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Charles O. “Chuck” Baldwin, of Kalispell, Montana in the American Redoubt, a Libertarian Patriot Prepper, Second Amendment defender<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqm7gRgcS3k 2008 Election Chuck Baldwin Drills Target at 25 Yards and Talks on Gun Rights (how to fight Gun control, Published on May 29, 2013: Watch Chuck Baldwin nail a 25 yd target while on the campaign trail as the Constitution Party Presidential Candidate in 2008. He also speaks a bit on the importance of the 2nd Amendment and Gun Rights. Accessed March 30, 2014</ref>, is the founder, pastor<ref>http://LibertyFellowshipMT.com Accessed March 30, 2014 </ref> <ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-KOJeMCmLg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-KOJeMCmLg Accessed March 30, 2014</ref> of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. He is a radio talk show host and the 2008 Constitution Party Presidential nominee. He was the 2004 Constitution Party Vice Presidential nominee, running with the 2004 Constitution Party Presidential nominee, Michael Peroutka. He has been an outspoken critic of President George W. Bush as well as other leaders in both the Democratic and Republican Parties. He supported Congressman Ron Paul<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXF8fHwsSbQ My Interview With Dr. Ron Paul. Subject: The Only Real Conservative Republican Candidate In 2008 Ron Paul, Republican candidate for U.S. President in the 2008 Elections, answers a wide range of questions as we discuss his views on issues critical to most true conservatives, during my interview with him on Thursday, August 30, 2007. The entire interview runs for about 31 minutes. Accessed March 30, 2014</ref> in Paul's unsuccessful bid for the 2008 Republican Party Presidential nomination. His running mate in 2008 was Darrell Castle, a lawyer from Tennessee. The Constitution Party Presidential ticket was on the ballot in 2008 in 37 states, and was a qualified write-in ticket in 11 states. Baldwin received 199,314 popular votes in the 2008 Presidential election which was about 0.15 percent of the total<ref>http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2008/2008presgeresults.pdf</ref>.

Move to the American Redoubt's State of Montana

In 2010, Baldwin retired from his position as pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church and announced his intention to move to Montana, because he believed God had told him that the Mountain states were the “tip of the spear in the freedom fight.”<ref name=“godtoldme”>

</ref> In March 2011, he wrote an article in support of the American Redoubt strategic relocation movement originated by Survival fiction novelist and SurvivalBlog.com blogger James Wesley Rawles. This plan designates five liberty-minded Western states (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington) as a safe haven for patriots and liberty-loving conservatives, Christians and Jews.<ref>http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin642.htm</ref><ref>http://www.survivalblog.com/2011/03/move_to_the_mountain_states--t.html</ref> In a June 9, 2011 article, Baldwin outlined his reasons for choosing the Flathead Valley of Western Montana for his family's home. He cited Montana's freedom-loving people, its recognition of the right to keep and bear arms, and a feeling of strong conviction, following prayer.<ref>http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=3662</ref>

Author

He is the author of numerous books related to the Christianity and its perspective on vote with your feet, self-defense, liberty, economic collapse, and Liberterianism.

To Keep or Not to Keep - Why Christians Should Not Give up Their Guns

He is the co-author of To Keep or Not to Keep - Why Christians Should Not Give up Their Guns by J.D. Timothy Baldwin and D.D. Chuck Baldwin (2013)

“Today the debate over firearms rages and many in government are attempting to disarm the American people (see Gun control). To Keep or Not to Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns (paperback, 172 pages) aims to equip every Bible believing Christian in America with the scriptural tools and knowledge needed to make wise decisions about the defense of their family. Relying on an exhaustive study of the Holy Scriptures, renowned pastor, Dr. Chuck Baldwin, and his constitutional-attorney son, Timothy Baldwin, delve deeply into both the Old and New Testament in search of the true teaching of Scripture regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Many books deal with this subject from a constitutional perspective, but there is no book in modern times that has dealt with this vital subject from a strictly Biblical perspective. This book does just that on this vitally important subject. The following questions and many others are answered in this timely and thought-provoking book. Is the right to keep and bear arms a divine right? Should Christians surrender their firearms if the law requires them to do so? Does the New Testament require Christians to always be non-violent<ref>Pastor Chuck Baldwin on the Alex Jones Show. Published on May 23, 2013. Pastor Chuck Baldwin is interviewed in studio by Alex Jones on May 23, 2013.</ref>? Did the fact that Jesus and the apostles not rise up with arms against tyrannical government mean that Christians today should never do so? Were America's Founding Fathers right or wrong when they rebelled with arms against the British Crown? At a time when many in government are attempting to pass laws which call for the American people to surrender their firearms, many Christians are rightly searching for a Biblical answer. This book is designed to help Christians and non-Christians alike come to a clear understanding of what the Bible teaches.” <ref> http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Christians-Should-Give-Their/dp/0988898802 Accessed March 30, 2014</ref>

America's Financial Reckoning Day: How you can survive America's monetary and political decline in the 21st Century

Dr. Baldwin is co-author of America's Financial Reckoning Day: How you can survive America's monetary and political decline in the 21st Century… by Charles Coppes, Diana Cebuhar, Chuck Baldwin and John Cummins (Jul 4, 2012)

Book Description

Publication Date: July 4, 2012

“Dr. Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics at Boston University, has recently warned, “Our nation is in terribly hot water. Business as usual is no answer.” Dr. Kotlikoff notes that our unfunded liabilities have now exceeded a staggering $200 trillion dollars and the American dream is quickly becoming an “American nightmare” for millions of people unless the U.S. adopts radical fiscal reforms.”

