My defense is simple: Relative to the acts of other members of the LNC and their staff over the past two years, Keaton’s acts are the merest of peccadilloes. Other members of the LNC and their staff were not disciplined for far more serious acts. To discipline Keaton when those other persons went scot-free would clearly be unjust.
Dr Phillies claims that Congressman Barr never disclosed to the LNC the fact that he was raising funds for and contributing to conservative Republican candidates via his Bob Barr Leadership Fund, some of whom were running against Libertarians.
While a sitting member of the LNC, Bob Barr — through his Bob Barr Leadership fund — raised over a million dollars to support conservatives for their 2008 election campaigns. When you raise money from others, for a particular purpose, you have a duty to those others to spend their money on that purpose.
Barr’s duty to support electing conservative Republicans conflicted with the Libertarian Party’s interest in seeing every Republican defeated. Instead, Barr’s PAC actually supported Republicans.
Barr failed to disclose that he was actively disloyal to the party, namely he was trying to defeat our prospective candidates by supporting Republicans.
Furthermore, Barr’s PAC paid his son to carry out duties for the PAC. Barr thus had an economic interest that was contrary to the Party’s interests, namely, his family would thrive financially when the PAC did well by causing Libertarian Party candidates to lose, and, conversely, his family would do less well financially when his PAC’s candidates were defeated by Libertarian Party candidates.
Read the entire article at: TheDailyLiberty.com: In Defense of Angela Keaton, Part 2