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A Press Release issued by the Libertarian Party

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Barr: No Defending DOMA

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Article Originally Published in the LA Times

In 1996, as a freshman member of the House of Representatives, I wrote the Defense of Marriage Act, better known by its shorthand acronym, DOMA, than its legal title. The law has been a flash-point for those arguing for or against same-sex marriage ever since President Clinton signed it into law. Even President-elect Barack Obama has grappled with its language, meaning and impact.

I can sympathize with the incoming commander in chief. And, after long and careful consideration, I have come to agree with him that the law should be repealed.

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Most Dangerous Part of Bush Legacy is What Cannot Be Seen

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Libertarian Party Faults Bush Administration With Pushing Idea that Government is an Agent of Good

America's largest third party says the most dangerous part of President George Bush's legacy is that which cannot be seen.  "President Bush leaves office after eight years having pushed the idea that people should trust the government because it knows what's right for them," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis. "This is the most dangerous facet of the Bush legacy."

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Barr Supports Closure of Guantanamo Prison

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Endorses Obama Proposal

Former Congressman Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's 2008 nominee for president, issued a statement Wednesday morning applauding President-elect Obama’s reported plan to close the controversial military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where many suspected terrorists have been held, often without hearings, since shortly after 9/11.

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If Obama's Plan Doesn't Seem to Make Sense, it's Because it Doesn't

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Libertarian Party Says Obama Plan Based on Failed Economics

America's largest third party says that President-elect Barack Obama's spending plans are based on flawed economics. "If you think Obama's economic plans don't make sense, it's because they don't," says Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath.

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Barr Slams Illinois House Impeachment Resolution

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Calls Blagojevich Impeachment Premature and Irresponsible

Former Congressman Bob Barr issued a statement today criticizing the Illinois House of Representatives for its resolution impeaching Governor Rod Blagojevich, calling such a move “premature” and “irresponsible.”

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We're Not Going to Spend Our Way to Economic Recovery

American's largest third party is calling plans by the incoming Obama administration a "multibillion-dollar boondoggle."

"We're not going to spend our way to economic recovery," says Andrew Davis, a spokesperson for the Libertarian Party. "You can't even call Obama's economic plans a gamble because the results are written in stone. We've tried this Keynesian experiment many times in the past, with no proven success. It's nothing but a multibillion-dollar boondoggle."

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Is Obama a Centrist? LP Says "No"

In today’s political arena, it’s sometimes hard to tell left from right, and right from left. This makes finding the political “center” that much more difficult. So, is president-elect Barack Obama actually a centrist?

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Libertarians Accuse Obama of "Hawkish" Foreign Policy

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Party Says Obama Following Missteps of Bush Administration

America's largest third-party is accusing Barack Obama of pursuing the same "hawkish" foreign policy of his predecessor George Bush.  "What we hoped to see with the incoming Obama administration were plans for a total withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq," says William Redpath, national chairman of the Libertarian Party.  "Instead, we're seeing the same missteps of the Bush administration that have kept our troops in the Middle East since 2001." 

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Government Programs Die Hard

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Libertarian Party Warns Against Further Government Spending

America's largest third party is warning against the institution of new government programs in the wake of the current economic crisis. "Government programs tend to linger with disastrous economic consequences," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

"Congress needs to exercise extreme caution when considering any new government programs that are intended to act as a remedy for economic decline," says Davis. "The New Deal taught us that government programs die hard, and we're still suffering from the leftovers of FDR's administration."

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Barr Condemns Newest Bailout

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Auto Bailout Will Only “Compound the Problem”

Former Congressman Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's 2008 presidential nominee, issued a statement condemning the proposed $15-billion bailout of the auto industry apparently nearing approval in the Congress.  Barr said “the Faustian bargain” the Big 3 automakers reached with lawmakers “compounds the problem” of the massive bailouts backed by Congress and the Bush Administration, and apparently is structured so as to give the federal government a degree of involvement and control of GM, Ford, and Chrysler that the companies “will live to regret.”

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