Hello my friend, I’m glad you are here!

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters" Colossians 3:23

My name is Peter Krauss and I’m running for Suffolk County Sheriff because there is culture of corruption that threatens the life, liberty, and property of every resident in the county. Do you believe this is true?

Last year the County Executive, Steve Bellone, indicated that there is “culture of corruption” in Suffolk County Government, and he implicated the District Attorney, Thomas Spota, as being the head of a, “criminal enterprise.”  This is a very serious allegation and there is plenty of reason to believe him.

We must eliminate this, “culture of corruption” and electing another Democrat or Republican only allows the culture to persist.  We cannot eliminate this culture from the inside out; it must be from the outside in.

My experience as an NYPD Sergeant qualifies me for the office of sheriff:  Hired as a Police Officer in 1993; Promoted to Sergeant in 2003; Assigned to an administrative position working for the Chief of Personnel and being promoted to Sergeant Special Assignment in recognition of my work for the chief in 2007. Reporting directly to the First Deputy Commissioner every month on personnel related issues.  My experience as an NYPD Sergeant qualifies me for the office of Sheriff.  However, it is my love for humanity, liberty, justice, and my love for God that compels me to run for this seat of public trust.

As Sheriff, the primary goal will be to rid Suffolk County of this culture of corruption and to restore a culture of virtue, integrity, and trust for ourselves and our posterity.

This November you have a choice; you can choose the status quo or you can vote for me.

It’s your life, it’s your liberty, and it’s your choice.

God bless you,

Peter Krauss

The Suffolk County “Culture of Corruption”

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. Proverbs 6:16-19

Steve Bellone on NEwsday

In a recent Newsday Article, (****The NEWSDAY Article has been removed from the Newsday Website.  Click here for an additional article from another News Source****)  Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone indicated that there is a “culture of corruption” in the County.  Mr Bellone directly implicated the District Attorney, Thomas Spota, as being involved.  Mr. Bellone called for District Attorney Spota to resign from office based upon this, “culture of corruption.”

Consequently, District Attorney Spota, who did not take kindly to the accusation, responded with his own accusation, claiming that Steve Bellone has a “personal vendetta against me for investigating and prosecuting people that he is close to…”

So which is it?  Is it the County District Attorney who is corrupt?  Is it the County Executive who is corrupt?  Or are they both part of the “culture of corruption?”

It is my personal belief that there is, has been, and will continue to be a “culture of corruption” in Suffolk County that includes, but is not limited to, the County Executive and the County District Attorney.  The public display of finger pointing between the two is an indicator of just how bad things are.

As your County Sheriff, my first order of business will be to clean up this culture of corruption that plagues our county.  I will investigate all allegations of wrongdoing, I will present my findings before the Grand Jury, and I will arrest the violators based upon a Grand Jury indictment.

The “culture of corruption” in Suffolk County is real and everyone is subject to oversight by the People through the Grand Jury.

It is time to change the face of Suffolk County Government.  It is time to transition from a “culture of corruption” to a culture of virtue, integrity and trust.  I cannot do this alone!

Every legislative seat in Suffolk County is up for election this year.  If you are a person of virtue, integrity, and trust, then please consider running for a legislative seat.   If you are interested, please contact me at Peter@KraussforSheriff.com and we’ll get you on the ballot for November.

Anyone but them.

I’m not them…and neither are you.


Of Church and State

"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
John Jay

Of Church and State…george-washington-praying

“What of it?” you might ask.

Well, I am in a strange predicament.  There are people who will not vote for me as Sheriff because I am, “too Christian,” for their liking.   They claim there is a, “separation of church and state,” and that being an outspoken Christian running for public office is wrong.

The most common reason people are afraid of outspoken Christians running for office is because they assume that Biblical Christians would implement some kind of Christian Theocracy. Not only would I not do such a thing but the County Sheriff has no authority to do such a thing.  The county legislature is the body of government responsible to write law.  The role of the Sheriff is to uphold the law of the land and ensure that due process is afforded to every individual of society regardless of religious affiliation or other social factors.

