We can vote for former Congressman Bob Barr if Hillary is the Dem nominee

Bob Barr gets the Libertarian Party\'s 2008 presidential nomination

There is NO WAY I can justify voting for John McCain this November. And there is no guarantee right now that Barack Obama will be the Democratic candidate. I still expect Hillary Clinton and her crooked followers to steal the nomination. If that happens, whom should we vote for?

I can’t see throwing my vote away on Ralph Nader. And I certainly can’t vote for anyone from the Green Party – sorry but they are far too socialistic for my taste. What to do?

Well, the answer came to the forefront this Sunday when the Libertarian Party chose their candidate, Bob Barr, a former Georgia GOP Congressman. “Barr left the GOP in 2006 over what he called bloated spending and civil liberties intrusions by the Bush administration,” according to the Washington Post.

Barr is not a perfect candidate; for one thing his stance on immigration, while not as severe as that of most Republicans, still leaves much to be desired. However, here is an excerpt from his website regarding individual liberty:

Government limits individual actions and choices, from the way in which we educate our children to the food that we eat, from the type of light bulbs that illuminate our living rooms to the benefits that we receive for working. It is time to again trust individuals to make their own decisions. At the core of libertarianism is a trust in and respect for the personal choices of every individual. All Americans should be free to decide what is best for themselves and their families. At the same time, they must bear personal responsibility for the consequences of the decisions that they make, whether those decisions prove to be good or bad.

Sounds pretty good to me. We surely have taken a giant step backwards with regard to individual liberty under eight unfortunate years of George W. Bush. I will keep close tabs on Barr as we head toward the primary and the general.

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