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Posted on 12/15/2006 1:37:39 PM PST by VirginiaConstitutionalist
Former Congressman Bob Barr Accepts Leadership Position within the Libertarian Party
Barr to officially serve on Libertarian National Committee as regional representative of southeastern states
(Washington, D.C.) On Tuesday evening, former Congressman Bob Barr, a Life Member of the Libertarian Party, was offered the position of Regional 4 Representative of the Libertarian National Committee.
The state chairs of Region 4, which is made up of Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama met via teleconference to discuss the matter after the recent resignation of Mark Bodenhausen for medical reasons.
The state leaders enthusiastically endorsed Barr as their representative to lead them into the 2008 presidential election season.
In addition to having served eight years in the House of Representatives, Barr serves as a Board Member of the National Rifle Association and is Chairman of Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances. He also is a member of The Constitution Projects Initiative on Liberty and Security at Georgetown University. He advises a variety of public policy organizations, including the American Conservative Union and the American Civil Liberties Union. Barr is President and CEO of Liberty Strategies, an Atlanta-based consulting firm with offices in the Washington, DC area. He practices both civil and criminal law.
LNC Chair William Redpath stated, "Bob Barr's willingness to serve as a leader of the Libertarian Party represents a significant and positive development for our organization. The Libertarian Party played a pivotal role in key races in 2006 and has emerged as a strong and principled political force."
Redpath continued, "The antiquated two-party system was dealt a blow today as we have welcomed a patriotic statesman into our ranks with the intent of using his vast experience and widespread respect to help recruit and elect Libertarian candidates of his caliber."
Barr's first official action as LNC representative will be to organize a meeting with state party leaders to address party building and political goals for 2007.
After accepting the position, former Congressman Barr stated, "I'm pleased to assist the Party of Principle in this capacity and hope to further our political success as we move closer to the 2008 election cycle. Being a member of this body is a serious and long-term commitment that I gladly accept. As importantly, I'm happy to announce that I am now a proud, card-carrying Libertarian who is committed to helping elect leaders who will strive for smaller government, lower taxes and abundant individual freedom. I encourage other Americans from across the political spectrum to join me."
For more information on the newest representative of the Libertarian National Committee, see www.BobBarr.org.
Great now they can get .00000002% of the vote in 2008.
Enjoy your journey into the depths of irrelevancy, Bob.
This is the same Bob Barr that campaigned to outlaw medicinal marijuana...in OTHER states? Sure, he'll fit right in (roll eyes).
He may be one of the least charismatic politicians I've ever seen (I'm from GA). But he's also one of the most principled. He's taken some stances that ran afoul of the standard Republican Party line.
Barr is a flake. I too remember him from his Georgia days. Like most Liberaltarians his position on the war against Islamo Fascism is the same as Howard Dean.
That .00000002% would have helped in Nov.
When did Barr turn into such a loser?
Hope he's enjoying life.
I hope all the old Impeachment Managers are- they deserve it.
Are you sure that WE aren't the losers? Here we sit, actually considering a sorry bunch of RINOs as our candidates, if we win, we lose, on principle.
I second that. Makes me wonder where the Republican Party is when sticking to the principles of lower taxes, smaller government and individual freedom makes you a "loser."
That's just the GOP showing off the rhetoric that cost it the majority.
Hey, as loathsome of the skunks in the liberal-tarian party are, this is actually a step up for Barr. He was/is on the board of the aclu. I once asked him about his wanting to change the Patriot Act. "Bob, how will you know when you have cut too much from the Patriot Act? I mean if there are only a few car bombings or a small dirty bomb attack, would that tell you you had cut too far? In other words Bob, how much terrorism is acceptable to you so you can get YOUR way with the Patriot Act?" He stuttered and stammered, but couldn't answer.
This is the same Barr who made it impossible for a marijuana initiative to even be voted on in Washington DC by keeping it off the ballot. A libertarian he ain't.
I really don't think RINO's are going to have a chance next election, especially McPainintheass.
Over the years I've noticed Barr begun losing his marble and with this it's confirmed!
Given a choice between McCain and Giuliani, and from what I'm starting to see, Romney, they are all equally NOT Republicans.
I was only thinking that I know many Libertarians that once thought Congressman Barr was the Antichrist. I wonder how this will sit with them? I would think that he would have to have reversed his position on this at the very least to be accepted by freethinking individuals.
Also with all those states mentioned Georgia is the largest and arguably the most pivotal. I smell an LP Presidential bid.
Is he still employed by the ACLU?
Like putting our Congressman in prison with an entrapment sting? lol
This is hardly breaking news. Once again - please quit abusing FR's sidebars.
You mean Bob Barr that worked for the ACLU for a few years NOW...
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