Bob Barr

Bob Barr is a lawyer, writer, professor, consultant, and former Congressman representing the 7th district of Georgia.

A Horse Is a Horse… But Not for a Meal

 

In America, horses are our loyal companions in work and sport. They are iconic symbols of our history, our spirit and our freedom. From their backs, we fought wars and expanded westward. At no time in our country’s heritage have horses ever been considered a meal.  Yet each year, more than 100,000 American horses — […]

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Unwise GOP

 

The Democrats wisely chose Steny Hoyer to lead their congressional majority. The Republicans chose instead to stick with the status quo, the old leadership. This, when added to the White House foisting of Sen. Mel Martinez on the GOP as its titulaur Party head, does not bode well for the Party’s ability to successfully rebound […]

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Class Act

 

Sen. George Allen helped himself and the GOP by his magnanimous announcement today that he conceded defeat and declined to request a recount to which he was entitled. It is indeed refreshing to see a political leader take the high road, like leaders used to do, in simply accepting the results of an election and […]

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Bush Wrong

 

President Bush defends his lack of initiative for an effective border security program by appealing to “America’s decency” and reminding us we are first and foremost a “nation of immigrants.” He’s wrong. It is neither indecent nor inappropriate to protect our borders against those who would diminish our sovereignty and enter or remain in America […]

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End of an Era

 

When Tom DeLay leaves the House of Representatives shortly, it will essentially complete the disappearance of the Republican leadership team that orchestrated the historic congressional election of 1994 and the brief, shining light that was the Conservative Revolution of the 104th Congress — Dick Armey, Bill Paxon, Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, Bob Walker, Bob Livingston. […]

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Spiteful Spitzer

 

Eliot Spitzer, the poster child for anti-business and anti-individual liberty tactics using and abusing the power of his office of Attorney General for the state of New York, has done it again. Angry because H&R Block refused to cede several tens of millions of dollars in settlement with him, Spitzer has sued the tax preparer […]

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Extra Credit

 

The new President of Bolivia is a coca farmer. Now, his Administration is proposing to include coca leaves on the menu for Bolivia’s school kids, because the leaves are so nutritious!

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Re: Terrorist Surveillance Program

 

The President’s state-of-the-union speech has given us a new term with which to define warrantless electronic surveillance conducted in violation of a federal law: “terrorist surveillance program.” And here all along I thought it was “NSA spying.”

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Hands Down

 

I’d like to see a show of hands — anyone who believes the NSA, the world’s premier surveillance organization, which employs the top computer minds in the world, and enjoys a budget in the billions, left “cookies” on its website by “mistake.” No hands? I thought so.

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Not So Fast

 

The Administration’s victory lap upon the announcement that House and Senate conferees had reached agreement on legislation to reauthorize provisions in the Patriot Act that are set to sunset December 31st, may be premature. A number of Republican Senators are joining with many Democrats to stop cloture. These constitutionalists will then continue efforts to incorporate […]

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