Gregory Creswell – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for 9th District Representative In Congress, Michigan

Libertarian Party of Michigan
14265 KilbourneDetroit, MI 48213
313.527.9099
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

The reason I am running for this seat is to help from within to defend liberty and to defeat political oppression. We-Libertarians-defend individual rights and the free market. Freedom needs external and internal support to defeat government incursions. Here are a few of my objectives if I win.

1) Return the federal government to it's limited functions under the U.S. Constitution.

2) Return this country to the gold standard.

3) Repeal the 16TH Amendment.

4) Repeal all federal fees, licenses and permits.

5) Repeal 99% of current federal regulations.

6) Defend individual rights and the free market.

7) Reduce the pay, benefits, perks, staff size etc of elected officials.

8) Install in the constitution term limits for all members in Congress, 3 terms/House and 2 terms/Senate.

9) Install in the constitution square grids (of equal size only) for all congressional boundaries.

10) Stay in the U S House for no more than 3 terms max.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Male;

02.01.1957-55 years old;

married since 1982; Shonda R.

son-Kwame R. /1983

daughter-Kanika R. /1988

Detroit, MI,USA

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

A graduate of Chadsey High School in 1975, and attending Wayne County Community College District.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Medical Records Clerk.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

None.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

I have donated my time, skills and earnings to numerous charities such as my Church and Brass Roots (member since it was formed). I was a Detroit coordinator in 2006 for M.C.R.I. proposal #2 vote Yes! and have been a vocal advocate of liberty.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

None.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Baptist.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

I helped to get proposal #2 M.C.R.I. 2006 on the ballot.

I helped to make Michigan a "Shall Issue" state.

Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office

I am running to win. And if I win, I will be defending, from within, individual rights, the free market and fighting to return the federal government to its limited functions under the constitution. I also would be working to put this country back on the gold standard and repealing the 16TH Amendment.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Goals If Elected

1) Defend individual rights and the free market.

2) Repeal the 16TH Amendment.

3) Return this country to the gold standard.

4) Repeal all federal fees, licenses and permits.

5) Repeal all federal regulations.

6) Return the federal gov't to its limited functions under the U S Constitution.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Achievements If Elected

I would like to see:

An end to taxes and fees, which serve only to empower politicians who get perks at the expense of working people.

The curtailing of government spending, and an interpretation of the U S Constitution that recognizes the rights of individuals and families to control their own property.

A good economy which is only possible when the rights upon which capitalism is based on are respected.

Free market reforms such as eliminating taxes and burdensome regulations.

A country where people are free to engage in any peaceful and honest activity.

Equal rights for mothers and fathers in custody matters.

Term limits for all members of Congress; 3/terms for Representatives and 2/terms for Senators.

Access to medical marijuana for sick people.

A country that respects the right to keep and bear arms.

A fiscally Responsible federal Government.

A free-market economy, not government planning.

Making necessary budget cuts.

An end to corporate welfare and burdensome regulations that keep small businesses from being competitive.

A free internet.

Reducing the pay, perks, staff size, benefits etc of all members of Congress.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Areas to Concentrate On

This is one of many but the national debt (above $16 trillion) is one of the biggest.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

On Entering Public Service

One of the reasons I seek the office, is so that voters can vote for a candidate that shares their views on critical issues. For example, while polls showed at least 50% of Michigan voters supported the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, I was the only candidate for Governor (in 2006) to speak out in favor of it.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy, a General Statement

No taxpayer funded foreign aid. I support a nonintervention policy. For any and all answers email me at i.am4_gcreswell@yahoo.com.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Jobs
Jobs, a General Statement

I support the free market.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Paid Sick, Family and Maternity Leave

I am opposed to any and all governmental "paid sick, family and maternity leave" laws.

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Working Class

I support all classes.

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Foreign Job Outsourcing

I support the free market.

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Affirmative Action

I support all private affirmative action methods.

I am opposed to any and all governmental affirmative actions methods.

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Workplace Violence Against Women

I am opposed to any and all kinds of workplace violence to anyone.

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Independent Workers

I support individual rights for all workers.

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Equal Pay Act

I am opposed to any and all wage laws.

I support the free market.

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Family and Medical Leave Act

I am opposed to any and all governmental laws like F.M.L.A.

