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




2012 Congressional Issues
The Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776

The year 2012 may be the most momentous year in American history. Even more significant than July 4th, 1776. On that important day, America's Founding Fathers declared they had the right, even the duty, to abolish the government. One-third of all Americans denounced them as radicals and rebels. A "supermajority"  -- 66% or more -- of all Americans did not actively support the American Revolution. When esteemed physician Benjamin Rush heard the ideas of John Locke, he was appalled:

Never before had I heard the authority of kings called in question. I had been taught to consider them nearly as essential to political order as the sun is to the order of our solar system.

But he eventually signed the Declaration of Independence.

July 4th, 1776 represents a truly radical day in the history of Liberty. This webpage is even more radical, and will undoubtedly leave 66% of all Americans scratching their head. If one-third of the people in Southwest Missouri who understand these issues and think like America's Founding Fathers were to switch their vote from the incumbent to his Libertarian opponent, Kevin Craig, this election will be on the front page of every newspaper in America.

In the November 2012 election, Missouri voters have a chance to cast a historic vote. They will be voting to abolish the United States. That claim sounds as ridiculous to you as the idea of "consent of the governed" sounded to Americans like Benjamin Rush. But that is the issue. Whoever wins in November will work to abolish the government created in 1776. The only question is, WHO will be elected to abolish the United States? There are three candidates:

The Republican nominee will support the agreements signed by President Bush which will abolish the United States and create a new government in its place. The Republican candidate will justify this on the basis of "strengthening the national interests of the United States." Democrats also support this plan. Whoever wins the Democratic primary in August will likely be forced to follow Party leaders in support of this plan, assuming he beats the incumbent. Both Democrats and Republicans will abolish the current government and replace it with a different government. Libertarian Kevin Craig opposes the plan. He supports the idea of abolishing the federal government of the United States, but he says once we abolish the government, we should not replace it.
Certainly not with a "regional government" or world government more tyrannical than the one abolished in 1776.

Voters will have to choose between these two plans: The Libertarian plan proposed by Kevin Craig, or the Clinton/Bush plan to abolish the government of the United States and create a new one in its place.

The Clinton/Bush plan is called the Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP.  | Government website:

It is more than a plan.

It is already a reality.

The United States is being merged with Mexico as we speak. A new government will be created to govern the new "North American Community," or "United States of North America."

This claim leaves most voters staggering in disbelief.

Most voters love the great national hymn, "America the Beautiful." The architects of the "North American Community" want us to sing "North America the Beautiful" instead, to quote the title of an op-ed piece from the Wall Street Journal in support of the Clinton/Bush plan.

In 1776, America's Founding Fathers risked "our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor" in defense of “Liberty Under God.” We are about to lose everything they risked. Will you take a few moments out of your busy day to learn the facts about the abolition of the United States? First, consider these reports from "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on CNN. Then consider these articles:

As the Majority Whip, Roy Blunt was instrumental in securing passage of CAFTA, The Central American Free Trade Agreement. CAFTA is an expansion of NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) to five Central American nations (Guatemala , El Salvador , Honduras , Costa Rica and Nicaragua ), and the Dominican Republic, and promotes the agenda of the SPP. It passed through the U.S. House of Representatives by one vote in the middle of the night on July 27, 2005. All sides agree it would have failed without the energy and dedication of Congressman Roy Blunt.

CAFTA is a bridge between NAFTA and the FTAA, the Free Trade Area of The Americas, which will unite North America (NAFTA), Central America (CAFTA) and South America into one regional hemisphere-wide mega-state, similar to the European Union.

Many conservatives are disappointed that the Bush Administration is not taking stronger action to secure the borders against illegal immigration. They do not understand that the Bush Administration is planning on eliminating the border, and permitting “free mobility of labor” between the former nations of Mexico and the U.S. The border between the two countries will be as superfluous as the border between Missouri and Arkansas.

The Declaration of Independence says we have the right, even the duty, to abolish any government which is destructive of  Liberty Under God. The U.S. federal government is far more destructive of the ideals of America than the government of George III, which America abolished in 1776.

The question in 2012 is not whether we will abolish the United States, the question is how.

Libertarian candidate Kevin Craig understands that “We the People” delegated certain powers to the federal government through the Constitution of 1787. Instead of giving those powers to a newly-created regional government (including courts, parliaments and executive agencies under NAFTA, FTAA, and the SPP, those powers should simply be taken from the federal government and returned to "The People" -- states, then counties, then communities, then families.

  • Roy Blunt and the Clinton-Bush Administrations want political power transferred upward, from the federal government to the new regional government.
  • Kevin Craig wants those powers moved downward, returning them back to the localities and families from whence they originally came.
  • Powers which were never delegated to the federal government, but which the government has usurped, also need to be returned to the People.

