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Gary Johnson on War and the FED

From Gary Johnson's website

"AMERICAN MILITARY ACTIVITIES IN AFGHANISTAN SHOULD END, our troops returned home, and the focus of our foreign policy reoriented toward the protection of U.S. citizens and interests. With Osama bin Laden now killed and after 10 years of fighting, U.S. forces should leave Afghanistan's challenges to the Afghan people.

Decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, American troops remain scattered throughout Europe. It is time to reevaluate these deployments.

Our military should remain the most potent force for good on Earth. To do this, we should resort to military action as the last option and only as provided in the Constitution."

In an interview he was asked if he could imagine a situation where it would be appropriate for US forces to enter another country. He replied that conceivably there could be a situation where for purely humanitarian reasons to rescue people who were going to be killed and US troops going in to save them would be appropriate. However, he said that any such action would require proper authorization as provided in the US Constitution.

Regarding the Federal Reserve, the website states: "Restrict Federal Reserve policy to maintaining price stability, not bailing out financial firms or propping up the housing sector." So he is for much less FED involvement in the economy.

On both these issues I prefer Ron Paul's positions. That is why I supported Ron Paul in 2008 and again in 2012. However, there are a wide range of issues where Ron Paul and Gary Johnson are in agreement. And Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are totally wrong in their positions and will only continue the failed policies that have led us to debt, war and loss of liberty. I hope the Ron Paul delegates at the Republican Convention will get some good planks put into the platform. But Mitt Romney will ignore them when he campaigns and if he is elected as a long line of Republican Presidents have done.

So I am supporting Gary Johnson because he is the closest to my personal views on the issues. He is not perfect but he is far better than Romney and Obama. He has more actual experience in elected office than both of them put together and his track record was of saying no to more bad pieces of legislation than all the other 49 governors combined. So I am doing all I can to get him as many votes as he can to show the world I do not endorse the debt, war and tyranny that is ruining our country.