The Framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.

- Hugo Black

We Know, But...

Yeah, we know Hillary won West Virginia by a huge margin over Barack Obama but her party has pushed her aside in favor of Barack Obama. Right, she did win by more than a 2 to 1 margin but she is now being ignored by her party, referred to as a "has been" who is in Obama's way.

But there may be good news for fiscal conservatives: Fiscal conservative former (R)epublican Bob Barr has decided to become the presidential candidate for the (L)ibertarian party.

In 2003, Reason [a libertarian magazine] called you the "most conservative member of Congress." How can you now lead the Libertarian party having once had that reputation?
I've had the opportunity over the last few years to work with the Libertarians. They've had a chance to get to know me. Of course, there are always going to be some naysayers, but the vast majority of Libertarians that I've worked with have come to understand my views and my commitment to the Libertarian Party and its principles. I also have explained many times to Libertarians that the post-9/11 world is a very different world from the one I served in Congress. The threats to our liberty in a post-9/11 world are dramatically greater than prior to that. The changes have really necessitated—in my case and I think in the eyes of a lot of Americans—a re-evaluation of where we stand on a whole range of issues regarding government power and have really highlighted the need to start rolling those back with greater urgency.
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posted at 12:17:49 on 05/14/08 by clearpolitics - Category: The Cause - [Permalink]

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