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Johnson touts Libertarian message at Winthrop

America is in “deep do-do” and Gary Johnson says he is the only presidential candidate with resolve and common sense to save the country from economic collapse.

Speaking to about 100 people at Winthrop University – mostly students – Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate, explained the contrasts between himself and candidacies of President Barrack Obama, the Democratic incumbent, and Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger.

“I am the only candidate that doesn’t want to bomb Iran,” Johnson said, receiving a smattering of applause and laughter. Johnson said he wants to end all foreign wars, including the one in Afghanistan immediately, as well as slash the defense budget by 43 percent, but protect veterans’ benefits.

He also wants to end the war on drugs, legalizing marijuana. If marijuana was legalized he predicted police would have more time to do police work and end the “expanding” police state.

He also promised to submit a balanced budget which would include the 43 percent cuts for defense as well as 43 percent reduction in Medicare.

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