Civil Liberties Archive

Advice to Barack Obama on the Patriot Act

Posted April 11, 2014 By admin

Way back in May, Bob Barr spoke about the Patriot Act at a debate between third-party candidates. Today, knowing that Barack Obama will be our next President, it is important to keep in mind the challenges that will face his administration and we hope he takes Barr’s advice on the Patriot Act! Listen to what Barr said:

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In a recent post, the Civil Liberties Examiner explains that, historically, government responses to crises have had significant civil liberties implications.

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The Civil Liberties Examiner has a post outlining Barack Obama’s positions on civil liberties issues. Obama has a 82% lifetime score from the ACLU, with an 80% rating during the 110th Congress. However, despite his high score, there is no civil liberties section on his website.

The Civil Liberties Examiner also has a corresponding post outlining John McCain’s positions on the same issues.

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The Civil Liberties Examiner has a post outlining Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Joe Biden’s positions on issues of civil liberty. Biden has a lifetime rating of 86% from the ACLU.

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Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr released a press release today blasting Congress for failing to repeal the REAL ID Act. Senators McCain and Obama both voted for the measure when it was passed as an amendment to an appropriations bill. “Protecting the people’s liberties and privacy is central to government’s role, not an afterthought – factors obviously not important to my opponents in both the Republican and Democratic Parties who supported the Real ID Act,” Barr stated.

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