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Going to See Gary Johnson Speak Tomorrow

Before you downvote because the title includes Gary Johnson's name please read. I am a Ron Paul supporter, I have gone as a delegate to the State Convention for him, I have sign waved, donated, and told everyone I know about him. I love Ron Paul, and I still want him to win the nomination, however I think a back up plan is a good thing to have, this is why I'm checking out Johnson. I want to formulate my own opinion of him, so I want to ask him as many questions as possible tomorrow. I think I'll ask about the Fed, The FAIR Tax, and his opinion of Ron Paul. What would you guys suggest I ask?




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Meeting Gary

I enjoyed meeting Governor Johnson today. There was a lot of Ron Paul supporters there, who I presume who were like me, more or less seeing what the Governor is all about. He comes off as a very down to earth, cool guy. He talked about a wide variety of issues with great knowledge. Some direct quotes, "I will sign a bill to abolish the Federal Reserve," "I would completly decriminalize marijuana," "How long will it take for me to get out of the wars, how long did it take to go in?" He also said he would eliminate the Department of Education and I believe he also said Commerce. He said he would not ask for Ron Paul's endorsment, but that in 2008 Ron Paul asked for his and he gave it to him happily, and that after he dropped out of the Iowa Caucus he endorsed Ron. He talked about leading a state, and vetoing 750 bills. There were some things that he differed with Ron on such as when he said, "I firmly believe abortion is a women's right and her right alone." I disagree with his viewpoint but he didn't dodge the question like Romney. He explained the FairTax to me, I'm still not sold on it, but a consumption based tax of some kind is probably a good idea. If Ron Paul is not on the ballot, and since write in votes don't count here in Texas I will vote happily for GJ, regardless of who thinks I'm a "troll."

Thanks

Thanks, a lot for the report!

He may not be a philosopher, but he understands a lot about liberty.

If someone could balance the damn budget, the US would be better already.

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

Let us know how it goes!

!!

A couple ideas for you.

@endthefed999 Ask about ending these wars and bringing our troops home, ask about TARP and the bank bailouts and the failure to prosecute goldman sachs. Make sure to talk to as many people there as you can and maybe make some new contacts, get some pictures and make sure you have a great time. :)

“Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.” ― Mark Twain

"Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world."

Gary who?

Gary who?

Some Questions

What full departments and/or agencies would he push to fully eliminate?

Besides simpleness, what are the primary benefits of a fair tax?

Would a fair tax mandate sales taxes on all internet purchases?

Besides, balancing the budget and ending/diminishing the drug war, what are his next two highest priorities?

We already know his opinion of Ron Paul - it's very good.

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

Buh Bye Troll

Must be your day off at cointelpro.
Hey 1 more thing.
We don't give a f&*()_ about your trolling about GJ. Got it?

Keepin' it real.

I'm Not A Troll

I know you probably won't believe this but I'm not a troll. While, I haven't been a member of the Daily Paul for 5 years, I have for 5 months. That's because I only found out about Ron Paul in December. After that I went and became a delegate to my county convention and my state convention. I was 40 votes away from defeating a 30 year establishment Republican Executive Commitewoman for a national delegate spot, where I would have cast my vote for Ron Paul. So when you call me a troll I assume you were as big of an activist. I love Ron Paul, I wasn't trying to make anyone mad by saying Gary Johnson's name. I honestly wanted to know what I should ask him, to see if he was a supporter of liberty. Please don't call me a troll, I have fought too hard against disgusting establishment Republicans to take crap from my fellow liberty supporters.

"Troll" - Please Find New Noun

I don't think you're a "troll". Actually, I won't call anyone on here that name because I'm as sick of seeing "troll" as I am of seeing GJ's name. How about I call you an ogre?

Anyway - my vote down is due to the fact that this is the Daily PAUL and I am sick of seeing GJ's name splattered all over this site.

Since YOU put the post up - YOU can take his name OFF. YOU chose not to - so YOU get down voted.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. ~Thomas Jefferson

“It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie...the greatest enemy of the State.” ~Joseph Goebbels

YOU appear to miss the name

YOU appear to miss the name of this forums. You know what I'm sick of? People around here acting like a bunch of children. People bitched and complained about others posting GJ related material. Michael and the Mods heard it and created a sub-forum for LIBERTY CANDIDATES. Meaning people other than Ron Paul. So, in actuality, it's those people that come to this sub-forum and start downvoting threads and keep arguments going, instead of intelligent conversation, that are the trolls, or "ogres". You want to give this guy/girl shit, but you're in the wrong place! This person posted in the proper forum, and only asked legitimate questions and then gets attacked. There are a lot of assholes around here. Alienate instead of assist. That's a great way to coalesce.

Don't worry about it. Simply

Don't worry about it. Simply mentioning that name here is going to get you negative responses. Thank you for the hard work you've done and the work that you intend to do.

Actually, you are the troll

Actually, you are the troll on this thread, so beat it!

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no.
no.
actually teafortwo is right on, and you should beat the big johnson.

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

Rand Paul 2016

I'm Thinking

"Stray" beats the little johnson. . .and is obviously overdue. High tension factor going on there.

Go take a cold shower.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. ~Thomas Jefferson

“It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie...the greatest enemy of the State.” ~Joseph Goebbels

Responses like this further

Responses like this further and further alienate me, and people like me from the Ron Paul movement. I used to enjoy coming here, but more and more, I just want to avoid it like I want to avoid ignorant people.

This is the liberty candidate section.
GJ is a liberty candidate.

Grow up, and contribute to the conversation, or just ignore it.

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

He may be the libertarian

He may be the libertarian candidate this year....But he is certainly no Liberty candidate.

Ron Paul 2012 - It's Almost Here!

Ask him if

he is a wolf in sheep's clothing? Is the libertarian party the "allowed voice of descent", a third choice for the peasants, that will immediately turn Democratic if voted in?
GJ has not faced the ugly, underhanded resistance to his party that Dr Paul has had to put up with, and this makes me deeply suspicious that he is "in the loop".