This was posted quite some time ago but I thought it needed to be seen again to refresh everyones memory, so it is being reposted. It was written very well.
By Chuck Baldwin
August 15, 2008
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Chuck Baldwin is a, Pastor, dedicated Patriot, and
nominated by the national Constitution Party to run
for President of the in 2008. I thought this
was worthy of posting.
America's Greatest Threat!!
Every time violence erupts somewhere in the world, our national leaders and
news media make it sound like that particular outbreak is America's greatest
threat. The conflict between Russia and Georgia is no exception. Almost as
soon as news of the conflict broke, the presumptive Republican Presidential
nominee, John McCain, was suggesting that the United States (or the United
Nations) should send troops to the scene. I guess two wars are not enough
for McCain; he now wants to start a third. (And with all his talk about
bombing Iran, make that four.) And talk all over Washington, D.C., was
mostly about what kind of military response the United States should take.
Have people lost their minds? Or do people really believe that the United
States is the world's--or should we say the United Nations'--policeman?
Apparently, that is what our national leaders from both major parties
Let's face it: most of America's foreign policy over the last several
decades has been more about fulfilling the U.N.'s global desires than
protecting the people and property of the United States. And, yes, that
includes America's invasion of Iraq.
Do readers not remember that soon after launching the invasion of Iraq,
President Bush appeared before the United Nations and plainly told that
sinister organization that the reason he had ordered the invasion of Iraq
was to "defend . . . the credibility of the United Nations"? Frankly, I did
not know the United Nations had any credibility worth defending.
Nevertheless, G.W. Bush was willing to sacrifice over 4,000 American lives
for the express purpose of defending the U.N.'s "credibility." Now, John
McCain appears willing to send troops to Georgia.
I will not use this column to analyze the specific events leading up to
Russia's attack against Georgia, except to say that one can count on the
fact that there is much more to the story than what NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN
are telling us.
In addition, one of the major fallacies being perpetrated by most in
Washington, D.C., is the notion that America is somehow strengthened and
protected by aggressive meddling in the affairs of foreign countries. Such a
philosophy was considered anathema to America's Founding Fathers. They
rightly understood that such reasoning created more problems than it solved
and that it made America more vulnerable, not more secure.
Regardless of what the underlying and overriding reasons for Russia's attack
might have been, I will say here and now that the Russian-Georgian conflict
is not America's greatest threat. I will also be so bold as to say that Iran
or North Korea is not America's greatest threat, either. In fact, I will
categorically state that no foreign nation (although, of all foreign
nations, Red China should undoubtedly be our biggest concern--and none of
our national leaders seem the least bit concerned about it) is America's
greatest threat. America's greatest threat comes from within. And I am not
alone in that opinion.
Daniel Webster warned, "There is no nation on earth powerful enough to
accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be
from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of
their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess
that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a
confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their
conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and
become the instruments of their own undoing."
While the national media focuses on Russia, Georgia, Iraq, Afghanistan, or
Iran, our own leaders are quietly molding the clay of our own demise right
here at home. Both political parties, and the standard-bearers they select,
are facilitating the surrender of our national sovereignty and independence.
They are working in darkness to build an international community where the
laws and principles of individual nation-states (including America's) are
made subservient to the laws and principles of international entities. This
is America's greatest threat.
For example, John McCain supports the International Criminal Court. Can you
believe this? Can you imagine U.S. citizens being hauled off before an
international court to be tried for crimes? Imagine an international court
whose rulings and opinions overrule U.S. rulings and opinions. Imagine a
court setting where the constitutional protections of the Bill of Rights are
null and void. Imagine a court setting where international law trumps U.S.
or state laws. If that is not a surrender of U.S. sovereignty, nothing is!
And John McCain is all for it.
Furthermore, both John McCain and Barack Obama support NAFTA, the WTO, GATT,
and the FTAA. Both major party candidates support the NAFTA superhighway,
the creation of a North American Community (which is the precursor to a
North American Union), the SPP, and the United Nations.
Ladies and Gentlemen, America is on the verge of losing its independence and
its national sovereignty. And both major political parties (along with a
compliant national media) are equally culpable. And mark this down: when
America loses its independence and national sovereignty, we also lose our
freedoms and liberties. Please remember that before a Constitution and Bill
of Rights could be drafted, there was first drafted a Declaration of
Independence. It is the Declaration of Independence that lays the
cornerstone and builds the wall of protection around the Constitution and
Bill of Rights. Lose the Declaration and we lose the Constitution and Bill
No, the greatest threat to America does not come from Russia, Iraq, Iran, or
any other foreign country. America's greatest threat comes from a complacent
populace who would sit back and do nothing while our own civil magistrates
surrender our nation's sovereignty and independence to international
Think about it: 232 years after Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of
Independence, and after our Founding Fathers pledged their lives, fortunes,
and sacred honor to defend that document, our nation's leaders from both
major parties are in the process of ceding America back to the kind of
global empire from which we fought to break free. This is America's greatest threat!
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