Chuck Baldwin (2021)
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    Cops And Catholics Starting To Stand: Where Are The Evangelicals?

    Published: Thursday, May 14, 2020

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    One thing the faux corona pandemic has done is to separate lovers of liberty from slaves of the state. That divide is only going to widen. And, in reality, this has always been America’s battle.

    America was birthed not as a religious state or as a racial state or as a political state but as a free state. People often try to hide the great issue dividing us with the masks of race, religion and politics. But none of these is the real issue. There is only one battle going on in this country, and it’s the battle for Freedom.

    It was the Natural liberties proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence and then protected in the Bill of Rights that changed the course of world history. Ever since our “glorious revolution” (George Washington), nations have been defined by one word: Liberty.

    To any real American, tyranny of any kind is repugnant. I would no sooner submit to the tyranny of a Baptist as I would to the tyranny of a Protestant, Catholic, Jew or Muslim. I would no sooner submit to the tyranny of a Republican as I would to the tyranny of a Democrat, Libertarian or Socialist. I would no sooner submit to the tyranny of a white as I would to the tyranny of a black, brown, yellow or red. And I would no sooner submit to tyranny for safety as I would for riches, popularity, power or threats of harm.

    Which brings us to the coronavirus.

    Big Government statists have made the coronavirus exclusively a safety issue. Of course they would. They always make their biggest gains in times of war and pestilence. In 2001, Big Government statists orchestrated the 9/11 attacks to trample our constitutionally protected liberties like nothing since Lincoln’s War against the South. Now, in 2020, they are orchestrating the corona “pandemic” to try and finish off the vestiges of liberty that yet remain.

    I really like the way Dr. Ben Carson fielded an interview on FOX News the other day. He refused to answer a question regarding corona from a political perspective and expressed chagrin that most people were reducing the discussion to mere politics. He’s absolutely right.

    To Democrats, corona is all about defeating Donald Trump in November; and to Republicans, corona is all about defending Trump in November. Both sides disgust me.

    Dr. Carson was also right when he ended his interview by noting that the vast majority of people who contract corona are not in any danger whatsoever of serious health risk. This echoes what I and others have been saying since this corona scare began.

    Dr. Annie Bukacek and other brave physicians, nurses and medical scientists who have dared to say the same thing (amidst great persecution, I might add) should feel vindicated hearing a physician of Dr. Carson’s stature make these remarks. Even Ms. Coronavirus Fearmonger herself, Dr. Deborah Birx, recently admitted the number of deaths that the CDC attributed to corona was inflated by as much as 25%. I personally believe it’s inflated far more than that.

    Again, the issue is Freedom and those who will fight for it. And so far, the people who have been willing to fight for it have been few and far between. On the whole, conservative Republicans and evangelical pastors and Christians folded like a bad poker hand. And for most of them, it was all about Donald Trump. It wasn’t about constitutional liberty; it wasn’t about religious liberty; neither was it about individual liberty. It was all about Trump.

    Since Trump was going along with all of these lockdowns, shutdowns, business closings, church closings, school closings, etc., and he was the one promoting Fascist Fauci and his fearmongering Frankenstein Bill Gates as the experts with all the answers, Christians and conservatives wouldn’t dare challenge the lockdowns for fear of being seen as challenging Trump. So, they gladly sacrifice Liberty (including religious Liberty) and the Bill of Rights in the name of defending Donald Trump. 

    I hope these spineless, groveling Christians and conservatives watch these two videos of a former Army Ranger, Iraq War veteran and 10-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department express his decision to be faithful to his oath to protect and defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights at all costs.

    Here is the officer’s first video expressing his commitment to Liberty and the Constitution.

    Here is the officer’s second video expressing the ramifications of his first video.

    Please watch those two videos and take a good look at what real men with conviction look like. And then ask yourself, why am I not seeing that kind of man in the pulpit of my church?  

