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American Pastors Are Neglecting Their Duty to Call Out the Crimes of Our Government

Baldwin argues that what made America great until the early 20th century was the political engagement of its pastors, especially at the nation's founding. The moral heart of the country resides in its spiritual leaders, and they are irresponsibly silent on the pressing issues of our day.

The author is a prominent American Christian conservative who was a presidential candidate for the paleoconservative Constitution Party in 2008, when he was endorsed by Ron Paul.  

He is the pastor of Liberty Fellowship, a non-denominational church in Montana, and a popular radio host and columnist. His excellent weekly sermons which often have a lot of political content and strong views are available on his YouTube channel. Baldwin believes that it is the sacred responsibility of pastors to lead on political issues, as they did during the 18th and 19th centuries.

He is a relentless foe of neoconservatism and Christian Zionism and frequently criticizes the neocon hostility towards Russia. His views are representative of an influential and substantial part of Trump's popular support.

Here is an archive of his excellent articles which we have published on Russia Insider, when they were relevant to the debate over Russia.


I have said for years that it’s not what you hear in most churches that is the problem; it is what you don’t hear. The same goes for most conservative politicos. On the issues that are the most parlous to our liberties, the vast majority of Christians and conservatives are silent. I mean totally silent.

Political preaching used to be a great American tradition

Here is about all most Christians and conservatives have to say about things:

  • Donald Trump is very good.

  • Democrats are very bad.

  • Israel is very good.

  • Muslims are very bad (except the Muslims in Saudi Arabia are good).

I don’t think I left anything out.

But what about America’s War Empire killing innocent people all over the world? - Silence.

But here is what most Christians and “conservatives” are talking about:

  • Donald Trump is very good.

  • Democrats are very bad.

  • Israel is very good.

  • Muslims are very bad (except the Muslims in Saudi Arabia are good).

Here are more things you won’t hear most Christians and conservatives talk about:

  • The Rights of the Colonists, a List of Violations of Rights, and a Letter of Correspondence, by Samuel Adams

  • Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress

  • Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms

  • The American Crisis (No. 1), by Thomas Paine

  • George Washington's Farewell Address

  • Ron Paul's Farewell Address to Congress

  • The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights

Right. I’m talking about the great documents of American history. The vast majority of pastors, Christians and “conservatives” are as ignorant of the principles of constitutionalism and Natural Law as are most liberals and unbelievers. That’s why it normally doesn’t matter to a tinker’s dam which party controls Congress or whether a Republican or Democrat is in the White House (including the current occupant). The political and religious right and left are operating in almost total ignorance of the fundamental principles of liberty upon which America was built.

In my studies years ago, I sadly discovered that these great American documents could not be found in one volume under one title. That’s why we created THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS.

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Think about it: If young people today do not get a copy of THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS and read it, they will probably grow into adulthood and will live their entire lives having never read and studied the great documents of our history that contain the foundational principles of liberty, because the vast majority of schools—public, private, parochial and Christian—do NOT study these documents.

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