Not only could our fiscal irresponsibility have catastrophic consequences for our country, there is a growing consensus among Wall Street economist and analysts that we are drawing dangerously close to a financial reckoning day. In America’s Financial Reckoning Day, author Charles H. Coppes has carefully documented our nation’s path to financial ruin and provides the reader with an intriguing background of U.S. monetary history leading up to the creation of the Federal Reserve System and the growth of our modern Nanny State. For the baby-boom generation this is a serious wake-up call that domestic and foreign issues are converging to script the perfect financial storm that includes everything from massive unfunded liabilities, municipal bond defaults and derivatives exposure to an eventual U.S. sovereign debt default, currency collapse and hyperinflation.

America’s Financial Reckoning Day provides a comprehensive briefing with helpful charts and explanations for busy lay readers who are anxious to understand the critical times that we are living in. Written from a distinctly Christian worldview, this book presents a clear case for America’s monetary and political decline, which also must be seen from a prophetic matrix that envisions the rise of the European Union as a superpower, China’s economic influence, the geopolitics of oil and the implications of war in the Middle East. The book concludes with an inspirational message of hope along with some sensible investment and hedging strategies for contrarian investors.“

Editorial Reviews

“America's Financial Reckoning Day is a very important book with a very important message for each and every American and is highly recommended.” - Patrick M. Wood, editor of the August Review & August Forecast

“Chuck provides a sobering overview of America's financial predicament along with an accurate analysis of how we got to this point and what steps we can take as individuals to ride out the coming economic storm. I highly recommend his book!” - Gary H. Kah, Former US government trade official and author of Enroute to Global Occupation

From the Publisher: “America's Financial Reckoning Day is an extremely timely book written for lay readers who need to understand our monetary system in the U.S. and how the Federal Reserve System and political power in both national parties have participated in the growth of our Welfare State in America. With sobering and exacting detail this book examines the history of money, central banking, and political intrigue that is setting the stage for America's fiscal crisis along with significant political paradigms and prophetic implications for the baby-boom generation. Filled with in-depth insights and analysis the author has presented a clear case for our nation's geopolitical obsolescence and the rise of the European Union as a superpower on the world stage, China's economic future, the politics of oil, and war in the Middle East. This intriguing text offers the reader a unique blend of historical facts and contemporary developments from a Biblical perspective and concludes with an inspirational message of hope for the reader. This book could very well prove to be one of the most relevant books in our time.”

<ref>http://www.amazon.com/Americas-Financial-Reckoning-Day-political-ebook/dp/B008K9E2B6 Accessed March 30, 2014</ref>

Libertarian Patriot Politics

As a Republican Party member, Baldwin was state chairman of the Florida Moral Majority in the 1980s. However, during the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush for U.S. President, Baldwin left the party and began a long period of criticism of Bush. Baldwin endorsed U.S. Representative Ron Paul for the 2008 Republican nomination for president, and Paul in turn endorsed Baldwin for the presidency in the 2008 general election.

Baldwin supports ending U.S. involvement in the United Nations, reducing income taxes, and repeal of the Patriot Act. He would withdraw troops from Iraq and seek to end illegal immigration by enforcing immigration laws. He supports the gold standard, the right to keep and bear arms, homeschooling, and the proposed Sanctity of Life Act, which would define “human life” and legal personhood as beginning at conception, and prevent federal courts from hearing cases on abortion-related legislation.

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Charles O. “Chuck” Baldwin, of Kalispell, Montana in the American Redoubt, a Libertarian Patriot Prepper, Second Amendment defender<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqm7gRgcS3k 2008 Election Chuck Baldwin Drills Target at 25 Yards and Talks on Gun Rights (how to fight Gun control, Published on May 29, 2013: Watch Chuck Baldwin nail a 25 yd target while on the campaign trail as the Constitution Party Presidential Candidate in 2008. He also speaks a bit on the importance of the 2nd Amendment and Gun Rights. Accessed March 30, 2014</ref>, is the founder, pastor<ref>http://LibertyFellowshipMT.com Accessed March 30, 2014 </ref> <ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-KOJeMCmLg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-KOJeMCmLg Accessed March 30, 2014</ref> of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. He is a radio talk show host and the 2008 Constitution Party Presidential nominee. He was the 2004 Constitution Party Vice Presidential nominee, running with the 2004 Constitution Party Presidential nominee, Michael Peroutka. He has been an outspoken critic of President George W. Bush as well as other leaders in both the Democratic and Republican Parties. He supported Congressman Ron Paul<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXF8fHwsSbQ My Interview With Dr. Ron Paul. Subject: The Only Real Conservative Republican Candidate In 2008 Ron Paul, Republican candidate for U.S. President in the 2008 Elections, answers a wide range of questions as we discuss his views on issues critical to most true conservatives, during my interview with him on Thursday, August 30, 2007. The entire interview runs for about 31 minutes. Accessed March 30, 2014</ref> in Paul's unsuccessful bid for the 2008 Republican Party Presidential nomination. His running mate in 2008 was Darrell Castle, a lawyer from Tennessee. The Constitution Party Presidential ticket was on the ballot in 2008 in 37 states, and was a qualified write-in ticket in 11 states. Baldwin received 199,314 popular votes in the 2008 Presidential election which was about 0.15 percent of the total<ref>http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2008/2008presgeresults.pdf</ref>.

