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Bob Barr: Libertarian

by @ 10:28 pm on December 15, 2006. Filed under Libertarians, Politics

Former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr has left the Republican Party for the Libertarian Party:

WASHINGTON — A former Georgia congressman who helped spark President Clinton’s impeachment has quit the Republican Party to become a Libertarian, saying he is disillusioned with the GOP on issues such as spending and privacy.


“It’s something that’s been bothering me for quite some time, the direction in which the party has been going more and more toward big government and disregard toward privacy and civil liberties,” said Barr, 58, a lawyer and consultant living in Atlanta. “In terms of where the country needs to be going to get back to our constitutional roots … I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way to do that is to work with a party that practices what it preaches, and that is the Libertarian Party.”

This is, well there’s only one word for it, interesting. I welcome Bob Barr to our side of the aisle.

H/T: The Liberty Papers

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