A Salute To Our U.S. Constitution

Chuck Baldwin

by Chuck Baldwin

Septermber 17

On this date in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was adopted. 39 delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies (Rhode Island did not send a representative) affixed their signatures to the greatest civil document ever conceived by men. Famous patriots such as George Washington, Roger Sherman, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, Gouverneur Morris, James Madison, George Clymer, and Abraham Baldwin were among this gallant group.

Under divine Providence, it has been allegiance to the Constitution that has preserved our liberties and protected our very way of life. Most of the problems, failings, and frustrations that plague our nation today are due to the propensity of our civil magistrates to ignore or blatantly abuse constitutional government. Accordingly, fidelity to the Constitution would likely repair most of the damage done by this neglect.

It is the responsibility of a free people to jealously guard the principles upon which their liberties are predicated. For citizens of these United States, the principles that duly protect our liberties are contained in the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence. Therefore, it is incumbent upon every American to studiously familiarize himself with these documents.

Furthermore, it is the duty of every American to stubbornly hold their elected representative, at every level of government, accountable to his or her oath to the Constitution. The U.S. Constitution is the contract that every civil magistrate makes with “We the People.” Failure of an elected representative to fulfill that oath to the Constitution should be met with swift and certain rejection by the people at the polls. Nothing else should matter. Republican or Democrat, man or woman, black or white, believer or unbeliever: it is the responsibility of every civil magistrate to submit to the restrictions and instructions of the Constitution.

Our Constitution (along with the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence) was formed, framed, and founded upon the eternal principles contained in Natural Law, which proceeds forth from man’s Creator and Redeemer. No people in human history have ever been so blessed as the people of the United States to inherit such a legacy. Such a heritage serves only to heighten our own responsibility, as “unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.”

On this Constitution Day of 2008, may this generation of Americans live up to its responsibility to valiantly bequeath to our posterity the same legacy of freedom that was so bravely and miraculously bequeathed to us. For the sake of freedom, for the love of our children, and for the safety and security of our republic, may each of us determine for ourselves—and commit to Almighty God—to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States

13 Responses to “A Salute To Our U.S. Constitution”

  1. RRHeustisJr Says:

    I still can’t get over this photograph with the arms crossed.

    Whistle! Delay of Game. Five yard penalty.

    All he needs is the zebra black and white.

    Regarding body language, someone with his arms crossed usually conveys insecurity.

  2. Cody Quirk Says:

    I enjoyed the pics of John Lofton messing with the statues of the Founding Fathers.
    I even saved them and will put them in a article someday.

  3. RRHeustisJr Says:

    Any yahoo knows the difference between a mere candid pic and a Campaign Pic.

    God only knows how many goofy candid pics there are of myself.

    I would never use them as a Campaign Pic though.

    Nice try!

  4. RRHeustisJr Says:

    Campaigns & Elections 101:

    Rule Number One:

    • Never use campaign pictures of yourself that convey insecurity.

    Rule Number Two:

    • Always use goofy candids of your opponents.
  5. John Lowell Says:

    I still think that that picture of Baldwin with his arms crossed would be more effective if instead of dark blue suit he were nude underneath but wearing a barrel for sake of modesty. Same facial expression and crossed arms, those are OK. As it is now, Baldwin looks as though he were a university president or the CEO of XYZ Manufacturing. Better for identifying with the average Joe to be nude and wearing a barrel.

  6. Catholic Trotskyist Says:

    John Lowell, I read your comments on IPR where you claim that an American Revolution like the Russian Revolution may happen soon. Clearly you are moving closely towards the Catholic Trotskyist movement, and I commend this. It will be good to have another member.

    Chuck Baldwin is honoring the Constitution and its ethics by stealing votes from the Republicans so that Comrade Obama can be elected, thus fulfilling the glory of God as Michael Pfleger shocks the world by sponsoring him into Catholicism. Just like Tony Blair converted to Catholicism. Amen.

  7. John Lowell Says:

    Cattrot,

    Well it would seem that my fame spreads, cattrot. And that’s only because I’m good looking. But I’m afraid that you haven’t got anything like a card carrying Trotskyist in me, good friend. Nothing anywhere near as exciting as that; just a plain old non-ideological Catholic, thank you. And we can certainly say that any addition to Holy Mother Church would be a welcome one. Given his known and very vocal support of the death culture, though, Obama might expect to be received into the sacraments only after experiencing a profound change of heart and making a rather lenthy confession, wouldn’t you agree? To use his own expression, Obama might find the RCIA program a little “beyond his pay grade”.

  8. disinter Says:

    Where does the constitution authorize a theocracy?

  9. Richgriffin Says:

    There is no such thing as a plain old non-ideological catholic.

  10. John Lowell Says:

    Richgriffin,

    Well, if all one reads is Neuhaus, Novak, Weigel, Donnelly, Carol, or McBrien, one would inclined to believe that, eh? The loyalties here are to the magisterium and that alone, Richgriffin, and it is precisely ideology that is the enemy of the magisterium. I haven’t voted since 1992 because of those loyalties. Christ isn’t Marx or Mises.

  11. Larry Breazeale,Msgt.(ret.)USAF Says:

    Chuck, you did another great article! Right on the mark! As far as your picture, it looks very professional to me, and many others who have seen it. YOU look VERY “PRESIDENTIAL”....more than a lot of the knuckleheads we see, as entrenched politicians selling republic away.
    As for the ‘remarks’ from the peanut gallery….just figure the ‘source’.
    God Bless You Chuck and Keep on , Keep it on!

    -Larry Breazeale, Msgt. (ret.) USAF
    National Veterans Coalition…www.nvets.org

  12. John Lowell Says:

    RRHeustisJr,

    Regarding the picture, RR, could it be that Chuck’s cold? :-)

  13. David D.... Says:

    Who the holy hell cares, its a picture build a bridge and get over it! These days you’ve got politicans stairing off in the distance in campaign adds, fliers and political events when speaking as if seeing something or looking at something that’s not really there. And because Doc. Baldwin’s got his arms crossed and a stoic smile right away he looks like a referree, a theocrat dicator or somebody that need’s a sweater; Repubs, Demys and Indys are running this country in the ground and you all wanna nit pick and namby pamby over a campaign pic of a Pastor….

    P.S.
    Less we forget that interview that Chuck did for global pundit, not to awful long ago, in which he said, “I am running to be (the next) Commander and Chief not Pastor and Chief!”

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