Missouri Farm Bureau
Kevin Craig - "Liberty Under God"
abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the
mother is in danger. We oppose government funding of abortion. Partial
birth abortions should not be performed under any circumstance.
||America's Founding Fathers would be
appalled that the federal government has claimed the right to prohibit
the states from criminalizing the murder of children.
Abortion is murder in every case, no exceptions.
Abortion is murder in every case, even in cases of rape or incest.
A human being should not be put to death because her father committed
a criminal act when she was conceived.
There is never an instance when a child should be intentionally
killed in order to preserve "the life of the mother." Every
effort should be made to preserve the life of the mother and the
child. As technology increases, unavoidable deaths to the child in
situations which threaten the mother will be reduced.
|We oppose the
Freedom of Choice Act.
secure permanent adoptions as a means to link loving families with
children who need a home. Since many children are caught in the foster
care system for too long, we believe Missouri's adoption laws should
be updated and strengthened to encourage, expedite and protect
|We are opposed
to the cloning of human beings. We support adult stem cell research. We
are opposed to the creation and use of human embryos or blastocysts
for research purposes in which they are destroyed, discarded or
knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death.
||There is nothing immoral about cloning. In
the next century, infertile couples might routinely choose cloning to
add to their family. The problem occurs when a society does not
believe that life has value or that God commands us not to kill any
human being, and that life begins at conception.
believe that drug abuse is still one of the major problems in our
society. The existing
programs on education and eradication must be significantly increased.
||Drug abuse is a problem, but it is a
spiritual problem, not a military or criminal problem. The
government's "War on Drugs" is a
stricter, mandatory sentences for all violators to discourage the
illegal production, importation, manufacture, or distribution of
narcotics, drugs and related paraphernalia. We favor a statewide
program to educate children in our public schools about the danger and
harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. We encourage the formation and
support of SADD (Students Against Drunk Drivers), MADD (Mothers
Against Drunk Drivers) and D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
groups within our schools and communities. We encourage all Farm
Bureau members to support local programs for alcohol and drug-free
prom and graduation activities.
advocates constitutional amendments, but not here, where one is
obviously required. When teetotalers in the early 20th century
convinced America to ban the "manufacture, sale, or
transportation of intoxicating liquors," a nation that had more
respect for the Constitution knew that the federal government had not
been given such powers in the Constitution. The Constitution was
for the 18th time to give the government power to ban liquor. The
disastrous results of prohibition, including the creation of organized
crime and dangerous "bathtub gin," resulted in the
repeal of the 18th Amendment. The "War
on Drugs" is unconstitutional. It should not be made
constitutional through an amendment for the same reasons that the 18th
Amendment was repealed.
confiscated property must be sold at public auction. We favor new
legislation that would allow confiscated property such as automobiles
and airplanes to be used by local authorities for drug enforcement.
existing laws restricting the availability of non-agricultural
ingredients such as ephedrine and pseudoephedrine that are used to
restoring funding for electronic networking and investigations
conducted by law enforcement officials to further reduce
methamphetamine production and trafficking.
|We oppose the
concept of a "Gay Bill of Rights".
|We are opposed
to the legalization of gay marriages by either state or national
|We oppose the
addition of the term "sexual orientation" into the
non-discrimination disclaimer by the state or federal government or
any institution receiving public funding.
|We support the
passage of the Federal Marriage Amendment
to the U.S. Constitution.
||In addition to the link at left, Kevin
Craig has discussed this subject on
Endowment For The Arts
eliminating tax monies being used to fund the National Endowment for
the Arts. We believe the art world can censor itself and fund those
projects that it feels are useful and artistic.
||When our current Congressman was elected in
Republican Party National Platform made the following promise:
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
control of Congress from 1995 to 2006, and all three branches
simultaneously from 2000-2006, yet the National Endowment for the Arts
has not only not been abolished, but republicans have increased
federal funding for this purveyor of pornography and blasphemy.
|As with any
other crucial matter concerning both parent and child, we encourage
and request that parents or guardians be notified by mail of upcoming
dates and subject matter that will be introduced to the student
pertaining to sexual behavior, birth control and protection methods.
We request the choice of abstinence be taught at school, as a method
of birth control.
Farm Bureau members to write television networks and sponsors to voice
their displeasure with television shows containing obscenity, sex,
violence and obscene language which are being presented to the
American viewing public.
||The federal government does not say that
pornography is wrong, it says that teaching children in public schools
that God says "Thou shalt not commit adultery" is what's
distribution of obscene material through books, magazines, movies or
|We favor swift,
vigorous prosecution of violators of obscenity laws.
|We support a
Right to Life Amendment to the