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Bob Barr Calls on Bush Administration to Obey Law

For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 3, 2008 Last week, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates rejected the Bush administration’s attempt to shield its officials from congressional scrutiny when he ordered former White House Counsel Harriet Miers to testify and White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten to turn over documents about the firing of […]

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Bob Barr Praises Federal Court Ruling Upholding Right of States to Allow Medical Use of Marijuana

For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 3, 2008 ‘The principle of federalism seemed dead three years ago when the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the federal government to run roughshod over state laws permitting the medical use of marijuana,’ says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee. Barr says the tide may be turning with the recent […]

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Gustav statement

As Hurricane Gustav approaches the U.S. shore, our thoughts and prayers are extended to all of those who will be impacted by the hurricane.  Times of disaster are often when the American people are at their best; helping one another to rebuild and recover.  No greater sign of American altruism is that which comes from […]

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Response to Hurricane Gustav Demonstrates America’s Strength, Says Bob Barr

For Immediate Release Monday, September 1, 2008 ‘The thoughts and prayers of all Americans are with those suffering through Hurricane Gustav,’ says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. ‘This is time for Americans to set aside partisan differences and come together to help meet the needs of those in the disaster zone.” ‘Although […]

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Should Libertarians be happy with Palin?

Should Libertarians be happy with Sarah Palin, the current Alaskan governor and now Sen. John McCain’s running mate in his presidential bid?  The gut reaction is yes, Libertarians should be excited about Palin. Palin has a reputation for fighting government corruption, wears fur, shoots guns, eats moose and has earned the respect of our state […]

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Palin not the first female V.P.

For Immediate Release Friday, August 29, 2008 In the discussion about Sen. John McCain’s pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, it should be noted that the Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee Tonie Nathan was the first woman ever to receive an electoral vote. In 1972, Roger MacBride, a Republican elector from Virginia, […]

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No Social Security Benefits for Illegal Immigrants, Says Bob Barr

For Immediate Release Friday, August 29, 2008 Calls on Congress to Scuttle Secret Pact with Mexico ‘Much of Washington’s most important work is conducted behind closed doors,” says Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr. “As was the so-called Social Security ‘totalization agreement’ reached between the U.S. and Mexico, which would make hundreds of thousands of […]

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Rules Must Bend to Allow McCain, Obama on Texas Ballot with Barr

For Immediate Release Thursday, August 28, 2008 Republicans and Democrats clearly miss Texas deadline Though Texas election law sets an Aug. 26 deadline for political parties to file their candidates for president and vice-president, John McCain and Barack Obama must work around the law to get on the ballot alongside Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr […]

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Barr Only Presidential Candidate on Texas Ballot

For Immediate Release Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Republicans, Democrats miss deadline to file presidential candidates in Texas Bob Barr is slated to be the only presidential candidate on the ballot in Texas after Republicans and Democrats missed the Aug. 26 deadline to file in the state. “Unless the state of Texas violates its own election […]

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I used to like Obama, but…

From Volunteer Coordinator Austin Petersen: This past weekend at 10AM an Obama supporter dropped by my apartment. A quiet voice from my speaker system asked if I would be voting for Obama in the coming election. “I’ll be right there,” I said. I rushed to find all the appropriate Bob Barr literature I could get […]

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Recognizing the increasing evidence of widespread inappropriate use of force by law enforcement, I am committed to listening and then doing what I can to end police misconduct.

I am also committed to ending the drug war, qualified immunity, no-knock warrants, and other misguided policies which create the setting conducive to much of this violence.

Dr. Jo Jorgensen
Libertarian Candidate for President

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