Friday, October 31, 2008

The Constitution Party

Presidential Candidate: Chuck Baldwin
Vice-Presidential Candidate: Darrel L. Castle
Party Founded: 1992
Interesting Fact: The Constitution Party ranks 3rd of all political parties in the United States in terms of registered members (366,937*).

Can you call yourself a "doctor" of something if your Ph.Ds are honorary? Could you elect a man who calls himself "Dr. Baldwin" if you knew he only had a Masters degree?

The Baldwin/Castle Doctrine:
No foreign government or world government body or entity, not even an ally or neighbor of the US is allowed to own any portion of US roads, airports, homes, buildings, lands, waters, resources (oil, gas, precious metals, minerals, etc,), religious facilities (no matter what faith), stocks, bonds, US treasury notes, businesses, banks, military bases or military assets or manufacturing facilities in the US regardless of how much the foreign governments donate to the political campaigns or private fortunes of US officials, elected or bureaucratic, or even to the US treasury.

The Constitution Party is kinda like the Libertarians, but with a Christian bend (or angle). They're generally for less government, but more Jesus (though not necessarily officially; Chuck is a pastor of a big-time Christian church in Floreeda).

From the Constitution Party's platform:
"Our federal republic was created by joint action of the several states. It has been gradually perverted into a socialist machine for federal control in the domestic affairs of the states. The federal government has no authority to mandate policies relating to state education, natural resources, transportation, private business, housing, and health care, ad infinitum."

Chuck has a radio program. It is considered to be the most influential voice in the Florida Panhandle for conservative principles. That's almost as good as being a "community organizer!" Don't tell his listeners, but Baldwin has been both a registered Republican and Democrat, thought not at the same time. And to keep it spicy, Baldwin himself said, "I believe the South was right in the War Between the States, and I am not a racist. Neither do I believe that the leaders of the old Confederacy were racists. " Maybe true, definitely controversial.

Chuck'll be 56 next January.

Constitution Party Homepage
Chuck's Homepage
*I already told you. I'm not citing anything.

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