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.