Last Sunday, May 3, was my 63rd birthday. Accordingly, it is time for my annual “Come Clean” 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 national 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, struggle with alcohol or drug addiction, I urge you to obtain a copy of this remarkable story. Go here:
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 Flathead Valley of 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. Readers should also know that this decision was made independently by each head of household. No one “followed” Chuck Baldwin to Montana. They each came of their own accord. But, it is also true that all of us did move from Florida to Montana–and we are so very glad we did. I have absolutely NO REGRETS. I love it here.
You can read more about our move to Montana here:
We planted Liberty Fellowship here in Kalispell, Montana. Liberty Fellowship is a nondenominational, unorganized, unaffiliated, unincorporated, non-501c3 Christian fellowship that preaches and teaches the Biblical Natural Law principles of liberty. 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 the Liberty Fellowship website:
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It is my studied opinion that both the 501c3 tax-exempt status and State nonprofit corporation status have, in effect, castrated America’s pastors and churches to the point that most churches are spiritually impotent. Instead of preaching the liberating Gospel of Christ, they are preaching an enslaving message of bondage to the state via their preoccupation with the misinterpretation of Romans 13. A spiritual awakening will never take place in this country until pastors and churches cast off the shackles placed upon them by the IRS and State incorporation.
My constitutional attorney son and I co-authored a book on this subject that I encourage everyone to read. The book is entitled “Romans 13: The True Meaning of Submission.” This book shows the teaching of the entire Bible (including Romans 13) regarding proper submission to authority–and when submission to authority is actually sinful and wrong. To order our book on Romans 13, go here:
Fortunately, many thousands of Christian people understand the danger that the silent pulpits of America pose to our future liberties and, therefore, are leaving these establishment churches and forming their own independent, unaffiliated fellowships. They are tired of their pastors and churches being muzzled and intimidated into appeasement and lethargy. And they are equally weary of being considered an outcast or renegade by these preachers and churches who don’t have a clue as to what is going on in this country–or if they do, are too spineless to do anything about it! They are looking for a patriot Christian brotherhood.
After our move to Montana, I was inundated with requests from hundreds of people across the country asking me to help them establish independent, non-501c3 churches. And after much prayer and meditation–and with the financial help of hundreds of like-minded Christian patriots–I launched the Liberty Church Project. The Liberty Church Project is all about helping restore patriot pulpits and liberty churches throughout the United States.
During the past six months, we have traveled all over America helping churches withdraw from the 501c3 stranglehold and helping brand new fellowships start as non-501c3 churches. Between our legal analyst helping pastors over the phone and my team and I traveling to several states and conducting LCP conferences, we have helped–and are currently helping–over thirty liberty churches during these few short months. My prayer is that we will have the opportunity to help dozens more patriot pulpits and liberty churches get established during 2015.
To learn more about the Liberty Church Project, go here:
My personal philosophy regarding socio/political issues is quite simple: I believe abortion is America’s national holocaust. If the blood of murdered Abel cried out to God from the ground, imagine how the blood of over 50 million innocent unborn babies is crying out to God.
I believe marriage is, by definition, only between a man and a woman. I further believe that the state has absolutely no business sanctioning or licensing marriage. Marriage is between individuals, families, the church, and God. Christian folks made a huge mistake by accepting state licensure of marriage back in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. All of the civil court rulings in the country cannot redefine marriage. The current civil corruption of marriage should serve notice to all pastors, churches, and Christian people to divorce their marriage ceremonies from state licensure.
I believe the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights to be the greatest documents of freedom ever produced by man. I believe the federal government is bound to submit to the limited duties prescribed to it by the U.S. Constitution. I believe America’s Founding Fathers to be the greatest generation of Christian philosophers and patriots to ever live. I believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms. I further believe this is a God-ordained duty and should not be subject to State licensure. The Second Amendment does not grant us the right to keep and bear arms; it merely protects the duty to keep and bear arms that was given to us by our Creator.