    I also hope evangelical pastors who voluntarily closed their churches will read this open letter from Catholic pastors:

    The facts have shown that, under the pretext of the Covid-19 epidemic, the inalienable rights of citizens have in many cases been violated and their fundamental freedoms, including the exercise of freedom of worship, expression and movement, have been disproportionately and unjustifiably restricted. Public health must not, and cannot, become an alibi for infringing on the rights of millions of people around the world, let alone for depriving the civil authority of its duty to act wisely for the common good. This is particularly true as growing doubts emerge from several quarters about the actual contagiousness, danger and resistance of the virus. Many authoritative voices in the world of science and medicine confirm that the media’s alarmism about Covid-19 appears to be absolutely unjustified.

    We have reason to believe, on the basis of official data on the incidence of the epidemic as related to the number of deaths, that there are powers interested in creating panic among the world’s population with the sole aim of permanently imposing unacceptable forms of restriction on freedoms, of controlling people and of tracking their movements. The imposition of these illiberal measures is a disturbing prelude to the realization of a world government beyond all control.

    We also believe that in some situations the containment measures that were adopted, including the closure of shops and businesses, have precipitated a crisis that has brought down entire sectors of the economy. This encourages interference by foreign powers and has serious social and political repercussions. Those with governmental responsibility must stop these forms of social engineering, by taking measures to protect their citizens whom they represent, and in whose interests they have a serious obligation to act. Likewise, let them help the family, the cell of society, by not unreasonably penalizing the weak and elderly, forcing them into a painful separation from their loved ones. The criminalization of personal and social relationships must likewise be judged as an unacceptable part of the plan of those who advocate isolating individuals in order to better manipulate and control them.

    We also ask government leaders to ensure that forms of control over people, whether through tracking systems or any other form of location-finding, are rigorously avoided. The fight against Covid-19, however serious, must not be the pretext for supporting the hidden intentions of supranational bodies that have very strong commercial and political interests in this plan. In particular, citizens must be given the opportunity to refuse these restrictions on personal freedom, without any penalty whatsoever being imposed on those who do not wish to use vaccines, contact tracking or any other similar tool. Let us also consider the blatant contradiction of those who pursue policies of drastic population control and at the same time present themselves as the savior of humanity, without any political or social legitimacy. Finally, the political responsibility of those who represent the people can in no way be left to “experts” who can indeed claim a kind of immunity from prosecution, which is disturbing to say the least.

    Finally, as Pastors responsible for the flock of Christ, let us remember that the Church firmly asserts her autonomy to govern, worship, and teach. This autonomy and freedom are an innate right that Our Lord Jesus Christ has given her for the pursuit of her proper ends. For this reason, as Pastors we firmly assert the right to decide autonomously on the celebration of Mass and the Sacraments, just as we claim absolute autonomy in matters falling within our immediate jurisdiction, such as liturgical norms and ways of administering Communion and the Sacraments. The State has no right to interfere, for any reason whatsoever, in the sovereignty of the Church. Ecclesiastical authorities have never refused to collaborate with the State, but such collaboration does not authorize civil authorities to impose any sort of ban or restriction on public worship or the exercise of priestly ministry. The rights of God and of the faithful are the supreme law of the Church, which she neither intends to, nor can, abdicate. We ask that restrictions on the celebration of public ceremonies be removed.

    This police officer—along with a multitude of county sheriffs around the country who refuse to enforce unconstitutional lockdown orders—and the abovementioned Catholic scholars have put the vast majority of evangelical pastors and Christians to shame. With the exception of a small handful of brave evangelical pastors and congregations, the churches of America sheepishly surrendered their Christian convictions, their constitutional liberties and their God-given duty in order to grovel before Donald Trump and the power of the state.

    George Washington’s phrase “glorious revolution” quoted above came from a letter he wrote to the Baptist people shortly before Congress drafted the First Amendment to our federal Constitution. Washington praised Baptists throughout America for being “uniformly, and almost unanimously, the firm friends to civil liberty, and the persevering Promoters of our glorious revolution.”