Move to the American Redoubt's State of Montana

In 2010, Baldwin retired from his position as pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church and announced his intention to move to Montana, because he believed God had told him that the Mountain states were the “tip of the spear in the freedom fight.”<ref name=“godtoldme”>

</ref> In March 2011, he wrote an article in support of the American Redoubt strategic relocation movement originated by Survival fiction novelist and SurvivalBlog.com blogger James Wesley Rawles. This plan designates five liberty-minded Western states (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington) as a safe haven for patriots and liberty-loving conservatives, Christians and Jews.<ref>http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin642.htm</ref><ref>http://www.survivalblog.com/2011/03/move_to_the_mountain_states--t.html</ref> In a June 9, 2011 article, Baldwin outlined his reasons for choosing the Flathead Valley of Western Montana for his family's home. He cited Montana's freedom-loving people, its recognition of the right to keep and bear arms, and a feeling of strong conviction, following prayer.<ref>http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=3662</ref>

Author

He is the author of numerous books related to the Christianity and its perspective on vote with your feet, self-defense, liberty, economic collapse, and Liberterianism.

To Keep or Not to Keep - Why Christians Should Not Give up Their Guns

He is the co-author of To Keep or Not to Keep - Why Christians Should Not Give up Their Guns by J.D. Timothy Baldwin and D.D. Chuck Baldwin (2013)

“Today the debate over firearms rages and many in government are attempting to disarm the American people (see Gun control). To Keep or Not to Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns (paperback, 172 pages) aims to equip every Bible believing Christian in America with the scriptural tools and knowledge needed to make wise decisions about the defense of their family. Relying on an exhaustive study of the Holy Scriptures, renowned pastor, Dr. Chuck Baldwin, and his constitutional-attorney son, Timothy Baldwin, delve deeply into both the Old and New Testament in search of the true teaching of Scripture regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Many books deal with this subject from a constitutional perspective, but there is no book in modern times that has dealt with this vital subject from a strictly Biblical perspective. This book does just that on this vitally important subject. The following questions and many others are answered in this timely and thought-provoking book. Is the right to keep and bear arms a divine right? Should Christians surrender their firearms if the law requires them to do so? Does the New Testament require Christians to always be non-violent<ref>Pastor Chuck Baldwin on the Alex Jones Show. Published on May 23, 2013. Pastor Chuck Baldwin is interviewed in studio by Alex Jones on May 23, 2013.</ref>? Did the fact that Jesus and the apostles not rise up with arms against tyrannical government mean that Christians today should never do so? Were America's Founding Fathers right or wrong when they rebelled with arms against the British Crown? At a time when many in government are attempting to pass laws which call for the American people to surrender their firearms, many Christians are rightly searching for a Biblical answer. This book is designed to help Christians and non-Christians alike come to a clear understanding of what the Bible teaches.” <ref> http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Christians-Should-Give-Their/dp/0988898802 Accessed March 30, 2014</ref>

America's Financial Reckoning Day: How you can survive America's monetary and political decline in the 21st Century

Dr. Baldwin is co-author of America's Financial Reckoning Day: How you can survive America's monetary and political decline in the 21st Century… by Charles Coppes, Diana Cebuhar, Chuck Baldwin and John Cummins (Jul 4, 2012)

Book Description

Publication Date: July 4, 2012

“Dr. Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics at Boston University, has recently warned, “Our nation is in terribly hot water. Business as usual is no answer.” Dr. Kotlikoff notes that our unfunded liabilities have now exceeded a staggering $200 trillion dollars and the American dream is quickly becoming an “American nightmare” for millions of people unless the U.S. adopts radical fiscal reforms.”

Not only could our fiscal irresponsibility have catastrophic consequences for our country, there is a growing consensus among Wall Street economist and analysts that we are drawing dangerously close to a financial reckoning day. In America’s Financial Reckoning Day, author Charles H. Coppes has carefully documented our nation’s path to financial ruin and provides the reader with an intriguing background of U.S. monetary history leading up to the creation of the Federal Reserve System and the growth of our modern Nanny State. For the baby-boom generation this is a serious wake-up call that domestic and foreign issues are converging to script the perfect financial storm that includes everything from massive unfunded liabilities, municipal bond defaults and derivatives exposure to an eventual U.S. sovereign debt default, currency collapse and hyperinflation.

America’s Financial Reckoning Day provides a comprehensive briefing with helpful charts and explanations for busy lay readers who are anxious to understand the critical times that we are living in. Written from a distinctly Christian worldview, this book presents a clear case for America’s monetary and political decline, which also must be seen from a prophetic matrix that envisions the rise of the European Union as a superpower, China’s economic influence, the geopolitics of oil and the implications of war in the Middle East. The book concludes with an inspirational message of hope along with some sensible investment and hedging strategies for contrarian investors.”

