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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.

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Alternative to Ron Paul

Wayne Allyn Root

It appears that Ron Paul is winding down is campaign and does not intend to run as an independent or Libertarian if not nominated by the GOP. 

Therefore, Ron Paul supporters should be looking for another liberty oriented candidate and I believe the next best choice may be Wayne Allyn Root, who is currently seeking the nomination of the Libertarian Party. 

You can read, listen to audio and watch video about him on his website at:  www.rootforamerica.com or his wikipedia entry: Wayne Allyn Root.

Below is a blog post by Root regarding Ron Paul scaling down his campaign…

Ron Paul all but bowed out honorably a few days ago- not only as a GOP Presidential candidate (announcing he is now focusing his energies on retaining his Congressional seat), but as a third party candidate as well. That shocked and saddened his supporters- many of whom are dedicated Libertarians.

But I say BRAVO! Doctor Paul waged a long and courageous battle – raising more money; generating more media attention; attracting more committed and passionate supporters; and attracting more voters than any political expert or Beltway insider ever imagined possible.

Ron Paul certainly created more energy, enthusiasm and passion than any 72 year old in American political history! And, more than any Libertarian ever.

God bless him.

He’s quite a hero. But now the onus falls on the Libertarian Party and its Presidential candidate to pick up the ball and cross the goal line. This is no time for a fumble. This is no time for indecision. This is no time to concede defeat. Ron Paul was the starting quarterback. He got the ball past midfield.

Now that he’s out of the game, it’s up to all of us to push the ball over the goal line for a touchdown. We must work together to do so.

Our goal must be success- not just gaining small amounts of progress, but to carry on the Ron Paul Revolution.

Source

Ron Paul formally Announces Run for President

Ron Paul It’s official, Ron Paul is now running for president…

Segment from article on SmallGovTimes.com…

SOUTHERN ARIZONA (SGT NEWS) – Political maverick and Texas House member Ron Paul formally announced his candidacy for the president of the United States this morning during the “Washington Journal” call-in program on C-SPAN.

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