Barger for US Senate

Official campaign website of Al Barger, 2004 Indiana Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate

"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows that the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?" - James Madison, Federalist #62

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Ready for Correction

I was having a fine time Sunday afternoon campaigning on one of the most perfectly beautiful days ever on the northeast side of Indianapolis, near 38th and Arlington.

I particularly enjoyed talking with Jim Ramsey. Told that I was a Libertarian, his first association was nationally syndicated radio talk show host Neal Boortz. Yes, I said, he's pretty close to my way of thinking. He just spoke at our national convention.

Now, obviously Jim's a consumer of some right wing talk radio. However, in accordance with the best end of talk radio listeners, "consumer" probably isn't quite the right word. He disagrees with Boortz a lot of the time, and says he likes to argue back to the radio when he's listening. He's a man after my own heart. I know I've driven down the road cussing Limbaugh a time or six.

So, being in league with Neal Boortz doesn't necessarily mean that Mr. Ramsey's going to agree with me about everything. That's good. Anybody who agrees with anyone about everything probably isn't doing much critical thinking. What we need is not just to drag bunches of dumb warm bodies to polling places, but for the citizens to make actively thoughtful and informed choices.

So then, I will suggest to all my readers and constituents the same thing I did to Jim. Look through my campaign website ( and find something where you DISagree with me. Then write me a letter at and tell me where I'm wrong. Please be as specific as possible, and tell me why.

It's always nice when people write me notes telling me how right I am. But heck, I already knew that. I don't learn anything that way.

Show me something where I'm wrong, or I've missed an important fact or consideration. You might actually learn me something. I'd like that.

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