Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2012
Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament

Congress should:
  • abolish all nuclear weapons, beginning with the United States.

1. Nukes are sinful
2. "In God We Trust"

Platform Statements:

For over a thousand years, Christians have judged whether a war is just or not on the basis of something called "Just War Theory." One of the criteria of a "just war" is often phrased this way:

The war is waged with the proper discrimination between combatants and non-combatants.

Every sensible assessment of nuclear weapons -- but especially a Christian assessment -- would conclude that a weapon which can kill hundreds of thousands of people with one mighty blast cannot possibly discriminate between combatants and non-combatants. Untold numbers of women, children, grandparents, and all forms of innocent life will be killed by a large nuclear bomb.

Such a weapon should never be used. Such a weapon should not even be manufactured in the first place. Those who are a part of the "military-industrial complex" and work to make or to deploy weapons of mass murder will be held accountable as accomplices to mass murder. We can sing "God Bless America" all day long, but God will not bless America as long as she threatens the innocent of the world with nuclear weapons. All such weapons should be destroyed.

Many will criticize this proposal as "naive" and "unrealistic."

Destroying our nuclear weapons would invite invasion and destruction at the hands of our enemies, they say.

Never mind that these "enemies" have been propped up with foreign aid from the federal government.

Never mind that there really is no real risk of an invasion of the U.S. or a nuclear attack on the U.S. The Danger is Defeat, Not Destruction.

It all boils down to this: Do you really believe in God and in the Declaration of Independence? Or was America built on a delusion, a superstition, a fairy tale? If there is no God, then obviously our nation's motto, "In God We Trust," is a lie, and it would be hypocritical to suggest that we could have "a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence." There are no "self-evident" truths -- or any "truth" at all -- and we have not been endowed with unalienable rights by our Creator. There are no "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," and we have no obligation to love our neighbor. As existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre concluded, God is dead; my neighbor is the devil.

Atheism is a recipe for mass-murder and global destruction.

National Security comes from God, not from nukes.

14 “Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD! 15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
16 So the people answered and said: “Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods;
Joshua 24:14-16 

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