN CONSTITUTIONALISTS EVER COME TOGETHER?
May 23, 2006
Back in 2004, I gave up hope that the Republican Party would ever
again honestly promote a truly conservative, constitutionalist
agenda in Washington, D.C. Since then, the GOP has not failed my
expectations. It has nose-dived into a big government, big-
spending, socialist, Big Brother, pro-illegal invasion party that no
true conservative could remotely support!
As a result, I switched my party registration to the Constitution
Party. The CP has a platform with which I enthusiastically agree!
(See their party platform at
http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php) The CP
also traditionally enjoys ballot access in over 40 states, which
makes it a very viable third party. In fact, in raw numbers, the CP
is the third largest party behind only the two major parties.
However, it seems very clear to me that if conservative
constitutionalists ever hope to regain national influence, it will take
a combined effort. Currently, constitutionalists are fragmented and
splintered to such a degree that, for all practical purposes, they are
entirely ineffective. Moreover, they will continue to be ineffective
unless they learn how to work together for a common cause.
"What is the cause?" you ask. The cause should be the restoration
of our constitutional form of government. As far as governing
principles are concerned, the U.S. Constitution is the greatest
source of protection against the Machiavellian propensities of
power-hungry men that the world has ever known! If America had
not had the Constitution, we would have already become a third
rate nation. It is the Constitution which has preserved whatever
semblance of freedom and federalism that remains.
Without the Constitution (together with the Declaration of
Independence and Bill of Rights), we would have little
appreciation for religious liberty, the freedom of speech, the
freedom of the press, personal privacy, the right to trial by jury, or
the right to keep and bear arms. America was founded upon the
principles contained in the Constitution, not upon this mythical
"two party system" we hear so much talk about today!
In fact, it has been the "two party" system that is largely
responsible for much of America's woes. The two major parties
abandoned the Constitution years ago! The only thing either party
is interested in is power! They could not care less whether or not
America's founding principles are preserved! Instead, over the past
several decades, both parties have systematically and callously
dismantled constitutional government with impunity!
If personal liberty is to prevail, if any of our historic American
liberties are to last much beyond this generation, it will only be
because those constitutionalists who are left are able to put aside
individual differences and work together (as did our Founding
Fathers) for the restoration of our constitutional republic!
We need a combined effort, a determined effort, a focused effort,
and an indefatigable effort to do one thing: restore constitutional
government to our land!
Constitutional government would rein in the abortion problem, the
gay marriage problem, the illegal invasion problem, the federal
spending problem, the American imperialism problem, the high
taxation problem, the anti-religious freedom problem, the runaway
judiciary problem, and most other national maladies.
Constitutional government would restore power to the individual
States and liberty to individual citizens. It would stop this
burgeoning Big Brother executive branch of government dead in
its tracks, and it would put the House of Representatives back in
charge of the country again, as the founders intended!
Constitutional government would break up the elitist makeup of
the U.S. Senate and allow individual States to be truly represented
in Washington, D.C. It would also permanently dismantle the
Internal Revenue Service.
The 64 million dollar question is, "Can such an effort take place?"
I believe the answer to that question is still in doubt.
There is still a sizeable number of Americans who truly understand
this problem, including politicos, military men, educators,
ministers, lawmen, engineers and scientists. However, we are
sliced and diced all over the place!
Some are foolishly (and futilely) trying to "save" the GOP. Some
are trying to do the same thing with the Donkeys. Some have
divided themselves up into several minor parties, including the
aforementioned Constitution Party, the Libertarian Party, or the
Reform Party. Some are registered simply as Independents or as
Furthermore, a majority of these "independents" would probably
agree on the basic premise that the two major parties are
thoroughly corrupt, totally dominated by big money interests, and
wholly given to globalism. They would also likely agree that the
restoration of the U.S. Constitution is primary to our nation's
survival. In addition, people registered as independents (in their
various consortiums) outnumber both Democrats and Republicans!
Again, the question is, can conservative constitutionalists put aside
individual differences and reach a working consensus that would
allow them to combine their energies and resources for the
accomplishment of the goal of restoring constitutional
government? I truly do not know the answer to that question.
However, one thing I do know: if constitutional government is not
restored soon, America is toast!
© Chuck Baldwin
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