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Governor Gary Johnson: Bring U.S Troops Home NOW

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Statement by Two-Term Governor Gary Johnson,
Libertarian for President
In 2001, I supported going into Afghanistan to uproot al Qaeda. We succeeded in a matter of months. The Taliban was humbled and al Qaeda scattered to the winds -- all within a year.

But rather than leave immediately, the United States stayed -- for another 11 long years. We’ve lost too many lives and spent too many hundreds of billions of dollars, trying to build a nation that doesn't want to be built.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney want to keep troops in Afghanistan until at least 2014. I’m Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for President, and I won’t wait.

As president of the United States, I’ll immediately order our troops home from Afghanistan. We will no longer put American lives in harm’s way or rack up more government debt that we simply cannot afford.

We must bring troops home from around the world NOW.

We must cut military spending dramatically NOW to avoid becoming another Greece - a country that’s awash in debt, unrest, and massive unemployment.

Nearly a quarter-century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we still maintain nearly 54,000 American troops in Germany, 11,000 in Italy and over 9,000 in Britain. More than 39,000 are still stationed in Japan.

This is all being funded with money we just don’t have.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney want to keep these costly and unnecessary military bases open. Obama wants to spend more money on the military, and Romney wants to buy the Navy more ships.

During my presidency, I will bring many of these troops home and close hundreds of unneeded bases overseas, saving over $1 Trillion within five years.

I will reduce military spending by 43 percent -- yet there will be no shortage of American troops, military hardware or military force to defend our country if there’s ever a need.

The United States will still be the preeminent military power in the world -- and defense will actually mean defense.

This will reduce hostility towards America and make us safer.

More countries will be willing to import American goods and services - which will create more jobs here at home.

American will be, not just a military power, but also an economic power -- with a solvent and strong economy.

Let’s make America the land of Peace and Prosperity.

Join me at Lp.org and get involved!

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BBQ Bash with Gary Johnson in Orlando on Independence Day

Wednesday.2:00pm until 4:30pm in MDT.. Historic Langford Park 1808 E Central Blvd., Orlando, FL.

If you live in Orlando, Florida, please help me celebrate our nation's independence with a BBQ at Historic Langford Park on July 4th at 2:00 pm. The park is located at 1808 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL. I would enjoy having you and your family come celebrate Independence Day with me. I hope to meet and converse with all of you.

From Gary Johnson website: www.garyjohnson.com

Recycling RP message

That is what GJ is doing, hoping he'll get RP supporters on its bandwagon. And that is not making any good to RP at this moment. Therefore, should be put off from DailyPaul until Tampa ends.

Get off the daily paul with

Get off the daily paul with this! until he supports the gold standard i have no want to vote for him

Libertarian Gary Johnson to celebrate Freedom in Orlando

Arguably, nothing says “Fourth of July” — Independence! Liberty! Founding Fathers! — than a rally by a Libertarian Party candidate for president. Gary Johnson will touch on all of the above themes –in “a speech on the topic of freedom and liberty” — at a rally in Orlando’s Langford Park tomorrow, starting at 2 p.m. and continuing throughout the afternoon. The park is at 1808 E. Central Blvd.

Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, is also promising hot dogs, hamburgers, and soda as well as “a vocalist who will sing the National Anthem.”

Johnson was briefly a Republican candidate for president but dropped out because he couldn’t get invitations to appear at televised debates among the other candidates. As the Libertarian Party candidate, he’ll be on the ballot in all 50 states and is appealing to voters “who are disappointed in the two-party duopoly.”

From an article in the Orlando Sentinel:

When gary johnson decides to

When gary johnson decides to go for ending the fed and a return to the gold standard ill be on his side

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The real problem with Gary

IMO, the real problem with Gary is that he doesn't (yet) have the ability to electrify and drive passion about the message with the people. Nobody is going to run out and get a GJ tattoo, dive into Austrian texts, waste a Saturday at a Republican caucus, stand in a rainstorm for hours just to hear him speak, etc.

Many of us knew that our investment in Paul would pay back in getting the message out and educating people even if the campaign for this one office didn't pan out.

There's not much cost/benefit to rallying behind Gary to just be a footnote in an otherwise tragic election.

Our resources would probably be better spent trying to win down-ballot offices like congressional seats.

And, three cheers for the anti-war message. It's the right thing, Gary!

Currently consuming: Morehouse's "Better off free", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

the fact i know GJ's social policies with more clarity than

foreign and economic and as well as monetary policies on the federal reserve should speak as much by itself. the fact that ron paul is already the icon of non-interventionism, as opposed to this post still being news or re-confirmation for some people, speaks of all the differences.

in this day and age i hate people bringing social agenda into debates, even opinions i agree with, just as much as i despise social opinions from the other side. i have no doubt this is mirrored by many others who feel deeply for this country's financial future

this is why LP is a waste of energy. too many social interest groups are betting their rise to political prominence on the vehicle of LP. it's not going to change, i know. not trying to convince otherwise. but admit it, LP loyalists--it's going to destroy you.

Lib Party Symbol = MITRA'ism.

in the video you can see the statue of Mitra (liberty), an ancient persian deity adopted by the romans, then mixed-up by the vatican, carried forward by the secret societies, illuminati etc.