Again, my son and I co-authored a book on the Biblical teaching of self-defense and the right to keep and bear arms. The book is entitled, “To Keep or Not To Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns.” This book looks at the entire body of Scripture and shows that nowhere in God’s Word are believers instructed to surrender their arms–no matter what the laws of civil government might dictate. We show in the book that self-defense is a Natural right and Biblical duty. To order our book on why Christians should never surrender their arms, go to:
I believe there is a conspiracy of powerful elitists to surrender America’s independence and national sovereignty to a globalist New World Order. I believe the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Bilderbergs are especially culpable in the attempt of this goal.
I believe there is a conspiracy of silence and cover-up by the national media to keep the American people in the dark about the truth of what is really going on. I believe the media deliberately covered up the events of 9/11, Waco, Ruby Ridge, TWA Flight 800, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Sandy Hook school shootings, etc., etc., ad infinitum. Heck, I believe the media covered up what really happened in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. For all intents and purposes, the national news media is little more than a propaganda ministry for the federal government.
I further believe that the current effort to merge the United States into a North American Community (by whatever name it is called) and the push to provide amnesty (not to mention billions in federal tax dollars) to millions of illegal aliens comprise a grave threat to America. I am also convinced that there is a bold and blatant attempt underfoot to turn the United States into a police-state-style surveillance society, to which personal freedoms and liberties are being quickly and egregiously sacrificed. Passage of the USA Patriot Act, The Military Commissions Act, and the indefinite detention clause of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are examples of this flagrant betrayal of freedom principles.
I opposed the preemptive invasion of Iraq and the bombings of Libya, along with the current bombings going on in countries throughout the Middle East. It should be obvious to everyone that the Obama administration has done nothing–and will do nothing–to change the perpetual war/preemptive war doctrine introduced by George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush. And neither will Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, nor any of the other declared candidates for President. The only candidate who might resist the neocon foreign policy agenda of perpetual war is Rand Paul.
As to Afghanistan, I strongly supported Ron Paul’s Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001, which was (and still is) the constitutional way to resist the efforts of violent terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda.
Speaking of Al Qaeda, I am personally convinced that Al Qaeda and especially ISIS are contrivances of Black Operations of America’s CIA, British Intelligence, and Israel’s Mossad. Saudi Arabia is also a partner in this illegal activity. I’ll say it flat out: The “war on terror” is totally the creation of the West to keep America in a state of perpetual war and to keep the people of America in a state of perpetual fear and anger.
The international “war on terror” is a ruse to assist the above-mentioned goals of the Central Banks to create a global economy, government, and military, while, at the same time, creating a Police State inside America. All of the talk about Iran and Syria being a threat to the world is a bunch of wild-eyed, hysterical propaganda. And FOX News is at the heart of the pro-war propaganda machine. Furthermore, the neocons and globalists are using the Muslim people as the proverbial Straw Man to give the American people an enemy to hate, so that they will accept perpetual war abroad and police-state measures here at home.
Certainly, many fanatical, extremist Muslim Jihadists are being whipped into a frenzy of violence and are committing heinous acts of barbarity in many places. But, again, remember that this is happening largely for two reasons: 1) The Dark Ops of the U.S., Great Britain, Israel, and Saudi Arabia have sent swarms of provocateurs to create the terrorist group we now call ISIS, 2) We have been bombing, maiming, and killing thousands of innocent Muslim people, which has created much hatred and animosity against us. How would we feel if a foreign power was bombing our neighborhoods and killing our families and loved ones? Plus, why is it that almost no one in the West seems concerned about what can only be regarded as attempted genocide that the Israelis have committed against the Palestinians, almost from the very moment Israel became a nation?
And what is very disheartening is the way so many pastors and Christians have given themselves over to hating the Muslim people. The fact is, right now the Gospel of Christ is growing exponentially among the Muslim people of the Middle East. I’m talking with missionaries who tell me that if Christians in America only understood the way so many Muslim people are being turned off by the likes of ISIS and are seeking truth and spiritual fulfillment, instead of promoting that America drop bombs on them, Christians would be praying for them and sending missionaries and Gospel literature to them. I would never have believed that I would see the day when so many professing Christians would be consumed with so much hate for people for whom Christ died on the Cross. It is absolutely shameful!
