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CP Commentary: An Appeal to Heaven

by Robert W. Peck, State Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington 

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I recently read the story of the “An Appeal to Heaven” flag, its history and the important philosophical concept behind it. Most of us don’t even know there was such a flag and even fewer understand its significance. You really cannot correctly understand our nation’s history, or our Declaration of Independence, without understanding the concept behind “An Appeal to Heaven.”

The concept comes from English philosopher, John Locke. In his Second Treatise of Government, Locke explains that once all human avenues for seeking justice (judges, legislatures, executives, etc), or relief from tyranny, have been exhausted, only an appeal to Heaven remains. At that point, men become justified to seek relief by their own actions, appealing to the God of Heaven to sustain their endeavor, as no earthly mediator is left to them.

“…where the body of the people, or any single man, is deprived of their right, or is under the exercise of a power without right, and have no appeal on earth, then they have a liberty to appeal to heaven, whenever they judge the cause of sufficient moment.” (John Locke)

This was Locke’s justification for the deposing of King James II, and as students of Locke, this principle was at the heart of the American founders Declaration of Independence.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States… And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

There is of course much more to the story of the Appeal to Heaven flag including the Iroquois Confederation, why a pine tree was used on the flag and George Washington’s private navy. Please do yourself a big favor and read the whole story here.

Like our nation’s founders, many in the Christian-conservative-right are feeling like they too are suffering a long train of abuses at the hands of their government. In the wake of the recent Supreme Court opinion on marriage that tramples religious liberty and violates freedom of conscience, many may feel America has returned to the place of its founding with only an appeal to Heaven left to us.

While appealing to Heaven through prayer is always a right thing to do, the appeal to Heaven taught by John Locke, and acted upon by the American founders by declaring independence from Great Britain, is a matter of political action that looks to the God of Heaven for favor upon that action. To be justified, and to qualify for divine favor, that action must be predicated upon two things.

1.  No appeal on earth remaining to the aggrieved within the established political systems.

2.  Rectitude of intentions on the part of those taking action to obtain relief.

No Appeal on Earth

Before declaring their independence, the American Founders had exhausted every means available to right the wrongs being done to them by King George III. One of the great complaints leading up to the break with Britain was taxation without representation in Parliament.

Today, we have a vote and an active voice in choosing our representatives for everything from city council, to county sheriff, state representative, state supreme court justices, congress, president and many more offices. We may not like the representatives that “we the people” have picked and often deplore what they do, but we elect them. Therefore, we cannot say that we have “no appeal on earth” as we have an appeal every 2, 4 or 6 years, depending on the office. Therefore, it cannot be justified at this time to go outside of, or seek the overthrow of, “the forms of government to which we are accustomed.”

However, like our nation’s founders, it is incumbent upon us to vigorously pursue every avenue available for the righting of wrongs as we appeal to Heaven for favor upon our endeavors. But remember, the founders taught us that our appeal to Heaven needs to predicated upon the rectitude of our intentions.

Rectitude of Intentions

The word “rectitude” isn’t something you hear in daily conversation. It’s one of those old English words that we kind of gloss over and act like we get it.

According to Webster’s Dictionary of 1828, the first truly American dictionary and the one understood to most accurately convey the meanings intended by the American founders, rectitude is:

Rectitude

REC’TITUDE, noun [Latin rectus, right, straight.]

In morality, rightness of principle or practice; uprightness of mind; exact conformity to truth, or to the rules prescribed for moral conduct, either by divine or human laws. rectitude of mind is the disposition to act in conformity to any known standard of right, truth or justice; rectitude of conduct is the actual conformity to such standard. Perfect rectitude belongs only to the Supreme Being. The more nearly therectitude of men approaches to the standard of the divine law, the more exalted and dignified is their character. Want of rectitude is not only sinful, but debasing.

There is a sublimity in conscious rectitude – in comparison with which the treasures of earth are not worth naming.

We can see from this definition that true rectitude “belongs only to the Supreme Being,” with its ultimate standard determined by “divine law.” Only the Creator of man gets to determine the standard of what is right for man. Therefore, we cannot appeal to Heaven for favor on our endeavors except to the degree our endeavors conform to God’s standards of truth, justice, uprightness and sound principles.

