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Gary Johnson Interview

Below is an interview with Gary Johnson on national issues. In the interview Gary Johnsons supports:

  • More competition/ free market in healthcare
  • Balanced budgets
  • Auditing and/or ending the federal reserve
  • Commodity backed currency
  • Out of Libya
  • Pro choice up to late term/ pro parental notification
  • Strict interpretation of the constitution and bill of rights
  • Ending foreign aid
  • Military alliances with Isreal and other partners
  • Ending NAFTA and other free trade agreements (as he believes they only promote support of corporate interests and do not promote free trade
  • Make work visas easy to get, allow illegal immigrants a grace period to get work visas, no work place visa quotas, let the market determine the demand
  • Legalize marijuana, addresses border violence by taking the money out of drug trade, violence goes away – legalize and tax/regulate,
  • Green energy movement

If Gary Johnson decides to run for president in 2012, he could be a good possible candidate.

However, he would most likely run as Republican which would most likely mean he will not get too far as I don’t believe the National Republican party would let him get too far, they would most likely do whatever necessary to marginalize his efforts, like what happened with Ron Paul. He will not make it past the primary.

I would rather see him seek the Libertarian nomination or run as an independent so that he could at least be in the race when it comes time for the people to vote.

More about Gary Johnson:

The Real Meaning of Thanksgiving

The following links are two articles which describe a very different version of history around the holiday of Thanksgiving. I first heard about this version a couple years ago on Free Talk Radio, a Libertarian-leaning, free-market radio show.

The articles below describe how Thanksgiving is really a celebration of free markets and private property over socialism, which had caused much famine and fraud throughout the colonies. 

You most likely never heard about this if you went to public schools… I know I never did.

Read them for yourself and feel free to comment…

Property and the First Thanksgiving
By Gary Galles

The Great Thanksgiving Hoax
By Richard J. Marbury

Milton Friedman, 1912-2006

Repost of press release issued by the LP…

“Last of the Great Economists” Dies at Age 94

(Washington, D.C.) Born July 31, 1912, Dr. Milton Friedman, an author and Nobel Laureate, served as a champion of individual liberty and free markets throughout his distinctive life.

Over many decades, Dr. Friedman presented economic insight to real-time events, moving public policy in a libertarian direction while influencing and educating countless others.

William Redpath, Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee stated in reflection, “Milton Friedman was more than just a great economist, whose scholarly work on monetarism helped tame this nation’s inflation and bring about the prosperity of the past quarter century. Until today, he was the greatest living libertarian. The words that adequately convey the loss to libertarianism that his passing brings have yet to be invented.”

Rather than attempt to express condolences that adequately describe Dr. Friedman’s legacy, it may be best to spread a handful of his thoughts, allowing him to, once again, display his brilliance:

“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”

“The power to do good is also the power to do harm.”

“The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.”

“Governments never learn. Only people learn.”

“Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else’s resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property.”

“The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.”

“We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.”

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”