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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:

Make Trade Not War

Rich Tarrant for Senate 2006I’ve been hearing Rich Tarrant speaking about the issues and his views. One view that I like is that globalization and free trade are far better foreign policies than protectionism and war. The point is that countries do not bomb other countries they depend on for trade.

For example, Japan will most likely never bomb us again as they need us to buy their goods. China will most likely never start a war with us as what would they do without Walmart? Tarrant states that if he was in congress now he would be looking to facilitate trade with Iran as 60% of Iranians are pro-American and this would be the best progress to ensuring peace with them.

Tarrant also argues that by reducing restrictive policies we have with other countries we could increase our exports.  Whenever we make policies that make it difficult for imports we are at the same time making it difficult for us to export products and services. 

Download Audio: Ideas Have Consequences with Rich Tarrant (3-10-2006)

Tarrant Campaign Website