Is Johnson an acceptable Libertarian candidate?Submitted by RonPaulRocks1 on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:42
Okay.. So we know Johnson differs with Ron on some key things:
Ron is pro-life, Gary is pro-abortion. (some prefer Johnson's pro-abortion stance.. That's fine.)
Ron is a non interventionist, Gary supports certain "humanitarian" wars, keeping most of our bases in the Middle East, and has said he might take some kind of action on Iran.
Ron has blasted the CFR, Johnson is closely linked to it.
Ron supports abolishing taxes and replacing them with nothing or with import taxes, Johnson supports a 23% national sales tax on everything we buy, forcing every small business to collect those federal taxes, and making every citizen dependent on the government pre-bate. (Some will say Ron supports the national sales tax. NOT True. He said he would probably vote for it if it came up for a vote in the house, but that he thinks its dangerous and has refused to co-sponsor it.)
Ron thinks the government should be out the marriage business altogether, Johnson thinks the federal government should FORCE states to recognize gay marriage.
Ron has spent a career advocating ending the Fed, Johnson, while supporting an audit, said until recently the Fed should remain.
On top of all of that, Johnson may not even understand what a libertarian is. Set aside 30 minutes and listen to Johnson in this interview, then decide if he is an acceptable libertarian candidate. For some the answer may still be yes...For me...I could never pull a lever for the guy. I will just write-in Ron Paul.
EDIT: I just discovered that Johnson, while Governor of New Mexico, he advocated extending the death penalty to kids. He even said the death penalty would be appropriate for kids as young as 13. I realize he has flip flopped on this, just like everything else, but you have to question the sanity of a man who once rationalized that the government should execute children.