In politics, as in all matters, our natural reaction is to assume that our side is right, if only because the guy on the radio is telling us the other side is wrong. That’s a trap ancient Israel fell into regularly. They would call on God to deliver them from their enemies on the grounds that “we’re God’s people and the other guys are evil Philistines, so we must be right.” Yet in nearly every case, God had to begin by showing His people where they had departed from His law (His standard) and had unwittingly adopted the practices, and even the false gods, of the heathen nations around them.

Christians and conservatives of today are inclined to view democrats as the “new Philistines” that we need God to deliver us from. However, as measured by the party that Christians most commonly support, and whose candidates would never win a single office without their support, the Christian-conservative-right and the Republican Party wield far more influence in America than do democrats. A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court are republican appointees. The U.S. House, which holds the nation’s purse strings and determines what federal activities will or will not take place, has been under republican control 16 of the last 20 years. More than three times as many states are under complete republican control (24) than democrat (7). If America and its union states are going in the wrong direction, the Republican Party bears more blame than the democratic, as it holds more positions of power.

It’s tempting to blame the republican office holders saying, “they’re kowtowing to the party bosses and power brokers, they’re putting political expediency ahead of principle, they’re compromising.” The truth is that we, the Christian-conservative-right, placed them into power and they are a reflection of us. We bowed to the influence of pundits and talking heads who told us who can and cannot win, we placed political expediency and a win at the ballot box ahead of principle, and we compromised when we voted for those candidates.

It would appear that God’s people in America today have fallen into the same trap as Israel of old. We are calling on God to deliver us with the assumption that our side is in the right. However, our political priests have lead us into compromise, taught us to worship at the alters of political expediency and to give the virtue of our vote to candidates who cast off constitutional restraint and serve the gods of statism.

An Appeal to Heaven

It is indeed time for an appeal to Heaven, but not the appeal of casting off, or going outside of, the established systems of government to take matters into our own hands, seeing that we yet have the ballot box left to us. Neither is it the appeal of prayer alone that takes no action, or that merely asks God to bless a continuation of compromise or corrupted political associations.

It is time for an appeal to Heaven that begins by asking the just Judge of the universe to search us to see if there be any wicked ways of compromise in us, and to lead us back to His divine standards of truth, justice, uprightness and sound principles.

It is time for an appeal to Heaven which, with firm resolve, places sound principle ahead of political expediency, partisan politics and the councils of pundits, and which pledges its support to every candidate and cause that soundly upholds biblical values, constitutional limits on government, and the principles of liberty without regard for partisan affiliation or whether anyone says they can win.

It is time for an appeal to Heaven which, with equally firm resolve, pledges to withhold support from every candidate, cause, party or other political entity that shrinks back from the biblical and constitutional standards.

It is time for an appeal to Heaven which, like our nation’s founders did, steps out where human might alone cannot sustain and divine providence becomes our only hope as we “Appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions.”

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Chuck Baldwin: An Open Letter to My Fellow Pastors and Christians

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I was born and raised in a Christian home. I accepted Christ as my Savior at the age of five. I surrendered to the Gospel ministry at the age of eighteen. I attended or have diplomas and degrees from four Bible colleges. I started pastoring when I was twenty-three years of age. And I just observed my fortieth year of continuous pastoral ministry. As Paul said to his son in the faith, Timothy, so I can say, “And that from a child [I have] known the holy scriptures.” (II Tim. 3:15)

Obviously, I am no stranger to the work of God. I have been in church all of my life. Though my dad was not a full-time minister (even though he was ordained), his best friends were pastors.  As a result, I have been around pastors and Christian workers all of my life. So, I am not speaking as an outsider. I know church work from the inside out. I’ve seen it; I’ve been taught it; and I’ve experienced it. The good, the bad, and the ugly: I’ve seen it all.

We pastors and Christians are never going to agree on every nuance of scriptural interpretation or method of ministry. But the vast majority of us will agree that Christ alone is our Sovereign and the Bible is the rule for our faith and practice.

SO, WHAT WILL WE DO NOW?

Caesar has demanded that we recognize the legal “right” of homosexuals and lesbians to “marry.” It will not be long before each and every one of us pastors and ministers will, first, be ASKED to “marry” same-sex couples, and, then, be REQUIRED to “marry” same-sex couples.

