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Barr: No Defending DOMA

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 And, after long and careful consideration, I have come to agree with him that the law should be repealed.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

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."

Barr Supports Closure of Guantanamo Prison

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 mil

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

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.

Barr Slams Illinois House Impeachment Resolution

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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