for the U.S. House of Representatives from
is the only candidate Uncompromisingly Committed to the ideal of
is the philosophy that made America
the most prosperous and most admired nation in
America is now bankrupt
even by former admirers.
Only one candidate for U.S. Congress would get the vote of
America's Founding Fathers.
Your vote for KEVIN CRAIG
shows you put America
ahead of the two-party monopoly.
From time to time
we've been tempted to believe that society has become
too complex to be managed by self-rule, that
government by an elite group is superior to government
for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us
is capable of governing himself, then who among us has
the capacity to govern someone else? In this
present crisis, government is not the solution to our
problem; government is the problem.
This website may be the largest candidate website on the
Internet, with over 500 individual webpages showing how
"Liberty Under God" is the solution to the many
problems facing America. Browse through the list, or type the
first letter of the issue that interests you. Check the table
of favorites below. If you didn't find the solution to your
problem, type your question in the box below.
Be sure to type your email address if you want a reply. Click
"SUMBIT." Kevin Craig will personally get back to
you with a link to the webpage that shows how "Liberty
Under God" is the answer to the issue that matters to
You are not a Real
if you do not vote for
on November 4, 2014
An audacious claim?
What is a "Real
What does America
Or are we all just
"Global Citizens" now?
It's not your fault if you
don't know what a Real American
You're probably a victim of Educational
Malpractice by our Government schools.
Take this quick quiz:
In which country does the government
prohibit teachers in government-run schools from teaching
students that the Declaration of
Independence (1776) is really
b. North Korea
d. The United
e. All of the
The United States federal government makes
it illegal for a school
teacher in a government-run school here in Southwest
Missouri to teach students that the Declaration of
Independence really is true:
That's what America's Birth Certificate -- the
Declaration of Independence -- says. The Federal Government
says that teachers in local government-operated schools paid
for by your local property taxes cannot "endorse"
these ideas. Students can be taught that a long time ago
some dead white males believed the Declaration
of Independence was true, but teachers cannot say it really
is objectively true today, and that
students should stand up and risk
their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor in
defense of these unchanging true principles. This is the
only controversy about Birth Certificates that matters.
So if you don't know what America stands for,
"it's not your fault." Here is America in a nutshell:
If the British government in 1776
was a "tyranny,"
then the federal government of 2014 is a mega-tyranny.
Every person who signed the Declaration of Independence would
take immediate steps to abolish this tyrannical
government. The Constitution was intended to prevent the
newly-created federal government from becoming another tyranny. It
failed. Every person who signed the Constitution
would take immediate steps to repeal
the Constitution and abolish the government it
Can there be any rational doubt
that Real Americans
like Samuel Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John
Hancock would dedicate themselves to abolishing the federal
government of 2014?
Are you a Real
A real American will never vote
for any candidate who would vote to increase government
spending, or even to sustain current levels of government
spending. All Government spending must be cut,
even at risk of, or with the design of, shutting
Probably a majority of
voters today are not Real Americans
because they want to use the government to confiscate
the wealth of others and redistribute it to
themselves. Too many Missouri voters want to vote for a
candidate who is "smart" enough to take more
from the constituents of other Congressmen than the other
Congressmen will take from Missourians. This is theft.
God will not bless America as long as we are stealing from
each other, using the government to do so.
Kevin Craig is the only candidate
in the race for Missouri's 7th Congressional seat who is
steadfastly committed not only to never increasing taxes
or spending, but following the example and principles of
America's Founding Fathers, working to abolish
the federal government, the greatest enemy of Liberty
Although Kevin Craig believes the
federal government is a mega-tyranny that America's
Founding Fathers would abolish, he absolutely
opposes the use of violence
to do so. He does not even approve of the
American Revolution and its use of muskets and
cannons. The question is not whether Real
would abolish the Bush-Obama regime; the
only question is how.
