Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bob Barr 2008 opens presidential exploratory committee

Update (Apr 5, 2008, 9:00 pm Central):

Update (Apr 7, 2008, 9:00 am Central):Video of Bob Barr's announcement at the Heartland Libertarian Conference, Apr 5, 2008
Bob Barr, in his announcement, mentions [15:41-15:50] the newly released 2003 memo from the executive branch, which references another executive-branch memo which "concluded that the Fourth Amendment had no application to domestic military operations". For more on this, read Administration Asserts No Fourth Amendment for Domestic Military Operations. Barr argues [15:51-16:54],
It raises the interesting question, 'What is an administration doing talking about "domestic military operations" in the first place? What about posse comitatus?' Oh, that's probably another one like the Geneva Convention, just sort of quaint and outdated. Well, the notion that our military has no business whatsoever engaging in domestic operations needs to once again be reminded to the American people, and, in so doing, we need to let the American people know that there is in fact one party out there, maybe the only one, but there is one party out there, one political vehicle out there that they can latch onto, that they can ride with, that actually does believe in and preach and will defend to the death our Bill of Rights and freedoms, not just in the 4th Amendment, not just in the 2nd Amendment, not just in the 1st Amendment, but in the whole range, including those which are long forgotten to the American people.

Update (Apr 8, 2008): Here's a report from Atlanta, Georgia.
Hat tip: Third Party Watch

Update (Apr 11, 2008): Barr polling at 7%.

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