Kevin Craig, Libertarian candidate for the Seventh District Congressional seat currently held by Roy Blunt, made his case for less government at the Jasper County Farm Bureau's Meet the Candidates Monday night in the Carthage Senior High School Auditorium.
Craig noted that the Constitution gives the government "no authority over education and energy." He pointed out that Blunt was first elected in 1996, at a time when the Republican platform called for abolishing the departments of Energy and Education. Instead, Craig said, the budgets for those departments have doubled.
A video of Craig's speech will be posted later tonight.