Tag Archives: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bob Barr: Edwards Prosecution Reflects Gross Overreaching By Feds

From an article posted on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog, June 8, 2011, by Bob Barr:

The definition of “overreaching” in the next edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary could be a single sentence — “Over•reaching: see June 3, 2011 indictment of former presidential candidate and United States Senator John Edwards for alleged campaign finance violations.”

Every current and future candidate for federal office ought to file an amicus brief in behalf of Edwards.… Read more ...

Bob Barr: Yes! ObamaCare is unconstitutional

Bob Barr in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 2:

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson issued a 78-page ruling finding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – more commonly known as “ObamaCare” – to be unconstitutional. His ruling goes beyond even that issued in December by Judge Henry Hudson in another suit challenging the law, brought by Virginia’s attorney general.… Read more ...

Monds polls at 6% going into election, runoff possible

John Spink at Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

In the race for governor, Republican Nathan Deal leads Democrat Roy Barnes 47 percent to 40 percent, with Libertarian John Monds getting the support of 6 percent. Seven percent are undecided, according to the poll by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc.

By law in Georgia, if no candidate gets 50%, there will be a runoff election between the top two candidates.… Read more ...

Bob Barr: Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence

2008 Libertarian Party Presidential candidate (and 2010 national convention keynote speaker) Bob Barr writes in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Thousands of census workers, including many temporary employees, are fanning out across America to gather information on the citizenry. This is a process that takes place not only every decade in order to complete the constitutionally-mandated census; but also as part of the continuing “American Community Survey” conducted by the Census Bureau on a regular basis year in and year out.… Read more ...

Latest Bob Barr columns

At the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

DNA database bill should be deep-sixed
6:00 am February 8, 2010, by Bob Barr

A few years back, I hosted a nationally-syndicated radio program, modestly called “Bob Barr’s Laws of the Universe.” One of the laws most frequently cited during the three years I hosted the weekly show, was Law Number Three: “No matter how much information government has, it always wants more.” This came to mind recently as I read of a piece of legislation introduced in the Georgia General Assembly by Rep.… Read more ...

Bob Barr: Say Hello to “Fannie Travel”

By Bob Barr
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Last Wednesday, September 9th, the US Senate moved off the front burner issues such as record deficits, rising American casualties in Afghanistan, and the Obama Administration’s plan to take control of America’s health care. These matters were cast aside temporarily in favor of taking up and passing the “Travel Promotion Act of 2009.” This legislation, which is also pending in the House of Representatives, sets up yet another bureaucracy, this time as an officially-sanctioned “independent non-profit corporation” — the “Corporation for Travel Promotion.” This new bureaucracy would be directed to “counter and correct misperceptions regarding US entry policy [whatever that means] and promote US travel.” Reflecting the prevailing Washington view that “two bureaucracies are always better than one,” the bill also would set up a new office within the Department of Commerce to similarly “promote” travel to the US.… Read more ...

Bob Barr’s Atlanta Journal Constitution Article – When Opinion Replaces TV News

When opinion replaces TV news
by Bob Barr
as published in The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Monday, August 17, 2009

Were he alive, Abraham Lincoln would not likely be a regular viewer of the major cable news stations. The former president is reported to have remarked that, “it is the man who does not want to express an opinion whose opinion I want.” Given that a great many of the programming slots offered up each day by cable news stations are forums for nothing more than the incessant and repetitive offering of opinions, it is unlikely Lincoln would be tuning very much to the opinions so eagerly offered up by those networks.… Read more ...

Bob Barr’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution Article

Gates’ arrest reveals loss of rights
by Bob Barr
as published in The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Monday, August 03, 2009

So far, in what has become a mini-drama involving a white cop, a black professor and a president of the United States, we have had a racial confrontation, an arrest, a release, a presidential gaffe, a presidential back-track, a presidential invitation to quaff a brewski, a staged meeting at the White House and a promise of more meetings to come.… Read more ...

Healthcare Never Never Land – Bob Barr’s Atlanta Journal Constitution Article

In “Sicko,” iconoclastic filmmaker Michael Moore extols the virtue of health care in such liberal “paradises” as the United Kingdom and Cuba. Leaving his audience to wonder where he would choose to go for treatment if he were facing a life-threatening illness — the People’s Hospital in Havana or the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.… Read more ...

Bob Barr now a regular columnist in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

2008 Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Bob Barr has been writing editorials and guest column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the past couple of months, which we’ve covered here, here, and here (and there is much more where that came from). Now Barr is moving up in the world–the Atlanta Journal-Constitution just released information saying that Bob Barr will now have a once-weekly column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.… Read more ...