THE BLACKOUT OF 2003 IS IN MONTGOMERY, NOT IN NEW YORK AND CLEVELAND
By Pastor Chuck Baldwin
August 19, 2003
All weekend, the major media saturated America's news outlets with the story of the massive power outage in parts of New England and the Midwest. While this is a major story, it pales into insignificance when compared to those events currently unfolding in Montgomery, Alabama. What is happening at the Alabama capitol will literally determine the future of this country for the foreseeable future. Yet, the establishment press has virtually blacked out the story.
The issue is simple, albeit profound. Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is refusing to remove a monument containing the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Supreme Court building as ordered by a federal judge. His defiance is justified, yea, constitutionally required!
For one thing, Moore is acting within the constitution of the State of Alabama, which he took an oath to support. Furthermore, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the federal government from interfering in these matters and actually guarantees Moore's, and everyone else's, freedom in this regard.
It is more than ironic that the same U.S. Supreme Court that would deny the Alabama Supreme Court the right to display a monument to the Ten Commandments in its building has the very same Ten Commandments engraved conspicuously in the wall above the U.S. Chief Justice in the federal Supreme Court building! Talk about hypocrisy! However, the fundamental issue in this case is even more significant than these truths.
The real issue is this: is America founded upon and subservient to the laws of God? Judge Moore and America's Founding Fathers say yes. Today's federal courts say no. That, in a nutshell, is the bottom line of this whole fight. Will America acknowledge its dependence and subservience to God, or will it declare itself to be above God's laws and declare the state to be god? That is what the Moore case is going to decide.
Any thinking person should immediately recognize that the outcome of the Judge Moore case is going to determine the course and direction, not to mention results and ramifications, of this country for at least the next 50 years.
If the U.S. Supreme Court, to which this case is being appealed, rules against Moore, it will have ruled that America is not founded upon the laws of God and, therefore, is not subject to God's laws. At that moment, America will have officially repudiated its founding principles and will have officially become a godless state. That is what hangs in the balance for this country.
As significant as the Moore case is to the future of America, the major media continues its deliberate blackout of the story. Beyond that, the vast majority of our elected representatives are also mute and dumb on the subject. Where are all of the so-called conservative Republicans? They have run like roaches from the light to avoid this issue! Furthermore, where is President Bush on this fight? His silence on the subject is deafening!
One thing is sure: Judge Moore, like America's great patriots of old, has drawn a line in the sand for this country. There can be no neutrality and no compromise.
However, if the American people want to come to the assistance of Judge Moore, they are going to have to do it without the help and assistance of the major media, our elected leaders, and even without the help of the vast majority of our religious leaders. There's a blackout in 2003 all right, but it's not in New York or Cleveland; it's in Montgomery, Alabama.
© 2003 Chuck Baldwin - All Rights Reserved
Chuck Baldwin is Founder-Pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. In 1985 the church was recognized by President Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.
Dr. Baldwin is the host of a lively, hard-hitting syndicated radio talk show on the Genesis Communications Network 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. Pastor Baldwin writes weekly articles on the internet http://www.ChuckBaldwinLive.com and newspapers.
"What is happening at the Alabama capitol will literally determine the future of this country for the foreseeable future. Yet, the establishment press has virtually blacked out the story.
Where are all
of the so-called conservative Republicans? They have run like roaches
from the light to avoid this issue! Furthermore,