Editorial Reviews

“America's Financial Reckoning Day is a very important book with a very important message for each and every American and is highly recommended.” - Patrick M. Wood, editor of the August Review & August Forecast

“Chuck provides a sobering overview of America's financial predicament along with an accurate analysis of how we got to this point and what steps we can take as individuals to ride out the coming economic storm. I highly recommend his book!” - Gary H. Kah, Former US government trade official and author of Enroute to Global Occupation

From the Publisher: “America's Financial Reckoning Day is an extremely timely book written for lay readers who need to understand our monetary system in the U.S. and how the Federal Reserve System and political power in both national parties have participated in the growth of our Welfare State in America. With sobering and exacting detail this book examines the history of money, central banking, and political intrigue that is setting the stage for America's fiscal crisis along with significant political paradigms and prophetic implications for the baby-boom generation. Filled with in-depth insights and analysis the author has presented a clear case for our nation's geopolitical obsolescence and the rise of the European Union as a superpower on the world stage, China's economic future, the politics of oil, and war in the Middle East. This intriguing text offers the reader a unique blend of historical facts and contemporary developments from a Biblical perspective and concludes with an inspirational message of hope for the reader. This book could very well prove to be one of the most relevant books in our time.”

<ref>http://www.amazon.com/Americas-Financial-Reckoning-Day-political-ebook/dp/B008K9E2B6 Accessed March 30, 2014</ref>

Libertarian Patriot Politics

As a Republican Party member, Baldwin was state chairman of the Florida Moral Majority in the 1980s. However, during the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush for U.S. President, Baldwin left the party and began a long period of criticism of Bush. Baldwin endorsed U.S. Representative Ron Paul for the 2008 Republican nomination for president, and Paul in turn endorsed Baldwin for the presidency in the 2008 general election.

Baldwin supports ending U.S. involvement in the United Nations, reducing income taxes, and repeal of the Patriot Act. He would withdraw troops from Iraq and seek to end illegal immigration by enforcing immigration laws. He supports the gold standard, the right to keep and bear arms, homeschooling, and the proposed Sanctity of Life Act, which would define “human life” and legal personhood as beginning at conception, and prevent federal courts from hearing cases on abortion-related legislation.

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Snippet from Wikipedia: Chuck Baldwin

Charles Obadiah "Chuck" Baldwin (born May 3, 1952) is an American politician, radio host, and founder-former pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. As of January 2011 he was pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana. He was the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party for the 2008 U.S. presidential election and had previously been its nominee for U.S. vice president in 2004. He hosts a daily one-hour radio program, Chuck Baldwin Live, and writes a daily editorial column carried on its website, on VDare and was formerly carried on the News with Views site.

As a Republican Party member, Baldwin was state chairman of the Florida Moral Majority in the 1980s. However, during the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush for U.S. President, Baldwin left the party and began a long period of criticism of Bush. Baldwin endorsed U.S. Representative Ron Paul for the 2008 Republican nomination for president, and Paul in turn endorsed Baldwin for the presidency in the 2008 general election. He identifies as an anti-Zionist, believing that Zionism is the main threat to America. He writes that Zionists control the media, "the mainstream Christian religion, and the U.S. government" and that Zionism is responsible for the ills of American society and culture.

}} Charles Obadiah “Chuck” Baldwin (born May 3, 1952) is an American politician, radio host and founder-pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. He was the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party for the 2008 U.S. presidential election and had previously been its nominee for U.S. vice president in 2004. He hosts a daily one-hour radio program, Chuck Baldwin Live, and writes a daily editorial column carried on its website, on News with Views, and on VDare.

As a Republican Party member, Baldwin was state chairman of the Florida Moral Majority in the 1980s. However, during the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush for U.S. President, Baldwin left the party and began a long period of criticism of Bush. Baldwin endorsed U.S. Representative Ron Paul for the 2008 Republican nomination for president, and Paul in turn endorsed Baldwin for the presidency in the 2008 general election.

Baldwin supports ending U.S. involvement in the United Nations, reducing U.S. income taxes, and repeal of the Patriot Act. He would withdraw troops from Iraq and seek to end illegal immigration by enforcing immigration laws. He supports the gold standard, the right to keep and bear arms, homeschooling, and the proposed Sanctity of Life Act, which would define “human life” and legal personhood as beginning at conception, and prevent federal courts from hearing cases on abortion-related legislation.

Family and education

Baldwin's father, Edwin J. “Ed” Baldwin, was born on March 1, 1907, in Lake, Michigan

, to Zora Mary Baldwin (1889–1973) and Arthur Baldwin (1881–1962), a farmer, carpenter, and construction foreman. The family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, before 1910, after which Ed's four siblings Ruth, Nina, Arthur (Bud), and Eugene (Gene) were born. Ed grew up to marry Sarah L. Baldwin, became a master welder, and was loyal to the Teamsters union and the Democratic Party.<ref>

</ref><ref name=bt>

</ref>

In response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the three brothers volunteered for the Second World War on December 8, 1941. At this time Sarah left Ed because of his years of alcoholism.<ref name=bt/> After the war, Ed left Arkansas and found work in La Porte, Indiana (where he lived until his death in early 1993); he was the only one of the Baldwin clan (also including his in-laws) not to remain a lifelong Arkansan.<ref name=me/> In 1947, while in poor health, Ed “gave his heart to the Lord” in a salvation experience, and reportedly never drank again. Ed had remarried, and conducted a successful volunteer chaplaincy in La Porte County Jail, Indiana State Prison, and other northern Indiana prisons for 35 years; he was regarded as an effective soulwinner and as having a special ministry to black inmates.<ref name=bt/> Ed's life story was dramatized for radio by Pacific Garden Mission for its “Unshackled!” series.<ref name=cpt>