Fortunately, our government has been set upon a foundation of liberty.  This means each individual is free to choose the path of their life so long as it does not interfere with the natural rights of another individual.   Furthermore, Jesus Himself has provided everyone with a tremendous amount of freedom to either choose Him or not.  Sadly, most people choose Barabbas.  Therefore, let me make this clear, I am not a supporter of a government mandated Religion (aka State Church).  We must remember that law is force, and force must never be applied in such a way.  In as much as law must never be applied to compel a person to belong to a “State Church,” it also must not be applied to prohibit the lawful free-exercise of religious expression.  This is the reason our Framers included religious expression in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

Since many people do not fully understand the implications of a “State Church,” I will elaborate on it for a minute.   A “State Church” is a government mandated belief structure; one where it becomes illegal to belong to any other type of Church or Religion.  Historically speaking, in this country, this included only Christian denominations.  Our founding fathers had to contend with the Government sanctioned religious system of the Church of England, today’s Episcopal Church.  This means, the Government was authorized to use force upon individuals to collect a tithe for the mandated Church.  The Government was authorized to punish individuals who did not attend worship services at the mandated Church.  In short, the Government was authorized to use force to compel people to belong to, participate in, and contribute to, this particular Christian denomination.    This is entirely against the Constitution and Biblical Christianity.

As a Biblical Christian, I will continue to lean on my faith and understanding of the Bible to help me make wise decisions for the benefit of individuals in Suffolk County.  Admittedly, the Bible is the ultimate source of authority in my life.  Other controlling documents would be the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the New York State Constitution and Suffolk County Charter.

As your Sheriff,  you will be free to believe, practice, and preach whatever you currently believe, practice, and preach as long as you do not cause harm to another individual.

This mindset is simple to remember, “Don’t hurt people and don’t take their stuff.”

Even though I’m a Christian, don’t be afraid to vote for me.  After all, in my eyes, I am answerable to God for my actions because I know He is watching and holding me accountable for how I serve you.  Ultimately, my faith is the greatest insurance for your trust.

Vote Peter Krauss for Sheriff in 2017.


A Republic, If You Can Keep It!


“The people refused to listen to Samuel. Instead, they insisted, "No! Let a king rule over us instead!” 
1Samuel 8:19

November 9th, 2016 marked the conclusion of a heated presidential election cycle that resulted in the selection of Donald J. Trump as the forty-fifth president of the United States.  The results culminated in riotous behavior in multiple cities across the United States.  Why are so many people devastated by the results of one presidential election?  So many people are devastated by the results because the assumption that Hillary Clinton would be the next president was more than just an assumption, it was a foregone conclusion.  Hillary Clinton was supposed to win.  She was not merely penciled in as the winner, her presidency was virtually etched in stone.   The election of Donald Trump instead is an alarming change of events and a traumatic blow for the rulers and authorities of this age. 

The powers delegated to the office of the president have grown to be kingly.  Looking back on our history it seems as though the United States may have been deliberately set on a course to transition from a Republic to a Monarchy/Oligarchy over time.  Perhaps Benjamin Franklin knew it even as he stated that the Constitutional Convention gave us, “a republic, if you can keep it.”  Was this a challenge from or a doubt of Mr. Franklin?

In the 1790’s Philip Freneau wrote an article which outlined a specific plan to bring about such a result.  It is remarkable  because of how closely it aligns with what has already happened here in America.  The work is aptly titled, “Rules For Changing A Republic Into an Unlimited Hereditary One.”  Please click on the link provided and read the entire article for yourself.  Below is merely an attempt to summarize just a portion of the more alarming points that are made in the article.

Rules For Changing A Limited Republican Government Into An Unlimited Hereditary One