Why do you wince, squirm, or faint at the prospect of abolishingtyranny? Why are you hesitant or
reluctant to riskyour
Life, your Fortune and your sacred Honor at this
critical juncture in America's history? Why do you not abhor
tyranny as much as America's Founding Fathers? Could it be
because you don't really love
Could it be that you
are a slave?
Too many Americans today enjoy what Samuel Adams
called "a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury."
If ye love wealth better
than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the
animating contest of freedomgo from us in peace. We ask
not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands
which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may
posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!
"Chains?" What chains? Are we not
free? Don't the terrorists hate us for our liberty?
America's Founders spoke of "Taxation
Without Representation." Our taxes are 20-30
times greater than the Tea Tax, the Stamp Act, and all other
British taxes combined. Was America's white-hot opposition to
the Wall Street Bailout in 2008
and Obamacare in 2010 represented in Washington?
But we have "gangsta-rap ringtones"
for our cell-phones, "American Idol," 3-D movies, and
The government takes two-thirds of
everything you earn, but you're easily entertained with ESPN
in HD. America's Founders would say you
are a slave. A pampered slave.
Before you are capable of riskingyour Life, your Fortune and your
sacred Honor to abolishtyranny, you must LOVE
LIBERTY. Like George
Washington, you must yearn with all your heart for a world
where everyone dwells safely under his own Vine
& Fig Tree.
Kevin Craig, Libertarian candidate for
US Congress from Missouri
interviewed in Springfield, MO March 2008 for "Missouri
Are you a true-blue
Or is your allegiance
to a certain political party
greater than your loyalty to your
History: True-Blue Americans
like John Hancock, Sam Adams, and
Paul Revere threw tea into the
Boston Harbor because the British government imposed a
tax of 3 pence per pound of tea
(5’ US). Today's politicians impose a tax of TEN
TIMES that amount on every gallon of gas.
True-blue Americans abolished a
government they called a "tyranny"
-- a government only one-tenth as tyrannical as the
government we have today.
Would you have joined America's Founding
Choices: Candidate A says
"You should be paying 20% more taxes." Candidate B says
"I will only raise your taxes
10%!" Candidate C says
"Slashing taxes by 50%
is not enough!"
Which candidate would Sam Adams, John Hancock, and
Thomas Jefferson vote for?
More than halfof
everything you earn is now being taken by the government.
(God Himself demands only a tithe [10%].)
Loyalty: In his "Farewell Address," George
Washington warned against excessive allegiance to any
Let me now . . . warn you in the most solemn
manner against the baneful effects of the
spirit of party. . . . The common and continual
mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to
make it the interest and duty of a wise people to
discourage and restrict it. It serves always to
distract the public councils and enfeeble the public
administration. It agitates the community with
ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the
animosity of one part against another . . . . In
governments purely elective, it [the spirit of party]
is a spirit not to be encouraged.
Too many Americans won't risk
their vote on the best candidate; they think
they have to be loyal to "their" party, or
vote for "the lesser of two evils."
Or they want to vote for the same candidate everyone
else is going to vote for (the "winner").
You're wasting your vote if you vote for someone
who's going to win the election even if you stay home.
Use your vote to send a strong message.
If your allegiance to America
is greater than
your allegiance to any political party,
you will vote for Kevin Craig
for U.S. Congress
The difference between Kevin Craig on the one
hand, and the Republican and Democrat on the other hand, could
not be clearer. Kevin Craig is committed to being the
candidate America's Founding Fathers would vote for if they
were alive in 2014. The men who signed the Declaration of
Independence and the U.S. Constitution would cast their vote
for Kevin Craig. Let that be your standard when you go to the
polls. The Signers of the Declaration of Independence risked
"our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor" in
defense of their dreams. Let that be your example. You must
be willing to "waste your vote." A vote for
Kevin Craig is not a vote for "the winner," but a
vote for either of the two major party candidates is a vote
lost in an ocean of votes against "Liberty
America's Founding Fathers would say that America has become
an atheistic tyranny, and they would
blame politicians like our outgoing Congressman and the two
candidates who want to follow in his steps.
