Can Two Walk Together Without Agreement?
September 3, 2008
John McCain’s selection of Alaska Governor
Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate was exactly what he
needed to do to make himself competitive against Barack Obama in the
November elections. (For the record, I predicted three weeks ago that
Palin would be his choice.) As a result (and right on cue), conservatives
throughout the country--especially Christian conservatives--are now fully
supporting McCain’s candidacy for President. Even James
“I-will-never-vote-for-John-McCain” Dobson has endorsed McCain.
By all appearances, Governor Palin is a
true conservative. She is pro-life. She is pro-Second Amendment. Alaska is
one of only two states (Vermont is the other) that recognize the right of
their citizens to carry handguns without a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW)
permit. She was rightly critical of the invasion of Iraq, once calling it
a “war for oil.” Speaking of oil, she believes we should drill for oil in
Alaska and throughout the U.S., and is critical of the federal government
for allowing America to become dependent upon foreign oil for our energy
needs. She even heaped praises upon the Republican that Republicans love
to hate: Ron Paul. Beyond that, Lynette Clark, the chairman of the Alaskan
Independence Party (the party under which yours truly is on the
Presidential ballot this year) reports that Sarah Palin was a member of
the party back in the early 90s. This is very encouraging in that the AIP
is a patriotic, states’ rights party that holds strong sentiments opposing
the New World Order propensities of the two major parties. In essence,
Sarah Palin is everything that John McCain isn’t. Which leads to the
question that was asked long ago by the Hebrew prophet: “Can two walk
together, except they be agreed?”
When the no-compromise constitutionalist,
Ron Paul, was asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer if he would consider being John
McCain’s running mate, he said no. His reason for that was that should
McCain do something fundamentally counter to his constitutional
convictions--such as bombing Iran without a Declaration of War (or other
possible unconstitutional actions that Paul knows McCain is predisposed
to)--he would have to resign. Knowing this, he (Paul) could not in good
conscience accept a McCain invitation to join his ticket (not that McCain
would ever ask him to be his running mate; Ron was not even invited to
participate in the Republican convention, for Pete’s sake).
Herein lies the problem for Sarah Palin.
How can a principled conservative support the policies and actions of an
unprincipled globalist such as John McCain? As Vice President, Palin will
be required to promote and defend McCain’s big-government, liberal, and
globalist plans. For example, what will she do when John McCain proposes
amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, which he is certain to do? What
will she do when McCain proposes to close gun shows, or at least the
private sale of firearms at gun shows? What will she do when he proposes
to increase federal spending for abortion providers (which he has done
numerous times as senator)? What will she do when he promotes federal
spending for embryonic stem cell research? What will she do when John
McCain proliferates Bush’s police state machinations by expanding the
Patriot Act and similar legislation? What will Palin do when McCain
decides to nuke Iran (and who knows what else), not only without a
Declaration of War by Congress, but also without provocation or
justification? What will she do as John McCain expands the Security and
Prosperity Partnership with Canada and Mexico? What will she do as McCain
opens the door of the NAFTA superhighway and the North American Union?
What will she do as John McCain allows the United Nations to dictate and
manipulate America’s foreign policy? Again, can two walk together except
they be agreed?
Let’s face it: John McCain is using Sarah
Palin as inducement to trick conservatives into accepting his liberal,
big-government, globalist candidacy. And, sadly, it is working.
As I have said before, today’s national
Christian leaders are among the most gullible people on the planet. They
are so desperate to be invited to sit at the king’s table that they will
compromise practically any principle. But accepting John McCain was a not
only a bitter pill, it was a BIG pill, one they could not get down without
a major dose of syrup. And that is exactly what Governor Palin brings to
the table: sweet syrup to help conservatives swallow John McCain.
Unfortunately, the things that make Palin
so attractive (her conservative principles) are the things that she will
be forced to surrender in order to be John McCain’s running mate. The best
thing that can happen to Sarah Palin is for John McCain to lose the
November election. This would allow her to go into the 2012 elections as
perhaps the Republican Presidential frontrunner. If McCain wins in
November, and Palin is forced to serve at the pleasure of this globalist
insider for four years, she will be forever ruined as a genuine
constitutional conservative. Remember, “No man can serve two masters.” One
cannot be faithful to the Constitution and a constitutional apostate such
as John McCain at the same time. That is an absolute impossibility.
What our conservative friends need to wake
up to is the depth of duplicity and wickedness that permeates Washington
politics (in both major parties) today. There is nothing that these
globalist insiders at the Council on Foreign Relations (of which John
McCain is a longtime member) will not do to fulfill their power-mad plans.
There is nothing too evil, too sinister, or too iniquitous, including
using, abusing, chewing up and then spitting out good people such as Sarah
Palin. Even more unfortunate and sad is the fact that the James Dobson’s
of this world are too blind to see it.
Chuck Baldwin is a
radio talk show host, syndicated columnist, and pastor dedicated to
preserving the historic principles upon which America was founded.
You can visit his web site at
Volume 9, 2008