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For Immediate Release

Barr: No Defending DOMA

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Article Originally Published in the LA Times

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 And, after long and careful consideration, I have come to agree with him that the law should be repealed.

Say 'Yes' to Sweatshops

"But, sweatshops are evil!" you say.

Tell that to the kids collecting plastic out of smoking piles of refuse in the landfills of Cambodia for $.05 a pound.

At least in the sweatshops you don't get run over by garbage trucks.

Volunteer Appreciation Spotlight

The Libertarian National Committee would like to recognize Daniel Kamerling as an outstanding and exceptional volunteer.  As a person who has been voting Libertarian for almost a decade, Daniel volunteers because he "thinks the Libertarian Party has a lot of good ideas to help America, and [he] wanted to spread those ideas beyond [his] own circle of friends and family." 

He has been coming into the National Headquarters office for the past few months, assisting with Operation Elect-Us and various other national events. 

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Most Dangerous Part of Bush Legacy is What Cannot Be Seen

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Libertarian Party Faults Bush Administration With Pushing Idea that Government is an Agent of Good

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."

Event

Advancing Liberty Event LP of Wisconsin

When:

Start date: 
Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 3:00pm
End date: 
Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 6:00pm
Time Zone: 
US/Central

Where:

Description:

Common sense solutions for Wisconsin issues.

*Help the LPWI launch at least six campaigns for office at this event*

Event to be held on January 25, 2009.  3:00 p.m until 6:00 p.m. is the presentation by our list of speakers with water, coffee, and free beer available during the intermissions.

Location:  Kahlahari Resort and Water Park Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells WI

The Skeptics

Not everybody is pumped about Obama's $825 billion stimulus plans, especially the part that includes billions of taxpayer dollars being spent by the government in the hopes of jump-starting the economy.  Here's what we've said about it:

Is waterboarding torture?

Yes
53% (501 votes)
No
47% (442 votes)
Total votes: 943

Should Obama's Dept. of Treasury pick be blocked from confirmation for failing to pay taxes?

Yes
62% (155 votes)
Maybe
11% (27 votes)
No
27% (67 votes)
Total votes: 249

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Barr Supports Closure of Guantanamo Prison

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Endorses Obama Proposal

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 military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where many suspected terrorists have been held, often without hearings, since shortly after 9/11.

Should the U.S. shut down Guantanamo Bay?

Yes
62% (166 votes)
Maybe
8% (21 votes)
No
30% (79 votes)
Total votes: 266

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