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John Stossel: I Like Gary Johnson

All political candidates call themselves freedom-lovers, but they are not. Neither major party really opposes government control of the economy or of our personal lives. I'm a libertarian because I see the false choice offered by political left and right: Democrats talk about personal liberty; Republicans talk about economic freedom. But what they do once in power belies their words.

I say we're best off if government just leaves us alone to our peaceful cooperation with whomever we please. Let politicians advocate moral behavior. Let them give to charities. But leave government -- which is physical force -- out of it.

That's why I like Gary Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico. He's the Libertarian Party candidate for president. As governor, Johnson vetoed 750 bills, and yet he got re-elected in that blue state.


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GJ or pretty much anyone other than Obama....

has a better vision for America.

Listen to his plan for us in his 2nd term....


Protect your assets and profit from the greatest wealth transfer in history.



I like ice cream, but that does not mean it should be President.

Everyone should make up their own mind about whom to vote for President. Please stop pointing out celebrities preferences as a reason to vote for someone. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions.

Vote for the individual that you think is the best qualified to do the job as President of the United States because you think it is the right thing to do, not because someone else told you to vote a specific way.

Stossel is one of the

Stossel is one of the nations' most well known and proven libertarians... always questioning what's right with decades of proven experience in thorough analysis.

It's not because he's a "celebrity"... his words carry weight because he himself does. You trying to pass him off as just another celebrity shows your bias.

Napolitano endorses Johnson... and Ron Paul hinted at a VP nod to him. Should we ignore Paul's "celebrity" if he were to endorse someone too?

Granted... we shouldn't take them as orders... but more so take their reasoning for the endorsement into consideration if we hadn't already done so.

Critical Thinking > Emotional Thinking > Pseudo-Intellectuals that Saturate DP
Utilitarianism > Consequentialism > Deontology > Egocentrism
Making people feel "troll'd" with the truth > being an intentional troll > acting like one naturally

If the article were about Ron Paul

I suspect you would be voting it up instead of posting a faux grievance.

At this point

it is not about Gary Johnson and this particular policy or that.

Breaking the two-party monopoly and grow our own party (LP) is of paramount importance. We can refine the policies and leaders when we get realistic chance to win, when even the Electoral College and CIA wont stop the popular vote.

The target is 15% in November.

We should all be aware who among us is against Gary Johnson

1) Religious folks. Well, they have never read or understood Ayn Rand and the danger of morality of sacrifice.

2) Muslim students and immigrants whose main obsession is to curb Israel. Well, those do not understand that "aid" to Israel only grows local socialism there and makes it weak and dependable. Under free-market capitalism Jews and Israel will do just fine, Gary or no Gary.

About 85% of Americans are

About 85% of Americans are religious. That's a huge generalization.

Also, a lot of people oppose GJ because he isn't knowledgeable about the Austrian School (alienating hardcore libertarians), supports the DREAM act (alienating paleoconservatives and anti immigration activists), his support for humanitarian war (alienating anti war activists) and his "CFR-links" (alienating conspiracy theorists).

I don't really oppose him, I agree with Ron Paul, every individual should make their own decision. I think GJ is the best candidate on the presidential ballot this November, but I don't insult those who don't agree.

Let's just make this clear...

Conspiracy Theorists "alienate" THEMSELVES lol

And honestly... the difference between Johnson and Obamney is so drastic that it would be history making in terms of us getting at least off this highway to hell if not heading in a better direction.

Critical Thinking > Emotional Thinking > Pseudo-Intellectuals that Saturate DP
Utilitarianism > Consequentialism > Deontology > Egocentrism
Making people feel "troll'd" with the truth > being an intentional troll > acting like one naturally

That's very true. They always

That's very true. They always find a way to "discover a traitor" and end up hurling accusations at pretty much anyone but themselves, and their obsession with Ron Paul can come off as a little strange. Their presence hurts our movement with the mainstream, but then again, some of their theories aren't too crazy and there are times when questions need to be asked and the truth needs to be discovered. Bradley Manning is a case of a conspiracy theory that definitely came true.

There's a difference though

There's a difference though between having a conspiracy THEORY and claiming it as a FACT.

Also... asking themselves the same question over and over again is sort of pointless. Why don't they become more active and actually go demand answers of whoever they think they can get them from?

If that's to no avail... then what else can they do except detract from issues we can have an impact on?

Critical Thinking > Emotional Thinking > Pseudo-Intellectuals that Saturate DP
Utilitarianism > Consequentialism > Deontology > Egocentrism
Making people feel "troll'd" with the truth > being an intentional troll > acting like one naturally

You have some points

But those who truly understand the issues are people of intelligence who also understand the reality on the ground. They do not kill each others (like Marxians: Mensheviks, Bolsheviks and Socialist-Revolutionaris) for purity of their dogma.

