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Re: “No longer BFFs: Chuck Baldwin and Ron Paul

I would like to remark on several comments that you made in your article that mentioned the Constitution Party of North Carolina. First you stated that "a return to America's Revolutionary gilded age did not necessarily involve armed insurrection". That is correct but I must add with the strongest language that the CPNC is ABSOLUTELY opposed to this type of action against any lawful authority as is stated clearly in the CPNC bylaws as well as in the membership pledges that requires every member to acknowledge and sign. It is unfortunate that over time the media as well as the movie and television industries have made countless attempts to instill in the minds of the citizenry that any person or group who identifies with, has knowledge of and may wish to defend the Constitution should be linked with domestic terrorists(Oklahoma City etc.). This is simply Wrong.It is every Americans duty to read,learn,understand & defend our Constitution. This is the goal of the CPNC. It's members as well as the organization have as their mission to educate and encourage as many American citizens as possible as well as those foreign persons here legally to do just that and to vote for individuals that promise to and will adhere and comply with our Constitution.

You make the comment in your article that the Constitution Party walks a fine line with the First Amendment when you editorialized "they support it for campaign donations but not for pornography for example". I agree with that but you failed to point out that every party does the same with the First Amendment. Based on your reasoning, the question must be asked,Which party then does not walk a fine line with the First Amendment. Those that profess freedom of expression may decry public expression or acknowledgment of religion. Those that push for hate speech laws do so at the expense of their opponents free speech in order to prevent them from speaking out against their beliefs or actions.Those that want hate laws passed because of racial or ethnic intolerance are thus also violating the Equal Protection Clause for those that disagree. They in turn foment hate towards those that they claim are speaking hate.It is obvious that regardless of what a group stands for it must by its very action of taking a stance on any issue seek victory for that stance. That is what taking a stance on issues is all about. Thankfully we as Americans have been given by our forefathers The Constitution of the United States and The Constitution of North Carolina to protect that Right.

The CPNC does believe that this Nation's moral foundation was based on Christian ideals and principals and that those ideals and principals were consulted numerous times during the Constitutional Convention.This does not mean that the CPNC advocates any sort of theocratic form of Government. I believe that if this were to be the case that you would find that the CPNC and it's members would be the first in line to stand up and oppose any sort of theocracy. A government backed church with the civil authority to enforce any type of church law or force citizens to pay taxes towards any church is abhorrent to the notion of religious liberty and to Christianity in general. For more on this please read James Madison's "Memorial and Remonstrances" at the CPNC website under Historical Documents.This does not mean that a society can not base it's civil and criminal laws on moral codes based on Christian beliefs. North Carolinians especially need not fear freedom of religion or of a government that acknowledges the belief in God based on the irrational fear that to do so would lead to the implementation of a theocracy. We in North Carolina have never lived under such a government even though our State Constitution acknowledges God,religion and morality in numerous places through out the document. For example: The Preamble, Article 1 sec.1, sec.13, Art.6 sec.7 & 8,Art.9 sec.1,Art.11 sec.4.

Thank you Mr. Saldana for writing this very thought provoking article. I hope that it will encourage people to read their Constitutions & to investigate for themselves if the CPNC is what they may be looking for in a political organization. CPNC Al

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Posted by CPNC Al on 10/12/2008 at 3:18 AM

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