Majority Of Americans Agree With Gary Johnson On The Issues

By Chris W
The Libertarian Patriot

Great list put together by The Delaware Libertarian and something I have been meaning to do for some time now.

So where does Gary Johnson fit in on the issues as compared to public opinion?

Take a look for yourself...

77% of the American people support the legalization of medical marijuana.
So does Gary Johnson.  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney don't want patients to have that option.

75% of the American people think the defense budget should be cut.
So does Gary Johnson.  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both want to spend more.

74% of the American people want the Federal budget balanced.
So does Gary Johnson.  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, not so much.

72% of the American people think we're spending too much money on foreign aid.
So does Gary Johnson.  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney want to keep spending.

66% of the American people now oppose the war in Afghanistan.  
So does Gary Johnson.  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both want to stay.

65% of the American people think we should be involved in far fewer military interventions overseas.
So does Gary Johnson.  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are happy to send our troops out.

50% of the American people favor legalizing marijuana.
So does Gary Johnson.  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney want to continue the drug war.

50% of the American people favor marriage equality.
So does Gary Johnson.  Barack Obama is a recent convert; Mitt Romney isn't.

So why do the polls show that Barack Obama is polling at about 47%, Mitt Romney at 42%, and Gary Johnson at only 6%?

. . . because 75-80% of the American people don't know who he is, or what he stands for.
As you can see, the vast majority of Americans agree in principle with Gary Johnson on many of the issues that confront us today; the economy, spending, war and civil liberties. Unfortunately the mediots and their masters are all too happy to ignore Gov Johnson, much like they do with Ron Paul, because they know that it will put an end to the big government gravy-train that they have been riding for so long.

It's time for real change if we have any hopes of turning things around. With the opinions of so many people squarely in line with Gary Johnson's beliefs, the paradigm must shift away from the the thought that you are throwing your vote away on a third-party candidate.

The amount of daylight between Obama and Romney on the key issues is infinitesimal and debating which man is a better candidate for the future of America is about as significant as the debate over which is better, Coke or Pepsi. It doesn't matter, they're both the same.

If more Americans voted their conscience, instead of for the lesser of two evils, we would be in a better position to turn things around and end the stranglehold that the Republicrats have on power.

Remember, a vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil.

11 comments:

  1. "Remember, a vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil."

    But, but, but, it's not as big of an evil as Obama, and I'm totally comfortable doing whatever it takes to get that jerk outta the White House, even if it means selling out my principles to get it done, like say voting for Romney, even though this means I am accommodating and/or compromising to do so!

    You libertarians just are too damned principled for me!*
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    On paper, I agree with 90% of Mr. Johnson. I just can't quite bring myself to squeeze the trigger on the marijuana thing. At least you're sticking to your soul and voting your heart and conscience. I surely cannot disagree with such a show of character.

    “If we finally fail in this great and glorious contest, it will be by bewildering ourselves in groping for the middle way.” -John Adams, 1776

    “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” John Quincy Adams


    *sarcasm, by the way. I'm not voting this election cycle due to the fact I refuse to compromise myself for the sake of replacing one Statist with another. Long Live the Republic, indeed, and not the one full of compromisers and cowards, but the True Republic full of principled and resolved steadfastness. We will endure.

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    1. Thanks One Guy

      There are a few things that I disagree with Gov Johnson on, fair tax and limited intervention for starters, but on the whole he is the only candidate that will be on the ballot in November who's views closest align with mine.

      There will never be that perfect candidate for everyone but if you are in agreement with Gary Johnson on 90% of the issues, I hope you will reconsider and give him your vote; he could sure use it.

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    2. Chris W,

      I am indeed reconsidering. I must confess to my naivete, since truthfully I know next to nothing about Gary Johnson, other than what blogs tell me. He is a literal phantom when it comes to the mainstream State-run media.

      Not a promise to vote for him, but a commitment to take a reasonable look closer at him.

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    3. Thanks One Guy, that's all I ask.

      You can always check out GaryJohnson2012.com to find out more about him.

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  2. Chris, Damn fine post... Well done sir!

    When liberty minded Americans finally wake up, pull themselves away from the Robotron Masters in both in both statist minded political organizations that have been hosing the people for far too long maybe things will really and finally change.

    A vote for Gary Johnson will start the train rolling in the right direction and on the right track.

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    1. Thanks Les

      All the credit for the stats goes to The Delaware Libertarian who compiled them, I just added my $0.02

      That said, if the mediots ever give Gary Johnson half the airtime that he deserves, the two faction, one party system that currently rule Leviathan will be set on it's head and we will be well on our way to a Johnson Presidency.

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  3. "Remember, a vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil." Great Line!
    Anyone who chooses to Not vote at all is giving up their their right to complain as far as I am concerned. I will be Voting FOR Gary Johnson. The first time in voting life I wont be voting against the other idiot..... I am truly thrilled!
    I don't agree with everything however he has so much of it right and an overriding "cost/benefit" approach which Government sorely needs.
    Gary Johnson 2012!

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    1. Well said Reddiva, glad to have you on our side.

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    2. "Anyone who chooses to Not vote at all is giving up their their right to complain as far as I am concerned."

      Oh, knock it off. Our votes are ours to give or to hold back. Period. By not voting, does this make any of us any less worthy to live in America? Does the Constitution no longer apply to us? Do people who don't vote still pay taxes? Egads.

      Some of us have earned the right to not vote due to military service. So knock off the holier-than-thou nonsense about people who don't vote not being ALLOWED to opine. That's just ridiculous. What if people who don't vote wish to praise the President and not complain? Are those words any less applicable in your eyes? Yeesh.

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  4. I sort of wish GJ never mentioned the marijuana thing because–lets face it–most of the country is not ready for it. On the other hand, I'm very happy he did. Here's why:

    By raising it as an issue, it brings into focus (for those who care to explore it) the travesty that is the entire justice/slavery/prison/bail system. But because THAT will be so hard to fix (namely, the system rigged to keep black and latinos people in indentured slavitude), then removing the marijuana out of the equation removes the fuel the police need to keep arresting people and putting them through their state-sponsored and private fascist work-camps. End result: Billions saved by tax payers for keeping people out of prison, no-more demonizing of the poor and forcing them through the rigged justice and bail system.

    Let's face it... Legalizing marijuana has NOTHING to do with getting high, (or dangers of the drug, which are almost nil) and everything to do with ending modern day slavery.

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