About Bob Barr

Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, and was the 2008 Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States. Bob Barr heads a consulting firm, Liberty Strategies, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and practices law with the Law Offices of Edwin Marger.

From 2003 to 2008, he occupied the 21st Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy at the American Conservative Union. Since 1997 he has been a board member of the National Rifle Association. He writes and speaks widely on civil liberties, especially the right to privacy. In fact, recognizing Bob Barr’s leadership in privacy matters, New York Times columnist William Safire has called him “Mr. Privacy.”

Bob has appeared on virtually every major cable and network television program dealing with public policy matters, and has served as a contributor for CNN. He writes a regular column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He is the author of three books: “The Meaning of Is: The Squandered Impeachment and Wasted Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton,” “Patriot Nation: Bob Barr’s Laws of the Universe Volume One,” and “Lessons in Liberty.” He taught a graduate-level course on Privacy and Public Policy at Kennesaw State University just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, Bob served as the United States Attorney in Atlanta, and as an official with the CIA.

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jim d

April 20th, 2009
9:39 am

Hey bob,

Would love to read your take on Mr. Obama killing the negotian process between Chrysler and Fiat.

Any thoughts on this?

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April 24th, 2009
1:25 pm

Bob, your photo makes you look like you’re wearing an elitest ascot tie …

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May 12th, 2009
3:32 am

Bob – thought you were too big to pick on so many Americans who died trying to save YOU and your former colleagues. In that plane were people who spoke up for your brand of brutalizing and kindness – and you know who I mean. The property – near Shanksville – is maybe wortk a few thousand dollars and acre. It was used for nothing, and the area has lost population for the past 75 years. You can buy 22 acres less than a mile from the plane drop site for 100 grand or less. Big Bad government has nothing to do with this. Greed – aka the American Way – does. Try picking topics worthy of your great power to persuade – and stop worrying about a bunch of genteman farmers near Pittsburgh who are just trying profit on the deaths of some heros. They mean well too – for themselves and their families – but this site is no place to pick your fights – its a disgrace to you and an insult to people who died in that plane that you knew – or knew off. What are your drinking these days? Jeff

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Richard Quinn

August 12th, 2009
2:20 pm

You and your readers may enjoy my Blog especially the health care and government categories.


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August 22nd, 2009
5:24 pm

Bob Barr is a national asset, a watchdog with a good bite. In the late-1990’s, I encouraged ACLU to align itself with Rep. Barr, on an issue-by-issue basis, in order to exert a strong and diverse argument against the dissipation of our freedoms. Sadly, both Dems and Republicans (pseudo-Conservatives) have been complicit in the trashing of the Constitution. Just have a look at Senator Schumer’s sneaking attempts to pass legislation requiring all of us to provide the government with our biometric bodily data in order for Schumer’s National Identification Certificate to be forced on you and your kids. Carry it at all times.

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September 11th, 2009
12:28 pm

Another example of :”Uncle Scam” overreaching to empower itself (at American’s expense).



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Michael Hickland

September 28th, 2009
8:21 pm

Enter your comments hereINVESTIGATE ACORN/SEIU

If Acorn was a conservative, Republican front organization, President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi would have Eric Holder launch a full scale federal probe into how
taxpayer dollars it received were spent. Corruption and complicity will taint all Democrats if this is not fully and independently investigated.

Like Barack are you not paying attention to this? How disingenuous the President was
with Patrick Gaspard of Acorn and SEIU as his White House Director of Political Affairs!
Does the cover up mean that Democrats need Acorn’s voter registration fraud to be elected? Obviously, Harry Reid is behind in the polls and is protecting them. Who stands
up for the taxpayers/citizens. Is it you?

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November 20th, 2009
2:37 pm

His biography left out his lack of accomplishments and the damage he did when he was in office.
Typical AJC

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January 7th, 2010
12:42 pm

Bob, whatever you’re smokin’ it’s no good for you. Accountability starts and ends at the top. Obama is who he surrounds and associates with. Nuff said.

