You Might Be A Constitutionalist If…

[COMMENT:  Some of the items below are not terribly helpful, but Chuck Baldwin is pretty much on target.  And, with Baldwin, I do very much recommend the Constitution Party.  They do not seem to know how to get their message out, which is tragic, because they are perhaps the only party in America which has a Godly constitutional message. 

Baldwin's view will be considered "extremist" by many.  That is nonsense.   When I was growing up, it would have been considered normal American.  E. Fox] 

By Chuck Baldwin
January 28, 2005

More than thirty years as a student of American history, constitutional government, and the Holy Bible leads me to the conviction that the two major political parties in this country are equally culpable in stripping America of its founding principles. In my opinion, both the Democrat and Republican parties in Washington, D.C., have zero fidelity to the U.S. Constitution and zero respect for America's foundational precepts.

In my studied opinion, neither the Democrat nor Republican Party has any intention of slowing the out-of-control expansion of government. Neither party has demonstrated any loyalty to preserving and protecting our constitutional form of government or shows any real resolve to saving the lives of innocent unborn babies.

Like National Socialists and Soviet Socialists of old, the only thing that concerns Democrats and Republicans today is who is in power. Both are equally willing to destroy the freedoms and liberties of people without conscience or regret as long as their party remains in control.

For this reason, I have abandoned the two major parties and am proudly affiliated with an independent party that truly represents America's founding principles and my convictions. That party is the Constitution Party.

Furthermore, knowing that there are countless other patriotic, God- fearing Americans across this nation who realize that both major parties have become impotent and irrelevant when it comes to representing constitutional principles, I offer the following test. Read it and see if you, too, are a Constitutionalist. (Yes, Martha, this is another Jeff Foxworthy spin-off.)

1. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that elected
leaders should really obey the U.S. Constitution.

2. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that before
the United States invades and occupies another country,
Congress must first declare war.

3. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe the federal
government should live within its means, like everyone else
is forced to do.

4. You might be a Constitutionalist if you think that taking
away people's liberties in the name of security is neither
patriotic nor does it make the country more secure.

5. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to see
politicians be forced to abide by the same laws they make
everyone else submit to.

6. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that we
have three coequal branches of government that are
supposed to hold each other in check and balance.

7. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the
federal government has no authority to be involved in
education or law enforcement.

8. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that gun
control laws do nothing but aid and abet criminals while
trampling the rights and freedoms of law abiding citizens.

9. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the
income tax is both unconstitutional and immoral and, along
with the I.R.S., should be abolished.

10. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe the federal
government had no authority to tell Alabama Chief Justice
Roy Moore that he could not display a monument
containing the Ten Commandments in the Alabama
Judicial Building in Montgomery.

11. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that neither
Congress nor the White House nor any sovereign state is
required to submit to unconstitutional Supreme Court
rulings such as the Roe v Wade decision.

12. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that
freedom has nothing in common with illegal immigration.

13. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that
outsourcing American jobs overseas is not good for
America.

14. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the
United States should get out of the United Nations and get
the United Nations out of the United States.

15. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that it is not
unconstitutional for children in public schools to pray or
read the Bible.

16. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the Boy
Scouts are not a threat to America.

17. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the
federal government should honor its commitments to
America's veterans.

18. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that U.S.
troops should never serve under foreign commanders or
wear the uniform or insignia of the United Nations.

19. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the
federal government has no business bribing churches and
faith-based organizations with federal tax dollars.

20. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that federal
agents who murder American citizens should be held to the
same laws and punishments that any other citizen would be
held to.

21. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that
NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, and the FTAA are disastrous
compromises of America's national sovereignty and
independence.

22. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to see
Congressmen and Senators be required to actually read a
bill before passing it into law.

23. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that it is
the job of government to protect and secure God-given
rights not use its power to take those rights away.

24. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that
there is nothing unconstitutional with the public
acknowledgement of God and our Christian heritage.

25. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that in the
beginning God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.

26. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that airport
screeners have no business touching women's breasts and
confiscating fingernail clippers.

27. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that many
public schools' "zero-tolerance" policies are just plain
stupid.

28. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that parents
have a right to home school their children.

29. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that
governmental seizure of private property is plain, old
fashioned thievery.

30. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to meet
one single Congressman or Senator beside Ron Paul who
acts as if he or she has ever read the U.S. Constitution.

Well, how did you fare? Are you a Constitutionalist? If you are, why not consider joining the Constitution Party? Check out their website at: http://www.constitutionparty.com

© Chuck Baldwin

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