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-POLITICAL- Gary Johnson - opinions?

Have done a little reading about Gary Johnson lately, and i'm actually starting to believe that if the guy had a little more media exposure he might contend with Hillary and Donald.  For those of you who don't know, he's running for president as the nominee for the Libertarian party and to me, seems far more palatable than the popular nominees I already named.  As an added bonus, he's gone on record multiple times stating that there should be no restrictions on guns, and gun bans only ensure that the criminals are the only ones who are armed.  To me it sure sounds like he's the candidate with the most common sense.

Just looking for some thoughts or opinions from people who might have a little more knowledge about this guy.

edit: I realize the guy has no chance and a vote for him is more or less a vote for Clinton, I'm just curious to know a little more.

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I haven't followed him lately but heard him out 4 years ago and I agree If he just got some attention there is a lot to like about him.     The problem is that a whole bunch of sheeple have the wool pulled over their eyes in believing and preaching that a 3rd party vote is a wasted vote, Those people need to wake up and think for them selves. .         

 

 

 

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I voted for him for potus last time, I vote mostly libertarian on everything but I did vote for at least one Candidate from Dem, Rep and Liberty Party. 

ND has some very good Libertarians on the ballot which is most important right now. Our guys did very well last election and we should be able to bring out more votes this time, they really are a good representation of most Dakotans imo. More moderate type Libertarians, not to be confused with Anarchists. Not that there is anything wrong with Anarchists ;)   

Trump will take ND with around 72% so I am thinking about writing in Ted Takasaki for Potus, Walleyes and Freedom for all! 

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I will go along with Ted as a write in !!!!!!!

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I don't much like Trump, but a vote for anyone else is a vote for Hillary. Like someone says he has no chance. Look at a vote for him as one less vote against Hillary. Don't forget Ross Pert put Bill Clinton in office.

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Where would we be right now if Ross Perot or Gary Johnson would have been voted in as POTUS ?

Worse off or better ?

 

 

 

 

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Ross Perot even wanted to be POTUS for free.    Nope

 

 

 

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If Gary Johnson had been elected last time? We would be much better off already. We wouldnt have to worry about the 2A. Hemp and Cannabis would be growing in every state creating more jobs than we have people. The Markets would be open. We would not be forced to buy health insurance or pay income taxes. We would have massive textile factories proccessing hemp fiber making everything from rope to clothing to paper. The coal mines would be booming, electricity would be a 3rd the cost it is now. We would not have nearly as much of a problem at the southern border since the drug war is over and illegal immagrints are completly cut off from Federal Assistance. The food stamp program would be reformed and only essential foods could be bought, no junkfood or pop. The Federal Deficit would be declining not rising. The list just goes on and on. 

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If Gary Johnson had been elected last time? We would be much better off already. We wouldnt have to worry about the 2A. Hemp and Cannabis would be growing in every state creating more jobs than we have people. The Markets would be open. We would not be forced to buy health insurance or pay income taxes. We would have massive textile factories proccessing hemp fiber making everything from rope to clothing to paper. The coal mines would be booming, electricity would be a 3rd the cost it is now. We would not have nearly as much of a problem at the southern border since the drug war is over and illegal immagrints are completly cut off from Federal Assistance. The food stamp program would be reformed and only essential foods could be bought, no junkfood or pop. The Federal Deficit would be declining not rising. The list just goes on and on. 

It's supposed to be medicinal. Your not supposed to smoke it when your posting. Lol. Yes we couldn't be worse off, but I don't think it would have been paradise.

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Cmon Plainsman, I don't have to be high on Pot to understand that prohibition does not jive with Capitalism. We have not had actual Capitalism for well over 100 years. And we don't need another pot debate these are just things that Libertarians believe in. 

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I've heard some not so great things about his running mate, William Weld, regarding guns.  He has since backpedaled on some of his previous not so 2A friendly statements but it definitely raises a little doubt.

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I don't know what I am ,  I used to be a Republican until that party went to heck then I thought maybe I was a Libertarian but I'm not that radical.     One thing I do know is  I'll continue to vote for the person that I think would be the best POTUS rather than letting a bunch of sheep convince me to vote for someone that I don't think would be a good POTUS when there is a better candidate available.  Hopefully some day that mindset will be broken. 

 

 

 

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Cmon Plainsman, I don't have to be high on Pot to understand that prohibition does not jive with Capitalism. We have not had actual Capitalism for well over 100 years. And we don't need another pot debate these are just things that Libertarians believe in. 

I was quite sure you were not, but you made it sound like such a paradise due to mj that I had to give you a bad time.

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I hear ya Plainsman. Total freedom and liberty is my idea of paradise. I think I would rather grow Hemp but Cannabis would be where the money is at, much more expensive to grow though. Yes I do think it could save our Nation to develop a thriving Hemp market. Everyone has their own pet ideas they think would get us closer to a paradise. Libertarianism is closest to that becuase we really dont care about other peoples ideas unless it affects us directly. 

Davis, on Weld I dont know much about him besides he is a fierce fiscal conservative ex republican. I wish He and Gary would both run for Senate. 

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I like the idea of the libetarians until it comes to social issues.  It's as if anything goes and there is no moral compass.  Drugs ok, prostitution ok, abortion ok, cloneing humans ok, even sex trafficing.  We all have a threshold where we say no more, but true libetarians have no threshold.  You could throw out 90% of out laws.  A society can not function that way. 

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Thats because we believe a persons moral compass is set by themself. I kids moral compass is set by his parents and himself, once he turns 18 he is on his own. 

Most people do confuse Anarchists with Libertarians but Anarchists refuse to take part in any party and dont even vote. I myself dont believe in legalizing all drugs right away. We just need to decriminalize Cannabis, Hemp and loosen the laws for users of everything else, I wouldnt even need to change any of the laws on selling hard drugs right away. 

On Prostitution I dont think there has ever been a claim that the Constitution protects it, that is a States issue. I dont prefer to be around it or my kid find out about it but you cant deny that it will happen anyways. When I think of sex trafficking I think of underage girls being tricked into it and people being held against their will. I dont know any Libertarians who think that should be legal. Consenting adults maybe. 

Abortion I am pro life for myself and pro choice for everyone else, that is none of my business what other people and their drs need to do. I fine with RoevWade and I think there is plenty of reason a woman may need to have an early abortion. Plenty of Libertarians are pro life and no one cares. I or no one in my family has had one. 

The threshhold is when it may start affecting other people or putting other people at risk.

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How about when they use your tax dollars for an abortion?  That makes us part of every abortion. 

If you would legalize drugs, should taxpayers pick up the tab for rehab facilities?  Would it be real cheap, or would adicts still mug people to get money for their drugs?  With legal prostitution would the prostitutes be required to have regular health checkups?  Who pays for that?  How about the rise in AIDS, do we provide health care?  How about pollution?  Do we spend millions monitoring pollution of individuals.  I think we would shortly be in a world of hurt without something to slow down humans or they would quickly turn paradise into hell. 

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Libertarians dont want any tax dollars going to abortions or the buildings they are done in. More rehab facilities could be partially funded with money from the consumption tax on pot sales. People could grow their own limited number of plants tax free but most wouldnt. I dont think ND would ever legalize prostitution but if they did I dont think there would be any drastic rises in aids cases. Just like if they did legalize all drugs there woud be no drastic rise in use. Muggings are always a felony whether you are an addict or not, always will be. I dont understand why people think Libertarians think there should be no regulations on environmental issues. You cant abolish something without having another way thought up to take its place.