    Today, we can’t even get most Baptists to defend the freedom of worship and freedom of assembly contained in our First Amendment, much less the rest of the civil liberties contained in our Bill of Rights.

    In this column last week, I documented the fact that Donald Trump is pushing Operation Warp Speed, which will combine the U.S. military with Big Pharma to mandate forced vaccinations for the coronavirus on the American people. Of course, all the vast majority of conservatives and Christians who read that column could do was to curse me. But as I said last week:

    You can cuss me all you want. But I’m not the one trying to enslave you. I’m not the one trying to give you the “mark of the beast.” I’m not the one trying to take away your right to work and travel without government permission. I’m not the one trying to force you and your children to be injected with who knows what kinds of chemicals. But Bill Gates and Tony Fauci are doing exactly that, and they are doing it with Trump’s help. In fact, they cannot do it without him. 

    It’s time to stop getting mad at the messenger who’s telling you the truth and start getting mad at these politicians in both parties and the mad scientists in the Big Pharma/medical industrial complex who are trying to become despots and dictators at the expense of our lives and liberties.

    Already, the “contact tracing” pilot program has begun in Ventura County, California, in which:

    [The] county is beginning to go around to people’s homes and test them for the COVID-19 (the fake virus that still has never been isolated, purified and 100% proven to exist). Then, if the governmental tests (some of which have been shown to have been contaminated with coronavirus itself, and to produce over 80% false positives) find that you “have the COVID infection”, you will be further quarantined and isolated – including potentially being removed from your home! This guy is actually talking about mandatory evacuation of people – kidnapping or grabbing adults and seniors! This is in line with the ominous warning that WHO (World Health Organization) official Michael Ryan gave over a month ago when he spoke of removing people from their families. It is also in line with what several US state governors have claimed they can do with their newly-invoked and tyrannical emergency powers.

    And don’t forget the appropriately numbered H.R. 6666 COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act that’s making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC to institute national testing, tracing and quarantining of the American people.

    And when it comes to all things Police State, one must always keep an eye on Israel, as that country is where the initial testing for western Police State practices and tactics are prototyped. In this regard, we must take seriously Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intention to microchip all Israeli children returning to school after the coronavirus lockdowns:

    Cyber experts slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his proposal to "microchip" children who return to schools and kindergartens as the coronavirus lockdown is lifted, Ynet reported on Friday.

    While speaking at a press conference on Monday, Netanyahu suggested the Health Ministry use new technology to help Israel adjust to its new routine as the state is lifting the coronavirus lockdown. "That is, technology that has not been used before and is allowed under the legislation we shall enact," he clarified.

    "I spoke with our heads of technology in order to find measures Israel is good at, such as sensors. For instance, every person, every kid – I want it on kids first – would have a sensor that would sound an alarm when you get too close, like the ones on cars," the prime minister said.

    Don’t be surprised if the vaccine that Trump authorizes to be injected into the American people comes from Israel—a vaccine that even Fascist Fauci admits is likely to be ineffective against the virus. And in some cases, the vaccine may even STRENGTHEN the virus. (Source)

    What we have witnessed during this corona scare is the great divide between people who love liberty and who will courageously guard and protect it and people who are the sheepish slaves of the state—or, perhaps, the bootlicking lackeys of Donald Trump.  

    Waving the flag and shouting “God bless America” mean nothing without the courage to fight for Liberty when everyone around you is forsaking it. 

    To this point, it has been county sheriffs, individual police officers, some Catholic scholars, a few plucky physicians, a small group of brave broadcasters and writers, a few freedom-minded attorneys and a handful of evangelical pastors who have shown the grit to fight for Liberty. 

    Where are the rest of the so-called freedom-loving conservatives and evangelicals? 

    © Chuck Baldwin


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