Knapp, Thomas


Knapp serves as the St. Louis County Libertarian Party’s Normandy Township committeeman, and as a federal appointee to my local Selective Service System board. In the 2008 election, he was a candidate for US House Representatives for Missouri’s 2nd District and won 2.3% of the vote.


"While many libertarians distrust democracy and fear its devolution into mob rule," he says, "it seems unlikely to me that the American people would legislate as corruptly and incompetently as their representatives in Washington have. The National Initiative provides for a period of deliberation and debate, with any new law [constitutional amendment] requiring affirmation by voters in two separate elections. Meanwhile, we frequently hear that Congress has passed new legislation without waiting for it to be printed so that they can actually read it."