Friday, September 05, 2008

Personal politics aside

Though I'm *pretty* certain all of you have figured out which candidate I support by now... I am far from Libertarian, being far closer to Democratic Socialism, myself, but I thought I'd post this email from my brother. You know, let you all support whomever you want, etc, etc.


Bob Barr 2008

Help America break out of its two-party system and vote for someone who would put freedom to choose back in the hands of citizens. I support Bob Barr because he recognizes that there is a huge national debt and we need to do something about it, he believes that we should not be a world police force, but that the governments job is to put its own citizens first and respects other governments to do the same, he believes that people have the right to privacy (opposes the Patriot Act). In summary, he believes that governments job is limited, not meant to control people's lives. The following is a sample message:

Dear Friend,

As I observe politics in Washington, I am often discouraged by the direction our nation is taking. Our government is growing almost totally out of control. Taxes are skyrocketing. Our national energy policy is failing. The economy is weak and getting weaker.

Even worse, all of the rhetoric and spin from the Democrat and Republican candidates for President suggests to me that they offer no real ideas for improvement.

Well, you know me, I'm a pretty independent thinking person. That's why I've decided to send Washington a message in the coming election. I'm supporting Bob Barr, the Libertarian nominee for President, and I hope you'll join me.

Bob Barr spent eight years in Congress as a Representative from Georgia. His intellect and leadership skills were quickly recognized. He rose to prominence as a result of his courageous commitment to principle. Bob Barr was and is a strong defender of your civil rights. He will fight to protect our privacy against "big brother" and he'll defend our right to keep and use firearms. Bob will cut government spending, and taxes. And, he'll balance our budget. Bob's plan to tackle our national energy crisis includes embracing new technologies and conservation - but also, more domestic production and refining.

I'm asking you to join me in supporting his candidacy by visiting Together, we can make a difference. Visit his campaign on the Internet to sign up for their news and information and if you can make a donation - just $5 or $10 will make a difference - then I encourage you to do so.


Your friend for Liberty,



You can donate to Bob Barr directly by clicking on the following link:

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  1. I'm surprised you didn't at least mention Obama's name let alone allowed another candidate to have positive face time. :)

    Anyway, I grew up being taught that 3rd parties kinda screw things up. And while I don't believe that anymore, when you feel passionately that someone should NOT EVER be voted into office you start feeling like you have to vote for his rival to make that happen.

    What Kevin gives here is a breath of fresh air, patriotic and good old American values. So, thank you for sharing.

  2. I'd like libertarians more if they didn't have such a superiority complex... "If you're not a libertarian you're a SHEEP!!! All you sheeple following the Republocrats are fools!" Uhh... you know you guys get barely 1-2% in elections... You'd think if you were trying to convince us to vote for your party that you wouldn't insult us.

  3. Hey, I'm all for Bob Barr "screwing up" this election ;-)

    There are actually A LOT of things about the Libertarians that I don't like, most importantly the elimination of public education.

    I guess I just don't have enough trust in the general populace or the free market :-)



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