WHAT WILL WE DO?

Some pastors are waiting to hear from their denominational superiors for instructions. Some are, no doubt, trying to keep quiet about the subject and hope they can somehow avoid dealing with it. Some are now counseling with attorneys for guidance. But, in truth, our guidance and instruction do not come from denominational officers or lawyers; and it is a cold, hard fact that there is NO avoiding the issue. Sooner or later (probably sooner), each of us will have to make a conscientious decision that is based solely on our moral and scriptural convictions.

AGAIN, WHAT WILL WE DO?

For the most part, our pulpits were silent when the freedom of religion and conscience became a matter of state licensure in 1954 when churches were included in the Internal Revenue Code, section 501c3, as mere non-profit organizations. For the most part, our pulpits were silent when the freedom to pray and read the Bible was removed from our public schools in 1962 and ’63. For the most part, our pulpits were silent when the freedom of God-ordained self-defense became a state-sanctioned license and privilege in 1968. For the most part, our pulpits were silent when the God-ordained right to life of unborn babies was expunged in 1973. For the most part, our pulpits have been silent as our Natural rights of privacy and local autonomy began being stripped from us in 2001. And, now, the most important institution in human history, Holy Matrimony, has been “redefined” by Caesar’s court.

Will we pastors remain silent? Will we sheepishly submit to this egregious and tyrannical assault against the most fundamental institution created by God? Will we become willing accomplices to the formalization of egregiously unnatural perversion?

WHAT WILL WE DO?

Can we not see that what is at stake is the preservation of religious liberty and Christian conscience in our land? Radical secularists (and even some anti-Christian religionists) desire to expunge every semblance of Christian thought and ideology from our nation. The purge has already begun.

All over America, lawsuits against pastors who refuse to marry same-sex couples have already been filed. The same is true for Christians in various service industries that refuse to cater to homosexual “marriages.” Militant homosexuals have brought a $70 million lawsuit against the two largest publishers of the Bible (Zondervan and Tyndale), demanding that the Scriptures condemning sodomy be eviscerated.

It will not be long and cultural Marxists will see to it that the homosexual lifestyle will be promoted in every conceivable public venue. Movies, television (even children’s programs), books, music, magazines, etc., will openly promote the sodomite lifestyle. Common Core curriculum will certainly advocate for homosexual conduct in America’s public schools. Homosexuals will demand the right to flaunt their romantic proclivities in public. Restaurants, concert houses, theaters, meeting places, even churches, will be sued if they do not allow homosexuals to openly display their perversity. Again, this is already beginning.

And for pastors and churches specifically, the big intimidation factor is the IRS tax-exempt status. Already, some of the largest and most notable newspapers, periodicals, and newscasts are calling for the removal of tax-exempt churches that refuse to “marry” same-sex couples. Some are even calling for the removal of tax-exempt status of ALL churches.

If the “great recession” of 2008 and ’09 was the natural “correction” of a manipulated economic “bubble,” I submit that the Hodges decision is the natural (or maybe divine) correction of a manipulated spiritual bubble. For over a half-century, churches have been intoxicated with “success.” The Joel Osteen-brand of Christianity has obfuscated the true purpose of the church. Pleasing Caesar and maintaining tax-exempt status (at all costs) have supplanted pleasing God and maintaining Biblical status. The result is a church that is “increased with goods” but that is spiritually “wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” (Rev. 3:17)

In reality, the Hodges Supreme Court decision was inevitable. It was the result of the spiritually polygamous marriage between the church and state in 1954. It was the result of a church that, like the Jewish Pharisees of old, said, “We have no king but Caesar,” while pretending to be married to Christ.

Well, now God has forced his pastors and churches to take a stand. There is no beating around the bush anymore. There is no avoiding the issue. Pastors and churches will either submit to Christ or they will submit to Caesar. There is no middle ground. There is no more fence-straddling.