Kevin Craig, Libertarian candidate
for Missouri's 7th District Congressional seat
speaks at the Jasper County Farm Bureau "Meet the
Candidates," Carthage, MO | July 28, 2008.
What are you thinking when you cast your vote?
"I always vote for a particular
political party, regardless of the character of the
candidate and what he stands for."
"I always vote for the one labeled
"incumbent" regardless of what he has actually
done for America."
"I always vote for the candidate that
the polls say will be the likely 'winner,' because I don't
want to tell my friends that I voted for a 'loser.'"
"I vote for the candidate that has the
best chance of beating the candidate I really don't want to
"I vote for the candidate that promises
to give me more of other people's money."
May I be frank?
Those are really stupid reasons for
voting for someone. Those are un-American reasons for
voting for someone. Think about what it is that made America the
most prosperous and admired nation in history. Here's a hint:
These men were better educated, wiser, harder
working, and more Godly than 99% of all politicians today. They did
not trust people with political power; they believed in
God." Don't just vote for a political
don't waste your vote by just trying to cancel out your
neighbor's vote, or adding your vote to a candidate everyone
knows is going to win whether you vote or not. Think along these
"Since every politician has to take an
oath to 'support the Constitution,' I try to imagine who the
Signers of the Constitution would vote for, and I vote for
Slogan: Liberty Under
God is the political philosophy that
made America the most prosperous and most admired nation
in the world. This is the foundation upon which the
Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were
erected. In our day, school teachers in government-run
schools are prohibited from teaching their students
that the Declaration of Independence really is true.
Candidate: Kevin Craig is the only candidate in the race for
Missouri's 7th Congressional District who adheres to this
philosophy without reservation or compromise. For Kevin
Craig, Liberty Under
God is not just a slogan, it's a worldview.
Voter: You have to ask yourself:
1. "What do I want?"
2. "How can I get it?"
If you want a fantasy world of something-for-nothing, just
continue trusting in today's politicians, who will promise
you anything. You will end up with nothing, but at least
you didn't have to work for it.
If you want a world of Liberty
-- of freedom to work, succeed, enjoy private property,
and give thanks to God, you really have only one choice in
libertarian is a
person who believes that no one has the right,
under any circumstances, to initiate
force against another human being,
or to advocate or delegate its initiation.
Those who act consistently with this principle are
libertarians, whether they realize it or not.
Those who fail to act consistently with it are not
libertarians, regardless of what they may claim.
Kevin Craig supports
reducing the size, scope and power of government at all
levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size,
scope or power of government at any level or for any
The United States Federal Government is in our day the
greatest obstacle to self-government and "Liberty
Under God." If you
think your Congressman can create a federal program to move
America one step toward "Liberty
Under God," you're
forgetting about all the other federal programs that take us
three steps back.
I will vote
small government. Every issue. Every time. No exceptions. No
I will actively and ambitiously
initiate and support actions to make government small.
Specifically, I promise:
I will sponsor, advance, and vote for
bills and legislation to shrink the size, power,
spending, taxes, debt, and liability of today's Big
I will introduce, support, and vote only
for government budgets that are smaller than this year's
I will vote against
every government budget that spends the same amount or
more than this year's budget.
I will introduce and vote for
legislation that repeals
today's Big Government Programs.
I will vote against all new or
expanded government programs, all tax increases, and any
I will vote against any bill that I
have not read and thought through.
I will be accountable to voters. Upon
request, I will make public every vote I cast while in
The first spending cut we should make is to abolish the
Department of Education and return education to
parents, allowing them to send their children to schools
where it is not "unconstitutional" to teach
the "self-evident truths" of the Declaration
follow the advice of James
Madison, 'the Father of the Constitution,' and vote
against any bill if
the policy of the bill is
adverse to the diffusion of the light of Christianity. The
first wish of those who enjoy this precious gift, ought
to be that it may be imparted to the whole race of mankind.
