That is without a doubt, but I prefer Gary Johnson. Not only does Goode have the Patriot Act baggage, but I don't like the Constitution Party platform position on immigration. They want to reduce legal immigration, while I believe that making legal immigration easier is the most effective way to slow down illegal immigration. It is not a deal breaker for me, but I find Gary Johnson's position closer to my own. In addition, I do have a hard time overlooking Goode's legislative history.
As far as drug issues are concerned, the following is part of their platform:
"We support legislation to stop the flow of illegal drugs into these United States from foreign sources. As a matter of self-defense, retaliatory policies including embargoes, sanctions, and tariffs, should be considered."
It may not be as objectionable as existing policy, and I appreciate the fact that they support states rights on the issue, but it sounds like they look at drugs as a criminal issue. I prefer to think of it as a medical issue. Again, I find Gary Johnson closer to my position.
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