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A Press Release issued by the Libertarian Party

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Obama 'sold out' liberty on FISA compromise

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Party disappointed with Obama backpedaling on FISA

The Libertarian Party condemned Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama for recently stating he does not oppose the Bush administration's program of illegally spying on U.S. citizens.  "Obama has sold out liberty in his refusal to stand up to Republicans on FISA," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

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A letter to pro-FISA Democratic Senators

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Letters sent to Senate Democrats who voted for the FISA amendments

The Libertarian Party has sent letters to 22 Democratic Senators who voted for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act amendments in August of last year, urging them to reconsider against an upcoming Senate bill that would make those amendments permanent.  The letter was also sent to Democratic Senators who did not vote at all for the amendments.  "Given that Republicans have shown such disrespect for civil liberties and freedom in the past few years--evidenced by the fact that not a single Republican Senator voted against the FISA amendments--Dem

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Heller ruling a 'preservation of liberty in the United States'

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Party says firearms are distinct component of the national character

Following the Supreme Court's ruling in the case District of Columbia v. Heller, Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis called the case a "landmark victory for the preservation of liberty in the United States." 
 
"Firearms are a distinct component of the American national character," says Davis. "I am more than pleased to see that the Supreme Court recognizes this American tradition as an individual right and seeks to protect it as such.  Today's decision is a giant step forward in protecting the rights of millions of American gun owners."

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EU schools US on practical foreign policy with Cuba

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Libertarian Party encourages US to follow the EU's lead on Cuban policy

As the European Union prepares to lift its limited sanctions on Cuba, the Libertarian Party is encouraging the Bush administration to follow suit. "The United States could learn much from the EU's decision to lift its remaining sanctions on Cuba," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

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Libertarian Candidate Barr Blasts McCain

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Article from the June 18 issue of the Washington Post

The Washington Post - "Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, offered a scathing critique of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) today and predicted he would garner substantial conservative Republican support in a handful of battleground states critical to McCain in his campaign against Democratic Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.)."

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Libertarian Party asks McCain: 'What's so wrong with habeas corpus?'

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Party questions the GOP front man's enmity to the "Great Writ"

The Libertarian Party is questioning comments made by Sen. John McCain following the recent Supreme Court decision that granted the right of habeas corpus to detainees in Guantanamo Bay.  "We’d like to ask John McCain what's so wrong with habeas corpus," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.  

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee called the ruling "one of the worst decisions in the history of this country."

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Libertarian Party commends Paul for opening 'doors for liberty'

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Party says Paul fought an uphill battle for liberty in his quest for the GOP nomination

Following the close of Ron Paul's presidential campaign, the Libertarian Party thanked Paul for all that he had done for liberty in his presidential bid. "Paul fought an uphill battle for liberty every day in his presidential campaign against all of the big-government juggernauts of the Republican Party," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

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Democrats work against gas price relief

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Recent legislative efforts by Democrats work against reducing the price of gas for Americans

While Americans are struggling to keep their vehicles fueled without breaking the bank, Democrats in Congress have promoted a string of legislation that would increase the cost of gas for consumers.  "Americans are paying record prices for gas, and Democrats are working in the opposite direction of relief," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

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Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate finishes ballot access drive

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Redpath says Virginians do not need "six more years of the same two parties"

Libertarian Party National Chairman and candidate for U.S. Senate William Redpath will deliver more than 16,000 signatures to the Virginia State Board of Elections on Tuesday in Richmond, concluding more than two months of petition gathering to qualify for ballot access as a Libertarian in the state of Virginia. Redpath, of Leesburg, will face Republican Jim Gilmore and Democrat Mark Warner for the seat currently held by five-term Republican Senator John Warner.

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McCain four more years of the same

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McCain fails to separate himself from the Constitution-defying programs of his predecessor

The Libertarian Party is questioning John McCain's rhetoric of bringing "real change" to Washington after it was revealed by a McCain adviser that the Republican presidential candidate supports the warrantless wiretap programs of the Bush administration. "McCain's support of President Bush's domestic spying program would indicate that a McCain administration would be another four years of Constitution treading and civil liberties abuse," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

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