Barr circulating petition to save the Bill of Rights

The following letter was received from Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr:

I recently testified at a congressional hearing about the separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. Incredibly, there was a discussion about the erosion of your rights as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. What is incredible is that we were having the dialogue in the first place.

But, I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. Over the past 50 years, and certainly since 2001, there has been a steady curtailment of the rights our founding fathers fought and died for. And all this has been happening as Congress has allowed the White House to issue uncontested executive orders and bill signing statements of all kinds slowly chipping away the bedrock that was our Bill of Rights.

I’ve created a short video that I hope you’ll watch. Then, I hope you’ll take a moment to sign a special online petition we’ve created. We should collect thousands of these petitions to save the Bill of Rights and deliver them to Congress – specifically the Judiciary Committee which held the hearing I mentioned a moment ago.

While the President shouldn’t be so fast to suspend our rights – even during a time of war – I hold the Congress equally accountable. They’ve shunned their sworn duty to uphold and protect the Constitution…after all that’s where the Bill of Rights is found!

When I first considered running for President, it was with the belief that I could change the way Washington does business. I had hoped that I could pressure other candidates and the Congress to respect their oath of office. This petition will help.

Please watch my short video, sign the petition and then forward this information to your family and friends.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

[Bob Barr signature]

Leave a Reply