Why am I running?: To defend individual rights and the free market. To repeal the no-fault law, to reduce the power, control, and access to our income by politicians.
The biggest issue: Money! I believe, as a Libertarian, that “taxation is theft”. The many ways politicians have access to our income. By charging us fees, to purchase permits, licenses, tacking on regulations etc. Income confiscation by politicians/government.
Priorities: What are your top state legislative priorities and how would you address them?
- Repeal the no-fault law. Why, because “Our car insurance is too damn high”. I will sponsor or co-sponsor legislation to do it. The same for legislation to allow out of state purchasing and selling of car insurance. I will sponsor or co-sponsor legislation to repeal all taxes, fees, permits, licenses, regulations etc associated with the insurance business.
- Reducing the power and control of politicians within MI. To help from within the legislature, to make it a part-time government body. Along with cutting their pay, staff size, benefits etc, reductions must be made in legislator’s power, control, and access to our income via the taxes, fees, permits, licenses, regulations etc.
- Sponsor or co-sponsor legislation to end all state, county or local government asset forfeiture. That legislation would provide restitution to anyone whose property has been impounded, frozen or seized by state, county or local government. Far too many of these cases have happened when no one has been convicted of a crime.
- Repealing all government fees, taxes, permits, licenses and regulations within MI.
Education: What measures do you support/propose to achieve improved educational outcomes for students and for school districts?
I would improve education by getting government out of the education business. Which means “removing (government) coercion” from education, i.e. taxes, fees, permits, regulations, licenses etc. Defend and support tax-free private scholarships to help those that need it. And I would be an advocate for parents who wish to educate their children as best they see fit.
Elections: What policy changes do you support regarding campaign funding and voting rights for Michigan voters?
The removal of all campaign funding caps, limits etc. But have immediate disclosures fall under the jurisdiction of the MI state police to verify that each donor is a US citizen and or a US based company. While each donation information must be released to the public 365 days after such donation. As for voting rights, I would make it a priority to fight voting fraud; the state must verify that only Michigan residents who are US citizens vote, and that they only vote once per election.
Economy: What policies do you support to increase jobs and help Michigan residents improve their economic positions?
Repeal all government fees, taxes, permits, licenses, regulations etc within the state of Michigan. I would defend and support the free market and individual rights.
Energy & Environment: What actions or policies do you support to meet Michigan energy needs while protecting our water, air and land for current and future generations?
When it comes to the issue of energy, I support ending all government protected monopolization of energy companies within Michigan. Open the energy business up to the free market completely (no taxes, fees, permits, licenses regulations etc) while simultaneously defending individual rights. Private enterprise must be allowed to expand and prosper. Auction off 99% of state-owned land/property etc. and send the money to the taxpayers. As for the environment, a “private property based system” will “protect the environment and private property” much better. Having all polluters pay their victims is a win-win for all.
How would getting elected help you achieve those goals? Because I would be inside the government, I would gain credibility with the citizens & voters within and outside my district. I would be able to prove that big government doesn’t work. So I would sponsor and or cosponsor bills to repeal all laws that violate individual rights and the free market. And lastly, to show that big government oppresses economic freedoms and our liberties.
Why are you the best candidate? I am the best candidate: Because, the Libertarian Party, the party I voted for, for the first time in 1988, who I joined in 1992, has been consistent in defending individual rights, the free market and supporting small government.I would be inside the government, I would gain credibility with the citizens & voters within and outside my district. I would be able to prove that big government doesn’t work. So I would sponsor and or cosponsor bills to repeal all laws that violate individual rights and the free market. And lastly, to show that big government oppresses economic freedoms and our liberties.
- Chadsey High School graduate, class of 1975.
- Attended Wayne County Community College for Fire Science (FS) and Fire Protection Technology (FPT).
- Currently employed with the same company for over 42 years. Present position: Medical Records Clerk.
How old are you? 60 years.
Past service in public office. I have fulfilled the legal requirements to qualify. I have no elected experience; I am a citizen statesman, not a professional politician.
What is your Facebook profile? http://www.facebook.com/gregorycreswell
What is your Twitter profile? @4creswell
Tell us some tidbits about your personal life
- I am a founding member of Brass Roots (a pro-2nd amendment group).
- I supported the MCRI ballot issue in 2006.
- I have been married since 1982, and we have 2 adult children and 1 grand-daughter.
- My favorite job was paperboy.
- I believe that “taxation is theft”.
- I love Star Trek.