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    Accepting federal funding undermines state sovereignty as states become beholden to federal requirements in order to keep the money flowing.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: money 
     
    In a single generation, the Internet has given to virtually every person on the face of the earth the ability to communicate with fellow human beings on virtually any topic, at any time, and in every nook and cranny on the globe. This magnificent invention has done this without succumbing to government control.
    — Bob Barr
    Despite two decisions, in 2008 and 2010, by the U.S. Supreme Court unequivocally affirming that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms against infringement by the government, state legislatures continue to do just that - enact laws that significantly infringe this fundamental human right.
    — Bob Barr
    Looking down the road, space exploration and the benefits it yields - in medicine and information technology - should not be overlooked.
    — Bob Barr
    The main international problem facing America is our lack of - our loss of influence in the world and our lack of an ability to define what U.S. interests really are.
    — Bob Barr
    On taking office, Obama promised the 'most transparent' administration in history; yet his record as president has been anything but transparent.
    — Bob Barr
    People come up to me and tell me they support me because I never left my principles.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: people 
     
    Going to war against Iran - whether one calls such a move 'surgical' or 'total' - would be an extremely serious undertaking; with worldwide economic, military, diplomatic and human ramifications in both the short- and the long-term.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: human  military  war  economics 
     
    The goal in Afghanistan is to find the terrorists and take them out.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: goal 
     
    For far too long the American public and business sector have kept their silence as civil liberties have been whittled away by statutory and regulatory measures.
    — Bob Barr
    For decades, parents were told by so-called parenting 'experts' that offspring would be best raised on the belief each is special and entitled to all life has to offer.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: belief  parenting  parent 
     
    Courts have long recognized the federal government's robust power to inspect people and goods entering the country. After all, the very foundation of national sovereignty is a nation's ability to protect its borders.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: people  power  government 
     
    I think what the American people are going to see down the road is significant inflationary pressure as a result of all this government printed, you know, this new money that the government is putting in.
    — Bob Barr
    The world is undoubtedly a safer, freer place because Thatcher - like Reagan - refused to back down when it came to defending freedom.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: freedom  world 
     
    The Tea Party knows that continuing to delay charting a course to spending reform hurts everybody.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: hurt 
     
    Let us not rush into a vast expansion of government power in a misguided attempt to protect freedom. In doing so, we will inevitably erode the very freedom we seek to protect.
    — Bob Barr
    I supported the Iraq resolution, but that was not an approval of war in Iraq and certainly was not approval for an occupation of Iraq.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: war  occupation 
     
    The backlash against Big Government is an encouraging sign of a growing resistance to the mission creep of federal power.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: power  government 
     
    I'm pro-life but I believe that the federal government ought to stay out of it. That's a decision that the people of each state ought to make for themselves.
    — Bob Barr
    The seemingly omnipresent storm clouds hanging over the Constitution often make it hard to find a silver lining. Every day, the front page of The Drudge Report is littered with stories of government assaults on our civil liberties - from local government officials all the way up to the Oval Office.
    — Bob Barr
    The Constitution never even mentions political parties, let alone the Republican and Democratic parties, yet all the election laws help to protect them from competition.
    — Bob Barr
    Taking privacy cues from the federal government is - to say the least - ironic, considering today's Orwellian level of surveillance. At virtually any given time outside of one's own home, an American citizen can reasonably assume his movements and actions are being monitored by something, by somebody, somewhere.
    — Bob Barr
    Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country.
    — Bob Barr
    It's not a gun control problem; it's a cultural control problem.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: control  problem 
     
    Nobody is denying we should investigate and do what we can to prevent gun crime in our cities and towns. But, we should not scapegoat the American gun owner for complicated, cultural problems we are just beginning to understand.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: crimes  problem  american 
     
    Iran is not a make-believe country. It is a real country populated by some 75 million people - real people; including, I daresay, a majority who are philosophically and by education inclined toward the modern, secular world, and particularly American values.
    — Bob Barr
    MoveOn loves government. It remains enamored of government spending as fuel for its liberal agenda; and anything that threatens to close that spigot in any degree is perceived as a dire threat - worthy of Chicken-Little warnings that the sky is going to fall.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: sky  government 
     
    Far too many people have been swept into the post-9/11 system of fear that is the basis of all public policy these days.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: fear  people 
     
    People and organizations other than doctors increasingly are assuming power to decide which medications to prescribe or procedures to undertake. More and more, decisions about personal healthcare are no longer made by the treating physicians in consultation with their patients, and based on the doctors' expertise.
    — Bob Barr
    The move to tax Internet sales, clothed as a 'fairness' issue, is the typical 'wolf-in-sheep's-clothing' ploy so often used by governments unwilling to cut expenditures to match revenues. It matters not whether its proponents have a 'D' or an 'R' after their name. It is a tax increase in either case.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: government  internet  tax 
     
    The 2011 riots in England, which left five dead and caused more than $300 million in property damage, were fueled by a generation of young Brits who grew up without ever hearing the word No.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: young  property  england 
     
    I sense that conservatives have largely already tuned out to the coming elections, after six years of burgeoning federal spending and inaction on key issues, such as immigration. The Republican Party has become the party of the government status quo, and conservatives see no reason to reward it with their votes.
    — Bob Barr
    Whether it's a sitting president when I was an impeachment manager, or a Republican president who has taken liberties with adherence to the law, to me the standard is the same.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: law  liberty  standard 
     
    It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges.
    — Bob Barr
    History has shown that Big Government expands quickest in the immediate aftermath of a crisis - real or manufactured.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: real  government 
     
    It is not just software glitches and corrupted memory cards that should be on the minds of election officials. Hackers pose another very real problem whereby an election could be tilted towards a favored candidate.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: memory  problem  real  mind 
     
    There is no legitimate use whatsoever for marijuana. This is not medicine. This is bogus witchcraft. It has no place in medicine, no place in pain relief.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: pain  medicine 
     
    The Libertarian Party is a very mainstream party. It's a mainstream philosophy. It's of returning power from Washington to parents, to schools, to businesses in their communities.
    — Bob Barr
    Widespread use of online voting will create the potential for abuse that will make the problems inherent in e-voting pale in comparison.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: abuse  problem  potential 
     
    It is high time for some congressional oversight backbone.
    — Bob Barr
    tags: time 
     
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