</ref>

Ed's son, Charles “Chuck” Baldwin, was born in La Porte, Indiana, in La Porte County, on May 3, 1952. Baldwin graduated from La Porte High School in 1971 and attended Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, Michigan, for two years. He met Connie Kay Cole there and married her on June 2, 1973.<ref name=cpt/> Though he originally had planned on a career in law enforcement, Baldwin felt called to evangelistic ministry;<ref name=bt/> he moved to the south,<ref name=me/> and enrolled in, and graduated with a Bible diploma from, the Thomas Road Bible Institute (now the Liberty Bible Institute at Liberty University). He then received his bachelor's and master's in theology through external programs from Christian Bible College of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Baldwin has received two honorary doctor of divinity degrees, from Christian Bible College and from Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida.<ref name=cpt/>

On June 22, 1975, Chuck and Connie Baldwin and four other individuals held the first meeting of what would become the Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida; Baldwin was the founding pastor. By 1985 the church had gone through repeated building programs and been recognized by President Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.<ref name=cpt/>

The Baldwins have three children. Sarah is the oldest; she and her husband, structural engineer Allan Baker, are church youth leaders and have three children. Second is Christopher (Chris), who owns a plumbing business; he and his wife, Jana Baldwin née McCoy, also have three children. Third is Timothy, a lawyer and a music minster at Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana.<ref name=me/><ref name=cpt/>

Political activity

Until he became a Republican in 1980, Baldwin had been a registered Democrat, like his father.<ref name=me/> From 1980 to 1984, Baldwin served as Pensacola chairman and then state executive director of the Florida Moral Majority, organized by the Rev. Jerry Falwell of Lynchburg, Virginia.<ref name=cpt/> Baldwin helped carry the state twice for Reagan electors; he says he helped Falwell register some 50,000 Christian conservative voters.<ref name=b1207/> Baldwin's father, Ed, a lifelong Democrat, expressed grudging admiration for what he saw as Reagan's honesty and courage.<ref name=bt/> In August 1994, Baldwin had a call-in radio show on the Christian Patriot Network.<ref name=adl/>

In 2000, however, Baldwin left the Republican Party on grounds that the BushCheney ticket was too liberal. Baldwin has said that many evangelical minds, similarly to ministers in Nazi Germany, have seemingly given Bush “the aura of an American Fuhrer.”<ref>

</ref> He considered himself an independent affiliated with the Constitution Party.<ref name=me/>

At about this time, Baldwin began hosting a local daily one-hour current-events radio program, “Chuck Baldwin Live”, which continues today nationwide on the Genesis Communications Network. He writes a semiweekly editorial column carried on its website, on VDare, Chuckbalwinlive.com,<ref>Chuckbalwinlive.com</ref> and in several newspapers. He has also appeared on numerous television shows and radio shows, in churches across the country, and as the keynote speaker for the 50th anniversary of D-Day at Naval Air Station Pensacola.<ref name=cpt/>

2004 vice presidential campaign

In the 2004 presidential election, Baldwin was the running mate of Michael Peroutka of Maryland and was the candidate for U.S. vice president on the Constitution Party ticket, the Alaskan Independence Party ticket, and other tickets and qualified write-in slots in 42 states. The two ran on a platform of “For God, Family, and the Republic.” The Peroutka–Baldwin campaign publicly spoke out against abortion,<ref>

</ref> women in the military,<ref>

</ref> and the Iraq War,<ref>

</ref> and emphasized the Bible, traditional family values, and the need for Constitutionally limited government.

On August 14, 2004, the Clarion Call to Converge Committee hosted discussions of potential strategic merger among the America First Party, the American Independent Party, and the Independent American Party; invited Constitution Party chair Jim Clymer was unable to attend due to Hurricane Charley. While the committee found the meeting favorable toward some party merger,<ref>

</ref> AFP national chairman Dan Charles saw other forms of party cooperation to be more likely.<ref>

</ref> In the end, the four parties succeeded in uniting to endorse Peroutka–Baldwin as their 2004 presidential ticket.

Peroutka was also endorsed by many paleoconservatives, the Alaskan Independence Party,<ref>

</ref> the League of the South (accepted by Peroutka at its 2004 national convention), the Southern Party of Georgia,<ref>

</ref> Samuel T. Francis,<ref>

</ref> Alex Jones,<ref>

</ref> Howard Phillips,<ref>

</ref> and Taki Theodoracopulos.<ref>

</ref> Pat Buchanan also stated there was a chance he would vote for Peroutka, counting them as “a Buchananite party”,<ref>

</ref> but eventually endorsed Bush.<ref>

</ref> The ticket came in fifth with 143,630 votes (0.12%)<ref>

</ref> and spent $728,221,<ref>

</ref> somewhat less per vote than either George W. Bush or John Kerry. It was the only third party to increase its share of the vote in 2004.

Interim activity

In the Constitution Party's April 2006 national convention in Tampa, Florida, a heated disaffiliation vote forced members to choose between one of two pro-life positions. The assembly voted not to disaffiliate the Independent American Party of Nevada over the more exceptive position of its gubernatorial candidate, Christopher H. Hansen. Baldwin voted in favor of disaffiliation, favoring the more conservative position. Baldwin remained with the party, but several conservative state parties subsequently voted to leave the national party, believing it to have unacceptably compromised its pro-life platform;<ref>

</ref> rump factions have been orchestrated by the national Constitution Party in some of these states.

