I Am No Longer A Conservative
By Chuck Baldwin
August 20, 2002
At one time, I was proud to call myself a conservative. No more. I
would even argue that conservatives are as much responsible for
the political and cultural deterioration of our country as liberals.
That means Republicans share as much blame for the downward
spiral of our nation as Democrats. People who believe they are
voting for a substantive change of direction by voting for either
major party are kidding themselves. Both liberals and
conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, are heading in the
The pattern goes something like this: Democrats (liberals) use the
power of political office to spearhead socialist, internationalist
policies. This is accomplished over the vocal objections of
grassroots conservatives. The resulting dissatisfaction with the
liberal agenda usually translates into Republicans being elected to
Once Republicans (conservatives) are in office, however, they do
nothing to reverse the socialist policies that the liberals instituted.
Instead, they set about to normalize or legitimize those policies.
After all, Republicans are all about conserving the status quo; and
for the past 40 years, the status quo has been incessant, burgeoning
socialism. Therefore, instead of instituting a radical return to
constitutional governance, conservatives actually harden the
cement of socialism that has been laid by liberals.
Unfortunately, rank and file conservatives seem more than willing
to accept an increase of socialism, internationalism, and liberalism
as long as Republicans are overseeing it. Conservatives seem
totally oblivious to the ominous direction of the country when
Republicans are in charge. As a result, conservatives and liberals,
Democrats and Republicans, are working together to take America
further and further down the road of socialism.
With little distinction from Democrats in the actual governing
policy of Republicans, liberals are soon reinstalled to public office,
and the cycle repeats itself. This has been the redundant pattern in
our country for the past half century.
Therefore, as someone who stands foursquare on the principles laid
down in our founding documents, I refuse to be identified as a
conservative any longer. Instead, call me a constitutionalist. I am
convinced that the only chance that freedom and independence
have of surviving the next 50 years is by a radical return to
constitutional government. The status quo must go!
Only an awakened electorate who are fed up with the constant
capitulation of constitutional principles by the two major parties
and who are willing to courageously crusade for genuine change
will be capable of actually preserving this republic for their
posterity. Anything short of this will only result in a continued drift
toward socialism and globalism.
© Chuck Baldwin
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