Montana... Governor Candidate Robert Fanning Choses Lt. Governor Running Mate... Dr. Chuck Baldwin!
Governor candidate Bob Fanning told the audience at the Gubernatorial Forum in Billings, Montana, on November 12, 2011, that 2008 Presidential candidate Dr. Chuck Baldwin will be his Lt. Governor running mate.
Fanning and Baldwin issued the following statement:
Montanans are hungry for genuine community relations, individual liberty, limited government, and sensible solutions to our problems. Thankfully, our ancestors bequeathed to us the platform to accomplish these priorities.
They knew each other. They handled their own affairs and helped others with theirs. They took risks and enjoyed the profits. They coped with the problems brought by their own choices. In short, it was self-responsibility and self-government that created the freest and most prosperous nation in the world. This is more than a concept—this is necessary for freedom and prosperity.
Our plan is to return Montana to that essential American heritage. We call for all Montanans in each County to join with us. Let’s take the steps needed to return control of all these aspects of life to the people in their own communities.
Bob Fanning and Chuck Baldwin base their positions on the issues upon the United States Constitution and Montana Constitution.
For too long, we have gotten away from these principles, and our freedom and prosperity are suffering as a result. Using our constitutions and the right leadership, we can solve our problems and return to prosperity.
Our union is governed by the U.S. Constitution. It is the Supreme Law of the Land and it must be faithfully protected and supported by every elected officer … especially governors.
Montana has the natural and constitutional right to govern itself. The purpose of government and Montana’s constitution is to protect life, liberty, and property. We will do more than say we believe in Montana’s right to govern itself. We will stand strong for Montana’s rights and your rights.
We will protect the gift of life at both ends of the life spectrum. Protecting life is a fundamental ingredient to a free government and society. We will do more than talk “pro-life”. We will sign into law legislation that protects the life of unborn babies and execute laws to protect life.
Education is a corner stone of a free republic. We Montanans must set the course of our future and create ways to make our entire education system successful and independent.
Economics and Banking
Trillions of dollars were printed over 3 years ago for Wall Street; yet Main Street hasn’t seen a dime. Montanan’s never see a penny of credit until the “too big to fail” banks east of the Hudson River in New York “clear” the real estate markets. What does “clear” mean? It means seize all the collateral, meaning our homes.
The Federal Reserve has violated the public trust in a profound way. But we have a solution. Using U.S. Constitution, Art. 1, Sec. 10, we can create our own capital in Montana by developing our bountiful natural resource based economy. We will put Montana’s export based economy on steroids and Montana will be that shining beacon the entire Globe will emulate.
Rebooting Business and Jobs
The entrepreneur, small business man created 65% of America’s jobs. Wall Street, the command and control central government, and jack-booted bank examiners have declared the entire asset class known as real estate and the collateral it represented “worthless”. Consequently, they made real estate an illiquid market as atonement for THEIR gambling sins.
The only way small business can ever recover is to get it credit. Credit for Montanan’s means developing natural resources and exporting them to internally fund cash flow for our local banks.
Nearly 6 million Americans have already lost their homes to foreclosure since the housing bubble popped, and about 3.5 million are in foreclosure proceedings. But the worst is yet to come. This past September, a US Senate Banking subcommittee heard testimony from a prominent mortgage industry analyst that 10.4 million mortgages, approximately one of every five outstanding mortgages in the country, could default, if Congress does not take action to address the housing crisis.
Despite the outcry, Washington currently does not have a viable plan to deal with the plight of the more than 14 million Americans who are currently underwater on their mortgages by more than $700 billion.
It’s time we Montanans take control of our own destiny and develop our own fall back plan since the central government in Washington has failed in this by any and all measures.
Taxes and Spending
We shouldn’t need multiple college degrees to figure out our personal and business taxes. Our tax system should be fair and simple. Let’s flatten the tax rate and remove all the social engineering from our taxes.
Health care is a necessity of life. However, the US Constitution leaves this matter for the States, not the federal government. We will nullify Obamacare and improve the economy and quality of life in Montana so we can build quality health care in Montana.
Montana has the right to govern itself involving the use of medical marijuana. The people have spoken more than once about this and have provided for its medical use. We will faithfully execute and defend against the federal government all State laws, including the medical marijuana laws.
State Land and Resources
Montana not only has the right control its own land, but we must in order to thrive politically or economically. We must allow Montanans, not our federal government, control our state’s land. We will work to help Montanans regain control of our land.
Advocate for Nature
Montanans know best about the devastating effects certain federally protected species are having on Montana.
For years, Bob Fanning has fought for ranchers, farmers, and hunters to protect their property against wolves. He will continue this fight as governor.
Over the past 12 years, Fanning lead Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd , to protect Montana’s wildlife, ranching, and hunting from wolf depredation. Friends steadfastly worked at the state and federal legislative levels and in Federal court and finally achieved delisting and state management of wolves.