Compare the number of those who have as yet received it
with the number still remaining under the dominion of false
Religions; and how small is the former! Does
the policy of the Bill tend to lessen the disproportion?
No; it at once discourages those who are strangers to the
light of (revelation) from coming into the Region of it;
and countenances, by example the nations
who continue in darkness, in shutting out those who
might convey it to them. Instead of levelling as far as
possible, every obstacle to the victorious progress of
truth, the Bill with an ignoble and unchristian timidity
would circumscribe it, with a wall of defence, against the
encroachments of error.
The commander-in-chief directs that divine service
be performed every Sunday at eleven o'clock in those
brigades [in] which there are chaplains; those which
have none [are] to attend the places of worship
nearest to them. It is expected that officers of all
ranks will by their attendance set an example to
their men. While we are zealously performing the
duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly
ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion.
To the distinguished character of patriot, it
should be our highest glory to add the more
distinguished character of Christian. The signal
instances of providential goodness which we have
experienced, and which have now almost crowned our
labors with complete success, demand from us in a
peculiar manner the warmest returns of gratitude and
piety to the Supreme Author of all good.
George Washington, General
Orders, May 2, 1778
cannot be advanced through the use of government coercion,
confiscation of property, or deprivation of life or liberty.
All unconstitutional federal programs -- about 99%
of the federal government's budget --
should be abolished.
Even constitutional programs, such as the Post
Office, should also be abolished, and capitalistic
entrepreneurs allowed to compete with each other to provide needed
services to the American public. All needed social
services can be provided faster, cheaper, with higher quality, to
more people, by capitalism ("the
Free Market" - "Free Enterprise") than by socialism
in any form.
The Republican Party has
represented Missouri's 7th Congressional district since 1961, and
has yet to show any meaningful progress in abolishing even the
most outrageously unconstitutional, wasteful, and socially harmful
government programs. In fact, the GOP consistently votes to give
wasteful government programs even more of your
money. Republicans under George W. Bush appropriated twice
as much of your money to the unconstitutional Education
bureaucracy as Bill Clinton did.
If you really want smaller
government, you need the strongest, most passionate defender for
smaller government pulling on your side of the rope. Vote for
Kevin Craig, who pulls the rope to abolish
all government programs, and keep voting for Kevin Craig until
you feel all unconstitutional, wasteful, and socially harmful
government programs have been abolished. Then vote for someone
else who will keep all remaining government programs you want to
keep. Your vote for Congress only lasts two years. Then
it's time to vote again.
Back to the Past, Ahead to the Future
Many Americans say they would like to go back to
"the good ol' days." But that's not enough. If you come
to a fork in the road and you take the wrong exit, going back to
the fork in the road is not enough, no matter how difficult that
journey may be. You must be willing to fill up the tank one more
time and continue making progress along the right path. Once we
abolish numerous unconstitutional government bureaucracies and get
back to the ideal of "Liberty Under
God," we must be prepared to go beyond that into
We've made great
progress. The poor in America enjoy a standard of
living many times greater than that which prevailed in 1776. The
vast majority of people classified as "poor" have
televisions, cars, central heating, and are wealthy beyond the
wildest dreams of America's Founding Fathers. Immigrants have come
to America with pennies and worked and saved millions. Why are we
so much better off than we were 200 years ago? Government
programs? or inventors, entrepreneurs and capitalists benefiting
from a Free Market? How much better will our grandchildren be if
we are consistent with the ideal that made America great: How
might "Liberty Under
God" shape the next century?
Get ready to challenge your vision of the future .
. . .
The Only Politician You Can Trust
"Radical Anarchist Extremist"
Now that I have your
I'd like to Revolutionize your thinking.
been trained to think a "radical" is a dangerous,
subversive, counter-cultural hippie. The word
"radical" comes from the Latin for "roots."
