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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:24 PM

When the ACLU hired Bob Barr did you suspect something was very wrong with America?

I sure did.

Don

http://www.aclu.org/technology-and-liberty/aclu-announces-collaboration-rep-bob-barr-says-conservative-congressman-will-

ACLU Announces Collaboration With Rep. Bob Barr; Says Conservative Congressman Will Consult on Privacy Issues
November 25, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - In a surprise announcement that comes on the heels of news that the outgoing Majority Leader, Richard Armey (R-TX), is considering consulting for the American Civil Liberties Union, the group said today that it also plans to hire conservative firebrand Bob Barr (R-GA) to work on informational and data privacy issues.

"Rep. Barr and the ACLU disagree on many other issues, but we have no doubt that a strange bedfellows collaboration between us will yield great things for informational and data privacy rights," said Laura W. Murphy, Director of the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office.

ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said that Barr's agreement to work with the ACLU "demonstrates how deeply concerns about personal privacy cut across partisan lines." He noted that the ACLU has "no permanent friendsand no permanent enemies, just permanent values."

"We look forward to working with Congressman Barr in our fight to protect data and information privacy," Romero said.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:26 PM

1. when he left Congress it seemingly "freed him" to stand up for these civil rights issues.

Years ago, I was amazed, but no more. Good on him.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:27 PM

2. WTF???

Conservatives have taken over the boards of one great nonprofit after another has that happened here?

I've been wondering why I haven't seen more activity by the ACLU in opposition to all the unConstitutional sh*t that's been going on. . . .

I hope someone can fill in this picture.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:27 PM

3. Libertarians are on board with ACLU

Moreso than many liberals. Call it a broken clock, but I think it is a natural fit.

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