For example, I have personally communicated to Gary about the weakness of the Fair Tax policy. But the reality on the ground do not leave many choices. It will take generation(s) to weed out those who are dependent on the big government. GJ cannot just parrot RP.

Nobody is killing anyone in

Nobody is killing anyone in the liberty movement. What are you even talking about? People are just respectfully disagreeing.

75% of American

adults are affirmative-action recipients if you count women and gays.

Now we can understand that we do not need bankers to destroy Individual Liberties and the constitution.

BTW, I doubt that number. Religious people like Clintons or Obamas are fakes. Among the political right, parents are simply afraid that their children would adapt progressive lifestyle of gay bathhouses.

Interesting fact, most of Koreans in USA are religious. But in South Korea itself only 15% are religious.


"75% of Americans adults are affirmative-action recipients if you count women and gays."

Say wha? What in the world are you yakking about?

"Among the political right,

"Among the political right, parents are simply afraid that their children would adapt progressive lifestyle of gay bathhouses."

Huh? That's total bullshit!

Obama is religious, he used to frequently attend a BLT church. Clinton mentioned God more than GWB did. Also, they are two politicians...there are over 300 million Americans!

Religion isn't "destroying individual liberties and the constitution" at all. Sure, religious people are, so are irreligious people like atheist Pete Stark. Not to mention those irreligious leaders in the USSR, DPRK and PRC. And what about religious people like Syrian Orthodox Justin Amash and Southern Baptist Ron Paul? Stop using religion as a scapegoat. Whether you're religious or not doesn't change anything!

South Korea is very culturally secular in a way America is not.


like you cannot see behind the facade of so-called religious folks. Sad.

About RP, he may consider himself a religious. But for many other Christians, RP looks like a fake. That is why they accepted Santorum or Romney instead.

For many irreligious people,

For many irreligious people, RP looks like a fake. That is why they accepted Kucinich or Obama instead.

You're right, their actions

You're right, their actions are not that of a strictly religious person. However, they, and possibly their church believes they are following their religion. Different people go to different churches, synagogues, temples, etc.

You are religious when you believe yourself to be religious.


You have just dropped the ball! I am sorry I replied to you at all.

You are intelligent when you believe yourself to be intelligent.


It's generally accepted that

It's generally accepted that intelligence is something you are born with. It's generally accepted religion is something you choose. You don't choose whether or not you're intelligent. You do choose whether or not you're religious.

If you believe yourself to be religious, you are, and that is what goes down on the census. Religion is something a lot more personal than intelligence. The definition of "religious" is incredibly blurred and therefore is up to interpretation by the individual.

I think you must suffer from Asperger's Syndrome or something, you don't seem to get people or society at all.

You're clearly not sorry you replied to me, you're just extremely arrogant and therefore unwilling to properly explain your point of view, instead choosing to bash all religion and followers of religion with your dumb collectivist rhetoric. You'll probably reply to this comment too.

I really don't give a crap if you're more intelligent than me. You probably are. Go knock yourself out and enjoy the upvotes from the other Richard Dawkins drones.

Oh yeah, and work on that grammar. "You have just drop the ball!"? Mensa wouldn't approve.

I'll support him as much as he supported ron paul

Too little too late

You mean by publicly stating

You mean by publicly stating on television that if he had to vote for anyone up on stage, he would vote for Ron Paul?

Sounds like since Paul isn't an option, you should vote for him then, according to your little statement.

Support for Gary Johnson

The more America learns about Gary Johnson, the more americans like him. Now that it's become hard to ignore him and the GOP is attacking him in battleground states to surpress him, a backlash is happening. Gary Johnson's media attention is snowballing into the big splash at the very right time to get his national visablity and poll numbers up to the magic 15% to get him in the debate. Americans need to hear what Gary Johnson says. It is a continuation of the things Dr. Paul warned us about for decades. The GOP did not silence the voice of liberty.


It really doesn't matter if he gets all of the RP supporters. There are too many one issue voters for that to happen. What matters is that he appeals to everyone in America who has a libertarian bent. Most people do to one extent or another. or they should, and perhaps his campaign will help them realize that!! It helps that nobody is overjoyed by Romney or Obama.

YEA!! For BIG MEGAPHONES and "Town Hall" no less

Our Pals

You can trust 'em with your banking info and your 16 year old daughter.

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

I like Stossel

but good people can make mistakes too.

I can't really call it a mistake

I might not agree with it, but I believe John Stachel (that's what I call him because of his rockin' stache) is intelligent enough to make his own informed decision on who to support. There's not a newsman out there I respect more than him outside of Ben Swann, certainly no one on cable. If Stachel wants to vote for Gary, that's just fine in my book.

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imagine that...

another statist!

who didn't see this coming?

i don't care what st-ass-el thinks...

gary johnson is cfr, nuff said!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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