What are America's roots? Here they are in three words:
We need to get
back to these roots. Liberty Under
God is a truly radical
agenda, one opposed by both "secular progressives"
on the "left" and
"neoconservatives" on the "right."
been trained to think an "anarchist" is a
bomb-throwing assassin who foments chaos and disorder and
denies the ideal of private property. In Mark's Gospel (10:42-45)
Jesus says kings love to be "archists"
(the Greek word from which the English word
"anarchist" is derived) but followers of Christ
are not to be such. If you are not
to be an "archist," that makes you an
"anarchist." It is in fact "archists"
who drop the most bombs, confiscate the most private
property, and create the most chaos and disorder. According
to Jesus, the opposite of an "archist" is a Godly servant.
been trained to think an "extremist" is a
hate-mongering bigot, irrational and prone to violence. But
why cannot one be extremely
loving, sensible, and peaceful? Is it better to be "sort
of loving," "sensible on occasion,"
and "moderately peaceful?" Would you rather
hire an extremely competent, diligent and courteous
employee, or one who is only "moderately" so?
Jesus said He wishes you
were an extremist: either hot or cold, but not lukewarm,
because that makes Jesus puke (Revelation
If you don't cast your vote for a "radical"
"anarchist" "extremist," you're
casting a vote against "Liberty
voting against a true public servant and
in favor of oppression, domination, and
exploitation; you're voting for
stagnation and lukewarm indifference rather than
passionate goodness and virtue.
Don't let words and labels confuse you into
supporting the same old lukewarm politicians and
unAmerican "archist" policies!
If America's Founding Fathers could travel through
time from 1776 to 2014, they would immediately take
steps to abolish the Constitution they signed and the
government it creates and they would start working to
make America a Christian Theocracy
once again. "Theocracy" is the alarmist word used
by those who don't want students in public schools to be
taught that the Declaration of Independence is really
My name is Kevin Craig and I am running against
the Republican and the Democrat candidates because I'm convinced
America's Founding Fathers would not vote for them. If you love
the idea of "Liberty Under
God," you should vote for Kevin Craig,
and send a powerful and clear message to the likely
winner of the election, your fellow Missourians, and to
There are only a handful of Congressmen in
Washington who believe in Liberty Under God. The vast
majority have consistently voted their belief that your life
should be monitored and regulated by a huge Secular State.
America's Founding Fathers would be utterly aghast at the size
of our intrusive, paternalistic, and warlike government. Their
shock would turn to anger if they were told that the federal
government orders cities, states and communities to prohibit
prayer and the Ten Commandments in public places. And if they
were to listen to our politicians' campaign speeches, they would
see instantly that the federal government claims to be America's
Secular Messiah, bringing social
salvation to the U.S. and the entire world.
Sam Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Witherspoon, and other
Founders risked "our
Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor"
in defense of Liberty Under God. Many who signed
the Declaration of Independence lost their homes,
businesses, or family members. Can you risk 20 minutes
to read this webpage and avoid throwing your vote away,
like tossing a drop of water in a vast ocean of "I-always-vote-Republican"
support for the likely successor to our current
On the day after Election Day, political pundits and media
commentators will analyze the election results and declare the
"meaning" of your vote. They will say that voters like
you voted to pay more taxes and approved of a bigger, more
atheistic federal government. Why? Because that's what your
current Congressman has voted for, and the likely winner will
follow in his steps. When the previous Republican Congressman was
first elected to Congress in 1996, the
Republican Party National Platform promised the following:
As a first step in
reforming government, we support elimination of the Departments of
Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Education, and Energy,
and the elimination, defunding or privatization of agencies which
are obsolete, redundant, of limited value, or too regional in
focus. Examples of agencies we seek to defund or to privatize are
the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for
the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the
Legal Services Corporation.
Endowment for the Arts was notorious for its subsidizing of
art, including art which featured a figure of
Jesus Christ submerged in a container of the "artists"
urine. These programs mock the idea of "Liberty
Under God," and
undermine the very heart and soul of America.
