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Enemy Within The Gates

Some of you are familiar with this Patriot’s writings and Some are not, I am re-posting this for the ones who have been sleeping and sheeping, get to know this Patriot, He is Truth! “Chuck Baldwin Live”

Enemy Within The  Gates, by Chuck Baldwin 12.30.10

As surely as William Barret Travis drew a line in the sand at the Alamo, a line is being drawn in the hearts of men today. By the time it is over, every man and woman in America will have to choose which side of the line they are on. Neutrality will not be an option. Furthermore, this line is separating, not only political and cultural adversaries, it is dividing friends and families as well. In fact, it is no hyperbole to say that the enemy is not only AT the gates; the enemy is WITHIN the gates. Then again, I suppose that during any momentous turning point of history, it has always been this way. And make no mistake about it: we are at a momentous turning point of history.

Consider what our Lord told us: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” (Matthew 10:34-36 KJV)

It’s happened before in America. It happened during our War for Independence. It happened again during the War for Southern Independence: father against son and brother against brother. And so it is now.

The enemy has always done its best and most efficient work from within. At this point, I am reminded of what America’s most celebrated jurist, Daniel Webster, once said, “There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter: from the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing.”

I am often asked, “From whence comes our greatest threat: Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, Russia, China, etc.?” And my response is the same as Webster’s: our greatest threat is within the gates of our own country. Our greatest threat is Washington, D.C. I will even go further than that. Many times, our greatest threat is within the gates of our own churches, and within the walls of our own homes!

Remember, the Lord Jesus was betrayed by one of his own apostles. King David was betrayed by his own son. Samson was betrayed by a lover. Noah was betrayed by a grandson. Joseph was betrayed by his own brothers. Moses was betrayed by the ten trusted scouts. The list is endless.

I remind you that during our War for Independence, the colonial army had far more to fear from Benedict Arnold than it did from King George! And so it is today. The enemy at the gates at least looks like the enemy. It dresses like the enemy; it talks like the enemy; it acts like the enemy. But the enemy within the gates looks like a friend. It dresses like a friend; it talks like a friend; it acts like a friend. But it is still the enemy!

The enemies of freedom are ubiquitous today. They are in our State legislatures; they sit on the benches of our judiciary; they teach in our colleges and universities; they preach in our pulpits; they teach in our Sunday School classrooms; they sit across our dining room tables; they even sleep in our own beds! And, for the most part, they are in charge of most things going on in Washington, D.C.

These enemies of whom I speak are those who would rather protect government (even illegitimate government) than protect freedom; they would rather please the powers that be than please the Power that is; and they would rather promote their own success and prosperity than the success and prosperity of their country. They are self-aggrandizing statists who suck at the teat of Big Government. They might be Democrats or Republicans: at the national level, both have a large welfare-addicted constituency. They might be Christians or unbelievers. In fact, many of today’s Christians, churches, and pastors are proving themselves to be the enemies of freedom to an even greater extent than many unbelievers.

For the last several years, the absence of Christians (and especially pastors) from the freedom fight is glaring! The vast majority of them show little interest in whether or not their State defends itself from ever-increasing federal encroachments; they show little attention to the exponential growth of a Fascist-style police state that is taking shape in front of their very eyes; and they seem little concerned over the demise of constitutional government.

Beyond that, I have discovered firsthand that not only do many Christians seem to revel in apathy and indifference to the aforementioned attacks against our liberties, they will often unleash vehement resistance and hatred to the brother that stands in opposition to these attacks. It is no wonder Jesus said, “A man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”

Some of these enemies and false brethren are motivated by jealousy. Some are motivated by greed or ambition. Still, others suffer from extreme character deficiencies, such as egomania, pride, laziness, or intense feelings of insecurity. Regardless of the motivation, they set their sights and whet their arrows against those who would dare take a bold and courageous stand for liberty.

