22 September 2008
Bob Barr's Texas Showdown
Read all about Rep. Barr's lawsuit to take Senator McCain and Senator Obama off the Texas Presidential ballot. I'm no lawyer, but at first glance his case has merit, and it wouldn't surprise me if there are plenty of precedents in cases where independent candidates were knocked off the ballot. You may not think that Barr has a realistic chance of winning, and you're probably right, but ask yourselves why you think so, and whether your opinion has anything to do with the merits of the case or the law of the state. The next question you should ask, no matter whether you live in Texas or another state, is: why do you tolerate this?