by Dr. Ed Berry
Long before I moved to Montana in 2008, I wondered why a seemingly conservative state would elect so many Democrats. Now I know why. Montana’s fanatical Libertarian voters would rather shoot themselves in the foot than elect a Republican.
Most Montana Republicans do not know why they lost elections to Democrats in 2012 and why they may lose elections to Democrats again in 2014.
The reasons are two men who work as a team: Pastor Chuck Baldwin, founder of Liberty Fellowship and Stewart Rhodes, former Ron Paul staffer and founder of Oath Keepers. Both moved to Flathead Valley, Montana, in 2010. Their goal seems to be to increase Libertarian voters to help Montana elect Democrats. Pastor Baldwin is the Oath Keepers National Chaplain.
Pastor Baldwin attacks Republican candidate for US Congress
On July 17, 2014, Pastor Chuck Baldwin wrote (Ref A):
Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know how to say it any plainer: if you are forced to choose between a pro-war, pro-police state, neocon Republican candidate for federal office and a Democrat, and if you believe in voting for the “lesser-of-two-evils,” the Democrat is the one for whom you must vote.
Unfortunately, that is exactly the choice that the citizens of Montana have this year in its lone U.S. House race. We have a Democrat, John Lewis, running against a pro-war, pro-police state, neocon Republican Ryan Zinke. Without a doubt, the Democrat John Lewis is by far the lesser evil than Ryan Zinke.
Pastor Baldwin finally acknowledges the concept of voting for the “lesser of two evils” after much preaching against it. The next step is for him to realize truth must precede the comparison of the evils. [Continue reading] (188)