Barr hails Obama orders on Guantanamo, torture, tribunals
Says steps start process to restore rule of law in America
Former Republican Congressman and Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Bob Barr, today issued a statement praising executive orders signed yesterday by President Obama ordering the closure of the military detention center at Guantanamo, restoring the practice of treating detainees according to legal norms, firmly stopping the practice of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques," and doing away with the military tribunals that denied fundamental due process to detainees since their creation shortly after 911.
Libertarian Party Congratulates President Barack Obama
America's Third-Largest Political Party Comments on Obama's Inauguration as the 44th President of the United States
“Congratulations to President Barack Obama on his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States," says Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath. "I think all Americans ultimately want what libertarians want—peace, prosperity and freedom. If President Obama and the 111th and 112th Congresses succeed in bringing us all that, they will truly be heroes to this nation."
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 And, after long and careful consideration, I have come to agree with him that the law should be repealed.
Most Dangerous Part of Bush Legacy is What Cannot Be Seen
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."
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.
If Obama's Plan Doesn't Seem to Make Sense, it's Because it Doesn't
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.
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.”
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."
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?
Libertarians Accuse Obama of "Hawkish" Foreign Policy
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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