For goodness sake, Iran’s army is at war with ISIS. Right now, Iran (and Syria, too) is probably the most feared enemy of ISIS. So, what do neocons like Lindsey Graham and John McCain and their toadies at FOX News do? They continue to beat the war drums against Iran. If ISIS was everything they say it is, why would we not support Iran’s war against it? Furthermore, if ISIS is everything they say it is, why has the combined military power of the United States been totally ineffective in stopping it?
Ask yourself: how is it that FOX News can show video of scores or hundreds of ISIS troops riding through miles of open desert in those Toyota pickup trucks with their huge ISIS flags flying in the wind, but our military either doesn’t know where they are or makes no attempt to stop them. Just how long would it take to wipe out a caravan of Toyota pickup trucks? We’ve got enough military firepower in the area to send them all to the land of virgins almost instantly. Yet, we do NOTHING. Why? It’s because our military forces are not allowed to stop it, because our covert Black Ops created it and are still working inside it to keep it growing. That’s why. Folks, I know it’s hard to accept; but U.S. and Israeli Black Ops are fighting alongside ISIS. That’s why our military troops are not allowed to destroy it.
Think of it: ostensibly, there is an ISIS faction located just a few miles from our southern border; yet, we do NOTHING about it. Neither the Republicans nor Democrats propose doing ANYTHING about it. Neither the Republican nor Democrat leaders want to stop the flow of illegals. Executive amnesty for illegals marches forward undeterred by Republican majorities in both houses of Congress. You mean to tell me the “war on terror” and the war on ISIS is legitimate? Get real!
I opposed the bailouts for Wall Street. I regard the Federal Reserve as a corrupt cabal of international banksters, whose actions are nothing short of criminal. I wholeheartedly support the abolition of the Federal Reserve and a return to sound money.
I believe the United Nations is a sinister organization from which the United States should withdraw. I believe the federal government taxes too much, spends too much, lies too much, and snoops too much into the personal lives of the American people.
I am opposed to Agenda 21, the way America’s colleges and universities use strong-arm tactics to banish Christian thought and expression of faculty members and students, and the government’s violent use of drones in foreign countries. I also oppose the domestic use of drones for surveillance purposes.
I believe the doctrine of the Rapture is being used by too many pastors and Christians as an excuse to not resist the many attacks against our liberties. I further believe that too many pastors and churches have become passive, timid, and politically correct.
And, as faithful readers know, I have had an about-face when it comes to my understanding of the Scriptures relating to Israel. I have come to the studied opinion that the current state of Israel–the one created on May 14, 1948 by the United Nations–has nothing to do with the Old Testament nation of Israel or with the future redeemed nation of Israel when Christ returns. Neither do I believe that modern Israel is the fulfillment of any Old Testament prophecy. I do believe that the remnant of Israel will be saved at the time of Christ’s Second Coming and the Davidic Kingdom will be established at that time as promised. But I reject the belief system that equates modern Israel–a nation which along with its forebears rejected Christ Jesus as its Messiah–with the “Israel of God.”
I have a DVD containing four messages I delivered on this subject. The DVD is entitled, “The Church And Israel.” Find it here:
I am a life-member of Gun Owners of America (GOA); I am the National Chaplain for Oath Keepers; and I guess one could say that, since I am the pastor, I am a member of Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana–although we do not actually have a membership roll.
When I’m not working, I enjoy hunting and hiking. I love to hike these beautiful mountains here in Montana. The problem is I am a workaholic and rarely take time off.
Well, there it is. That is me in a nutshell. At least now you know more about who I am. You can rest assured that everything I write will be faithful to the beliefs mentioned above.
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I also brought a message last Sunday to the people at Liberty Fellowship along the same lines as this column. The message is titled the same as this column, “Here Is Who I Am.” Watch it here:
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