On August 30, 2007, Baldwin wrote an informal endorsement for Ron Paul for the GOP nomination: “Conservative Republicans have only one choice for president in 2008: Congressman Ron Paul of Texas”;<ref>

</ref> more formal endorsement of Paul came in a December video.<ref>

</ref> That same month, Baldwin said:

</ref>}}

2008 presidential campaign

Baldwin's vice presidential run, and Peroutka's withdrawal from the national Constitution Party, led to active 2006 speculation that Baldwin would seek the presidential nomination in 2008. Baldwin responded in October that “I have learned to never say never, but I have no desire to run. [It] would require several 'miraculous' signs of reassurance that, frankly, I cannot see happening. However, I am always open to God's will.”<ref>

</ref> He repeated this stance through March 2008.<ref>

</ref>

Baldwin announced on April 10, two weeks before the national convention was held in Kansas City, Missouri, that he would make himself available for the party's nomination at the convention, while “not 'running,'” but continuing to seek God's will.<ref>

</ref><ref name=mp2>

</ref> A Nolan Chart writer conveyed speculation that Baldwin's availability may have been responsive to the sudden candidacy of former ambassador Alan Keyes, who strongly favored the Iraq war;<ref>

</ref> Baldwin, a noninterventionist, admitted others “have urged me to place my name in nomination.”<ref name=mp2/> In a convention speech, party founder Howard Phillips endorsed Baldwin and controversially referred to Keyes as a neocon and a too-recent Republican.<ref>

</ref>

Baldwin was nominated on April 26, 2008, after what was described as the most contentious battle in the party's 16-year history.<ref name=kcs>

</ref> He received 383.8 votes, ahead of Keyes, who drew 125.7 votes from delegates;<ref>

</ref> Keyes had abandoned the Republicans for the Constitution Party (one month before the Constitution Party convention),<ref name=kcs/> much as Baldwin had done in 2000. Party members such as national chairman Jim Clymer said Baldwin's stands were more in line with party thinking.<ref name=kcs/> Baldwin asked the convention to nominate bankruptcy attorney Darrell Castle of Tennessee as his running mate, and this request was honored.<ref>

</ref>

After Ron Paul withdrew from the Republican campaign in June, he remained neutral about making a presidential endorsement. On September 10, Paul held a National Press Club conference at which Baldwin, Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney, and independent candidate Ralph Nader all agreed on four principles—quickly ending the Iraq war, protecting privacy and civil liberties, stopping increases in the national debt, and investigating the Federal Reserve—and on their opposition to the Democratic and Republican parties ignoring these issues.<ref>

</ref>

Paul's advice at the conference was to vote for whichever third-party candidate one has the most affinity to, because “we must maximize the total votes of those rejecting the two major candidates.”<ref>

</ref> However, on September 22, 2008, Paul stated his neutrality was “due to my respect and friendship and support from both the Constitution and Libertarian Party members . . . and I'm a ten-term Republican congressman. It is not against the law to participate in more than one political party.” Paul then gave his endorsement to Baldwin: “Unsolicited advice from the Libertarian Party candidate . . . has [persuaded] me to reject my neutral stance in the November election. I'm supporting Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate.”<ref name=paul>

</ref> Paul later clarified that though he would vote for Baldwin, he recognized the diversity of his support base and could not bind anyone's conscience. A former Paul primary backer, Houston term limits pioneer Clymer Wright, also contributed to the Baldwin campaign.<ref>

</ref>

Baldwin has written specifically against the candidacies of Barack Obama and John McCain,<ref>

</ref> and those of vice-presidential nominees Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.<ref>

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2012 campaign for lieutenant governor

In November, 2011, Republican Montana gubernatorial candidate Bob Fanning selected Chuck Baldwin as his running mate.<ref>http://www.timesexaminer.com/chuck-baldwin/934-i-am-now-a-candidate-for-montana-lieutenant-governor-</ref> Baldwin withdrew his candidacy for lieutenant governor on February 12, 2012, several months before the June primary.<ref>http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/archives/4482</ref>

2012 presidential nomination

In July 2012, the Reform Party of the United States' Kansas affiliate nominated Baldwin as its presidential candidate, though Andre Barnett was the national candidate. Baldwin received 5,017 votes, or 0.43% of the total popular vote in Kansas.

Charles O. “Chuck” Baldwin, of Kalispell, Montana in the American Redoubt, a Libertarian Patriot Prepper, Second Amendment defender, is the founder, pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. He is a radio talk show host and the 2008 Constitution Party Presidential nominee. He was the 2004 Constitution Party Vice Presidential nominee, running with the 2004 Constitution Party Presidential nominee, Michael Peroutka. He has been an outspoken critic of President George W. Bush as well as other leaders in both the Democratic and Republican Parties. He supported Congressman Ron Paul in Paul's unsuccessful bid for the 2008 Republican Party Presidential nomination. His running mate in 2008 was Darrell Castle, a lawyer from Tennessee. The Constitution Party Presidential ticket was on the ballot in 2008 in 37 states, and was a qualified write-in ticket in 11 states. Baldwin received 199,314 popular votes in the 2008 Presidential election which was about 0.15 percent of the total<ref>http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2008/2008presgeresults.pdf</ref>.

