[saymaListserv] Reply from Congressman Bob Barr (R-GA) to Dept of Peace Bill

Free Polazzo freepolazzo at mindspring.com
Wed Nov 21 09:14:36 JEST 2001


I subscribe to a service where I get to send e mail letters to my elected 
officials on various issues.
Usually, e mails get an "automated" reply.

Bob Barr (or his office) actually answered my e mail about supporting the 
establishment of a Department of Peace.
His response is remarkably clear and revealing.

Note his sentence " . . especially while we are engaged in armed conflict 
with the world."

One doesn't often get this much truth in government!  I just wish it was a 
different response.


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Douglasville, GA

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>From: <barr.ga at mail.house.gov>
>To: <freepolazzo at mindspring.com>
>Subject: Reply from Congressman Bob Barr
>Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 13:01:46 -0500
>Thank you for contacting me regarding the establishment of a "Department
>of Peace."
>On July 11, 2001, Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced H.R. 2459, to
>establish a Department of Peace.  The legislation has been referred to the
>House Committees on Government Reform, International Relations, the
>Judiciary, and Education and the Workforce.  No further action has been
>taken at this time.
>I think this is a nonsensical proposal, especially while we are engaged in
>armed conflict with the world.  I support our President, our military, and
>our Department of Defense.  We do not need a "Department of Peace."
>Again, thank you for contacting me.  Your thoughts and comments are
>sincerely appreciated.
>With kind regards, I am,
>very truly yours,
>Member of Congress

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