The major media have widely hyped Colin Powell's October 19 endorsement of Barack Obama for president. On that day's edition of the ABC News program This Week With George Stephanopoulos, former presidential adviser David Gergen carlled Powell's announcement "the most important endorsement of the campaign so far." And on the same program, former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said that Powell's endorsement "eliminated the experience argument. How are you going to say the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, former secretary of state, former national security adviser, was taken in?"
"Change, change, change!" Not only are both presidential candidates proclaiming to be candidates for meaningful change, but both of my local congressional candidates are positioning themselves as the candidates of change. Of course, all the candidates wish to impress upon me that the changes they would bring to the federal government would make me — and all the other middle class (of which I am one) and poor people in our nation — financially and bodily better off.
Dr. Charles Baldwin, founder of Crossroads Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida, and 2008 presidential nominee for the Constitution Party, was the featured speaker Friday evening, October 3 on the second day of the John Birch Society's 50th Anniversary Celebration. The topic of his keynote address was "Christians and the Freedom Fight," in which he reminded the audience why it is the duty of Christians to support and protect the Constitution of the United States.