Friday, September 19, 2008

Barr Says President Should Implement the Constitution

Barr Says President Should Implement the Constitution, Protect Our Liberties--

“Presidents have become celebrities," says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for president. "That may be one reason they believe they have been elected to transform the world rather than fulfill the responsibilities of their office."

"Sen. John McCain says that he wants to inspire Americans ‘to serve a cause greater than their self-interest,’ and Sen. Barack Obama says that ‘the basic idea of empathy’ caused him to run for president," observes Barr. "But if they want to promote selflessness and empathy, they should become ministers or motivational speakers, not politicians."

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Barr says as president, he would not promise economic prosperity. "Presidents do not control the economy and could not be trusted to do so even if they had that ability. Almost every government intervention in the economy is counterproductive,” Barr notes.

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