Again, the root cause of all of this is the church’s acceptance of state licensure, and, therefore, state authority. Churches committed spiritual adultery when they allowed themselves to take the 501c3 wedding band. By doing so, they became “creatures of the state” and ceased to be the “bride” of Christ. And, remember, our God is a jealous God. “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” (Exodus 34:14)

Since the state has decided to repudiate the Natural authority of marriage as given by our Creator, it behooves us, as Christian ministers, to repudiate state authority over marriage. That means we should immediately cease and desist from officiating over any marriage, heterosexual or homosexual, that includes a license from the state. That is exactly what I will do.

In terms of the history of the Church, as well as Western Civilization, state-licensure of marriages is very recent. For over 1,800 years, almost no marriages (if any) required state-licensure. A certificate of marriage or declaration of marriage or church approbation–or other such recognition–was all that was needed. I don’t know about all of the 50 states, of course, but in my home State of Montana, marriages do NOT require a State license. And that’s exactly the way it should be.

WHAT ABOUT IT, PREACHER? WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Is a state-created tax-exempt license more important than fidelity to Christ and the Scriptures? Let me speak plainly: so what if we lose our tax-exempt status?

I hear my brethren exclaim, “But, Brother Chuck, we will lose tithing members. If they cannot claim their contributions on their tax forms, they will stop giving to the church.” My response is: SO BE IT.

Our churches are filled with careless, insincere, half-hearted Christians. God promised to separate the sheep from the goats and the wheat from the chaff; I believe He is doing just that in the United States right now. America’s churches have been living in a manipulated spiritual “bubble.” The bubble is bursting. It’s long overdue.

Churches in oppressed countries around the world are not worrying about some kind of tax-exempt status. They are not creatures of the state. Many of them are not even recognized as being legal in their states. Many of them are “unofficial,” “unregistered,” “unlawful,” etc. But they are true to Christ and His Word–and their numbers are flourishing.

In just a few years, there will be more Christians in Communist China than in so-called “Christian” America–a first since America came into existence. And there is no tax-exempt status afforded them. At the same time here in America, Christianity is in steep decline. What’s the difference? In China, churches do not seek, nor will they accept, state recognition and endorsement, while here in America churches enthusiastically embrace state recognition and endorsement (licensure). It’s time we find out who is real and who isn’t.

And a question for those church members out there: What are you going to do if your pastor agrees to marry same-sex couples? If your pastor will not take a stand on this, he won’t take a stand on ANYTHING. And, if he hasn’t said anything from the pulpit already, why are you still there?

Are you not willing to give your tithes and offerings to a church even if those financial gifts are NOT tax deductible? If not, what is your real motivation for giving to begin with? Are you not willing to sit under the preaching of a courageous man of God who is the servant of God and not the servant of men–even men in government? If not, why are you even attending church?

Christians have been flocking to these “feel-good” churches for decades. They continued to support spineless pastors, who refused to take a stand for the God-ordained duty of self-defense; who refused to take a stand against the killing of unborn babies; who refused to speak out for religious liberty; and who are currently refusing to take a stand against an Orwellian Police State being created in front of our very eyes. Will they now continue to stay inside those churches whose pastors refuse to take a stand for God-ordained marriage?
I submit that either the Church in America repents and does the “first works” or it will quickly lose its “candlestick.” Truly, “the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God.” (I Peter 4:17)

AGAIN, WHAT WILL WE DO NOW?

© Chuck Baldwin

 

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What does Ayn Rand think about Libertarians?

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The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI), which promotes the philosophy of Objectivism declares:

“The libertarianism we oppose is a specific set of ideas, the essence of which is a dedicated, thoroughgoing subjectivism. Libertarianism in this sense was spearheaded by Murray Rothbard and his followers in the 1960s and 1970s. Its political expression is anarchism or “anarcho-capitalism” as they often term it, and a foreign policy of rabid anti-Americanism (which they pass off as “non-interventionism”).  The “libertarians,” in this usage of the term, plagiarize Ayn Rand’s non-initiation of force principle and convert it into an axiom, denying the need for and relevance of philosophical fundamentals — not only the underlying ethics, but also the underlying metaphysics and epistemology.”

In 1985, former ARI Chairman Peter Schwartz wrote in his essay Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty“the Libertarian substitutes ‘hate the state’ for intellectual content.”

The most stinging criticism of Libertarians comes from Ayn Rand herself, who when talking about Libertarianism correctly equates it with Anarchism.

