Every human life has value.

It would just be really be nice if he actually had a chance of winning. From Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin (from video below):

I will use the bully pulpit of the White House to encourage Congress to pass Congressman Ron Paul’s Sanctity of Life Act which would do two things. Number one it would identify every unborn child as being a person under our laws. Number two, it would remove abortion from the jurisdiction of the court under article 3 section 2 of the Constitution. As President, I will do what the Republicans have not been willing to do. I will put an end to abortion on demand.

I have still not decided what I am going to do this November, however. To say that this is a less than ideal situation we are in, as far as presidential candidates is concerned, is an understatement. It just plain sucks. I was all prepared to “throw away” my vote on a third party candidate in the event of a Hillary-Giuliani match up. But, as bad as it is, our current situation does not quite have me convinced to do so…yet. Jay perfectly explains the thoughts I hate that I am thinking:

IF I decide to hold my nose and pull the lever for John McCain this November – and that’s a VERY BIG IF – it wil ONLY be because I find the prospect of a President Obama “sign[ing] the FOCA, repeal[ing] the DOMA, repeal[ing] the Hyde Amendment, end[ing] the Mexico City policy, fund[ing] abortions at the federal level through Medicare, on military bases, through the UN, [etc.]“ to be untenable.

It WON’T be because I’m foolish enough to believe that John McCain will nominate another Roberts or Alito to the Court (he won’t) or will expend one ounce of effort or political capital to advance the cause of protecting the unborn (again, he won’t). A vote for McCain is simply a vote to minimize the damage that will be done to the pro-life cause should Obama be elected.

I’m really going to have to seek advice from my spiritual director on this one.

“Most merciful Jesus, I beseech You through the intercession of Your dearest Mother who nurtured You from childhood, bless my native land. I beg You, Jesus, look not on our sins, but on the tears of little children, on the hunger and cold they suffer. Jesus, for the sake of these innocent ones, grant me the grace that I am asking of You for my country.” ~ from St. Faustina’s Diary

Video of Chuck Baldwin

July 21st, 2008 at 10:43 pm
3 Responses to “An Actually Appealing Presidential Candidate”
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    Brian Says:

    I know what you mean! I’m struggling with the “anybody but Obama” phenomenon, myself. I was planning to write in “Alan Keyes”… but Chuck Baldwin might be another option; we’ll see.

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    This coming Saturday, I will be at the Illinois Constitution Party convention in Peoria, where I hope to meet and interview Mr. Baldwin’s running mate, Darrell Castle.

    I haven’t made a final decision to support Baldwin, but I’m leaning strongly in that direction. McCain’s choice for VP, rumored to be coming this week, will do much to cement my decision either way.

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    “IF I decide to hold my nose and pull the lever for John McCain this November – and that’s a VERY BIG IF – it wil ONLY be because I find the prospect of a President Obama “sign[ing] the FOCA, repeal[ing] the DOMA, repeal[ing] the Hyde Amendment, end[ing] the Mexico City policy, fund[ing] abortions at the federal level through Medicare, on military bases, through the UN, [etc.]“ to be untenable.”

    Would somebody please educate me on abortions being funded through Medicare?

    I’ve never even heard of this… doesn’t surprise me! I just can’t imagine how it happens. I would like to know.