By Chuck Baldwin
After several weeks of moving and settling in, many readers have been
writing me asking for an update on our move to the Flathead Valley of
Montana. First, let me say, we love it here! The scenery is
spectacular, especially now that winter has arrived. What the snow
does to the landscape in this mountainous region is breathtaking!
Driving through the mountains is like driving through Narnia. I have
never seen such beauty.
As for the climate, it is not near as cold as people made it out to
be. Coming from a warm weather State like Florida, one must learn how to dress in a cold weather State like Montana, of course. We have
quickly learned to layer our clothing–and wear the right type of
clothing. That is for sure. But in all honesty, I’ve felt colder in
the Southeast than I often do here. Obviously, the cold weather lasts
longer here, but the dry climate moderates the cold temperatures to a
great degree. What I’m saying is, the cold weather of Western
Montana is no big deal!
But the greater treasure of the Treasure State is its people. We love
the people here in the Flathead Valley! As I have said before, it is
my studied opinion that there are perhaps more freedom-loving people
(taken on the whole) in this area than in any area of the country. Our
living among the people of the Flathead only confirms my estimation.
And even better is the fact that more and more patriots are moving to
this area all the time.
When we first arrived back at the end of October, I discovered a man
from Central Florida who, after reading my initial column on our move
to Montana, packed up and moved here even before we did. In fact, he
was already here waiting on us when we arrived. I had never laid eyes
on this man before meeting him here in Kalispell. I’ve met scores of
people who have recently moved here from all over America. And if my
email correspondence is any indicator of future events, many more are
on the way. In fact, we’ve had visitors coming up to “spy out the
land” every week since we’ve been here. And several families have
already relocated to the Valley.
I really believe God is doing something in the Flathead Valley of
I have said it time and again, if there is any hope for freedom in
this country, it is going to be for individual, freedom-loving states
to take a strong and determined stand against the ever-growing
encroachments of the national leviathan that is Washington, D.C. What
Governor Jan Brewer did in Arizona is just the beginning. States will
either defend the principles of federalism and independence or freedom will soon be forever lost to our posterity. And as I’ve also said
before, it is my opinion that Montana might just be the tip of the
spear in America’s future freedom fight.
Just look at what the feds are doing at our nation’s airports. The
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is turning air travel into a
journey into Nazi Germany. And now they are thinking about expanding this insanity to the country’s bus and train stations? Then just this week, we were told that DHS is inundating hundreds of Wal-mart stores with Nazi-style turn-your-fellow-citizens-over-to-the-authorities television messages to be broadcast at checkout lanes. Even a blind man should be able to see the handwriting on the wall!
Let me ask you a question, do you believe your State will be willing
to stand up for the principles of freedom and independence when the
“stuff” hits the fan? Or will it sheepishly and complacently
accept this growing Orwellian society that Washington, D.C., is
serving up? I’ll tell you this for sure: if you believe you will
ever need to move in order to maintain liberty for your children and
grandchildren, YOU BETTER MOVE NOW, because it won’t be long and you won’t be able to move. “They” won’t let you! Let me ask it
another way: when the stuff hits the fan, do you want to be where you are, or someplace else?
These are serious and even desperate days requiring serious and
desperate action! The everything-will-be-as-its-always-been mantra is
ringing more and more hollow every day. In their hearts, people all
over America know something very serious is on the horizon. Jobs,
homes, security, comfort, etc., will mean absolutely nothing when the
I’m not saying this will be easy. Since we have moved, people have
attacked us (my family and me) in the most vicious ways possible.
Connie and I never dreamed that people we thought were our friends
would be saying the things they are saying about us. We are beginning to understand what the Scripture meant when it said that Satan is the
great “accuser.” But we should not be surprised. After all,
America’s founders went through all this and a whole lot more. So
don’t be surprised when your “friends” (and even family members)
do the same thing to you.
Remember, Patrick Henry and the boys were called everything from
traitor to thief to murderer. This is why Benjamin Franklin said,
“We must all hang together, or most assuredly we will all hang
separately.” So tell me, will the people where you live “hang
together”? Are there freedom loving people ANYWHERE that will hang
together? We believe that there might be more such people in the
Flathead Valley of Montana than perhaps anywhere else. That’s one
reason we are here.
As soon as we can locate a suitable facility, we will publicly launch
our new ministry: LIBERTY FELLOWSHIP. We have not yet found the right building, but we hope to do so soon. I’ve had scores of local
Montanans tell me they will be joining us at LIBERTY FELLOWSHIP as
soon as we announce the meeting location. And, of course, we hope to
also resume livestreaming my Sunday messages as quickly as possible.
Note: contributions are NOT tax-deductible. Liberty Fellowship will not be part of the government-sponsored “non-profit” corporation
status. People who support us will do so because they believe in our
message and are committed to Christ and freedom, not because they are looking to receive something back from Uncle Sam.
So, in a nutshell, we are in Montana and glad to be here. And we are
praying that many more patriots (especially Christian patriots) will
join us. We covet your prayers. As exhilarating as the prospect for
the future appears to be, the present attacks against us are often
I recall preaching a message at Crossroad Baptist Church in
Pensacola, Florida, shortly before we left entitled “If I Perish, I
Perish,” based on the story of Queen Esther. Sometimes it looks as
if I will perish. But if God has a work for us to do here in Montana,
He will vindicate and deliver us from these attacks, and prove Himself
to be our defense and shield. And if not, may His will be done. This
isn’t about Chuck Baldwin. It never was. It’s about the Lord and
His principles, and bequeathing liberty to our children and
grandchildren. And it’s about helping the freedom-minded patriots of
Montana reclaim the constitutional jurisdiction and sovereignty of
their State. So, here we are: at the top of the Rocky Mountains and at
the tip of freedom’s spear.
P.S. We are still shipping FREEDOM DOCUMENTS. These are 50 of the
great historical documents of America–in one volume, under one title.
These are available nowhere else that we know of. Our supply will only
last a few more days. Many are ordering multiple copies as patriotic
Christmas gifts. If you want a copy, you must order now! For more
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NOTE TO THE READER:
Chuck Baldwin is a syndicated columnist, radio broadcaster, author, and
pastor dedicated to preserving the historic principles upon which America was founded. He was the 2008 Presidential candidate for the Constitution Party. He and his wife, Connie, have been married for 37 years and have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Please visit Chuck’s web site at ChuckBaldwinLive.com