Agenda 21 is a United Nations plan that undermines our personal sovereignty. It has infiltrated into our local levels and personal lives. We oppose any national or international plan that seeks to steal the sovereign power of the people of Montana. We will fight all instances where Agenda 21 is being used by our government and the United Nations to depopulate Montana.
About Robert Fanning
Bob Fanning is the only Montana governor candidate who has been in constant service to the State of Montana on a Pro Bono basis for the past 12 years.
A resident of Pray, Montana, since 1996, Fanning early on noticed the threat to our wildlife caused by the environmentalist agenda to import the large Canadian wolf into Montana. To counter this severe threat to Montana, Fanning became Chairman & Founder of Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd, Inc, whose goal is to protect Montana’s wildlife, ranching, and hunting from wolf depredation. His group steadfastly worked at the state and federal legislative levels and in Federal court and, after a 12-year effort, finally achieved delisting and state management of wolves.
Bob Fanning is a proven successful leader in the fields of economics and finance. With this expertise, Fanning is well equipped to solve Montana’s severe economic problems. Fanning has extensive experience in Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis, Due Diligence and Litigation, Operations and General Management, Start-up and Turnaround, Bankruptcy Reorganization, Sales and Marketing, International Negotiations, Advocacy, Communications, P and L Management, and Environmental Issues.
A brief resume of Bob Fanning includes the following:
- Notre Dame, B.A. majoring in biology and sociology, 1973.
- M.B.A studies 1975 – 1977 specializing in finance.
- Retired Sole Shareholder, Director and Officer, M.H. Detrick Co., a major supplier of engineered heat enclosures for steel and other industries since 1914.
- Fixed Income Specialist: Financial advisor to some of America’s largest financial institutions and Institutional Investors.
- Member Chicago Board of Trade, 1981-1994, Chicago.
- Registered Representative in 1974 of the New York Stock Exchange NYSE/Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC.
- Chairman & Founder of Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd, Inc.
About Chuck Baldwin
Dr. Baldwin received his first honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Christian Bible College and his second honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida. On this occasion Dr. Baldwin brought the Commencement Address to a crowd of over 5,000.
Dr. Baldwin was founder-pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. In 1985, the church was recognized by President Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.
Spiritual and political leaders who have spoken in his pulpit include Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Reform Party Presidential Candidate Pat Buchanan, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, Evangelist Pete Rice, U.S.S. Pueblo Intelligence Officer Lt. Commander Steven Harris, Author Salem Kirban, Vietnam Veteran/Evangelist Tim Lee, Author & Liberty University Professor Harold Willmington, Rep. Joe Scarborough, Rep. Jeff Miller, Tortured For Christ Author Harlan Popov, Evangelist Chuck Millhuff, Pastor Walt Hanford, Author/Evangelist Don Boys, Author/Evangelist/ WW II Veteran Kenny McComas, Captain Eugene “Red” McDaniel, Businessman Stanley Tam, Dr. Reed Bell, “Top Gun” Pilot/Gulf War Veteran Commander Sandy Jones, Alabama Governor Fob James, Jr., Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, 2000 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Howard Phillips, Reform Party Vice Presidential Candidate Ezola Foster, D. James Kennedy Associate Janet Folger, 2004 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Michael Peroutka, Former Pastor of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple, Dr. Greg Dixon, Ambassador Alan Keyes, Dorchester County (SC) Sheriff Ray Nash, and others.
Dr. Baldwin is the host of a lively, hard-hitting radio talk show called, “Chuck Baldwin Live.” This is a daily, one hour long call-in show in which Dr. Baldwin addresses current event topics from a conservative Christian point of view. This program, which has been on the air for nearly seven years, has been highly successful in helping to elect conservatives to local, state and national offices.
“Chuck Baldwin Live” is regarded as perhaps the most influential voice in the Florida Panhandle for conservative, Christian principles. Thousands of concerned citizens are being informed and inspired to social and political activism as a direct result of this radio talk show. Chuck’s guest list reads like a “Who’s Who” from both the local and national scene. The program made its national debut in early May 2001 on the Genesis Communications Network.
From 1980-1984 Dr. Baldwin served as Pensacola Chairman, and then State Chairman of the Florida Moral Majority. Through these efforts many successful rallies and conferences were conducted. (One rally drew nearly 2,000 people during a driving rain storm.) Pro-family legislation was enacted, and Christians were educated as to moral-political information and involvement. Also, thousands of new conservative voters were generated.
Dr. Baldwin has authored two books. The first is “Subjects Seldom Spoken On” which contains eleven sermons not normally addressed. The second, “This Is The Life,” is a verse-by-verse exposition of the Epistles of John. Numerous theological booklets have also been written by Dr. Baldwin, including the popular, “Let’s Look at Legalism,” and “What Every Christian Should Know About Islam.”