And yet, our outgoing Congressman and his Republican Party
colleagues have not only failed to abolish these
unconstitutional agencies, they have consistently voted to
INCREASE funding for these agencies. These unconstitutional
agencies are now far more powerful than they were during the
What message are you sending with your vote? Capitalism or
socialism? "Liberty Under
God" or Tyranny under a
Secular Messianic State?
Always vote for
principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest
reflection that your vote is never lost.
-- John Quincy Adams
Your vote for Kevin Craig will send a message to the
Republicans to pay attention to the Constitution, and cast votes
which are consistent with the principle of Liberty
Under God. A vote for Kevin Craig
speaks louder and more clearly than a vote for the incumbent's
heir-apparent. You may not be able to vote for a
"winner," but you can vote for a great principle. Which
would America's Founding Fathers approve of?
Roy Blunt is not the problem. Billy Long is not
the problem. The problem is government power, and the
fact that both Republicans and Democrats worship government
power. "Power tends to corrupt," as Lord
Acton wisely put it. Both major parties are composed of good
people with good intentions, but they have been seduced by the
idea that the sword can be our savior,
and that they are better able to wield the sword and govern us
than we are able to govern ourselves.
Granted, Americans do seem less able to govern
themselves than Americans a century ago, but that's because the
majority of Americans have been educated by a government
monopoly which is the worst imaginable enemy of the
kind of education America's Founding Fathers advocated.
Abolishing the government education monopoly and giving parents
the right to choose for a competitive array of Christian schools
with discipline and high academic content, or special needs
schools, or whatever kind of schools parents know to be best for
their children, is probably the single most important reason to
use your vote to send a message to politicians in Washington. A
Free Market in education will help Americans learn to govern
themselves and return our nation to Liberty
If you want to vote for a
"winner," Don't Vote for
Kevin Craig Vote for AMERICA
It's time for Missouri voters to recognize that the
two-party system which has controlled America for the last
80 years has only one goal: to remain in power. Nearly
everyone in Congress has violated his or her oath
to "support the Constitution." The men who wrote and
signed the Constitution would not
recognize the government they created. This is the year you need
to vote for America and not
for the same old political party.
In his "Farewell Address," George Washington warned
against excessive allegiance to any political party:
Let me now . . . warn you in the most solemn manner against
the baneful effects of the spirit of party. . . . The common
and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient
to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to
discourage and restrict it. It serves always to distract the
public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It
agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false
alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another . .
. . In governments purely elective, it [the spirit of party]
is a spirit not to be encouraged.
You must put America ahead of either political party.
And you must vote to make sure that America is Under God.
Benjamin Rush signed the
Declaration of Independence and served in the Presidential
administrations of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James
Madison -- each of whom came from a different political party.
And of what party was Rush?
I have been alternately called an aristocrat and a
democrat. I am now neither. I am a Christocrat. I
believe all power. . . will always fail of producing order and
happiness in the hands of man. He alone Who created and
redeemed man is qualified to govern him.
Our rights, says the Declaration of Independence, do not come
from the Republicans or the Democrats. They do not come from
Washington D.C. We are endowed by our Creator with
If you already like what you are reading, why not stop
right now and email all your neighbors and tell them to come
to this website to get the political science education they
missed in government schools? Your message will be louder if
everyone you know votes for Liberty
Who Will Abolish America?
When you go to the polls in November, you will be voting on
WHO will abolish America. Not whether America is
abolished, but WHO will abolish America. That sounds radical,
even crazy. You must learn the facts. You must become an
informed voter. Click here for
details about the plan to abolish America. If America's
Founding Fathers were here today, they too would vote to abolish
the United States.
They took up arms against taxes which were only one-tenth
as burdensome as today's taxes.
They exercised their right to "alter
or abolish" a tyrannical government that would
never have dreamed of giving government grants to
pornographers, abortion-providers, land-owners who won't
grow anything for others, drug-users, and tens of thousands
of "pork-barrel" projects -- in exchange for votes
and other bribes given out by special interests.
