Tag Archives: CPAC

Kn@ppster: ‘And then sometimes Bob Barr does the Libertarian Party proud’

Posted by Tom Knapp:

No, I am not a Barrista (as anyone who’s read this blog regularly knows). But when he speaks truth to power in front of an audience that isn’t interested in hearing that truth, how can one help but applaud?

Either we believe, as lawyers, as lawmakers and as citizens, that there is value in laws, that laws that are passed have meaning and have a purpose, or we don’t ….

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Former Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Ron Paul wins CPAC Presidential Straw Poll

Michael McGuire reports in the Libertarian Examiner:

Since the 1950s, the major divisions on America’s right flank have been between traditional conservatives and libertarians.

Generally speaking, the libertarian wing made early strides in academic circles while conservatives tackled the electoral process with more success.

Ron Paul’s Saturday victory at the Conservative Political Action Conference may signal the tide is turning for libertarians and slightly against conservatives.

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Bob Barr Stands Against Torture, Booed at CPAC

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Daniel Surman:

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/02/19/cpac-boos-panelist-torture/

From the article:

This afternoon, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held a debate titled “Does Security Trump Freedom?” that featured former GOP congressman and Libertarian Presidential candidate Bob Barr, Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), and former Bush Assistant Attorney General Viet Dinh.

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Libertarians criticize CPAC conservatives

Press release via LP.org and email:

WASHINGTON – As the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) holds its annual conference, Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict offered the following statement:

I’m sure we’ll hear an awful lot about "limited government" from the mouths of CPAC politicians over the next few days. If I had a nickel every time a conservative said "limited government" and didn’t mean it, I’d be a very rich man.

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