This speech was given at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s June 2007 conference, “Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy & Civil Liberties” held in Reston, Virginia.
Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U.S House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, serving as a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, as Vice-Chairman of the Government Reform Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Financial Services.
Bob Barr occupies the 21st Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy at the American Conservative Union, and serves as a Board Member of the National Rifle Association. He serves as the Chairman of Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances, and provides advice to several organizations, including consulting on privacy issues with the ACLU and serving as a member of The Constitution Project’s Initiative on Liberty and Security, based at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute. Bob served as a Member of the Long-Term Strategy Project for Preserving Security and Democratic Norms in the War on Terrorism, at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 2003 to 2005. Recognizing Bob Barr’s leadership in privacy matters, New York Times columnist William Safire has called him “Mr. Privacy.”
Bob has appeared on virtually every major cable and network television program dealing with public policy matters, and has served as a contributor for CNN. He writes a regular column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The American Spectator, and his writings have appeared in numerous academic, local, regional, and national publications. Bob is the author of The Meaning of Is: The Squandered Impeachment And Wasted Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton, published by Stroud & Hall, and available from Amazon.com. Bob also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy.