The value of Chuck Baldwin’s candidacy is not in his viability. I think the value of Chuck Baldwin’s candidacy, or the valueof the Constitutionalist Party, or for that matter, any third party or candidate, at this point in history is this…a vote for someone outside of the two major parties is a vote against the current direction of the U. S. leadership. I use Baldwin as an example, because he holds my views more closely than any other candidate, and the Constitutionalist Party platform contains just about all the major points that I look for in a candidate.
My plan here in Tennessee is to wait another week or so, see where the polls are, and then vote. I have two reasons for this. First, I want to express my dissatisfaction with the current direction of both the Republicans and the Democrats. Second, I will not risk my vote of dissension at the expense of millions of unborn children. So if the race is close, and I suspect here in Tennessee it won’t be, I will vote for McCain/Palin. But if it is not close, I will vote for Baldwin/Castle.
You see, voting is a matter of conscience, and my conscience will not allow me to take away a vote from the only person standing in the way of the murder of countless unborn babies. But at the same time, I cannot sit by and let the direction of our Country be put at risk.
McCain says that education is is the civil rights issue of our time. He’s wrong about that. Education may be a civil rights issue, but the civil rights issue of our time is abortion. So what I am proposing is that we use sound judgment in our vote. My conscience will be less vexed with a vote for McCain than it would be with a wasted vote for Baldwin if the race is close.
Now in conclusion, I want you to all understand one more thing. Not only are we to vote for someone who will promote justice and sound judgment, we are to recognize our rights in a free society to stand up ourselves for justice in the world. What it means to be a Christian and an American citizen is that we ourselves have the responsibility as Christians, and the right as Americans, to voice our convictions, not just on election day, but every single day of the year. We must be voices for righteousness and justice in our nation. Part of that is supporting the candidates that share our convictions, but that is not all of it.
We have the responsibility before God to support the oppressed and those at the point of death who have had injustice on top of injustice poured out on them, and make sure that the injustices that have happened to them never happen to others. Ultimately, we are to act as citizens of Heaven, loving God and trusting Him to be the final Judge of mankind, while loving our fellow-man, by speaking up on his behalf when others will not. The way to glorify God with your vote is to vote for those who will stand up for justice and thenlive your life standing up against injustice yourself. A vote for the right man spearated from the right actions on your part isn’t God-glorifying. A vote for the right accompanied by the right actions from is a God-glorifying vote.