Strictly Personal

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This Saturday, May 3, is my birthday. Accordingly, it is time for my annual “Strictly Personal” column. I think it only fair that readers should have an opportunity to learn a little something about the person who writes the words they read. Today’s column is designed with that goal in mind. And since Charley Reese (one of my favorite columnists) stopped writing, I am the only syndicated columnist that does this, as far as I know. So, here goes.

I was born and raised in a small town in northern Indiana. My father and mother were dedicated Christians. Dad was a welder by trade and a member of the Teamsters union. He was also a lay jailhouse preacher and prison chaplain. The Lord delivered him from a terrible life of alcoholism, and the story of his deliverance is nothing short of miraculous.

Readers should know that I will send a CD of my father’s life story, free of charge, to anyone who requests it. If you, or someone you know, struggles with alcohol or drug addiction, I urge you to obtain a copy of this remarkable story. Go here:

For The Alcoholic

I campaigned for Congressman Ron Paul in the 2008 Republican presidential primaries. After it was obvious that he would not be the Republican nominee, Constitution Party (CP) leaders and many Ron Paul supporters strongly encouraged me to seek the CP’s presidential nomination. They rightly believed that someone was needed to keep the liberty message alive in the 2008 general election because it was clear that neither Barack Obama nor John McCain would do so. After defeating former UN Ambassador Alan Keyes in the CP nominating convention, I became the Constitution Party’s nominee for President. I was very honored to have received Dr. Paul’s endorsement during that campaign.

I am the husband of one (for over 40 years), the father of three, and the grandfather of nine. In 2010, my family and I made the life-changing (and some say historic) decision to leave our homes in Florida and move to the great State of Montana, where we now reside and work. By family, I mean my three grown children and their spouses and children, and my wife’s mother and stepfather (a total of 17 people back then.

You can read more about our move to Montana here:

Baldwins’ Move To Montana

We planted Liberty Fellowship here in the Flathead Valley of Montana. Liberty Fellowship is a nondenominational, unorganized, unaffiliated, and unincorporated Christian fellowship that preaches and teaches the Biblical Natural Law principles of liberty. Plus, the fellowship has not sought (and will not seek) IRS 501c3 tax-exempt status or State incorporation status. Hundreds of Montanans regularly worship with us, and scores of people have also moved (and many others are still moving) to the Flathead Valley to be part of this Fellowship.

Here is Liberty Fellowship’s website:

Liberty Fellowship

Readers should know that we livestream my messages each Sunday afternoon at approximately 2:30pm Mountain Time. I encourage you to tune in each Sunday afternoon to watch these relevant, hard-hitting liberty sermons. To watch my messages live, go to:

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