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Freedom going up in smoke

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Regulations would endanger health of liberty in the United States

Tobacco regulations that just passed the House "should carry a warning label about their dangerous effects on liberty," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

The bill, sponsored by California Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman, would give new powers to the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco ingredients and advertising, as well as the introduction of new products into the market.  The bill passed the House 326 to 102 after less than an hour of debate.

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Barr Urges House Judiciary to Hold President Accountable

Appearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Barr called for “a thorough inquiry into the Bush administration’s attack on the Constitution’s system of separation of powers and checks and balances.”  He explained:  “It is axiomatic that no matter how much power government has, it always wants more."

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Housing Bill Like 'Painting a Collapsing House'

The Libertarian Party is calling for the Senate to block a measure that seeks to stabilize the housing market at a cost of $300 billion.  "The bill is an atrocity, pure and simple," says Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath.

"The housing bill creates more regulation, more government and more mess, all with the taxpayer on the hook," says Redpath. "In the end, the government will have spent at least 300 billion dollars trying to solve a problem it created in the first place, without ever addressing why we are in this situation to begin with."

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Boehner's voting comments reflect Republican failures

Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis called House Minority Leader John Boehner's (R-OH) comments about wasted votes "a symptom of the same delusion that cost Republicans control in 2006." 

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<a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121625042990560111.html?mod=special_page_camp">Bob Barr's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed</a>

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From the WSJ - "The idea of a 'living Constitution' long has been popular on the political left. Conservatives routinely dismiss such result-oriented justice, denouncing "judicial activism" and proclaiming their fidelity to "original intent." However, many Republicans, like Mr. McCain, are just as result-oriented as their Democratic opponents. They only disagree over the result desired."

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'Let them fail'

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Government bailouts of Freddie and Fannie like giving candy to problem children

"Let them fail," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis, referring to the mortgage institutions Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, who the Bush administration has said it plans to rescue from financial collapse.

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Telecom immunity fails to render justice to the American people

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Obama had chance stand for liberty, but did not

The Libertarian Party says that Republicans and Democrats have failed the American people by allowing telecommunication companies complicit in the Bush administration's illegal wiretap program to go without punishment.

"Civil liberties were violated, and only 28 senators cared to see justice served," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis, "and Barack Obama was not one of them."

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Record low in Congressional approval 'a dire prognosis for the future of the political establishment'

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Party says Republicans and Democrats are barely distinguishable

"Single digit approval ratings for Congress are a dire prognosis for the future of the political establishment," says Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath, referring to today's Rasmussen poll that gives Congress the worst approval rating since Rasmussen began tracking these numbers. 

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Libertarian Party says 'Iran should not be the new Iraq'

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Says attacking Iran would be opening Pandora's box

The Libertarian Party is calling for restraint in words and actions when dealing with Iran.  "The charged rhetoric from the Bush administration regarding Iran is very similar to that which was common in the lead up to the war with Iraq," says Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath, "and that's a path we do not need to travel down again."

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Party mourns passing of International Society for Individual Liberty President

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Offers gratitude for Miller's service in his work for more liberty

The Libertarian National Committee expresses our sorrow on the passing of Vince Miller, president of the International Society for Individual Liberty (ISIL).  His many accomplishments include the founding in 1980 of Libertarian International, which subsequently merged with the Society for Individual Liberty to become ISIL.  He was a champion of liberty and a good friend of the Libertarian Party; he labored tirelessly and well to build the freedom movement.

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