My fellow patriots, watch your back, because your greatest enemy is probably behind you! Remember, Jesus “came unto his own, and his own received him not.” (John 1:11) And of Christ does the prophet not say, “And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends”? (Zechariah 13:6 KJV)

I can personally identify with Zechariah’s prophecy. The wounds my wife and I (and our entire family) carry today were inflicted “in the house of my friends.”

Perhaps the patriot’s courage convicts the statist of his own laziness or greed. Perhaps the statist truly despises liberty in his own heart, because, in his soul, he is either a tyrant or slave–or even both. In fact, when the discussion of liberty is broached in today’s Churchianity, I fear this is a major part of the problem.

I have witnessed firsthand the effects that legalism, denominationalism, and corporatism have caused within the Church. Many Christians are so enslaved by legalistic churches and institutions that they wouldn’t know freedom if it came up and bit them on their blessed assurance! They are told what kind of music to listen to, how to wear their hair, what kind of clothes to put on, who can and can’t be their friends–even how husbands and wives should express their love to each other. Their entire lives are lived as subjects and servants to the all-powerful institution (read: church, school, college, etc.). What, pray tell, does the subject of liberty mean to them? They are already enslaved!

Likewise, many professing pastors and Christians are as enslaved to a denomination as any political subject in Russia or China. To them, there is no truth worth defending but the truth proclaimed by the almighty denomination. There is no battle worth fighting unless it is sanctioned by the all-wise denomination. And there is no enemy worth resisting who is not identified by the all-knowing denomination. What, pray tell, does the subject of liberty mean to them? Are they not slaves already?

Then there is the corporate slave! This is the so-called Christian statist who recognizes no church that the IRS does not recognize–or approve. This is the Christian, who, if he lived in communist China, would attend the state-approved church, with a state-approved minister, preaching state-approved sermons to state-enslaved subjects. But as almost anyone knows, the real Church in oppressed countries is never the one you see in state-sponsored “we-have-freedom-of-religion-here” propaganda photo ops.

The real Church in oppressed countries meets in private living rooms, back rooms, barns, sheds, or even in the backwoods. In all likelihood, their gatherings are illegal, their ministers unlicensed, and their worship politically incorrect. This has been the history of the real Church since the Book of Acts. And it is fast becoming the experience of the real Church in America!

Yes, a line is being drawn in the sand in this country. One will either be a statist, who is devoted to the supremacy of the State, or he or she will be a freedomist, who is devoted to the spirit and principles of liberty. And just like at Travis’ Alamo, there can be no neutrality.

I personally believe that God Himself is drawing this line in the sand. I also believe that many professing Christians are quickly lining up on the wrong side of that line and have made themselves the enemies of truth and freedom (and those who love them). I further believe that because so many Christians are holding their peace, the “stones” are crying out for truth and liberty (Luke 19:40), meaning God is often using strangers of the covenant to advance His truth.

I also believe that God is preparing a robust and righteous remnant from among those who love liberty (and are willing to guard and defend it), while the traditional church (read: organized, incorporated, state-sanctioned) is being given over to servitude and judgment. And as I’ve also learned (and said before), patriots must watch their backs, because the enemy is not AT the gates, it is WITHIN them!

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Tancredo for Governor of Colorado 2010

“Welcome a Statesman, NOT a Politician.”

