America Needs “Surge” in Fiscal Responsibility, Says Bob Barr
“Sen. John McCain has made the ‘surge’ his trademark phrase," said Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee. "He talks about the surge in Iraq, using a surge in urban neighborhoods, and replicating the surge elsewhere."
“What we need now is a surge in federal fiscal responsibility,” says Barr.
Barr Says President Should Implement the Constitution, Protect Our Liberties
“Presidents have become celebrities," says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for president. "That may be one reason they believe they have been elected to transform the world rather than fulfill the responsibilities of their office."
Mark 9/11 Anniversary by Targeting Terrorists Overseas While Respecting Liberties at Home, Says Bob Barr
“Seven years have passed since the horrid terrorist attacks of 9/11," says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for President. "The U.S. government can best mark the anniversary by continuing to target groups which threaten Americans, but also by respecting the liberties upon which our nation is based."
Bob Barr Shows Leadership to Unify Liberty Movement
Asks Paul to Run as his Vice President
Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for president, has invited GOP Congressman Ron Paul to be his running mate in the upcoming election. In a letter sent to Paul, Barr called Paul one of the "few American patriots" who exist in today's society, and asked him to "seriously consider this final offer as an opportunity to show true, lasting leadership beyond party politics."
Barr Says McCain-Palin Foreign Policy to Continue Failed Bush Approach
Would Continue Costly Interventionist Policies of Current Administration
“Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin claim to represent reform, but their foreign policy is just more of the same from the Bush administration,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president.
Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers $100 Billion or More
“The federal government is preparing to take over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee. “Congress set up the taxpayers for big losses when it established these quasi-government agencies to subsidize the housing industry, and then earlier this year voted to approve direct federal support for them. Policymakers should learn from the latest financial disaster and say never again,” Barr argues.
The Bob Barr presidential campaign has stated "serious legal consequences" will occur should Senators Barack Obama and John McCain be allowed on the Texas general election ballot after they knowingly missed the state's deadline to file.
According to documents obtained by the Barr campaign, neither John McCain nor Barack Obama complied with Texas Election Code § 192.031, which requires that filings must be submitted “before 5 p.m. of the 70th day before presidential Election Day," listing the "names of the party's nominees for president and vice-president."
But What Will the Republicans Actually Do, Asks Bob Barr?
“Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a rousing speech yesterday at the Republican National Convention," says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee. "But what would a McCain-Palin administration actually do?”
Barr says Palin defended her record in Alaska, said many nice things about Sen. John McCain and tossed some well-deserved barbs at Sen. Barack Obama, "but Palin didn’t explain what the Republican ticket would do differently from the current Republican administration and past Republican Congresses,” Barr notes.
Bob Barr Praises Federal Court Ruling Upholding Right of States to Allow Medical Use of Marijuana
“The principle of federalism seemed dead three years ago when the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the federal government to run roughshod over state laws permitting the medical use of marijuana,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee.
Last week, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates rejected the Bush administration’s attempt to shield its officials from congressional scrutiny when he ordered former White House Counsel Harriet Miers to testify and White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten to turn over documents about the firing of U.S. attorneys. “In doing so, Judge Bates affirmed the basic constitutional principle that no one, including the president, is above the law," notes Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee.
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