Calling All Patriot Business Owners
By Chuck Baldwin
July 30, 2010
This column is archived athttp://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=1943
Faithful readers of this column are very familiar with my call to locate a
modern-day "Black Regiment." The Black Regiment was a moniker affixed to
those patriot preachers of colonial America who thundered forth the message
of liberty and freedom, and without whose leadership our War forIndependence
would never have been waged--or won. One can see our Black
Regiment web page at:http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?page_id=23
Well, today's column takes the call one step further. Not only did colonial
preachers rally to the cause of freedom and independence, but so did
hundreds of colonial businessmen. Without a doubt, had not committed
shopkeepers, physicians, lawyers, bankers, merchants, ranchers, and
businessmen of all types assisted our fight for independence, the cause
would certainly have been lost.
Accordingly, today I am extending a clarion call to all patriot business
owners across America to stand and be counted! In just a matter of days, we
will post a brand new PATRIOT BUSINESSES page to our web site. As with the
Black Regiment page, we will list patriot business owners State by State, so
fellow patriots across the country can locate and support those businesses
that are friendly to the cause of freedom. Frankly, I am sick and tired of
supporting businesses (many of them big businesses) that have absolutely no
fidelity whatsoever to the cause of liberty or independence. In fact, some
of these businesses openly (or even clandestinely) support freedom's
enemies. And while we may never be able to totally stop trading with these
Judases, it would be nice to know which businesses in my area are owned and
operated by honest-to-God patriots. I would happily trade with such people.
How about you?
As with my Black Regiment appeal, I likewise offer some basic criteria by
which patriot business owners may be identified by patriot-consumers as
those professionals who are friendly to the cause of liberty.
1. You are a strong proponent of the principles contained in the Declaration
and Bill of Rights
. You also readily acknowledge that our
rights come from God, not government.
2. You understand the necessity and integrity of sovereign national borders
and, therefore, would never hire illegal aliens in your place of business.
3. You believe in a limited federal government and would never aid and abet
the burgeoning surveillance state that both the federal and some State and
are creating, meaning you would never allow your business
to be used by the government to trample the personal and privacy rights of
citizens. In other words, you oppose the so-called USA Patriot Act, the
Military Commissions Act, and any other act that abridges protections
guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
4. You believe in the right to life and believe that each State has a duty
to protect and defend that God-given right. And, if a physician or nurse,
you would never personally participate in terminating the life of an unborn
5. You fully support the Second Amendment's protection of the right of the
people to keep and bear arms and would, therefore, never prevent lawfully
armed citizens from entering your establishment.
6. You are neither a neocon nor a liberal. In other words, you support the
principles of limited government; do not believe America should fight
preemptive, undeclared wars; oppose Obamacare (socialized medicine); resent
the growing police state
; and refuse to vote for "the lesser of two evils"
for the sake of party partisanship.
7. You believe in supporting patriot leaders and organizations that are
working to reestablish America's founding principles in our country.
8. You understand the importance of State sovereignty and independence and
believe that each State has the authority to resist the federal government's
usurpations and encroachments upon liberty and personal freedom.
9. You would never sacrifice the principles of honesty and integrity for
10. If an attorney, you understand that constitutional law
(and the Natural
undergirding it) is superior to court opinions (case law).
Plus, you understand and support the right of Jury Nullification
protection against overbearing government dictation.
If you are a business owner who is willing to identify yourself as a patriot
such as is described above, I invite you to add your name and business to
our new "Patriot Businesses" web page, where fellow patriots around the
country can locate you, and, hopefully, support your business, because they
know that you, like them, are supporting the principles of freedom.
To add your name to our new "Patriot Businesses" directory, we need the
following pieces of information from you:
1. Your name
2. The name of your business
3. Type of business
4. Phone number of business
5. Address, City, State, and Zip Code of business
6. Email address (and web site, if applicable)
Send this information to:email@example.com
There is absolutely no cost to you for this service. I am doing this for the
same reason I created the Black Regiment directory. I want to help connect
patriot pastors--and now patriot businessmen--with their local fellow
patriots. As Benjamin Franklin so famously said, "We must, indeed, all hang
together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
And while we are supporting one another, let's be sure to pray for one
another, because we are all going to need it..