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Greater Louisville Bob Barr For President Meetup

From: Greg H.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 8:39 PM
Greetings everyone,

I have started another meetup group for Libertarian presidential
candidate Bob Barrf. It is located here:

Greater Louisville Bob Barr For President Meetup

http://bobbarr.meetup.com/75

I posted the following text in the description area of the meetup:

Help promote the Libertarian Party presidential ticket of Bob Barr
and Wayne Root. Bob Barr supports the Libertarian ideas of less
government, lower taxes, and more freedom. Voters have a positive
choice in this election besides the big-government ideas of John
McCain and Barack Obama. Join us and spread our message of freedom
and liberty, less government and lower taxes.

For those of you who admired Ron Paul and supported his campaign, you
now have a likewise choice this November. Bob Barr is your answer!
Ron Paul was the Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 1988.
He is a Life member of the Libertarian Party. Although he serves in
congress as a Republican, and he sought (and lost) the Republican
presidential nomination this year, his ideals and beliefs are
Libertarian in nature. As a consequence, most other Republicans and
conservative media pundits despise him and his message. The same
talk show hosts, such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, who claim to
believe in smaller government rejected and ridiculed Ron Paul and his
constitutional limited government message.

As evidenced by the huge Republican primary election support of John
McCain, most Republican primary voters have an admiration for and a
love of big bloated government and security over liberty. So where
does that leave those US citizens who want a smaller government and
lower taxes along with more liberty and freedom? Certainly not with
Barack Obama who is a socialist in ideology. And never with John
McCain who supported initiatives to trample both the First and Second
Amendments, who supported the Patriot Act, whose policy is to reach
across the aisle and work hard to increase the size and scope of
government. A John McCain presidency will be a continuation of the
big-government policies of George W. Bush but amplified to dizzying
new heights.

Bob Barr is the answer for those who supported Ron Paul's
presidential bid. Bob Barr is the answer for voters of all stripes
who believe that liberty is not lip service, who want to get
government out of their wallets, out of their bedrooms, out of their
lives.

"Wait!" Some of you are saying. "Didn't Bob Barr used to be a
conservative Republican congressman? Didn't he vote for the patriot
act? Didn't he vote against legalization of medical marijuana?"
Indeed he did, on all of those items. And the Libertarian Party ran
some ads in 2002 which helped him get defeated in his 2002 reelection
bid for congress. And many Libertarians rejoiced at his defeat. He
deserved to get defeated at the time! It was a great day for
liberty! And it was a turning point for Bob Barr.

Bob Barr came to the 2006 Libertarian Party National Convention in
Portland, Oregon with egg all over his face. More importantly, his
own personal views began to change. He became more Libertarian in
his beliefs. He became a district representative on the Libertarian
Party National Committee. Over the next two years he demonstrated
that his conversion to Libertarianism was sincere.

None of us were born with a pure Libertarian mindset. Many of us
were once Democrats or Republicans. Most of us used to hold beliefs
that were unlibertarian in nature. But we changed. We learned, we
grew, we became wiser, we opened our eyes at the folly of big-
government. We began to realize what the founders of our great
country knew what they were talking about when they wrote about the
virtues of liberty and freedom and the evils of a too-powerful
federal government in the Federalist Papers. We began to compare the
role of government as outlined in the US Constitution with what we
have now and observe that there is almost no similarity. We
can readily see in front of us the disasters of the New Deal, the
Great Society, and the Patriot Act.

If we can change and become more Libertarian in nature, then can that
also happen with Bob Barr? Has it happened? Libertarian
presidential candidate Steve Kubby wrote after the convention this
year that he has spoken one-on-one with Bob Barr extensively about
many issues, and in his opinion Bob Barr is the real deal. He
encourages all Libertarians to get behind Bob Barr and his
presidential bid. Steve Kubby is a purist Libertarian who, like most
purists, places the War on Drugs and marijuana legalization as the
issue that trumps all other issues. He can be trusted to tell the
truth. Would he lie about Bob Barr's credibility as a Libertarian?

Bob Barr was elected by our delegates at the Libertarian Party
National Convention on May 25 as our presidential candidate. Wayne
Root was elected as our vice presidential candidate. Together they
comprise the strongest presidential ticket in the history of the
Libertarian Party.

We have an opportunity to make a real difference this November. If
Bob Barr receives as little as 2% of the vote, Libertarians in
Kentucky will receive automatic ballot access. Join us and help make
an historic impact for liberty!

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