posted on ajc.com in response to comments on Barr’s appearance on the Colbert Report.
No one can vote for Obama and call themselves a libertarian without ridicule. And the Republicans have lost all credibility on protection of domestic freedom.
Obama wants bigger government in the form of more taxes, regulations, bans, and legal liability for private business.
All of that reduces choice directly by definition, and indirectly by slowing or reversing economic growth.
All the world’s economies are unnecessarily hampered by lack of freedom, with the exception of a few reformed states like Estonia and Ireland, whose growth and innovative capability is increasing at an excellent rate.
Bob Barr is the only credible candidate who could be counted on to promote policies which increase freedom and prosperity.