What could Gary Johnson do to get your vote?Submitted by Bill Gillingham on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 22:13
(EDIT: For what it is worth, I personally will not be supporting Johnson. The deeper I look into him and his positions, the further he gets from our movement. That was part of the exercise though - to find out what the issues with him are.)
I'm not giving Gary Johnson my vote yet. I know folks are going to peg me as one of the pushers for Gary Johnson - I'm not. That being said, I have to wonder if we are missing an opportunity by not giving him a chance to win our vote. To not give him a chance to win our vote would be folly.
Gary seems to be desperate for our attention - he is even having a town hall for Ron Paul supporters 9/10 (thread on the DP).
The revolution is supposed to be about the ideas to which Ron Paul has exposed us. Is it not our duty to try to get Gary Johnson to adopt as many of Paul's positions as possible?
GJ may not be in tune with our movement - but he is tuned in and listening.
Please list and vote-up the comments below that you would like to see Gary do - to get your vote. Feel free to suggest cabinet positions / etc! We can then present them in some form to GJ in the aforementioned town hall. Let's try to avoid fighting over Gary's positions. If you disagree with what someone says - just write a civil reply with a link to Gary's current position. Thanks!
---- EDIT: List of positions/clarifications desired (some may already be his position - treat those as 'clarification')
END THE FED - To promote the audit and eventual end of the Fed
Competing Currencies - To promote the legalization of competing currencies
CFR - Explain any ties he has to it and what he believe the CFR is about
Abortion - He is pro-life - which I doubt we can change. I believe we want, as does he, the abortion issue to be a state issue
Non-Agression - No interventionism for any reason
No Foreign Aid
Austrian Economics - To promote austrian economists within his administration
End Departments of Education, Energy, Commerce, Interior, HUD
Bring Troops Home from wherever they might be