Today is a great day for the people of Colorado as we, the American Constitution Party, Colorado’s affiliate of the Constitution Party, the nation’s largest third party, welcome a good friend and great conservative to our ranks.  Congressman Tom Tancredo has found a home in our organization and joins with the likes of other political luminaries whose parties have abandoned the principles on which this great nation was founded.  In the American Constitution Party, Congressman Tancredo has a base from which to provide support for his American ethic and the encouragement to bring those ideals to the political arena.  He gives to Colorado voters a real choice to return to the founding principles that allowed our nation to become the greatest engine for freedom and prosperity the world has ever seen.  We are pleased to have Tom Tancredo run for the office of governor on our ticket.  For several years, as our party has grown, we have supported Tom’s consistent conservative position and votes in Congress.  We believe Tom is the right choice for the office of Governor and we believe that he will bring this state, the great and beautiful State of Colorado back around with conservative solutions to the problems facing us and which were brought on by many years of neglectful and careless leadership by both of the major parties, who have squandered a legacy of justice and liberty.Yes, Mr. Tancredo is very outspoken.  He says what is on his mind, but he is truthful, honest and courageous.  The voters of Colorado can determine the direction of Colorado’s future, not only by their support of initiatives on the ballot, including taxation and person hood, but also by electing a Governor who will take affirmative steps toward liberty and refuse the status quo that has lead to economic and political stagnation.  Coloradans, you have it within your power to set a new course for our state  support Tom Tancredo for Governor.

Amanda Campbell, Candidate for Secretary of State of Colorado, American Constitution Party

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The looming criticism about Tom is that “He is a one issue politician”, this is because the People that leveled this critique are unable to see past one issue… Progressiveness. You do not have to look  far to find that Illegal Immigration is at the root of all issues most Americans claim to be concerned about, Economy, Security, Health, etc.

Although immigration remains his signature issue, Tancredo is a solid fiscal and social conservative, with a lifetime 99% voting rating from the American Conservative Union. In addition to immigration, Tancredo is particularly vocal on the dangers posed by Radical Islam and what he calls “The Cult of Multiculturalism.”

source: Tancredo For Governor

The 5th column leader in this regard is columnist Mike (Litwit) Litwinn,  of the failing Denver Post. Much like the rest of the bankrupt grey ladies around the country these self titled “mainstream” news organizations and news papers are quickly moving to the Pravda style of progressive news reporting and commentary of the Iron Curtain days, at the very least when they receive their government funded bailouts soon, they will have finally been paid for their leftist loyalism! Anyone still listening to these people deserve the misinformation they get.

The State of Colorado has been run by Progressive Democrats for a very long time and the destruction to our Freedom and Personal  liberties are self evident… If you are firing on more than one brain cell anyway.

Remember the special session that produced the so called “Toughest Illegal Immigration laws in the Nation” under Andrew Romanoff ? how’s that working? really put a dent in Colorado Illegal Immigration didn’t it? Andrew Romanoff presided over  a dog and pony show installing watered down Republican ideas and Bill Owens signed off. The fact is several law makers where putting a ballot measure together that had wide voter support, it would have made the Arizona’s SB1070 look like a walk in the park and I am talking about the kind of parks Americans are allowed to still go into without fear of being killed by Mexican Cartel.

The problems with the State Republican party are vast, dating back well before the last race for Governor and the locking out of the Marc Holtzmen supporters at the State convention thus allowing the Republican Elite and former Republican Chair; Bob Martinez to pick RINO, Bob Beauprez.

Beauprez didn’t get 6 out of 100 votes in the caucus I attended, I couldn’t vote as a Independent or it would have been even less, but the next thing you know he is the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

By installing a weak candidate and eliminating the Conservative vote they guaranteed a victory for Bill (Ag trespass)  Ritter and that hasn’t gone well has it?  The Colorado GOP has been pursuing the second wing position of the Colorado Democrat party for years. Coloradan’s now have the opportunity to put in a Governor who will put Country and State before Party. Tom Tancredo has been taking on the establishment Republicans and Democrats for years and now as a Constitution Party Candidate he will continue to fight for Constitutional values and the Sovereignty of Colorado!

On the other hand, John Hickenlooper will continue  following Wellington Webb’s (Sanctuary 116)  lead,  just a couple of many examples, the new Anchor Baby birthing center at Denver Health and Stimulus money for Illegal Aliens facing Foreclosure. Hickenlooper, the closet Alinsky militant will bring a whole new never before seen level of Progressiveness and De-facto Amnesty to Colorado, selling it with the same sugary sweet middle of the road flavor used by Berry Obama to snare the politically ignorant  in 2008.

