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Gary Johnson Petition

There are clearly some around the Daily Paul that would prefer Gary Johnson to never be mentioned here in a positive light. They often make the point that this is the Daily Paul, and NOT the Daily Johnson. They view Gary Johnson as an enemy to the Ron Paul movement. They can't understand why the moderators are allowing people to promote Johnson here at the Daily Paul. Well I've heard your cries of anguish. I want your voices to be heard! That's why I've decided to start a petition to help you channel your anger in a positive way.

If you would like to see the prohibition of Gary Johnson on the Daily Paul, please sign your name (or handle) in the subject line of the comments section.

If you are not in favor of Johnson prohibition, and like to choose for yourself what post to read, please write Live Free in the subject line. That way it will be easy to distinguish between the prohibitionist, and those crazy fools that think they can govern their own lives.

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Shut up

and go away.

:)

No, I will not, but thanks for your support of free speech, and the free exchange of ideas. Your well reasoned argument of "Shut up and go away", should go along way in converting liberty minded people to promote freedom by limiting the voices of those you disagree with. Have a nice day!

I am personally not for

I am personally not for prohibition of any kind. With that said, I do not appreciate having that silver tongued devil, Johnson shoved down my throat! Johnson *needs* to ride on Paul's coattails. Whereas, Paul doesn't need to mooch a free ride on anyones coat tails, he can stand on his own merit. I am tired of reading how my write in vote will be a wasted vote, I am tired of reading how Johnson will supposedly carry this movement forward - when my intuition is telling me he will only move us backwards. If Johnson wants to be the bearer of the torch, so to speak, he needs to prove that he is a man of integrity with principles deeply rooted in liberty. He's got a lot of work to do and he could start by getting off the free ride and trying to stand on his *own* merits.

well said

and thank you.

Aaron Russo, Nikola Tesla, Ron Paul, I'm jus' sayin'

Everyone should be free to support whom they choose.

However the Johnson, Romney and Obama supporters are taking over this site dedicated to Ron Paul and attempting to force their views upon other individuals. Yet many claim to be libertarian. I just don't see how they are so oblivious to the hypocrisy.

If I had to choose between the lesser of three evils, I would vote Johnson over Romney or Obama.

Fortunately I can vote for fiscal sanity, personal responsibility, military defense, liberty and the rule of law as detailed in the Constitution by casting a vote for Ron Paul.

Thanks for the thread. It is not right to ban any topic, but then it is not right to come to this site and see 90% of the threads related to voting Obama/Romney/Johnson with rarely a mention of Dr. Paul.

As far as I am concerned Ron Paul is the only reason to vote. Having said that, far be it from me to attempt to talk someone else into doing what I think they should. It would be nice if everyone else felt and acted the same.

ecorob's picture

gary johnson is cfr...

a wolf in sheep's clothing...

i'm pretty sure most of the trolls hawking him here know that...if they don't, they should do a little more research before jumping on the next flavor of the month...

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Breaking News!!!

Ron Paul says alleged CFR candidate Gary Johnson is "wonderful" and "doing a good job".

That's not an endorsement

Ron Paul finds nice words for everyone.

It's more than nice words

Would Ron Paul invite a CFR neocon hack to speak at his Rally for the Republic?

GJ endorsed Ron Paul in 08, so why not?

Today we understand that GJ only endorsed RP to get name recognition because unlike the 2008 election, in the 2012 election, not only did GJ begin by comapaigning AGAINST Ron Paul, but when he had no traction, he switched to LP to accept the nomination and then he hi-jacked Ron Paul's message in hopes Ron Paul rEVOLtion would lose and that would help him politically, by attracting Ron Paul supporters.

GJ will lose and return to the GOP once he's finished dividing the rEVOLution for his CFR backers.

Whoa!!

Wonders never cease! Granger, we agree once again!

Btw, I wanted to inform you of something. I am going to a meeting today. But it is not a rnc committee meeting. It is one that I have coordinated, and if things go well... I cannot wait!!!!

May the force be with me :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Tell you what

The RNC os over.. check out your LOCAL GOP committee, consider it research.

Her'e how I feel when I post to the DP for the past few months
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rdJg0fgd34&feature=related

Oh shucks.

I meant to say rnc/gop. Nowadays, I seem to get the 2 mixed up due to recent events.

Anyway, what I have in progress is much better than that. Fact.

If you are extra nice to me, I will let you know what transpires... for your research.

I love the Diva! Thanks!

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Maybe while we're at it

we could burn any books that mention Johnson.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

ecorob's picture

no, mack...

you need to read a few MORE books so you can understand gary johnson is cfr!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

live free

live free

This is silly - A petition to ban talk of Gary Johnson?

