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Gary Johnson on The Federal Reserve

Gary Johnson on The Federal Reserve

Governor Johnson has stated that the actions of the Federal Reserve Bank should be more transparent and that it needs to be reviewed and managed effectively. Governor Johnson blames the Federal Reserve Bank for the housing bubble, but also credits them with mitigating that bust. He states that the American people deserve to know the extent to which the Fed has purchased private assets at home and abroad to help ensure that the value of the dollar is not deminished further.

Although he has called for more transparency, he does not feel that the Federal Reserve Bank should be abolished. He is also hesitant about regulating the bank as that would put politicians such as Barney Frank in charge of greater economic power.

Republican Liberty Caucus Interview

In January of 2010, Governor Johnson was interviewed by the Republican Liberty Caucus. He was asked about the federal reserve and monetary policy and states that the federal reserve is responsible for the housing bubble.

L: What is your position on the Fed and the gold standard?

J: The Federal Reserve deserves full responsibility for the housing bubble and as well deserves credit for mitigating the bust. Overriding that, the dollar is now worth a nickel. I understand the arguments for a free market in money and I support them. I shy away from the phrase “regulate the Fed” because I do not want Barney Frank deciding monetary policy. I wouldn’t say the Fed needs to be abolished. I understand the argument for a gold standard, though. The US government should be pursuing a strong dollar policy, which the Fed hasn’t done.


Interview was done in 2010! Supporting the continuation of the FED a game stopper for the Libertarian Candidate.

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Rockefeller Libertarian

From what I can tell, Gary Johnson is for abortions, pot and low taxes. He's for humanitarian wars and has a soft spot for the Federal Reserve.

He and Romney have similar views on the Fed.

Johnson isn't all bad, and is probably a lesser evil than Romney and Obama. But if interventionism abroad and the Fed are your main issues, then writing in Ron Paul is the best option.

"I ain't the dying type."

Reader, writer, soldier.

Gary Johnson

Listen, Gary Johnson is for abolishing The FED, but he has realistic ideas that he thinks need to be done in order to get there, let us stop doing like the sheeple and putting out misinformation, just because we have differences with a candidate. I, for one will not be like the neocons and sheeple I deal with on The Blaze.


Gary Johnson has been moved by Ron Paul and has admitted that point:




We are battling for the Liberty Movement that was started by Ron Paul, but now, with Ron Paul not on the ballot, we must put our focus on the movement itself and start thinking about the movement logically instead of emotionally. If we get the Libertarian Party 5%, it will push our movement forward. If we continue to gain chairs in the GOP at the state levels, it will push our movement forward. If we continue to win the battles in these two areas, we could see two vehicles to push the Liberty Movement forward, and with these two vehicles, we could win the war in my lifetime and I am 55 years old. My Opinion.

Down vote me all you want

You can down vote all you want, I am still going to fight for Liberty in any way that I believe will be the best for the Movement. All this infighting will do nothing but hurt the Movement, in my opinion. I am trying to look at the big picture here and will not lower myself to emotional decisions. Of course I know that many of you are young and have been let down by what happened in the primary and at the convention, but if we do not get ourselves together, and soon, our battles for Liberty are going to get harder. With the rule changes, it will be very hard for a grassroots candidate in the Republican Party gain any ground in future elections. If the Libertarian Party gets 5% this election, they will not be able to stop us with these rule changes with 50 state automatic ballot access and election funding. I am thinking with my head instead of with my emotions. I am hoping that more will see what I see and agree with me instead of just down voting good ideas for Liberty. My Opinion.

Fed Shill Gary...

thinks the Fed is a public organization that needs to be micromanaged, not a private banking cartel that needs to be shut down.

I don't play, I commission the league.

How many write-in campaigns have been successful where the

supposed candidate never says one single word asking that he be written in?

Answer: NONE.

But this time it will be different right?

Yes, it will.

Liberty lovers everywhere are writing in Ron Paul. The Revolution rolls on and there's nothing trolls like you can do to stop it. You mad?

I don't play, I commission the league.

Lets see on Tuesday.

Ron Paul MIGHT get more write-ins than Hillary Clinton does.

He got fewer in 2008 than she did.

But we actually have people here thinking he is going to win California! I mean, I am all for optimism - but you have to try living in the real world too.