For those who voted for Bob Beauprez or John McCain because they didn’t want to throw away their vote on a third party? Voting for the lessor of two evils? If we do not stand up and  fight right NOW to restore  Constitutional values to this Republic, some of us will be fighting for them in the streets Later. All said, I would rather stand with an honorable third party that garners 2 to 4% of the vote and the III percent willing to fight to the end to protect the Constitution than to vote for Less Evil.

Compare the platforms, where do you stand? * American Constitution * RepublicanDemocrat * The Choice is clear.

R. Copley Jr.,  Sovereignty Colorado

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Bill and Jan Herron have been fighting against Illegal Immigration for a very long time and have both been a personal source of inspiration and knowledge in this fight from the beginning, Important read below.

For the last two decades, my husband and I, Dr. William G. Herron have fought the issue of illegal immigration. We founded CAIR (Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform) and DCN (Defend Colorado Now) to make Colorado citizens aware of the dangers of illegal immigration.  We left our two homes in California, one in Malibu and one in Manhattan Beach. Those neighborhoods are  no longer safe.  We spent two years traveling throughout the United States looking for a place to relocate.  We chose Colorado and little did we know the illegal alien invasion was taking place in this state as well.  My story is personal and tragic and I will not allow anyone to trash Tom Tancredo or disavow the seriousness of the illegal alien invasion.  Tom Tancredo and my husband, William, have done more for the issue of illegal immigration for those of us who have lost loved ones than any politician or candidate running for office.  My husband fought the Colorado legislature, Bill Owens and other conservatives in trying to pass legislation.  No one except a few good men stood by their side i.e. Dave Schultheis, Doug Lamborn, Kent Lamborn to name a few. We also attended a State Party Republican dinner where we asked state legislators, their wives and members of the party to help us with the issue and were asking for signatures.  Very few State Representatives were willing to sign the petition. We have their names. The rank and file signed immediately.  Like Tom Tancredo, I place my country before party.  My husband has undergone 21 surgeries in the last 10 years – the last event of his illness took place at St. Anthony’s Central Hospital where he waited many hours to get medical attention. The ER was filled with illegal aliens. My husband, a Korean War Veteran waited in the hall on a gurney to seek medical attention.  He was given a prescription he was allergic to and reacted.  Because of the length of time for him to be seen by an ER doctor, the medication blew out his central nervous system.  His nerve endings were damaged and he couldn’t get clothes on. He lost his sense of taste and smell. Anyway, the story continues and is lengthy. Bill fought for his country, is this the way to treat a veteran, who put his life on line for our country and then wait in the hall on a gurney as illegal aliens get medical attention before him. Bill and I lobbied McInnis in Washington and he was a disappointment on the issue of illegal immigration.  I spoke with Maes and he doesn’t get it either.  Perhaps now you see why the issue is #1 for me.  I live the nightmare every day of my life.

Thanks for the suggestion from Rob Timmons to run for Lt. Governor. I am a much better activist that I would be a Lt. Governor.  I am the voice for the voiceless and will not be silenced.  Too bad about the Colorado GOP – they never seem to appreciate good conservatives. I left the party and recently returned. Looks like we’re leaving again. The nasty treatment Bill and I have received from long time Republican friends,  is sad and disturbing. Guess they weren’t our friends to begin with. Tom Tancredo has my vote, now do see why?

With our sovereignty on the line, I pray Colorado voters awaken to make an intelligent choice for our next Governor.

Wake up America! Sleeping Beauty wins the prince, but doesn’t save the state of Colorado. Open your eyes to the real and ever-present dangers that are lurking at Colorado’s doorsteps. The knock at your door won’t be the Avon Lady.

For the Colorado Cause,
Jan Herron

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