Bob Barr

The Curious Case of Julian Assange

BY BOB BARR Last week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London by a phalanx of British police officers; abruptly...

Excellent 2nd Amendment Opinion Lasts Only One Week

BY BOB BARR As the saying goes, “it was great while it lasted.”  On Friday, March 29th U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez issued an 86-page Order declaring...

The Real Problem with Immigration Policies? — Judges

BY BOB BARR If you were to guess the most critical problem faced by President Trump in dealing with the flood of illegal immigration at...

Are “Red Flag Laws” a Solution in Search of a Problem?

BY BOB BARR In the aftermath of the February 2018 mass murder at a Parkland, Florida high school, it became readily apparent that danger signs...

America’s Bill Of Rights Prevents Erosion Of Civil Liberties As In New Zealand

BY BOB BARR Every day, I thank America’s Founding Fathers for their prescience in providing a Bill of Rights to protect against the government arbitrarily...

Let’s Treat The Admissions Scandal As A Criminal Enterprise — Not A Reality Show

BY BOB BARR The college-admissions scandal announced this month involved public and private colleges and universities from coast to coast. It netted the perpetrators tens...

‘For the People’ Legislation is Really ‘For the Government’

BY BOB BARR In an iconic scene from the 1980s comedy classic “The Blues Brothers,” Jake (John Belushi) and his brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) are...

The Democratic Party’s Existential Identity Crisis

BY BOB BARR The year before what likely will be the most contentious presidential election in modern history is not a good time to suffer...

House Democrats Propose Using Holidays to Virtually End Future Gun Purchases

BY BOB BARR Have you ever been trapped in one of those endless automated answering service loops? A new background check system for firearms purchases...

Democrats Again Chase the Holy Grail of “Universal” Background Checks

BY BOB BARR While establishment Washington remains focused on the growing scoreboard of Democratic presidential wannabes, and the media frets about whether actor Jussie Smollett...

The Muddy Waters of the Supreme Courts Next Gun Decision

BY BOB BARR When it comes to the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court moves with the all the dispatch of a giant tortoise; slow, plodding...

Massachusetts Enhances the Right to Secretly Record Government Officials

BY BOB BARR They conferred, as against the government, the right to be let alone — the most comprehensive of rights and the right...

“New Satanism” Filling America’s Moral Vacuum

BY BOB BARR You could say Satanism has undergone a “rebranding” since the 1980s and 90s, when devil-worshipping occultists were supposedly to blame for a...

‘Emergency Powers’ – Be Careful What You Wish For

BY BOB BARR It’s a universal law of politics – every president considers the powers he inherits from his predecessor as the “floor,” not the...

Roger Stone’s Indictment Shows Mueller Isn’t Looking for Justice

BY BOB BARR “I hit Ali with everything and he said, ‘Is that all you got?” and I said, ‘Yeah, that’s pretty much it’” — George...

The Art of the Un-manly Shave

BY BOB BARR We live in the Age of the Lecture; an era in which virtually every forum or opportunity for communicating, becomes a vehicle...

Reserve Police Officers – A Timely Resource for Combatting Crime

BY BOB BARR On the surface, national crime statistics confirm that violent crime rates have decreased significantly from their peak in the early 1990s. The...

Democrats Readying Multi-Pronged Attack on Second Amendment

BY BOB BARR When Democrats took control of the U.S. House as a result of last November’s election, many Republicans assumed, perhaps optimistically, the danger...

Federalist’ Principles of Governing Are Dead

– Consider the Impasse Over ‘The Wall’ BY BOB BARR Two hundred and thirty years ago, three of our Founding Fathers authored a series of essays...

Democratic Party Has Become a Cartoon Version of Its Former Self

BY BOB BARR There was a time long, long ago in which the national Democratic Party actually stood for something.  Real ideas.   Not necessarily...

Have Federal Courts Become the ‘Tyrants’ Our Founders Feared?

BY BOB BARR In many ways, President Donald Trump’s border fight is a battle on two fronts; one at the border with Mexico, and the...

Birthright Citizenship Is No Constitutional Guarantee

BY BOB BARR The 14th Amendment to the Constitution has been part of our Constitution for 150 years, but the “birthright citizenship” language it contains...

Socialism’s Rise Due as Much to Republicans as Democrats

BY BOB BARR Venezuela.  A country possessed of all the natural attributes providing a foundation for economic prosperity; yet whose citizens (except for the privileged...

Dangerous Collusion Between Liberal Attorneys General and Federal Judges

BY BOB BARR The latest liberal outrage changes as often as the daily special at a diner. One day it is Cecil the Lion and “big game”...

A Jittery Adam’s Apple May Land You on a TSA Watch List

BY BOB BARR Next time you board a commercial airliner, be careful not to sweat too much, glance out the window nervously, visit the bathroom...

Cronyism at the Defense Department Puts National Security at Risk

BY BOB BARR The famous adage admonishing us not to “put all your eggs in one basket,” may seem childish and outdated to 21st-century brainiacs...

The Slippery Slope of Social Media Censorship

BY BOB BARR When it comes to identifying fake news, it is less science than alchemy; a task residing somewhere between asking “What is art?”...

Congress Colluded With IRS to Strip Citizens of Passports

BY BOB BARR In an extremely troubling move three years ago, the Republican-controlled Congress handed the Internal Revenue Service the power to strip individuals of...

Unseal the Clinton Impeachment Files Now

BY BOB BARR Twenty years ago this December, William Jefferson Clinton became the first elected President to be impeached by the United States House of...

Congress Should Stop the Drama and Take Action to Force Justice to Comply With...

BY BOB BARR Last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing - during which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray were grilled for...