See posted on DP = http://www.dailypaul.com/242708/who-is-behind-all-the-secret...

the religion of 'free'masons, Walter Veith explains.

Wow, people giving negative

Wow, people giving negative votes to an anti-war post. Gotta love some of the reactions at the Daily Paul!

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Good. Another presidential candidate agrees with Ron Paul.

What is not to like about ending unjust, undeclared wars? This is good news.

I have the same question

This is suppose to be an anti-war website but I guess some folks here will vote for warmonger Romney -- sad.

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Ron Paul chose to QUIT

At the height of his popularity, and while he was beginning to finally gain in delegates (and make the race interesting...) -- Ron Paul then abruptly decided to quit and call-off his entire Campaign for President (he even pre-emptively made announcements that Mitt Romney was the "winner"). Face it: The man just quit.

It is time to realize that Ron Paul never wanted to be President.

But Gary Johnson is a man of integrity, who is not just simply trying to sell books, or talk to some College kids. Gary Johnson is really running for President in the General Election. Gary Johnson, unlike Ron Paul, is not afraid of attacking Mitt Romney. Gary Johnson is not pre-emptively quitting (no matter what the odds). Gary Johnson really wants to make change.

Gary Johnson deserves our Votes, and our Support.
This is a sincere Campaign.

I agree.

Ron and the campaign were never really in it to win. Ron Paul was all about a message. Now we sit and look at the alternatives. Vote Obama, Romney or Johnson. Those are the only votes that will be counted.

Formerly rprevolutionist

Did Ross Perot choose to quit?

He was doing quite well. Why did he "quit"?
Vote Ron Paul.


He claimed that the FBI or CIA interfered with his daughters wedding, and choose to quit. His daughter seemed to get married anyway.

That was a pretty flimsy excuse no? And he thought so. Becuase then, of course, he realized his mistake, and realized just how much support he once held, and re-entered the race in September right before the Debates.

By then it was too late though. His choice to quit, sank him down from a 3-way tie (33%) down to just a little over 15%.

Bad choice.

Dig a little deeper.


Maybe next time. You should start a dailyjohnson.


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Maybe you could use a little

Maybe you could use a little daily-johnson if you know what I mean?

That's your campaign, not mine.


Is this all just a personality cult?

Ron Paul ain't on the ballot in the General Election.

But Gary Johnson really is.

So are we all here promoting and uniting behind the best active Liberty-oriented candidate options for President, or not?

I thought that was the point.

You're fading away.

I'm spending my time to waste yours.

Libertarian Nominee Gary Johnson Taken Seriously

Gary Johnson now campaigning in Florida. Here is a recent report:

"Johnson ... condemned the Supreme Court's ruling that President Obama's healthcare law is constitutional. Johnson calls it a "truly disturbing decision" because the law requires people to buy health insurance, and this erodes freedom and liberty. Johnson is urging Congress to repeal the law."

See whole article here:


do you realize

what takes to run a national presidential campaign?
The organization needed in each district?
The money needed and the millions of supporters you need to love you????
GJ has none of that and cant get it. It takes years.
Do you really think GJ can run a national campaign???lol
especially with no conservative principles??????

GJ can NEVER win! he spends like a liberal, just like obama and romney!
Difference is , they can afford it. GJ cant. GJ will never win, if only for lack of conservative campaign principles and besides, GJ is broke and so is his supporter.
Ron Paul or NO ONE at all.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016


The LP always has on every internal ballot, the option of voting for NOTA (none of the above).

This last convention, NOTA finally won. It was the race for National Chair. CSPAN missed it, because they had already packed up after the presidential nominating business.

When NOTA wins in the LP, it means those candidates can't run, and nominations were opened from the floor.

The problem with voting for none at all in the real world is that, assuming Romney was the only person in the whole country to vote for himself, and everybody else in the country voted for no one, Romney would win.

You have to vote for someone that, at the very least, points toward what you want, and you need to get others to join you. Politicians can read trends, and how you vote tells them which way the wind is blowing. Simply not voting makes them shrug; non-voters are invisible and irrelevant to them.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Then you'll get "no one",

Then you'll get "no one", which means Romney or Obama.

Of course, Ron Paul can help Gary Johnson and would if he truly cares about freedom.

I guess we'll find out.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

I don't get what the spend

I don't get what the spend like a liberal means? GJ was actually one of the most fiscally conservative governors in recent history. Or are you referring strictly to campaign spending? First off, how much you spend on a campaign has nothing to do with ideology, and your post seems contradictory. Ron Paul also doesn't have money like Romney or Obama so I don't see what your point is


GJ runs his campaign in DEBT.
If you have campaign debt and are running it in the red, you are a classic liberal spender, and your chances of winning are reduced greatly, especially if you are third party liberal campaign spender.

As a Republican, for every million Paul has in the bank takes $10m from the other candidates coffers to defend them from him.

For every dollar Paul has to spend, the others have to spend 10 to get the same affect.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Gary Johnson is a millionaire

Gary Johnson is a millionaire who can pay his campaign back if need be.

That's what happens when you run a company well.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"


Thats the diff between Paul and everyone else.
Paul wouldnt run if there was not enough support.
He is not arrogant to pay for his own campaign to put himself in the WH

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016