Relative to the above analysis, the scales have tipped
decidedly negative & this current admin/congress has been found
wanting. We are at a crossroads & in our opinion we
desperately need a change. We can continue the status quo or
we can be change agents.
understand that we all want our votes to count and to some extent
our valuable voting
asset may turn into that of a protest with little chance
of securing a victory.
2004 I was challenged by a friend with the proposition of supporting
Peroutka of the Constitution Party. After investigation we found
that we agreed across the board with this candidate's major
positions but at that time we felt that it was not best to change
allegiance for the following reasons:
By the time we heard of
his candidacy it was far too late in the game & clear that votes
taken away from Bush may have helped secure a Kerry win.
The admin was engaged in
a war both domestic & abroad & we thought it irresponsible
to use our votes in such a way that might force us to change course.
(we were naive enough to believe that we had an
effective path in mind)
We were not fully
convinced that the admin & congress wouldn’t turn things
around. (we’re sorry to report that we were
Times have certainly changed & the true colors of
this president’s chameleon-like administration are now
extremely visible & quite clear. We feel that we have given
them the benefit of doubt at every
this point we think it is imperative that a grassroots campaign
begin & that this obstacle of “wasting our vote” be removed from
our thinking. We spoke with a good friend yesterday who might
be to the right of the John Birch
Society’s president (if that’s possible), and he shared the
same feelings. He feels sold out & so do we.
realize that the task is daunting and the short-term potential is
rather grim but principals & idealism do count for
something. All movements have to begin somewhere. Why not with us? We may have little short
term impact but this is clearly a battle for our future.
Therefore, we have made the decision
to support the "Constitution Party". Today, 2004's candidate, Michael
Peroutka, has not committed to make another run
for president but hopefully he will again throw his hat in the ring
in 2008. If not there is another possible suitor in the
recent article on the “WorldNetDaily” Web site reported that “Minuteman Project” founder Jim
Gilchrist might be interested in running for President as
the Constitution Party’s nominee.
Check out the Constitution Party’s platform below
& read through their FAQs & see if it might be worthy of
Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt
Manipulators - David Chilton