Congressman Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee, writes in his Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog today that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's views on the Second Amendment are "superficial and disappointing." The Libertarian Party agrees and reiterates its opposition to her nomination.
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Libertarians take aim at Sotomayor’s anti-gun stance
Nominee “can’t think” of a right of self-defense
WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party reiterated its opposition Wednesday to the Supreme Court nomination of federal judge Sonia Sotomayor after the nominee refused to give a firm answer on whether individuals have the right of self-defense.
“Is there a constitutional right to self-defense?” Sotomayor asked when questioned by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) whether or not the Constitution guaranteed him the right of self-defense. “ I can’t think of one. I could be wrong.”
Chris Agrella, small businessman and Libertarian nominee for Congress in California's 32nd congressional district, grabbed 5.2 percent of the vote in Tuesday's special election to fill the seat vacated by current Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
Agrella faced two cousins, Democrat nominee Judy Chu and Republican nominee Betty Chu, in the three-way election after none of the five candidates in a May 19 blanket primary secured a majority.
Libertarians thank Chris for running a principled and active campaign, and for representing the Libertarian Party well.
Not only is Barack Obama's approval among Democrats and independents slipping, a new CBS News poll finds 75 percent of Americans now say his massive "stimulus" package of expanded government spending has had "no impact" or a "worse" effect on the economy. (Click here for the PDF.)
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