Former Presidential Candiate and Texas Rep Ron Paul formerly endorsed Constitution Party Candidate Chuck Baldwin for president in a lengthy post on his Campaign for Liberty website.
I’ve thought about the unsolicited advice from the Libertarian Party candidate, and he has convinced me to reject my neutral stance in the November election. I’m supporting Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate
I have admonished Paul for remaining in the Republican Party and dropping out of the race after accepting so much in donations. This endorsement however makes me think twice. He has put picking the right person for the job ahead of party loyalty and for that my hat is off to him. I'm not sure why he remains in the GOP however.
In a release, Chuck Baldwin thanked Paul for his endorsement and reiterated his stance opposing illegal immigration.
Obviously, I could not be more delighted and honored to have Dr. Paul's endorsement. I called him last evening and thanked him personally. And now I want to thank him publicly.
I am fully aware that Dr. Paul was under considerable pressure from various groups that were actively soliciting his support. I can honestly say that I never lobbied Dr. Paul for his endorsement. He knew I would be thrilled to have it, but I have too much respect for Ron Paul to be so presumptuous as to expect him to endorse me. ...
I will take my oath to the Constitution seriously, when it states that one of the express purposes of the federal government is to "repel Invasions." This means we will secure America's borders, because the illegal immigration crisis is more than mere immigration: it is an invasion, and I will stop it! Even if I have to send the U.S. Army to the borders, we will put a stop to this invasion of illegal aliens. I will also aggressively prosecute those employers who knowingly hire illegals. And did I mention that my first day in office is Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean's last day in prison? I will personally open the prison doors and restore to these men their freedom. I will also give them their jobs back (with pay), if they want them. And one more item on this point: my first day of office is also U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's last day on the job.
Obama supporters no doubt are smiling confidently knowing that McCain stands to lose a few votes courtesy of Baldwin
Posted by: Ralph on September 24, 2008 05:54 PM
I always believed Paul would endorse Baldwin. I am glad to see it finally happened.
Posted by: Brad on September 24, 2008 07:44 PM
Since both Ron Paul and Chuck Baldwin are theocrats who want the government to shrink so the people can make their own Theocracy I am not surprised. :-)
Posted by: Jesse on September 27, 2008 07:18 AM
A look at Founders discussions during the Constitutional Debates helps to establish and define their intent for free government; Ron Paul's choice to endorse Chuck Baldwin is a correct one. It is the first step toward removing federal corruption and international manipulation of the states and local communities; Rally behind the willing; Put small ads in papers even free nickle papers that are inexpensive to place an ad, to get the word out; We now have another choice - Ron Paul and Bob Barr [Barr did not endorse - Digger] have endorsed Chuck Baldwin for President; Get the Vote out, and at the same time educate yourself on the intent of the Founders; Read the Constitutional Debates and letters. Understand what freedom is. Read the works of the Authors themselves.