Barr Versus the Barr Amendment
I voted for Bob Barr but with great reluctance. I could barely get enough energy to check the box by his name. This news makes feel better about my decision. Barr has praised a recent vote by Congress to repeal his amendment from 1998 which prohibited the District of Columbia from legalizating medical marijuana.
“While I in fact sponsored the initial appropriations limitation in 1998, the years since then have witnessed such a dramatic increase in federal government power and an unprecedented decrease in individual liberty, especially since 2001, that I have come to realize that such limitations as the so-called “Barr Amendment” are not and cannot be justified. It has become necessary to reevaluate the power of the federal government that I and others once were able or willing to justify, and do what we can to roll back the tide of government control."