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January 7th, 2010
3:22 pm

Hey Bob:

Just because you are now a no name hasbeen, who at the peak of his career was ineffective, don’t you have better things to do aside from trying to protect Obama, just to spite your former party?

I mean really Bob, if you think Obama’s terror policy – uhhhhh man made disaster policy that is – is reasonable you are a bigger fool than I thought.

This administration and the Democrat leadership have gone so far as to strip the official lexicon of all the identifiers [radical Islam, Muslim terrorism, Islamofascist, etc.] necessary for even intelligently discussing the subject. That combined with their native leftism makes for a fatal brew, which America is now choking on.

My suggestion is that you crawl back under your desk and quit pretending you are relevant and have something to say, because you obviously don’t.

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January 7th, 2010
3:23 pm

Fillibuster…break em in half and dont chase em with vodka, ok?


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January 7th, 2010
4:09 pm

Hi Bob –

GLARING typo in the very first line of your “Obama Critics way off base” article.

…don’t rely on spell check when good proofreading will catch the typo.

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January 7th, 2010
4:38 pm

Poor flaming Bob. You forget the 7 1/2 years of Bush bashing that took place by Liberals making it all Partisan. It time for the chicken to come home to roost. Obama took the Economy as his responsibility and justly deserves the blame. Like it, National Security falls on him and his administration as well. No longer can he blame some other admin! He reveiwed all this information and knew about it! Sorry Bob, you are the insane one – GET A LIFE AND WAKE UP!!

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[...] Bob Barr takes on the Prescription Drug Monitoring Act, which is currently awaiting placement on the calendar in the Senate: Federal and state drug agencies want Georgia to create a database of doctors who prescribe pain medications, pharmacists who fill prescriptions for pain medications, and patients who receive prescription pain medications. And law enforcement agencies are employing a full-court press in the General Assembly to get what they want. Whether they succeed against a coalition of state senators and representatives concerned about such a privacy-invasive database, remains very much up in the air as the General Assembly enters the home stretch of its 40-day session. Hanging in the balance is the question of whether law enforcement and regulatory agencies across the state and across the nation will have ready access to Georgia citizens’ private medication records — to be analyzed, cataloged and manipulated in ways they will never know. [...]

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Kelse Jacskon

March 28th, 2010
3:31 pm

Hi Bob. I am doing an argument paper about eminent domain (I’m against it) and I was wondering if there was anyone you could put me in touch with that has been a victim of eminent domain or could give me any suggestions on research. Please email at juicygirl4056@gmail.com if you can help. Thanks.

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Joe Torrie

May 28th, 2010
1:28 am

Hi Bob. Having just been trained as a census enumerator, I’d like to tell you to go soak your head. I’d use stronger language but I hope you actually see this comment. Census workers are not only highly discouraged from entering someone’s home, they’re specifically told not to unless otherwise invited. Your “census workers can enter your home when no one is home” article is bunk and fearmongering at its worst. Get bent, Mr. Barr, you’re an idiot and a fool.

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May 28th, 2010
3:27 am

We’d better not see Bob chastising anyone for not reading the Arizona immigration law, now!

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Robert Samios

May 28th, 2010
2:35 pm

I just completed my stint as a Census enumerator and we were told:
1; Do not even open a screen door. Don’t look in a mailbox.
2. If a person refuses to answer, just move on. We were to note the incident on the form..
3. At no time were we told to enter, or even could demand to enter, an empty apartment.
4. At no time were we told that we could demand any information; just the opposite. We were told to be cordial and do the best that we could and get whatever info that we could.

That being said, the non use of the handheld GPS systems was a great waste of money $770,000,000 and the paper method is costing about $3 1/2 billion of our tax dollars. My hand held (I did the mapping last year) worked just fine and would have been a great help this year.

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Census Enumerator

May 31st, 2010
8:52 pm

Sir, you are a liar and I’m horrified the AJC would allow such obvious false information on its website.

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