Washington D.C. is the greatest threat on earth to the ideal
of "Liberty Under
God." The United States as we know it today --
the United States as created by the two-party monopoly over the
last 100 years -- will be and must be abolished. The Republicans
and Democrats are going to abolish the U.S.A. and replace it
with moreof the same:
a regional mega-state, merging the United States and Mexico, and
eventually all of North and South America. It will be called a
"Free Trade" zone, but it will be anew
government, with new courts, new legislative powers, and new
executives, none of which will be "bound
down by the chains of the Constitution." Did you click this
You gain a profound sense of satisfaction by supporting
valuable charities and investing in life-enhancing
technologies, ever since your take-home pay increased by
more than $15,000 a year when the
Income Tax was abolished.
"Here we go again with more empty campaign
"Oh, brother; another politician pandering to people
who like the Pledge of Allegiance."
I take the principle very seriously, more
consistently, I believe, than the other candidates. I believe it
sums up the Constitutional principles that made America
"the greatest nation on God's green earth."
Republicans worry that I am trying to get rid of too much
government (Liberty: "He's an Anarchist!"),
while the Democrats worry that I am trying to give government
too much power (Under God: "He's imposing a Theocracy!").
The confusion comes from a failure to understand the basic
nature of the system of government which once made America so
respected and admired.
They say "Bad publicity is
better than no publicity at all." Let me give you a
little bad publicity, in case you haven't heard it
I am running as the Libertarian
Party Candidate. Think of it as "The
Liberty Party." We believe in maximizing
Conservatives and Republicans tend to be frightened by
the Libertarian Agenda, which calls on Congress to re-legalize
drugs, for example. Conservatives believe that without
lots of laws and a strong police-state, chaos, crime and
lawlessness will overwhelm us. I believe such laws create
more problems than they solve. You may even hear someone
"Kevin Craig is some kind of
"Kevin Craig believes in Abolishing All
"Everybody knows" that "anarchists"
are bomb-throwing assassins in search of chaos and
destruction of private property. I passionately oppose such
destruction and disorder. Before I could join the
Libertarian Party, I had
I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of
force as a means of achieving political or social goals.
I believe in the peaceful resolution of disputes between
people and between "the People" and their
government. If I have a product or an idea I want to sell to
the American people, I can use reason and eloquence, but not
In our day, however, more than 90% of our government is
initiation of force as a means of achieving the political or
social goals of special interests who could not achieve
their goals by persuading the rest of us to
Kevin Craig is firmly committed as a matter of moral
principle to oppose such initiation of government
But some are not happy to hear me say that. You may even
hear some say:
"Kevin Craig wants to impose a
Theocracy on America!"
Liberals and Democrats tend to be frightened by talk
about God and morality. They think anyone who believes that
religion should have an impact on law and politics is trying
to establish some kind of "theocracy."
More "bad publicity":
"Kevin Craig does not believe in
The Separation of Church and State!"
These accusations contradict the accusation above, that I
am an "anarchist." I am not out to impose any
religion on anyone using the coercive power of the State. As
a Libertarian, I believe in maximizing individual liberty
for everyone: Christian, Jew, Moslem, Hindu, atheist and
agnostic alike. I would abolish all federal funds to all
churches and all religious organizations, as I would abolish
federal funding of Secular
Humanist organizations. I unqualifiedly oppose the use
of force against people with religious views different from
The word "Theocracy" means "ruled by
God." A Theocracy is a nation "under God."
America is a nation "under
God," but not a nation under priests,
churches, or "ecclesiastical bodies" (to use the
words of James Madison).
I do not believe in the modern concept of
"separation of church and state." This concept has
been a disaster for America. I believe in the concept which
the Founding Fathers believed in, which might be called
"The Separation of Churches and
State." The modern concept no longer has much to do
with the ecclesiastical bodies known as
"churches." Today the slogan "separation of church
and state" actually means "The Separation of God
and State." The Founding Fathers believed that the
State was "under
God," not separate from God. When the State is
separated from God, the State IS god, or
thinks it is.