Ron Paul

If he gets more than 5%, what would you say?

"Truth is Treason in an Empire that lies" - Ron Paul

Educate the masses, and win in the end.

I know you're jealous...

of the RON PAUL Revolution, but suck it up. Should have picked a real, principled candidate to follow.

I don't play, I commission the league.

Too late...

Ron Paul has already been a success... The Awakening

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Save us from the crazies who seem to think we have a choice

between a BONAFIDE CANDIDATE (Gary Johnson) and a GUY WHO IS ABSOLUTELY NOT RUNNING and has never even requested you write him in - (like RON PAUL).

Reality is SO HARD for these people.

Get out of DP

Johnsonbot. AKA legalizeliberty ver 2.0

why is it so hard to understand that People WANT Ron Paul?

"Truth is Treason in an Empire that lies" - Ron Paul

Educate the masses, and win in the end.

I want Ron Paul too. BUT HE ISN'T A CANDIDATE!!!!!!

Gary Johnson IS a candidate.

It really is as simple as that. And you guys don't get it.

Gary Johnson...

is an enemy of sound money and non-interventionism... it's as simple as that.

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Gary "CFR" Johnson isn't a candidate...

he's a coat-tail rider!

I don't play, I commission the league.

Living in denial doesn't make it true.

Reality is a tough place some times - but its where we all have to live.


Gary being thought of as a libertarian = denial
The idea of Gary getting 5% = denial
Gary's views = denial
Gary's supporters = denial

Ron Paul = truth, principles, and liberty

I don't play, I commission the league.

You're just upset...

that we have the audacity to express disagreement with you.

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Go back to obamney central

You are irrelevant here.

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

Reality is so so so hard for you.

And then you wonder why they call Ron Paul supporters crazy.

We've always known why..

they call us crazy. They are scared of us. We're all up in their party. They would rather us to go wander off to some other party. Hence they bring in Roger Stone... :)

"Politics is not about uniting. It is about dividing." - Roger Stone

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

weebles: Your posts appear momentarily to me - but not long

enough for me to read them or respond to them.

You see - I have blocked you, so that I cannot read your foolishness anymore. I like this much better.

I suggest you do the same to my posts so that we might coexist here.


Not fair. You're supposed to accuse me of being gay like you did to the last person you put on ignore.

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Let's consider this: Even Dr. Paul said the FED should not...

...be abolished immediately.

He knows the FED would resort to a scorched earth strategy which would cause cataclysmic consequences for our country.

The reality is, we have been dependent on the Federal Reserve System for nearly 100 years.

You must wean the dependents off the system in a controlled manner. There are ways to dismantle this immoral system, but you can't do it over night.

Dr. Paul has equated our dependence on the FED many times, to a drug addict's dependence on the drug, or an alcoholic's dependence on the booze.

Cold turkey results in withdrawal symptoms which are often-times worse than the addiction itself.

I think this is what Gary Johnson understands as well.

And remember, Johnson has on multiple occasions referred to Ron Paul as "my hero."

That's good enough for me.

Therefore: Gary Johnson 2012 - WITH PRIDE!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

I am going on a limb - this is not spam

COHESION. We MUST let the tptb know that we will not disperse, now or in the future. That is what this movement is about at this point and time. We MUST unite and show them that our numbers have grown, and that next election we can not be ignored.

Whether you believe write-ins will be counted or not, or publicly announced or not, the corrupt behind the scenes know EXACTLY where the votes will be cast. Our numbers have grown since 2008, and we must prove that.

Please reconsider. This is crucual, now and for 2016. Many of us are writing in Ron Paul, just as Ron Paul has stayed consistent for decades - to prove that we have COHESION and will not waver.


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

Except - Ron Paul isn't a candidate anymore.

And Gary Johnson is.

Why is that so difficult to grasp?


We work to the end. We do not give up, or bow to your underhanded tactics.

You are MEANINGLESS to me. Tell your boss that if he has issue with that, he can contact me DIRECTLY.

Because this is a public forum, I will use my words wisely: Take a freakin' hike.

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

Its underhanded to point out the silliness of writing in a vote

for a man who is neither running, nor has expressed any desire or hint that he wants you to write him in?

So pointing out reality is underhanded?

Then I am underhanded.