This one is mostly for fun, but the Intelligent Designer — blessed be he! — does manage to make an appearance.
This is the result of a survey the newspaper sent to three candidates running for the US Congress in Missouri’s 7th Congressional District. The three are: Democrat Scott Eckersley, Republican Billy Long and Libertarian Kevin Craig. Long didn’t respond, so we only have responses from the Democrat (Eckersley) and the Libertarian (Craig).
We’ll skip the usual blather and give you only the excerpts that interest us. Here we go, with a wee bit of bold added for emphasis:
Question: What is the greatest threat facing the United States today and how can Congress address it?
Craig’s Answer [in part]: The federal government says it is illegal for public school teachers in Neosho and throughout America to teach students that the Declaration of Independence is really true: (1) that the existence of God is a “self-evident truth” (2) that our rights are the product of intelligent design (not the government) (3) that all Americans are obligated to conform their lives to “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” (4) that our actions must one day pass judgment with “the Supreme Judge of the world” (5) that all Americans should have “a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence.”
That’s why we’re posting about Craig. All the rest is no big deal. Come on, now — admit it. You’ve never before seen a crazier understanding of the Declaration. It imposes theocracy! He even slipped intelligent design in there. This guy is very creative!
Regarding Craig’s other responses, most were pure libertarian, and a few were … well, unique. For example:
If you want bigger, more powerful, more atheistic government in Washington D.C., you should not vote for Kevin Craig.
The original intent of the Framers should govern our interpretation and application of the Constitution (link to his website on that issue). My website is probably the largest candidate website on the Internet. It states my position on more than 300 important issues.
The rest of Craig’s answers to the newspaper’s questions are mostly libertarian stuff, but very hard-core. You know you want to click over to the Neosho Daily News to read it all. Hey — don’t pass this up. You may never again run into a theocratic libertarian.
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