Posted in 2008 elections, abuse of power/corruption, Libertarian candidates, Libertarian Party, Police State, politics, tagged Bob Barf, Bob Barr, Patriot Act, principle on July 10, 2008 |
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Alexander Peak reports:
Sent through LibertarianLists, I received a letter written by Bob Barr that downright disturbed me. In this letter, Barr explains his vote for the USA PATRIOT Act as a means of making lemonade out of lemons. Writes Barr, “As much it pained me, I cast an ‘aye’ vote for the very piece of legislation that I oppose today. I could have easily voted against it and, believe me, I wanted to.”
Notice what this means. I had previously thought that Mr. Barr had originally thought this bill was a good idea and, only upon seeing how destructive it was to our Liberty, came to the conclusion that it was a wretched bill and that he ought not have voted for it. But as one can see here, he knew it was a bad bill from the beginning—and voted for it anyway!
It is one thing to have been deceived. It is another thing altogether to know what you are doing and to do it anyway. I was shocked.
I could not believe my eyes…instead of apologising for his vote for the USA PATRIOT Act, he defends it!
Hint: Barr is 1) not a libertarian and 2) a sleazeball that can’t be trusted.
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Posted in 2008 elections, Libertarian candidates, Libertarian Party, politics, Republicans, tagged Barrbie, Bob Barf, Bob Barr, DOMA, drug war, Ernest Hancock, Ernie Hancock, infiltration, LP, Patriot Act on June 1, 2008 |
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Ernie Hancock reports:
Bob Barr’s conversion to libertarianism was deliberate, planned and staged from the beginning. As a talk show host and as a producer I witnessed first-hand the marketing of his break with the Republican Party after his congressional defeat in the Republican Primary of 2002. Barr’s defeat was part of a campaign by the LP to target ‘Drug Warriors’
The power of the LP was felt. Over the next few years we would see a campaign that had ex-Congressman Barr associated with the word “libertarian” more than you would expect. Barr is a former employee of the CIA, a well known Drug Warrior Prosecutor that turned Congressman to later vote for the PATRIOT Act. Barr also wanted the Federal Government to determine the structure of families with the ‘Defense of Marriage Act’.
Raised eyebrows from libertarians after Barr’s quick conversion were common.
Often we would inquire as to what was the “road to Damascus” moment, the epiphany, the enlightenment that prompted him to participate in a strained effort to bend/break rules that would eventually place him on the Libertarian National Committee in 2006.
Without having made any attempt at even emotional reparations for the damage caused, Bob Barr was now deep in the heart of the very organization that caused him to lose his seat in Washington, D.C.
Makes you go,… Hummmmmmmm.
Very curious indeed.
More about Ernie Hancock here.
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Posted in abuse of power/corruption, Bush regime, fear-mongers, foreign policy, hysteria, Iraq, Police State, US Constitution, war, tagged dictator, law enforcement, liberation, Patriot Act, Saddam, unconstitutional, war crimes on March 28, 2008 |
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Those that think the Patriot Act is in any way legal, moral or necessary need to watch the film Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties. Bush and his regime are war criminals and need to be charged accordingly.
One of the many lies we were given for invading Iraq was that we were going to “liberate” the Iraqi people from a “brutal dictator”. The irony is that the United States needs to be liberated itself. The American people are far too ignorant to do it themselves.
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