“I disapprove of, disagree with, and have no connection with, the latest aberration of some conservatives, the so-called “hippies of the right,” who ….by claiming simultaneously to be followers of my philosophy and advocates of anarchism. Anyone offering such a combination confesses his inability to understand either. Anarchism is the most irrational, anti-intellectual notion ever spun by the concrete-bound, context-dropping, whim-worshiping fringe of the collectivist movement, where it properly belongs.  The anarchist is the scum of the intellectual world of the left, which has given them up. So the right picks up another leftist discard. That’s the Libertarian movement.”

When asked why she didn’t approve of the Libertarians, Ayn replied, “Because Libertarians are a monstrous, disgusting bunch of people: they plagiarize my ideas when that fits their purpose, and they denounce me in a more vicious manner than any communist publication, when that fits their purpose. They are lower than any pragmatists, and what they hold against Objectivism is morality. They’d like to have an amoral political program.” 

Before I go into my remarks, I’m no objectivist. I find Ayn Rand to be intelligent and she forces you to think; however I am not in agreement with everything she wrote and in some areas I would have stated things differently. After being Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW) State Chairman for four years, I think Ayn Rand was taking it easy on the Libertarians. From my personal experience, they are slanderous, immoral Christ-hating, America-hating brats who have a demonic affinity for all that is evil and for every enemy America has.

If you are a Christian who is locked arm and arm with the Libertarian Party, you are marching in the wrong parade. If your political party or action group has been infiltrated by the Libertarian, and they love to infiltrate, then you are compromised by interlopers who will distract you from your goals, and reduce your group to nothing. Finally, if you are trying to promote a Christian-Libertarian hybrid, to paraphrase Ayn Rand, “you confess your inability to understand either.”

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Negotiated Destruction

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They said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation;
that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.” Psalm 83:4By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman

Iran is unalterably dedicated to the destruction of Israel, as all true Muslims are. Therefore, to negotiate with Iran, is to broker Israel’s destruction.   It is appeasement, and even worse, nuclear appeasement. While I could talk about the Islamic doctrine of “Taquiya,” which allows the Muslim to lie, and still be holy at the same time, I will instead focus on Israel, and why we should retain our friendship with that nation.

  • Israel is not Islamic. Israel is an island of sanity in a sea of raving monstrosities.
  • Israel is a Republic/Democracy that affords freedom to its citizens. Unlike “Islamic democracy,” i.e. the Islamic Republic of Iran, because Israel isn’t run by Muslims, it actually has the capacity for freedom.
  • Israel is a forward outpost, surrounded by hostility. In our “war on terror,” we talk about “forward operating bases.” Israel has been subjected to Islamic terror right from its inception. Israel is, as a nation the biggest “forward operating base.” in “the war on terror,” in existence; and they are willing to do their own fighting.

John Quincy Adams stated about America, “She goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.” I know that America is the guarantor of American liberty alone, but the beginning of the John Quincy Adams quote, is that we are the Friends of Liberty everywhere. Negotiating with Iran, the universal enemy of liberty is not being a friend of liberty anywhere. America ought to take heed as to how we treat our friends, because we have very few of them left.

Finally, while Israel is currently not the Messianic Kingdom, Christians are commanded to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, to bless the descendants of Abraham, and to pray that Israel turns to Christ. While there are centuries of bad blood between Jews and Christians, to the point where some people see Christian doctrine as an anti-Semitic argument, there is no place for anti-Semitism in the Christian faith, (Jesus was Jewish, so were the Apostles,) there is no place for anti-Semitism in the Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW). There ought to be no place for anti-Semitism in America, including the Oval Office.

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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

America Makes Bricks Without Straw

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“Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore:
let them go and gather straw for themselves.” Exodus 5:7 By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman

Every year I had received my 1040 tax form instruction manual in the mail.  When President Obama arrived in the Oval Office, I had to wait until the public library received copies of the instruction manual.

This year, the inconvenience was ramped up.  I was told I had to down-load a copy of the manual or call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to order a copy. I tried calling the IRS several times and waited for over one-half hour each time, never speaking to an operator. I suspect they had no intention of taking calls.

