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Bob Barr on Free Trade

Libertarian nominee for President; Former Republican Representative (GA-7)


For free trade, but pull out of NAFTA & the WTO

You count on third-party candidates to bring up issues the major parties arenít touching. Nader, Barr, and Baldwin did that--and also taught a lesson in how the hard-left, libertarian right, hard-right can agree. They all want to pull the United States out of international trade agreements, from NAFTA to the WTO (though Barr, a free-trader, says heís all for open trade and lowering tariffs, but against international organizations that can overrule American laws).
Source: 2008 third-party presidential debate, in Cleveland Magazine Nov 2, 2008

Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO.

Vote on withdrawing Congressional approval from the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization [WTO].
Reference: Resolution sponsored by Paul, R-TX; Bill H J Res 90 ; vote number 2000-310 on Jun 21, 2000

Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements.

Vote to establish negotiating objectives for trade agreements between the United States and foreign countries and renew 'fast track' authority for the President.
Reference: Bill introduced by Archer, R-TX.; Bill HR 2621 ; vote number 1998-466 on Sep 25, 1998

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Nominees:
GOP: Sen.John McCain
GOP V.P.: Gov.Sarah Palin
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama
Dem.V.P.: Sen.Joe Biden

Third Parties:
Constitution: Chuck Baldwin
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
Independent: Ralph Nader
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