Kevin Craig wants the opportunity Roy Blunt had.

Roy Blunt has been in Congress for Five Terms, or ten years. America's Founding Fathers would be horrified at what Congress has done during that decade.

During the last ten years, under the leadership of Majority Whip Roy Blunt, Congress has joined the "unitary executive" in moving America farther away from the ideals of America's Founding Fathers than any administration in history. Kevin Craig would like to be elected to Congress for ten years to help undo that destruction, and perhaps move America back to the ideals that made America the greatest and most admired nation in history:

When Republican Roy Blunt 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.

The National Endowment for the Arts was notorious for its subsidizing of anti-Christian, pornographic “art,” including “art” which featured a figure of Jesus Christ submerged in a container of the artist’s urine. These programs undermine the very heart and soul of America.

And yet, our incumbent Congressman has not only failed to abolish these unconstitutional agencies, he has consistently voted to INCREASE funding for these agencies. These unconstitutional agencies are now far more powerful than they were during the Clinton Administration.

Kevin Craig says the time has come to join America's Founding Fathers, and abolish a government which has become an atheistic  tyranny, and return its powers to the people. Kevin Craig seeks to abolish the U.S. federal government by privatizing all government functions and restoring “Liberty Under God.” Kevin Craig is firmly convinced that America’s Founding Fathers would do the same in our current situation.

"Taxation without Representation"

America's Founding Fathers took up arms against taxes which scholars estimate were no more than 3-5%. Our Government takes ten times more in 2011 than George III took in 1776.

But Kevin Craig believes taking up arms against the government is contrary to Biblical principles. Ballots are a better choice that bullets. Missouri voters can use their ballots to help stop the merger of Mexico and America, and restore the American Dream.

Over the next ten years, Kevin Craig would work to abolish the IRS and the Income Tax. If Congress cut government spending by an amount equal to the revenue brought in by the Income Tax, the federal government would be forced to shrink back to the size it was during . . . the Clinton Administration.

Care of the poor and elderly is said by the Bible to be the essence of pure religion (James 1:27; 2:1-7). It is not a legitimate function of government. Privatizing all welfare would dramatically shrink the size of government. Government would then only be several times as large as it was during the tyrannical reign of King George III in 1776.

Finally, after all the unconstitutional government agencies listed in the 1996 Republican Party Platform have been abolished, Missouri voters can decide if they want to re-elect Kevin Craig in 2014 for a fifth term, during which he will work to privatize all courts, highways, and national defense. Those are proposals that would make the Benjamin Rushes of the world cringe, but they are consistent with the vision of Free Markets which made America the most prosperous nation in history.

End the Two-Party Monopoly

For the last 80 years, the federal government has been controlled by two look-alike parties, who have utterly ignored the great principle of liberty for which America's Founding Fathers fought.

There is a third party, and it stands for the ideals of America's Founding Fathers. The Libertarian Party stands for the ideals of July 4th, 1776. Southwest Missouri voters should make the bold move of sending the first Libertarian to Congress.

Kevin Craig bases his radical libertarianism on the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Bible. He sees the Christian walk described in the pledge which all members of the Libertarian Party are required to sign:

I certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals.

Kevin Craig believes the heart of the American ideal is competition, creativity, and freedom from the initiation of force.

If you want the government to take money by force from your neighbor and give it to you, you are not a libertarian, according to Kevin Craig. He adds, “Nor are you a good American.”

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Celebrating America's Birthday

UN-Celebrating the 4th of July

Must a Christian be a Libertarian?

When John Quincy Adams served as U.S. Secretary of State, he delivered this speech to the U.S. House of Representatives on July 4, 1821, in celebration of American Independence Day.

Independence Day in Perspective

Independence Day Celebration For A New Millennium

Celebrating Independence From the State by Anthony Gregory

This July 4th, Hoist the Flag of Liberty

Independence from England, Dependence on Washington? by Rep. Ron Paul

Do Anti-War and Anti-State Equal Anti-Americanism? by Bill Barnwell

Why the 4th of July Is My Least Favorite Holiday by Brad Edmonds

Hurrah for King George! by John Attarian

How To Silence an Awkward Newspaper by John Pilger

Why Are We Afraid To Be Free?

Lauren Winner: reflections on the 4th of July

New Declaration of Independence Essays

In 1776 America's Founding Fathers abolished the government over the colonies. A new government was created under "The Articles of Confederation." In 1787 a Constitution creating our present government was framed. Some would say our present government no longer has anything to do with that Constitution. Find out more.


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