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if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows that the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow.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, October 10, 2004

"The Candidate Show" on Indianapolis Comcast cable

Comcast cable has a special public service election special called "The Candidate Show" which offered time for a direct appeal from (best I can tell) every candidate on the Marion County ballot. I taped my two minute contribution a month ago.

Those of you in Indianapolis can view "The Candidate Show" on channel 76 from 7-9 PM any Monday, Wednesday or Saturday in October. To put it differently, that means it is showing from 7-9 PM on October 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, and 30.

I'm sure all of you in Indianapolis will want to view me in all my video glory, but for the rest of you, here is the two minute version of the Barger for Senate campaign, my script:

Hello. I'm Al Barger, and I'm the Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate. You can find me on the web at

As a Libertarian, I believe that generally the government that governs best is the one that governs the least.

As our good luck would have it, the best, least government ever practically implemented was that outlined by our United States Constitution.

According to our constitution, the federal government has ONE main job to do: national defense. Stop people from coming in and killing us. There are also a handful of lesser responsibilities such as making copyright law and printing money, but that's it.

By rights, then, two thirds of what the federal government does now is illegal. They simply have absolutely no constitutional authority to be meddling in schools, or stealing people's retirement money.

When we ignore the minimal government wisdom of our constitution, we usually end up screwed, as under the so-called "social security" system, where 15% of your income is confiscated and squandered. Meager benefits are paid to current retirees, and the rest has been blown. They may as well be using your retirement money to buy crack rocks and smoke them, cause YOUR retirement money is just as gone as if they had.

NONE of it has been saved or invested, and the system will soon no longer be able to continue paying even the current meager benefits. If any private company treated retirement accounts this way, the whole board of directors would be in prison for securities fraud.

There are numerous ways to go about digging out of this mess, but we've only got two minutes here, so we can't resolve all this right now. You can get my full spiel though at, or call us at 317 920-1994.

Again, I'm Al Barger, Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate, and I'd appreciate your vote.

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