Question for the Gary Johnson supportersSubmitted by Redgyl on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 02:34
I'm not trying to be offensive in this post. This is just my thought process. I hope I can get some answers.
I appreciate all that Gary Johnson has done for the state of New Mexico when he was governor there. As far as I understand it, he did a great job. And I fully appreciate his support of Ron Paul, his courage in supporting him publicly. I love that he is a true liberty-minded candidate.
Here is my issue: He is pro-choice, pro-gay rights, he divorced his wife, and he's occasionally quite rude and crude. As far as I can tell, abortion is so evil that even pro-choicers call it a necessary evil and have to justify its use. I do consider the gay agenda a threat to the moral fiber of the rising generation. Unless she was very abusive or unfaithful to him, I see no good justification for divorcing his wife, and this demonstrates a lack of moral character. And his rudeness and crudeness, and even the little anti-Paul swipe he made on his web site way back when he was still running for the Republican bill show a lack of character.
I have not studied Gary Johnson deeply. But these moral issues, on a good/evil scale, weigh on the "evil" side to me.
I understand that it's probably completely unfair to compare ANYone to Ron Paul. He has set a very, very high standard. I have no intention of lowering my standard.
There is no doubt in my mind that a Gary Johnson presidency will be far and away better than either Obama's or Romney's presidencies. If he just does the same things as president that he did as governor, this country will recover. But I still fear that he may be the least of 3 evils.
Can you reassure me that Gary Johnson is not the least of 3 evils? Or would you encourage me to hold my nose and pull the lever for someone whom I do not currently feel comfortable with? Maybe if he would not push pro-choice legislature and leave marriage completely with the churches or the states. Maybe the sheer number of his good qualities can outweigh his bad ones.
Right now, I'm completely for Ron Paul. That is not going to change until it is absolutely, completely, totally clear that the option of supporting him is no longer available. I am not even doing real research into any other option. But right now, I might vote Constitution party if it's useless to vote for Ron Paul.