Author

He is the author of numerous books related to the Christianity and its perspective on vote with your feet, self-defense, liberty, economic collapse, and Liberterianism.

He is the co-author of To Keep or Not to Keep - Why Christians Should Not Give up Their Guns by J.D. Timothy Baldwin and D.D. Chuck Baldwin (2013)

“Today the debate over firearms rages and many in government are attempting to disarm the American people. To Keep or Not to Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns (paperback, 172 pages) aims to equip every Bible believing Christian in America with the scriptural tools and knowledge needed to make wise decisions about the defense of their family. Relying on an exhaustive study of the Holy Scriptures, renowned pastor, Dr. Chuck Baldwin, and his constitutional-attorney son, Timothy Baldwin, delve deeply into both the Old and New Testament in search of the true teaching of Scripture regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Many books deal with this subject from a constitutional perspective, but there is no book in modern times that has dealt with this vital subject from a strictly Biblical perspective. This book does just that on this vitally important subject. The following questions and many others are answered in this timely and thought-provoking book. Is the right to keep and bear arms a divine right? Should Christians surrender their firearms if the law requires them to do so? Does the New Testament require Christians to always be non-violent? Did the fact that Jesus and the apostles not rise up with arms against tyrannical government mean that Christians today should never do so? Were America's Founding Fathers right or wrong when they rebelled with arms against the British Crown? At a time when many in government are attempting to pass laws which call for the American people to surrender their firearms, many Christians are rightly searching for a Biblical answer. This book is designed to help Christians and non-Christians alike come to a clear understanding of what the Bible teaches.” <ref> http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Christians-Should-Give-Their/dp/0988898802 Accessed March 30, 2014</ref>

America's Financial Reckoning Day: How you can survive America's monetary and political decline in the 21st Century… by Charles Coppes, Diana Cebuhar, Chuck Baldwin and John Cummins (Jul 4, 2012)<ref> </ref>

Move to Montana

In 2010, Baldwin retired from his position as pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church and announced his intention to move to Montana, because he believed God had told him that the Mountain states were the “tip of the spear in the freedom fight.”<ref name=“godtoldme”>

</ref> In March 2011, he wrote an article in support of the American Redoubt strategic relocation movement originated by Survival fiction novelist and SurvivalBlog.com blogger James Wesley Rawles. This plan designates five liberty-minded Western states (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington) as a safe haven for patriots and liberty-loving conservatives, Christians and Jews.<ref>http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin642.htm</ref><ref>http://www.survivalblog.com/2011/03/move_to_the_mountain_states--t.html</ref> In a June 9, 2011 article, Baldwin outlined his reasons for choosing the Flathead Valley of Western Montana for his family's home. He cited Montana's freedom-loving people, its recognition of the right to keep and bear arms, and a feeling of strong conviction, following prayer.<ref>http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=3662</ref>

Libertarian Patriot Politics

As a Republican Party member, Baldwin was state chairman of the Florida Moral Majority in the 1980s. However, during the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush for U.S. President, Baldwin left the party and began a long period of criticism of Bush. Baldwin endorsed U.S. Representative Ron Paul for the 2008 Republican nomination for president, and Paul in turn endorsed Baldwin for the presidency in the 2008 general election.

Baldwin supports ending U.S. involvement in the United Nations, reducing income taxes, and repeal of the Patriot Act. He would withdraw troops from Iraq and seek to end illegal immigration by enforcing immigration laws. He supports the gold standard, the right to keep and bear arms, homeschooling, and the proposed Sanctity of Life Act, which would define “human life” and legal personhood as beginning at conception, and prevent federal courts from hearing cases on abortion-related legislation.

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Political positions

Foreign policy

Baldwin supports American sovereignty and is a staunch opponent of what he sees as the New World Order. He has stated that fighting against one-world government is his top priority. He believes globalism in government has led to many connected threats and issues, among which he lists illegal immigration, the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the North American Free Trade Agreement, CAFTA, the North American Union, the Trans-Texas Corridor, the Iraq war, China,<ref name=mt>

</ref> the Security and Prosperity Partnership, and the Free Trade Area of the Americas.<ref>

</ref> He would also effect United States withdrawal from the United Nations and has pledged to push the UN out of its New York City offices.<ref name=kcs/>

Baldwin believes that “the invasion and occupation of Iraq was absolutely unnecessary”<ref>

</ref> and has said his presidency would result in troop withdrawal from Iraq.<ref name=kcs/>

He has written that “the Mexican government is deliberately and systematically working to destabilize and undermine the very fabric and framework of American society.”<ref>

</ref> He strongly opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants and would try to end illegal immigration.<ref name=kcs/>

Baldwin has suggested reopening the investigation into the September 11 attacks, believing that the 9/11 truth movement has a right to have alternative 9/11 theories investigated, including those that raise the possibility of U.S. government involvement in the attacks.<ref>

</ref>

Economy

Baldwin says he would end all federal income taxes and phase out the Internal Revenue Service.<ref name=kcs/> In an interview, he said, “What I would propose is an across-the-board, general 10 percent tariff on all imports and that would meet the Constitution's prescription for financing the federal government—duties, imposts, tariffs”,<ref>