America was established as a Christian nation, according
1892 opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court. Members of
non-Christian religions -- Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and
others, as well as atheists and agnostics -- have more
freedom and enjoy higher standards of living in a Christian
nation than they do in an Islamic nation or an atheistic
nation. In and out of Washington, I work harder and more
effectively for the freedom and prosperity of non-Christians
than many of those same non-Christians do.
I have no illusions about being in Washington on Inauguration
Day, 2015. Most voters in this district vote for the [R] candidate
without any thought or research. Nevertheless,
Your vote for Kevin Craig will not be "wasted."
It will stand out like a sore thumb. Your vote will
send a clear message. This web site describes that
The advantage of having an "anarchist"
working for you in Washington is that nobody is more
passionate in defense of your liberty. Republicans
claim victory when they merely slow down the
rate of government growth and intervention.
Libertarians won't be satisfied until socialism is repudiated
and government reduced to the size intended by the Constitution.
The advantage of having a defender of "Theocracy"
representing you in Washington is that nobody advocates the
idea of personal responsibility with more
passion. Democrats advocate Government programs of wealth
transfer which are impersonal, bureaucratic, and imposed by
force. Libertarians are champions of self-government.
The revolution of the United States was the
result of a mature and dignified taste for freedom, and
not of a vague or ill-defined craving for independence. It
contracted no alliance with the turbulent passions of
anarchy; but its course was marked, on the contrary, by an
attachment to whatever was lawful and orderly.
It was never assumed in the United States that the
citizen of a free country has a right to do whatever he
pleases; on the contrary, social obligations were there
imposed upon him more various than anywhere else. No idea
was ever entertained of attacking the principles or of
contesting the rights of society; but the exercise of its
authority was divided, to the end that the office might be
powerful and the officer insignificant, and that the
community should be at once regulated and free. In no
country in the world does the law hold so absolute a
language as in America, and in no country is the right of
applying it vested in so many hands. The administrative
power in the United States presents nothing either central
or hierarchical in its constitution, which accounts for
its passing, unperceived. The power exists, but its
representative is not to be perceived.
Only the Libertarian Party has a clear and consistent program
to return government to the limited power the Founding Fathers
intended it to have. Kevin Craig will encourage people of faith
and conscience to take personal responsibility to solve pressing
social problems without government force:
To visit the
fatherless and widows in their affliction
comes from two Latin words meaning "suffer with." True
concern for the poor means more than "I gave at the
office." It means personal involvement on a local level.
Religion, not Washington D.C., has been the greatest ally of the
is what protects our rights to life, liberty and property, not
the Office of Homeland Security. The heroes of Flight
93 realized that the government was not going to protect them,
and they took personal responsibility to thwart the hijackers.
Subsequent hijackings have been prevented by similar acts of
self-government, not by the elimination of curbside check-in. The
federal government owes the people of New York and the rest of the
world a profound apology for giving Osama bin Laden billions
of dollars in military assistance during the 1980's.
Eliminating domestic liberties is no way to atone for their failed
interventionist foreign policy. America's Founders followed clear
principles of peaceful non-intervention:
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to
foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations to have
with them as little political connection as
Washington, Farewell Address (1796)
I deem [one of] the essential principles of our
government, and consequently [one] which ought to shape its
administration peace, commerce, and honest friendship with
all nations, entangling alliances with none.
Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801)
These simple policies led to America's greatness.
They have been abandoned by both Republicans and Democrats. Only
Libertarians are willing to follow these policies with principled
consistency, even if, as a result, it may be a few years before
our candidates win a seat in Congress.
I advocate the replacement of inefficient bureaucratic
government programs with competitive, efficient Free Market
Stand on the Issues is often my vision for comprehensive privatization,
one bureaucracy at a time. My
I have finished the course work for my Master's Degree in Law
and Theology. My thesis is a defense of "Laissez-Faire
Theocracy." If you're interested in lengthy footnoted
academic discussions and ideas about the distant future, click