“Chuck Baldwin is the best candidate for voters who cherish the institution of marriage between a man and a woman,” says the Pro-Traditional Marriage page at Chuck Baldwin’s new Web site. “Chuck does not consider the issue of marriage to be a contoversial [sic] issue or an issue that is exclusionary. It just makes common sense.”
Although Baldwin says he’s the best candidate for marriage traditionalists, he does not explain why. He doesn’t champion (or oppose) a federal definition of marriage, a constitutional amendment to define the institution, or anything at all, really, in the statement. He does articulate an opposition to children being raised by gay couples, but says nothing about how he, as POTUS, would achieve his vision of a nation without homosexual-headed families.
One of the main reasons for marriage is to provide a safe, loving and controversy free environment in which to raise children. Growing up is hard especially in the current environment that includes messages from music, video and other media encouraging young people to involve themselves in activities that are destructive and dangerous both physically and emotionally. Social experimentation is for people who are adults and willing to accept the consequences that might result. Children dealing with all of the trials and tribulations of growing up and becoming adults should not be used as a social experiment and Chuck Baldwin agrees.
The rest of his statement goes on to say absolutely nothing about what he would do as president:
Chuck also believes that the values of marriage between a man and a woman are very important. Values are something young people need and want. They need to know that the people in charge are willing to adhere to a set of values that put them first and foremost.
Once elected you can be sure that President Chuck Baldwin will always give the American people the “Real Deal.” He is a conservative who believes that the United States Constitution really is the law of the land and that marriage should always be between one man and one woman. We need your vote, your prayers and your financial support. Please join us as we work together to help move America forward.
Interestingly, he says in one sentence he “believes that the United States Constitution really is the law of the land and that marriage should always be between one man and one woman” — as if the Constitution and “traditional marriage” were in some way related.
It’s important to note that Chuck Baldwin’s interpretation of the Constitution seems to be quite liberal when it suits his socially conservative agenda. For example, he chides Barack Obama for opposing the federal partial-birth abortion ban, while Ron Paul (who supported the ban) admitted it was “constitutionally flawed,” and Kevin R.C. Gutzman, an anti-Roe, anti-partial-birth abortion paleo-constitutional expert and author of the Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, also says it is unconstitutional.
Does Chuck Baldwin really believe that the Commerce Clause enables the federal government to regulate abortion?