</ref> which, he claims, would also help keep jobs in the United States.<ref>

</ref> His website also says that “a tariff on foreign imports, based on the difference between the foreign item's cost of production abroad and the cost of production of a similar item produced in the United States, would be a Constitutional step toward a fair trade policy that would protect American jobs and, at the same time, raise revenue for our national government.”<ref>

</ref>

He has said that as president he would streamline the federal government and tap oil reserves in Alaska, the Dakotas, and the Gulf of Mexico. He believes the United States should return to the gold standard.<ref name=kcs/>

States' rights

Baldwin believes that “the South was right in the War Between the States”, and that the leaders of the Confederacy were not racists.<ref name=me>

</ref> He uses the term “War for Southern Independence”.<ref name=“indep”>

</ref> He bemoans George W. Bush's failure to rescind executive orders by Bill Clinton that appear to undermine states' rights and private property rights.<ref>

</ref>

Individual liberties

Baldwin “believe[s] the federal 'war on terror' and 'war on drugs' are mostly a cover for power-hungry, Big Government zealots to trample constitutional government and squash freedoms and liberties, which are supposed to be protected by the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence.” <ref>Baldwin, Chuck (2010-05-07) Strictly Personal, Chuck Baldwin Live</ref> He opposes the Patriot Act and related legislation and orders, saying that it “deprives the people of their rights secured under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments under the guise of 'combating terrorism' or 'protecting national security'”.<ref>

</ref> In relation to airplane captain Don Carty profiling a customer's credentials and behavior, Baldwin stated that “profiling of all sorts is a very necessary tool for effective law enforcement. Only morons would try to hamper a lawman's ability to bring criminals to justice by removing this tool from them.”<ref>

</ref>

Regarding the separation of church and state, Baldwin believes that “America was deliberately and distinctively founded as a haven for Christians”<ref>

</ref> and he supports the public display of the Ten Commandments in government buildings.

He says that freedom of association in health care is important: “I strongly support the freedom of choice of practitioner and treatment for all citizens for their health care. . . . The government should not have the power to force people to receive immunizations or vaccinations.”<ref>

</ref> He also would eliminate the Food and Drug Administration as unconstitutional.<ref>

</ref>

Baldwin supports freedom for homeschooling and private schooling and wants to disband the U.S. Department of Education;<ref>

</ref> he says that he would be the best friend homeschoolers have ever had in the White House.<ref name=kcs/>

Baldwin is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and he believes that the right to keep and bear arms should not be infringed by the government:

<blockquote>A Baldwin Administration will uphold the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms and will oppose attempts to prohibit ownership of guns by law-abiding citizens, and, further, will stand against all laws which would require the registration of guns or ammunition. . . . Richard Henry Lee, a signer of the Declaration, once said, “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” Just as the right to bear arms is necessary in the defense against tyranny, so [too] is that same right vital for the purpose of self-defense. . . . Firearms are used 60 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives. . . . The vast majority of the time (92%), the mere presence of a firearm helps to avert a major crime from occurring. That is what Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) concluded after extensive research. According to Rep. Bartlett, the number of defensive uses is four times the number of crimes reported committed with guns.<ref>

</ref></blockquote>

Baldwin had already begun promoting militia movements on his radio show as early as 1995.<ref name=adl>

</ref> He says that in his opinion, people like Morris Dees, head of the Southern Poverty Law Center, try to “pander the market of fear, trying to convince everybody that anyone with a gun, any person who wants to own a gun, and anyone who would consider themselves part of a citizen militia is a threat to our government and to our society.”<ref>

</ref>

Baldwin firmly opposes abortion and Roe v. Wade. He favors Ron Paul's Sanctity of Life Act<ref>

</ref> and says his presidency would end abortion.<ref name=kcs/>

He takes a critical view of the federal government's handling of Randy Weaver, the Branch Davidians, and Hutaree.<ref name=“hutaree”>

</ref>

Personal views

Baldwin has several beliefs typically distinctive of Independent Baptists, such as the primacy of the local New Testament church, premillennial dispensationalism, counting homosexuality as a moral perversion, avoidance of drinking and smoking, and strict diet and exercise.<ref name=me/> He believes that America has evolved to “a matriarchal society”<ref>

</ref> and that it is losing the “inner toughness” of masculinity.<ref>

</ref> Baldwin says his only organizational memberships are to his church, the Constitution Party, Gun Owners of America, and the National Rifle Association.<ref name=me/>

In 2002 he wrote a booklet, “What Every Christian Should Know About Islam.” Baldwin summarizes Muslim persecution of Christians by saying, “Only communism rivals Islam in sheer numbers of people persecuted and killed.”<ref>

</ref>

In his spare time, Baldwin enjoys hunting, recreational fishing, and watching the Green Bay Packers.<ref name=me/> Among his favorite movies are The Passion of the Christ<ref>

</ref> and Gods and Generals, stating that the latter “has the power to change the hearts of millions of people who disdain the Old Confederacy, who misunderstand Southern slavery, and who hold Christianity in contempt.”<ref>

</ref>

Bibliography

  • Let's Look at Legalism.
  • Subjects Seldom Spoken On: 11 Messages That Will Stimulate Your Mind and Stir Your Heart, 1990.
  • This Is the Life (a verse-by-verse exposition of the Epistles of John).

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