The reason given for this harassment was “Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will no longer be supplying libraries with many of the forms and instruction booklets available in previous years, including instruction booklets for forms 1040, 1040A and 1040E,”  according to the Cudahy Family Library.  I told the Librarian, “What Spending Cuts?” Obama has raised taxes and runs deficits that were unheard of before he sat in the Oval Office. This has nothing to do with spending cuts, it has to do tyranny.

Filing for income tax in itself is an undue burden on the people, but prior administrations had given people the means to comply with their overbearing regulations, but your “grandfather’s” tyranny isn’t modern enough for this tyrant. Obama is no better than the Pharaoh of Exodus.

The Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW) says to our fellow Americans, every time you vote for a Socialist, you vote for chains to be shackled with, and you vote for cruel edicts which will be painful to comply with. CPoW means to solve the problem by getting rid of the Income Tax, and the IRS altogether. Are you sick of having your check raided? Are you sick of being harassed? Join CPoW today.

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Right to Work Legislation Is Not Necessary. Obeying and Enforcing the Bill of Rights is!

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March 4, 2015

Governor Walker will sign Right to Work legislation as soon as the Assembly approves it, making Wisconsin the 25th state to do so.  While the Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW) totally agrees with the right of citizens to choose whom they will associate with including joining a union if they wish (or not), this legislation isn’t necessary and shows the constitutional ignorance of both major parties.  If the elephant and donkey parties had just obeyed and enforced our 1st Amendment (freedom of association) and 5th Amendment (no denying of property without due process) rights fifty years ago, many Wisconsin workers would not have had their property (part of their paycheck for union dues) confiscated (stolen) by unions all this time.

Constitutional rights cannot be undone or reversed by a majority vote of the legislature; simple legislation always can be.    When our elected leaders don’t understand or won’t follow the U.S. and state constitutions, they act as though the only way to protect the rights of citizens is to first win back (or in the GOP’s case, retain) the majority in the legislature and get their governor elected or re-elected. So if the GOP lost control of the state Senate and maybe even the governorship last year, would they have delayed protecting workers’ constitutional God-given rights until after they hopefully regained control in the next election?  Individual constitutional rights can be enforced at any time; you never have to wait and see what election results are first before you can act.

The CPoW says that the laws mandating forced membership in a union including “giving” said union the power to seize private citizens’ property was unconstitutional and therefore illegal to begin with.  So while this legislation will become law very soon with the governor’s signature, because Right to Work is tied to simple legislation and not inalienable, unchanging rights like those in the Bill of Rights, what will prevent the Democrats from voting through a repeal of Right to Work legislation should they retake the majority and the governorship in 2016?   Nothing!   So thanks to the ignorance of both major parties, you have the right to not have your property seized by private groups and the freedom to associate…for now.  Two years from now, who knows?

We need elected leaders securing our inalienable rights with their votes like all Constitutionalist candidates would.  When our elected leaders obey the highlest law of our land and the constitution in their state, it creates long-term stability in our lives and our civilization, regardless of which party runs the government in the future.

Rule of law prevents the uncertainty that always comes from democracy (mob rule).  Under rule of law and following the Founders original intent, we Constitutionalists understand that you and I as citizens have the same rights today, tomorrow and for the rest of our lives.  If simple legislation can trump constitutional law, then the constitution is made worthless.  By setting the far lower standard of passing simple legislation to decide what our rights are – as right to work supporters in our legislature are doing – the elephants and donkeys have set the stage for our constitutional rights to property and our freedom of association to be voted away from us down the road by the mob and special interest groups.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Private Property, Rule of Law

 

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What if the Republicans Nominate a Conservative?

Originally posted on American Perspective:

The following was written on behalf of the Constitution Party National Committee to address a question that has often been posed regarding the fielding of a Presidential candidate.

ShockThe question has been raised in the past, and I’m sure it will come up again, as to what the Constitution Party would do should the Republican Party choose a “true conservative” (ie, constitutional) Presidential nominee. Would the Constitution Party still field a Presidential candidate, and if so, why?

The Constitution Party does not have an official policy on this matter, i.e. a resolution or a clause in the party constitution or bylaws. So far this has not been a problem and with each passing election cycle it appears less likely to ever be a problem.

As a state party chairman, I can say that it has been the practice of our state affiliate to avoid running a Constitution Party candidate in…

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Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

 
 
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