  1. Eliminate constitutional shackles by all means viable.   This rule illustrates the need to remove the chains of the constitution as an essential component to change from a republic to a monarchy.  The Constitution was intended to be a controlling force for the Government.  Thomas Jefferson stated, “In questions of powers, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” Today the Constitution lacks the force of law and has even been prohibited during courtroom sessions.  This is done in several ways, most notably through biased Supreme Court Justices who have told us that their job is to interpret the constitution.  They fail to mention that they themselves are a creation of Article 3 of the Constitution.  The conflict arises immediately in that a product of a contract cannot itself be an interpreter for the contract.  Their job is not to interpret, after all it is in English and needs no interpretation; rather their job is to ensure justice based upon the Common Law of the almighty God.  Additionally, legislators and presidents enact statutes from proposals that are exceedingly unconstitutional.   Again, “In questions of powers, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” The Constitutional chains have been clipped.
  2. Confer titles upon officers of government. The original 13th Amendment to the Constitution prohibited Titles of nobility.   It read, “If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.”   This would do away with all those individuals in Government who go by the distinguished title of “Esquire.”  It should also be noted that in Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, “Titles of Nobility” are still prohibited under the law of the land.  However, titles have become commonplace in the United States.  Titles have been conferred.
  3. Explain away all the Constitutional limitations that would prohibit bills, resolutions and reports. As I previously mentioned, the Constitution is a chain around the neck of the government.  In order to get out from under those constraints an explanation that justifies an unconstitutional measure must be applied.  Today, we often hear that the Constitution is a “living breathing document,” naturally subject to “progress.”  Moreover, we often hear the phrase “Constitutional Rights,” which leads us to believe that the Bill of Rights is a provider of rights.  IT IS NOT, God provides our rights, rather it is a list of prohibitions for the Government to follow to ensure that our rights are not violated.  Rights have been violated.
  4. Let the Press deliver propaganda to promote aristocracy and monarchy. The press constantly promotes all frightful disturbances, in line with the progressive philosophy to, “never let a good crisis go to waste.”  They convince us that we should choose security over liberty; that the chosen elite will be able to protects us and take better care of us than we can do for ourselves.  The ruling class deliberately utilize the Press to scare us into submission turning us into faithful subjects of a virtual kingdom.
  5. Make the public debt as big as possible and as perpetual as possible. The public debt today is about 20 Trillion dollars.  In his last year alone President Obama was able to push a trillion dollar Omnibus Bill which funded special interests of both Democrats and Republicans.  The debt is so big and so ongoing that a majority of people are simply unconcerned with it.  The debt has been deliberately bloated.
  6. Ensure that Legislators have a “Deep Stake,” in the game. Many American Legislators have come into office with moderate net worth; and many American Legislators leave office as millionaires.  It is very easy for Legislators to make laws that have a direct effect on the economy.  As a result, Legislators are able to invest in companies, or soon to be monopolies, based upon the laws that they pass.  For instance, as a result of “Global Warming,” Legislators are able to pass many “Green Energy” regulations and invest in those “green” companies before enacting the legislation.  Legislators have a stake in the game.
  7. The great debt and heavy taxation will provide the plea for an INCORPORATED CENTRAL BANK. The central bank ought to favor and promote the select few who will belong to the ruling elite.  The banking system is to be so complicated and difficult to explain that only a few can understand it.  The central bank will have a proper interest in perpetuating public debt and heavy taxation because its profits are in direct proportion. The Federal Reserve Bank is the central bank; it is not part of the Federal government.
  8. Divide and govern/conquer. This rule promotes the divisions among the people by exaggerating the perceived differences among particular groups based upon inferred prejudices.  Pit the north against the south, blacks against the whites, gays against the Christians; whatever perceived difference can be identified, exaggerate it to its most frightful possible form to naturally promote artificial divisions.  “The abundance of artificial divisions will ensure that the obvious division goes unnoticed…”  The abundance of artificial divisions in American society is self-evident and it is deliberate.
  9. Seize every occasion to perpetuate a standing military force. Yes, we have a standing military force.
  10. Establish a perpetual tax. You’ve heard of our unconstitutional income tax right?
  11. If there is suspicion or alarm at the change of a republic into a monarchy, be the first to cry, “Stop Thief.” “Let the charge be reiterated and reverberated till at last such confusion and uncertainty be produced that the people withdraw their attention from the contest.”   Seems very much in line with Saul Alinsky’s Rule’s for Radicals i.e., “pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it,” and “if you push a negative hard enough it will break through into its counter-side.”

While we the people were busy being entertained, working to feed our families, or fighting with one another over fictionalized differences, the Republic has been seized and transformed into an Oligarchy/Monarchy.   Fortunately for us,  Donald J. Trump, has disrupted the cycle.  Perhaps we can keep our Republic Mr. Franklin, perhaps…  (Unless the media can convince the masses that RUSSIA hijacked the election so Trump could win… Seriously, what?!?)