The following is the transcript of a podcast recorded by Constitution Party presidential nominee Darrell Castle and published on TheCastleReport.us on July 19th, 2016:
At this critical time in American history, Darrell Castle explains why he put aside his business and personal life to run for President and why he feels it is so important that he win. Overcoming challenges from the current political structure of the country where media controls the news, he sets out what must be done immediately by the American people to prevent the loss of the Constitution and the American Republic. Right now, please take a moment to financially support Darrell’s campaign and share this message with everyone you know using all forms of media and creative ideas. Whether you like it or not, the future of your country is in your hands. How will you line up in the battle for liberty?
Go to: www.Castle2016.com to donate and to learn more about Darrell, the Constitution Party and how you can help.
WHY AM I RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Hello this is Darrell castle with today’s podcast. Today is Wednesday, July 20, 2016 and on today’s podcast I am going to answer a question I am asked quite often, and that is, why are you doing this. Sometimes the questioner precedes the question with a statement such as “since you know you can’t win, why are you doing this?”
That is a question I ask myself quite often and Joan and I have had many long discussions about it. In answer to the statement, I don’t accept it as true because I am a believer in God and I choose not to impose my limits on Him. If He can create the heavens and the earth as the Bible says he did, then He can determine who wins this election.
The second reason that I don’t believe that I can’t win is that people have a chance to hear me and then decide for themselves how they want this country to go, although the mass media tries to ignore me and shut me out of any coverage. More important than the news they speak incorrectly about or with bias about is the news they choose to simply ignore. If the major networks reported on my nomination and carried the Constitution Party convention live, carried my speech live, reported every public word I said with bated breath, and then said “If he gets enough access to the 50 ballots he could be a real force.” Now that would change things, but that did not happen.
What can happen though is that the American people don’t have to follow the media like a Pavlovian experiment. They could actually do something different and when we all wake up after the election, I could be President and then everything that we have accepted as normal for many years would be different.
Now, back to the central question of why I am running for President. It’s because I believe that everything I hold dear is at risk. I told a reporter once that I am trying to save my country, trying to save the Republic but that doesn’t go far enough. Civilization itself is at risk. The civilization going back to the Magna Carta is at risk. Let’s say that the Magna Carta represents the rule of law before the Constitution was adopted. The concept that the law applies to all and that from the king to the average citizen, all are subject to it and no one, president or citizen is above it came from that document and was then enshrined in the Constitution.
That concept of the rule of law, is dead or dying right now. That it is dead was made clear to us unequivocally by James Comey’s press conference about Mrs. Clinton’s email scandal. There are now two sets of laws; one for the elite and one for us. I would use my Presidency to re-establish respect for the rule of law. The Constitution itself is dying and will be dead in less than four months. Mrs. Clinton obviously has no respect for it and Mr. Trump apparently doesn’t even know what it is. He gives it no regard whatsoever and recognizes no limits on his power should he be elected.
My election would put a halt to that continuing increase in authoritarian government. I run to limit the power of government in general and the Presidency specifically, rather than to increase it.
The other thing that is at risk now and will grow with time is the disregard for democracy defined simply as the right of the people to govern themselves. The Declaration of Independence says that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed but that concept is in serious trouble today.
Take the Brexit vote held recently in Great Britain whereby the British people voted to leave the European Union. Those in favor of continued membership for their own reasons have been screaming ever since. Parliament has scheduled a vote for, I believe August 5, to determine if the people will be forced to vote again. They make the people vote over and over until they obey. The once sovereign will of the people is no longer respected. The elite in the European Union referred to the people as “ignorance masses” and “the crowd’ just to show them who runs things.
The second example that I can think of is the attempts to disenfranchise many people in the Republican Party by depriving them of their chosen nominee. The popular vote, the will of the people can be thwarted by those more able, more qualified to decide these things.
I also know that unless I win this election, the American people have no chance of becoming free and independent again. Whoever wins will continue subservience to international bodies such as the United Nations and NATO which are unaccountable to the American people.
Whoever wins, if it is not me, will continue the enslavement of the American people to the central banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve. We could take back the monetary system and be free, and we could end our indebtedness to the bankers. There are many ways to do that but no other candidate will explore them.
Some other reasons I am running I will list briefly not because they are any less important but due to time and space limitations:
- Abortion will continue unabated and no one elected will do anything to stop it.
- The free trade agreements will continue their off shoring of jobs and their transferring of American sovereignty to foreign corporations and unaccountable bureaucrats.
- The march toward a totally socialistic system similar to Venezuela but with more control will continue.
- Rule from above through division below will continue and we will continue to be pitted one group against another so we are more and more divided and more easily controlled.
- The NSA will continue to monitor all phone calls and read all emails and the system of monitoring and control will get worse and worse.
- World government, world taxation through a cashless system will be a reality.
I’m going to stop there because I think you get the idea. My election could stop many of these things and at least hamper the others. I can’t do it without you. I need your help right now, this very day in our ballot access drive. I need your money and your time. Please go to Castle 2016.com to donate. Email to learn how you can help.
Remember folks all you have to do to make these things I mentioned come to pass is nothing. We can change them if we stand together and work together. Take one step of faith and help me.
At least that’s the way I see it.
Until next time folks, this is Darrell Castle
Thanks for listening.