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Gary Johnson - American Solutions
YouTube ^ | Jul 2, 2012 | LibertyPen

Posted on 07/15/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT by OneWingedShark

Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, talking about our current problems and advocates American solutions.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: apauling; apaulogists; garyjohnson; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; newmexico; paulestinians; paulistinians; rockymountainhigh

1 posted on 07/15/2012 3:16:48 PM PDT by OneWingedShark
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; ...

Thought you guys might like this interview, posted on Youtube on 02 Jul 12.


2 posted on 07/15/2012 3:20:49 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

bleeeech. No thanks. If I had wanted to vote for this libertarian yahoonI could have done so in the primary


3 posted on 07/15/2012 3:44:54 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: OneWingedShark

Why would we be interested in this liberal moron?


4 posted on 07/15/2012 3:51:00 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Nifster

Gary will probably get my vote in the general election. I only vote for strict-constructionist conservatives anymore. The calluses on my nose need a chance to heal.


5 posted on 07/15/2012 3:51:59 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: montag813
"Why would we be interested in this liberal moron?"

You obviously don't know much about him.

6 posted on 07/15/2012 3:53:32 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Nifster; montag813
Nifster:     bleeeech. No thanks. If I had wanted to vote for this libertarian yahoonI could have done so in the primary
montag813:   Why would we be interested in this liberal moron?

Question: Did either of you watch the interview?
Question: Which part(s) do you say made him a liberal? Which a libertarian?

Followup #1: Is "libertarian" a bad thing? Is "Liberal" (classic, not co-opted modern, sense)?
Followup #2: How is Mitt Romney in any way at all a better candidate?

7 posted on 07/15/2012 4:09:35 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: gorush
You obviously don't know much about him.

I know that Johnson is no true libertarian. He wants a FEDERAL MANDATE upholding "gay marriage" - regardless of what states want to do. I guess he has the 10th amendment printed on his toilet paper. In addition, he wants amnesty for illegal aliens, and open borders - despite libertarian icon Milton Friedman's warning that you cannot have open borders with a welfare state. His focus on our border as just being about workers shows a fundamental ignorance of the growing terrorist threat across those borders. Johnson clearly has enjoyed far too many bong hits. Any FReeper who pulls the lever for him needs their head examined.

8 posted on 07/15/2012 4:27:42 PM PDT by montag813
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To: OneWingedShark
Having watched the video:

I see he is for open borders, murdering children, smoking dope


9 posted on 07/15/2012 4:37:49 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: OneWingedShark

I supported Gary as Governor, and would have supported him had he won the Republican nomination, but beating Obama is priority one, and voting for Gary isn’t going to help that cause.


10 posted on 07/15/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT by pallis
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
Having watched the video:
I see he is for open borders, murdering children, smoking dope

Open borders = Making sure those aliens who are here are here legitimately? He was right about the infeasibility of building a wall/fence and about permanently stationing/patrolling the border especially in light of our financial problems.

I'll make no excuses for abortion; however, let me ask who is responsible for declaring abortion kosher? And what would happen if the President tried to go against that organization? (Congress makes the laws, not the President; ironically abortion became kosher due to actions by neither of those. Lay the blame properly.)

As to smoking dope, I should think it fairly obvious by now that the only losers in the War on Drugs is the Citizenry. Look at the 4th Amendment. Look at the taxes used to incarcerate drug criminals. Look at the mentality spawned in Law Enforcement Officers. Finally, look at the 18th and 21th Amendments and tell me how the Federal government can legitimately police some drug when they had to pass an amendment to do so with respect to alcohol.

11 posted on 07/15/2012 6:40:03 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: pallis
I supported Gary as Governor, and would have supported him had he won the Republican nomination, but beating Obama is priority one, and voting for Gary isn’t going to help that cause.

That's funny; I didn't say anything about electing him.
I just posted a video about him touting American solutions to America's problems.

12 posted on 07/15/2012 6:41:01 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Yeah, the funny thing about these threads is that people read them, and post to the person who starts them, while really posting to everyone. My apologies.


13 posted on 07/15/2012 8:56:24 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis
Yeah, the funny thing about these threads is that people read them, and post to the person who starts them, while really posting to everyone. My apologies.

Not a problem; just a little odd, considering the video itself is about solutions to American problems (irrespective of who is president, it's general enough).

14 posted on 07/15/2012 9:06:51 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Gary Johnson, never heared ofn him afor. not much to look at, only fair to midlen delivery skills, spot on political savy. A breath of fresh air. Ifn there’s a ping on GJ, please add Rab. Thanks for suer OWShark.

Raben


15 posted on 07/15/2012 10:09:13 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: OneWingedShark

when johnson was govenor of NM, he went all over the US saying legalize drugs.

And we couldn’t hike down the canyon along the stream near our home, because we had been warned the house downstream was owned by one of the biggest drug lords in Mexico.

Coincidence? Or just he was bribing the guv?


16 posted on 07/15/2012 10:40:25 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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And we couldn’t hike down the canyon along the stream near our home, because we had been warned the house downstream was owned by one of the biggest drug lords in Mexico.

But....but....we were told legalizing drugs would get rid of the drug lords.

17 posted on 07/15/2012 10:42:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: LadyDoc
when johnson was govenor of NM, he went all over the US saying legalize drugs. And we couldn’t hike down the canyon along the stream near our home, because we had been warned the house downstream was owned by one of the biggest drug lords in Mexico. Coincidence? Or just he was bribing the guv?

I dunno.

I do know that the War on Drugs is illegitimate; nothing in the Constitution allows the sort of policing of substances that the feds use, despite what judges say. (Wicard, Raich, etc.)

The US had to pass an amendment to exercise that sort of control on alcohol (18th Amd), it was repealed, and nothing was passed to allow similar with these other "controlled substances".

I'm not sating this because I'm a pothead, I don't even like the smell, but because I'm a programmer and like my "globals", "constants", & "assertions" to be just that. If the FedGov can do this with respect to drugs then what can't it do with respect to anything we buy/do/sell?

18 posted on 07/15/2012 10:58:46 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Having been involved with the Libertarian Party
at the State level for a number of years,
I have concluded that they are anarchists
who wrap themselves in the constitution.

Anarchists none the less.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 8:30:20 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: OneWingedShark

If the FedGov can do this with respect to drugs then what can’t it do with respect to anything we buy/do/sell?


How about something as simple as “raw milk”? SWAT raids have occurred.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 11:47:43 AM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: OneWingedShark

The first drug laws were passed because too many people died from “legal” drugs (e.g. many babies died from being given too much “teething medicine” that included morphine) and the epidemic of morphine addicts, many of whom got addicted because they were unaware of the addiction potential of over the counter pain medicines.

Making the drugs illegal worked, until the 1960’s groups made drug taking glamourous and popular...

but no one wants to connect the dots between drug use and social problems: American cars became shoddy due to drug use in the plants became common, many car accidents from drug use (and since marijuana has a slow half life, it affects the brain longer than alcohol).Then you have the drug culture side effects: Pleasure before taking care of the kids (one million kids brought up by grandparents or relatives, not to mention those in foster homes)...etc etc.

I blame the churches, who never had the guts to preach the gospel...if the churches did their job, you wouldn’t need laws, but never mind...


21 posted on 07/16/2012 6:54:10 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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