This is why democracy is such a silly idea. Tyranny by majority.

I refuse to participate, and I hope others will as well regardless of their feelings towards Johnson.

Is it silly? Absolutely!

However, I've been told numerous times over the past couple of days that I'm not welcome here, because of my support for Gary Johnson. I've lost count of how many times I've been told that this is the Daily Paul, and not the Daily Johnson, and that pro-Johnson post need to be taken elsewhere. I suspect, being that this is a forum of liberty minded individuals, that this is not the consensus of most people here. Still, I thought this would be an interesting little experiment. Not only does this give the anti-Johnson people a chance to petition to have Johnson banned, like mention of Ron Paul at Redstate, but it also forces them to acknowledge that they are in fact prohibitionist at heart.

As far as I'm concerned, this petition invalidates the argument of those that refuse to sign, and still say this is not the Daily Johnson and that Johnson post should be taken elsewhere.

The constant...

The constant pounding of GJ posts on this site has turned me off to him and his supporters. I am so sick and tired of it, I am sure I am not the only one. I don't like it shoved down my throat. Maybe you are not aware of it but the GJ supporters have turned off more people here by their tactics than have converted. And also these tactics have not only turned people off to him but at the same time hardened their resolve against him. You have shot yourself in both feet multiple times.
If your purpose is to drive a wedge between the Ron Paul people and the GJ people, you are having great success. If your purpose is to covert the Ron Paul people you are failing big time. My question is "What is your purpose, and do you think you are being successful ?"

RickStone

What about the constant pounding of anti-Johnson post?

Do those turn you off as well, or are those acceptable?

I write them...

I support them and I write lots of anti GJ comments. Now that I gave you an honest answer how about honestly addressing all the issues I brought up and honestly answering the question that I asked or does that hit a nerve? Cherry picking my comment, not addressing 95% of the points I made and not answering my question speaks very loudly.

RickStone

Research

They are US after we do the research.......If it was a Gary Johnson site maybe ...but since it is not..IT TURNS ME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not a prohibitionist, but you are a jerk

For this post. Don't try to shame us for disagreeing with the constant promotion of GJ. If you simpletons want to return the movement to third rate, third party status you are free to do so. But if your candidate was so good, there wouldn't be any question about it. He would need his own site to handle the traffic. It would emerge spontaneously. Until then Feel free to leech onto a Ron Paul site until November, when noone will even care about GJ again.

We are RON PAUL SUPPORTERS for Gary Johnson!

This is our home too! I've been here for over 4 years now, and I'm not going anywhere! This website was created to promote the cause of liberty, and considering that Ron Paul himself said that Gary Johnson is "doing a good job" at promoting that cause, I'd say discusion of Gary Johnson is perfectly fine here at the Daily Paul. Guess what? So does the owner of the Daily Paul. If you don't like Gary Johnson post, don't read them, or find another forum that promotes the cause of liberty by limiting discusion of candidates you don't like.

Oxymoron.

Definition of OXYMORON
: a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly : something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements

fair enough

It just gets annoying to constantly be belittled by GJ supporters who think we just don't "get it" yet, that Johnson is the best cause to support liberty moving forward. Admittedly, he would be much better than a neocon or a socialist, but its not gonna happen for a third party candidate,though I can't fault him for trying as its the next logical option. It is painful to see so much infighting in the liberty movement, but it is also a good sign, I think, because it shows that free thought is alive and well! It was much the same with our counterparts from the 18th century.

ecorob's picture

how can you be a ron paul supporter...

and also support a candidate who is cfr?

people remain amazingly unclear on just who they think they are supporting imho...

COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (CFR)

gary johnson quotes, "the troops over there are keeping us safe"

gj is cfr
gj is PROWAR!

next...

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

You just proved that you are a purveyor of disinformation!

You quoted Gary Johnson as saying, "the troops over there are keeping us safe". The big problem for you is that Gary Johnson never said that! That's a false qoute spread by Sue4theBillofrights. Thanks for exposing yourself for all to see!

I've been called...

those things as well, but let it be known that true supporters of the MESSAGE of Ron Paul would not resort to calling names, or the like.

If we want to succeed, one of the best long-term strategies is to point out anti-liberty behavior and statements when they arise and at the same time, keep our heads up the moral fray by telling the truth in the best way that we know how.

The emotional demagoguery (I realize the redundancy in that) employed against Gary Johnson is only partially effective as a short-term strategy. Eventually, people will realize who is genuinely trying to achieve more liberty and who is not.

It may just be me but... Is

It may just be me but... Is this really necessary?
I never knew we were up in arms with Johnson people.

Southern Agrarian