Through his radio program Dr. Baldwin has edited and produced “The Freedom Documents.” This volume contains over fifty of the most important and influential documents of American history. Nowhere else that we know of can you find these great, historic documents under one title.
Chuck and his son, Tim, have also co-authored a new book entitled, “Romans 13: The True Meaning of Submission.” Chuck also writes weekly editorials that are sent to tens of thousands of subscribers electronically. These editorial opinions are carried by scores of newspapers, newsletters, and Internet web sites around the country.
Chuck Baldwin is a prolific writer/columnist whose articles and political commentaries are carried by a host of Internet sites, newspapers, and news magazines. His columns have appeared in such national publications as Insight magazine. His articles are featured regularly on Internet news sites such as World Net Daily, Covenant News, News With Views, Alan Keyes’ Renew America, Gulf1, Web Today and a host of others. His columns also appear regularly in newspapers such as the Greenville, South Carolina, Times Examiner.
Chuck has appeared on virtually every local media outlet in the Pensacola, Florida, area including television, radio, and newspaper. He has also appeared on national television networks. ABC NEWS once filmed his radio broadcast for a feature story. He has appeared on national news shows such as Scarborough Country on MSNBC, Anderson Cooper and Lou Dobbs on CNN, and Neil Cavuto on FOX NEWS. He has been featured several times on CSPAN. He has appeared on the GERMAN RADIO NETWORK, and the BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION’S television network.
Mr. Baldwin was also featured on POTUS ’08, the political news station of XM RADIO. Chuck has also been featured in national magazines and newspapers such as ESQUIRE, THE MIAMI HERALD, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, THE SALT LAKE CITY TRIBUNE, THE LONDON TELEGRAPH, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, and THE NEW AMERICAN.
On May 2, 2004, Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Michael Peroutka asked Dr. Baldwin to join him as his Vice Presidential running mate for the 2004 general election. The Constitution Party officially selected Michael Peroutka as its Presidential candidate and Dr. Chuck Baldwin as its Vice Presidential candidate at its national convention in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, on June 25th and 26th, 2004.
On April 26, 2008, state delegates of the Constitution Party elected Chuck Baldwin to be their Presidential candidate during their national nominating convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Chuck won the nomination with a percentage vote of 74% to 24% over Ambassador Alan Keyes. Chuck chose Memphis, Tennessee, attorney Darrell Castle, a former Marine Corps officer and Vietnam veteran, to be his Vice Presidential running mate.
During the campaign, Mr. Baldwin traveled more than 30,000 miles and visited more than 30 states to promote his message of liberty and constitutional government. On Election Day, November 4, Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle received more than 200,000 votes, which is a record for any Constitution Party Presidential/Vice Presidential ticket.
In October 2010, Dr. Baldwin and his entire family and extended family (5 heads of households & 18 family members in all) moved to the Flathead Valley of Montana. In January, 2011, the family started a new Christian outreach ministry, which is named LIBERTY FELLOWSHIP. This is an unorganized, unincorporated, nondenominational fellowship. Donations to LIBERTY FELLOWSHIP are NOT tax-deductible. During the first month of its existence, LIBERTY FELLOWSHIP is averaging between 150-200 freedom-minded Montanans in each service, some who drive over 100 miles one way to attend. Chuck speaks frequently at public events all around the State of Montana.
Chuck Baldwin has preached in churches all over the United States and overseas. He has spoken (Chuck’s Speeches) at several notable events including being the keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary of D-Day celebration at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.
Dr. Baldwin has been proclaimed an honorary member of both the Pensacola City Council and the Women for Responsible Legislation. He has appeared before the Tiger Bay Club as well as several civic organizations. He has also been the guest of honor at a meeting of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was also awarded the Bronze Medal of Patriotism by the Sons of the American Revolution.
Twice, Dr. Baldwin was proclaimed “Minister Of The Day” in the Florida House of Representatives. Recently, this distinction was awarded him by the Florida State Senate. Also, Pastor Baldwin has had audiences with former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush, Sr. and Governors Bob Martinez, Fob James, Jr., and Jeb Bush. He has also been officially recognized by the Escambia County Florida Sheriff’s Department as an Honorary Deputy Sheriff.
Dr. Baldwin is a member of the Board of Directors for Gospel Radio Latin America (G.R.L.A.) in Ft. Worth, Texas, and on the Board of Regional Vice Presidents for Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida. He received the “National Medal of Patriotism” award from the American Police Hall of Fame and is a volunteer chaplain at the State Prison in Century, Florida. He is also listed in “Who’s Who of the Gulf Coast.”
Dr. Ed Berry - November 12, 2011 - PolyMontana