Riley J. Hood is the chairman of the Constitution Party of Wisconsin. He was a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012; he received 70 votes. The following article was posted on his website on September 19, 2013.
“For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil,
be afraid; for he bearetth not the sword in vain:
for he is a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.” Romans 13:4
By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman
The Constitution Party of Wisconsin upholds the Sovereignty of God, and accountability to Him. We view the US Constitution as the “ancient landmark,” that has stood for over 226 years. We call for the federal government to be reduced to Article I, Section 8 size. We call for welfare, both corporate and personal to be phased out and eliminated. We call for Social Security Insurance to be phased out. We call for the Income Tax to be abolished, the IRS to be abolished and the Federal Reserve to be eliminated in an orderly manner. That is part of the CPoW call for limited government.
The Libertarian call for limited government means the legalization of vice and perversion. Their vision of anarchy will end in more government, not less: the people are already crying out to the State to save them from the immorality that has been unrestrained.
CPoW upholds the rights of State Governments to punish criminals, and we further uphold that those sins in the Bible, those misdeeds that have a civil penalty attached to them, ought to be crimes at law, which they were here in Wisconsin until recently. For example, if you punch someone, you won’t be charged with, “And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbor; as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him; Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath done, so shall it be done to him:” Leviticus 24:19-20 You will be charged with, 940.19 Battery; substantial battery; aggravated battery. Nevertheless, note how Biblical law is reflected in the Wisconsin Statutes. Another example, Wisconsin still has an anti-abortion law. 940.04 Abortion. Here is that law’s Biblical basis, “If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for an eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, stripe for stripe.” Exodus 21:22-25
CPoW affirms the US Constitution Article 4, Section 4 statement, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican form of Government,” and we affirm from our Platform that, “In a republic governed by Constitutional law, rooted in Biblical law, all life, liberty, and property are protected.” Limited government means the civil government sticks to their God-ordained function of punishing law breakers, thus maintaining the Law and the proper respect for it.
You do not have a God-given right to commit a crime. You do not have a right to expect soft treatment on the part of your government, if you commit a crime. There is a difference between the innocent and the guilty, regarding cases at law. Government is still in the term, “Limited Government.”