“Who?” I can hear a bunch of you asking. Yes, the man on your right is running for President of the United States (in case you didn’t know), and he does have a following in different circles.
As many of you know, I don’t think much of Sens. McCain or Obama, and wish there was a candidate that I agreed with. However, I have not had much time to look into the third party candidate, but there are some in my blogging sphere that support Chuck Baldwin for President.
Pastor Baldwin is an active Pastor—but unlike Gov. Huckabee, whom I would have supported—he does not have any experience leading anyone but his own flock. Granted, that isn’t a bad thing, but in reality running a country is much different than running a church. Especially a church that is not all Christian.
After reading Dana’s great analysis called Why I am not impressed with Chuck Baldwin, I believe that he suffers from much the same problems that Rep. Ron Paul suffers. Mainly? That he doesn’t have a way to transition from what we are to what he sees to be right, and that he would cause more problems than he thinks he would solve.
The added difficulty with Pastor Baldwin is that he sees it as his duty to impose Christianity top-down. I’m firmly against this and believe that this is opposite the Great Commission. While I agree that Christian morality must be protected, and free expression is important, I disagree with forcing Christianity on people. It’s choice they should make themselves.
If we’re to head back to be a Christian nation it should be because we have had a revival, not because a President or legislature forced it on us.