In January 2002, six people who were arrested for obstructing a public highway while protesting Barrett's July 2000 rally in Morristown were fined $225 each. Barrett condemned the sentence, claiming that the judge had given them merely a "slap on the wrist" and calling the protesters "domestic terrorists."
More recently, Governor Ronnie Musgrove of Mississippi proclaimed March 4, 2002, "Spirit of America Day" without realizing that Barrett sponsored the proclamation. Moreover, Musgrove was unaware that the proclamation, which celebrated high school athletes, listed only white ones.
A spokesman for the governor stated, "We did not know he [Barrett] was involved."