Skip to comments.LIBERTARIANS & MARIJUANA: Gary Johnson Interview with Hannity (video
Posted on 05/08/2010 9:36:48 AM PDT by FactReal
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Gary Johnson supports abortion rights, gay unions and legalized pot. And he's probably running for president." Salon.com
|LEFTISTS LOVE LIBERTARIANS
Leftists like Salon.com love libertarian Gary Johnson so much that they titled their interview with him: The most interesting Republican you've never heard of. Here is a summary of that interview:
Johnson Favors Prostitution
Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico and a likely candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, is talking about hookers.
Johnson Favors Legalization of Marijuana. Supports Abortion. Opposes the Wars. God? What God?
But Johnson doesn't even blink. It's not like this is the only topic on which he risks offending the GOP's base. He also favors legalizing pot, supports abortion rights, and opposes the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Oh, and he doesn't go to church. "I don't think you'll ever hear me invoking God in anything I do," he tells me.
Johnson Fell for Obama
Ask Johnson what he thinks of Barack Obama, for instance, and rather than the stream of vitriol that might issue semi-automatically from the lips of some party colleagues, he answers: "You can't help but like him."
Johnson Doesn't listen to Beck and Rush. Agrees with Tea Partiers in fiscal matters, but sees a lot of fringe?
Johnson seems ill at ease with the belligerent icons of modern-day conservatism. What does he think of the idol of the Tea Partiers, Glenn Beck?
Johnson Against Arizona Immigration Law (SB1070)
On other issues, Johnson doesn't bother to hide his disdain for his party's hard-liners. Take the incendiary new immigration law passed in Arizona, for instance:
Johnson Has Little in Common with Republicans
All of this raises an obvious question: What is Johnson doing in the Republican Party?
Like libertarian Ron Paul, Johnson blames America first
On foreign policy, Johnson' s views are straight out of Paul' s rhetorical armory. He asserts that "our security is not being threatened" in either Iraq or Afghanistan. In fact, he argues, America's "actions have actually had a reverse impact on our security. We have made enemies out of tens of millions of individuals that maybe we wouldn' t have made otherwise."
Johnson Sounds Conservative Only in Fiscal Matters
It is the drain on the nation' s finances caused by the two wars that seems to horrify him more than anything else. His fierce fiscal conservatism represents the main -- or perhaps only -- sliver of common ground Johnson shares with the mainstream of his party.
Leftists Can't Wait for the Implosion of the Republican Party Salon.com ends the interview with Johnson, with this happy note from their leftist perspective:
...one thing is guaranteed: If Gary Johnson runs for president, he' s sure to freshen up the national conversation. And those debates with Mitt Romney should be fun to watch.
|NOTES TO PONDER - What differs Gary Johnson from liberals?
- Isn't he more of a Democrat Blue Dog (liberal in all policies except fiscal matters)?
- If Gary Johnson and Ron Paul want to legalize Marijuana because "we have lost the war on drugs," should we then stop our fight against crime, pedophilia, kidnappings, poverty, the common cold, cancer, Socialism, etc.?
I heard someone use the term losertarians. I think it fits.
Who is Gary Johnson?
Another liberal with a liberal track record.
I see no questions on his stand on porn. As a good Liberaltarian, we must assume he is for all the free porn he can get to go along with all that legal dope.
I can’t beleive these people!
He pretty much sounds like a lib democrat.
My problem is the fact that drug legalization is the only thing that seems to matter to them.
NM Kokesh Pal ping.
lets have male prostitution loud and proud advertized just as widely..even if only by "mouth....
lets just let it all go....
maybe the male sex clubs could visit the high schools to look for prospects......
heck, lets provide them for our military....
civilization can not remain if there are no rules, no morals, no values, which means no families....
It is the first thing they talk about, then sorta add the other items mainly “blame America first”.
Classical liberals and modern liberals are the not the same animals. Classical liberals favored limited government and laissez faire capitalism. Modern liberals favor omnipresent government within a marxist economy.
Modern liberals bait people with libertinism and switch once in power (Marxism started out in France, Germany, and later Russia as libertine lifestyles within the restrictions of giving up the collective soul to the government). As was seen, the USSR, China, Albania, et al switched to a reactionary highly restrictive form of letting people live life once they all reached optimal power.
Seems to me this guy is a modern liberal that latched onto the title of libertarian because he believes it’s chic.
But I could be wrong.
I think you hit the nail on the head. The proverbial fashionable non-conformist.
I’ve moved to calling them DecptiCons.
I watched him on Hannity.
Am I going to be the only one that says he had some good points?
I am very conservative but I do believe that Pot should be legalized. That does not mean that it is legal as in Alcohol.
The War on Some Drugs is an avenue for power and control, and just like other leftist causes, conveniently unwinnable. It has never been a true conservative limited government principle.
There is nothing un-republican about recognizing that truth.
I don't know if that's really a "position" on porn but the one thing undeniable is that it is absolutely true.
You are right, criminalizing pot has been and will always be a complete failure. Making pot illegal has only created the problem of the illicit drug trade and has solved no other problems related to pot smoking.
Time to get real.
Legalize prostitution too. Has it caused any problems in Nevada?
Marijuana should be legal, no two ways about it. Much less dangerous than alcohol, the US spends $1billion plus each year in enforcement that could be cut from the budget.
I think you should be very careful when you read anything from Radley Balko. He is not a libertarian, he is a liberal in sheeps clothing. I think he has done much good work with police oversite, but he is an avid fan of the folks over at The Atlantic, and his writing is so similar to Andrew Sullivan it’s creepy. He’s entitled to his opinion, but he’s not a libertarian.
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