Gary Johnson at CU-Boulder: I would like to abolish the federal reserveSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:24
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Monday assured an enthusiastic, standing-room-only crowd at the University of Colorado campus that voting for him isn't a wasted vote.
"Wasting your vote is voting for someone you don't believe in," he said.
Johnson highlighted his record as the former governor of New Mexico during the campaign stop, noting that he was not only elected in the heavily Democratic state, but re-elected. He said he likely vetoed more legislation than all the governors before him combined.
He said he's opposed to military intervention, would get American troops out of Afghanistan, doesn't support military action in Iran and wants to slash military spending. He supports the fair tax proposal and would like to abolish the federal reserve. He said he would have vetoed the Patriot Act.
He's not a fan of the healthcare reforms, instead supporting a pay-as-you go system with insurance for catastrophic injury or illness. He's pro gay marriage and marijuana legalization. He urged the crowd, which numbered around 400, to vote for Colorado ballot measure Amendment 64, which seeks to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol.
"I go around the country telling people Coloradans get it," he said, adding the state has a large number of marijuana users.