Talk:Bob Barr

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Barr is a Christian. He is strongly opposed to abortion and believes that Roe v. Wade should be overturned as an improper imposition of federal power over the states. He opposes the income tax, and supports replacing it with the Fair Tax. He opposes federal bureaucracy, regulation, and the Nanny state. He opposes gay marriage, but has come to believe that this is a state's rights issue which should not be handled by the Federal government. Barr is strongly in favor of Second Amendment rights, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association since 1997.

These statements are accurate, but they lack cohesiveness. I separated his positions on privacy rights from his work on social issues to make stronger paragraphs with better reading flow.

Barr authored the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1996. As the Libertarian candidate for President, he now rejects those parts of DOMA which add to the power of the federal government. "...the Defense of Marriage Act insofar as it provided the Federal Government with a club to club down the rights of law-abiding American citizens, has been abused, misused and should be repealed. And I will work to repeal that." [2] Bob Barr has made known his opposition known to the Patriot Act. As a member of Congress, he voted in favor of the Patriot Act, but only after a sunset provision was inserted into the act. He is now dissatisfied with the way the Patriot Act has been interpreted and applied.

I disliked the quote because it really adds little to the position. I feel that it is clear that he opposes the federal government's moves to trample personal freedoms, and my edit reflects the original meaning without the repetition.

Bob Barr is opposed to FISA legislation. It has to do with foreign intelligence but Barr claims it is to spy on Americans. "greatest expansion of the government’s ability to conduct warrantless surveillance of Americans ever." [3] This last paragraph is not encyclopedic in tense, but I am open for debate is someone has an issue I failed to include.

CTrooper 20:37, 13 July 2008 (EDT)

Note sure what you mean by encyclopedic in tense, however if you want it to appear that Bob Barr has no faults, I guess you can remove it.
As for "and he has been outspoken against the Patriot Act and FISA, two laws that restricted the rights of Americans to help fight terrorism" I find it hard to believe that is an accurate statement "two laws that restrict the rights of Americas." ? More like two laws passed to protect Americans.--jp 21:31, 13 July 2008 (EDT)
Bob Barr is opposed to FISA legislation. It has to do with foreign intelligence but Barr claims it is to spy on Americans. "greatest expansion of the government’s ability to conduct warrantless surveillance of Americans ever."

You added this statement outlining his views on FISA. When I wrote the article, I included his thoughts on the policy because they restrict American freedoms. However, you might want to underscore the fact that they are his views. Let me know what you think. --CTrooper 20:40, 14 July 2008 (EDT)

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