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Unemployment Insurance

I am opposed to any and all unemployment insurance laws.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Workplace Protections

I support individual rights and the free market and I am opposed to any and all of government business laws/regulations.

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Mine Safety and Health

I support the free market.

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Job Growth

I support the free market.

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Government Subsidized Jobs

I am opposed to taxpayer funded subsidized jobs.

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Reward companies that create domestic jobs

I am opposed to this idea.

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Child Labor

I support individual rights and the free market. I am opposed to any and all "child labor laws" and support parental control fully.

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Quality of Jobs

I support the free market.

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Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)

I am opposed to any and all business regulations.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

I am opposed to this law when it involves the private sector.

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Unemployment Insurance (UI)

I am opposed to this idea.

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Workers Benefits

I support the free market and I am opposed to forced workers benefits.

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Overtime Rights

I support the free market and there is no such thing as "overtime rights".

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Employment Discrimination

I support the free market. I support any and all private employment discrimination. I am opposed to any and all government discrimination.

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Retirees Returning To Work

I support the free market. I support the private sector and their hiring practices that does not violate individual rights.

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Military & Defense
Military, a General Statement

The U S Constitution authorizes the USA's military to defend only the USA and to defeat our enemies when we are attacked first. For any and all answers email

me at i.am4_gcreswell@yahoo.com.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Internet, Media & Communications
Internet, a General Statement

I support a tax free, unregulated, unrestricted and a fully operational free market internet. For any and all answers email me at i.am4_gcreswell@yahoo.com.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General Statement

For any and all questions on this issue email me at i.am4_gcreswell@yahoo.com.

The main answer is the free market.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Government
Government, a General Statement

I support returning the federal government to its limited functions under the U S Constitution. For any and all answers email me at i.am4_gcreswell@yahoo.com

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Senate Filibuster Rule

This should be repealed and allow a simple majority (51 plus) rule.

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State Block Grants

Repeal them all.

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States' Rights

States do not have "rights" only power, only "individuals" have rights.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Lobbying Reform

Immediate public dis-closer.

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Government Officials Becoming Lobbyists

Only after 5 years.

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Executive Branch Employees Accepting Corporate Gifts

No, never ever should it be allowed.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Privatization

I support it 100%. I believe every department/agency created after 1790 should be privatized.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Sunset Clauses

I support it 100% and for every bill the time table should be every 3 years.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Live Broadcasts of Agency Deliberations

Yes.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Single 6 Year Term for US President

I like it the way it is now.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Term Limits for US Representatives and Senators

I support it. 3 terms for Rep's and 2 terms for Senators.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

U.S. Postal Service

Privatize it.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Transportation
Transportation, a General Statement

All forms of transportation should be in the free market and unregulated by the government. For any and all answers email me at i.am4_gcreswell@yahoo.com.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement

For any and all questions email me at i.am4_gcreswell@yahoo.com.

The main answer to this is the free market.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Public Service
Public Service, a General Statement

Public service must not be forced upon anyone.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Mandate Public Service

Never unless that person has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime or a minor's unforced parental consent.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

Enlarged National Service Program

The national service program should be repealed.

Source: Creswell (10/28/2012)

AmeriCorps

This government program should be repealed or privatized.

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Peace Corps

This program should be repealed or privatized.

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Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Alcohol, a General Statement

Anyone 18 years old or older should be allowed to consume alcohol legally.

Alcohol should not be taxed. This item should not be regulated by the government.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Lower Drinking Age from 21

Lower the age to 18 years old.

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Requiring States Set the Legal Drinking Age to 21 to Receive Federal Funds

No to federal extortion.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Selling Alcohol To Minors

Selling it to minors/17 years old or younger without parental consent must be illegal.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Drunk Driving And Breath Tests

It should always be illegal to drive drunk on taxpayers funded roads/highways/freeways etc.

I support driving drunk on private property if the owner allows it.

A breath test should only be allowed via a court order.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Underage Drinking

Only with parental consent and without injury to that 17 or under drinker.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

Cigarettes, a General Statement

Cigarettes/cigars should not be taxed nor banned from being smoked on private property.

And it should not be regulated by the government.

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Smoking and Tobacco Buyout

These items should not be taxed nor regulated by the government.

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Gambling, a General Statement

Gambling should not be regulated by the government.

The free market should control gambling.

Source: Creswell (10/27/2012)

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