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America Needs ‘Surge’ in Fiscal Responsibility, Says Bob Barr

For Immediate Release Friday, September 12, 2008 ‘Sen. John McCain has made the ‘surge’ his trademark phrase,” said Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee. “He talks about the surge in Iraq, using a surge in urban neighborhoods, and replicating the surge elsewhere.” ‘What we need now is a surge in federal fiscal responsibility,’ says […]

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Barr Says President Should Implement the Constitution, Protect Our Liberties

For Immediate Release Friday, September 12, 2008 ‘Presidents have become celebrities,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for president. “That may be one reason they believe they have been elected to transform the world rather than fulfill the responsibilities of their office.” “Sen. John McCain says that he wants to inspire Americans ‘to serve […]

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9/11/01: Where were you?

Last year, I posted a blog entry detailing where I was, and what I was doing, during the Sept. 11 terror attacks.  I thought it was a potent reminder of the events of that day, and reflecting on it keeps the memories fresh in my mind.  I’d like to repost what I did last year.  […]

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Third-Parties and the Philosophy of Liberty

Perhaps it is the acrimonious environment of a two-party system, or simply a “strength in numbers” struggle that makes strange bedfellows among third-party candidates in today’s politics.  Whatever the cause, third-party candidates often reach out to others for support and assistance in the mutual struggle against the tyranny of the duopoly.  Be it in pooling […]

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Mark 9/11 Anniversary by Targeting Terrorists Overseas While Respecting Liberties at Home, Says Bob Barr

For Immediate Release Thursday, September 11, 2008 ‘Seven years have passed since the horrid terrorist attacks of 9/11,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for President. “The U.S. government can best mark the anniversary by continuing to target groups which threaten Americans, but also by respecting the liberties upon which our nation is based.” […]

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To our supporters and volunteers

I have been hearing a lot from many LP Members about concerns over Bob Barr not attending Ron Paul’s press conference. However, before you form an opinion, perhaps you may want to consider the facts and not rely on blogs for your news. First, the Barr campaign met with Ron Paul’s staffers yesterday afternoon to deliver the […]

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Take Action Against the CPD Criteria

From Volunteer Coordinator Austin Petersen: This past week, Bob Sullentrup (Secretary of the LNC) and I delivered a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates.  In it, Bob criticized the selection criteria requiring at least 15 percent in three national polls. The CPD lists specifically in the rules that to be included in the debates: […]

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Barr Says McCain-Palin Foreign Policy to Continue Failed Bush Approach

For Immediate Release Monday, September 8, 2008 Would Continue Costly Interventionist Policies of Current Administration ‘Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin claim to represent reform, but their foreign policy is just more of the same from the Bush administration,’ says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. Barr refers to Sen. McCain’s bellicose comments […]

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Barr Blasts Latest Government Bailout

For Immediate Release Saturday, September 6, 2008 Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers $100 Billion or More ‘The federal government is preparing to take over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae,’ says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee. ‘Congress set up the taxpayers for big losses when it established these quasi-government agencies to subsidize […]

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Obama, McCain Fail to Qualify for Texas Ballot

For Immediate Release Friday, September 5, 2008 Barr Met Deadline, Demands Law Be Enforced The Bob Barr presidential campaign has stated “serious legal consequences” will occur should Senators Barack Obama and John McCain be allowed on the Texas general election ballot after they knowingly missed the state’s deadline to file. According to documents obtained by […]

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Have eight years of Bush made the GOP stupid?

It wasn’t that long ago that I was in the heyday of my Republicanism, engrossed in books by the likes of Michael Savage and Ann Coulter.  In these books, the Republican authors discussed the idiocy of the Democratic Party and their liberalism.  Particularly Coulter, who wrote the book Slander, which talked of the inability of […]

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But What Will the Republicans Actually Do, Asks Bob Barr?

For Immediate Release Thursday, September 4, 2008 ‘Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a rousing speech yesterday at the Republican National Convention,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee. “But what would a McCain-Palin administration actually do?’ Barr says Palin defended her record in Alaska, said many nice things about Sen. John McCain and tossed […]

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