Gary Johnson, Libertarian Candidate
Email from Our America Initiative: Friends, If you’ve been listening to the politicians and the national media for the past several weeks, you know that the budget sequester spending “cuts” President Obama and Congress came up with — as opposed to actually coming up with a budget — are taking effect today and may end life as we know it. Planes will fall from the sky, our military will be dismantled, children will go hungry, and prisons will be emptied. What a bunch of nonsense! Even with these massive “cuts”, the federal government will spend more money in 2013 than it did in 2012.
June 25th, 2012 · written by Austin Battenberg · 12 Comments Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson released a new Youtube commercial. The video is below. Gary Johnson was also interviewed by Bill Frank, the audio can be heard at Brainstormin’: 2012 Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Explains Why He’s A Better Choice Than Obama Or Romney .
Weekend Thoughts All right, the title is a bit misleading. Dyed-in-the-wool Republican Peggy Noonan didn’t encourage voters to pull the lever for Governor Gary Johnson in her editorial today ( “Once More, With Meaning” ); indeed, she didn’t mention his name. But she wrote a piece chock full of reasons not to vote for either Obama or Romney. To wit:
By Jim Scarantino on June 23, 2012 Print This Post Gary Johnson has won the endorsement of a man who once worked at the center of the Democratic Party.
Gary Johnson is different kind of politician because he wants to dissolve the differences between conservatives and liberals by offering solutions that would benefit all Americans. In 2012, he is running for president on the platform of fiscal conservatism, individual freedom, anti-war, and other libertarian values. One of the big issues Gary Johnson supports (and the big reason why I respect him) is the legalization of marijuana. Johnson points out that about 50% of Americans think marijuana should be legalized, but 0% of our elected officials support legalization. This divide is scary and shows a clear lack of effectiveness of our government.
June 5, 2012 Posted in Blog , News 2 Comments June 5, 2012, New York, NY – Calling NY Gov. Cuomo’s proposed reduction of penalties for simple possession of marijuana “a welcome bit of sanity,” Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson today applauded the proposal, but repeated his call for legalization of marijuana as a better solution to the burdens marijuana prosecutions place on the courts and law enforcement. Johnson is in New York for a series of media appearances, including The Daily Show Tuesday night. As governor of New Mexico, Johnson gained national attention in 1999 as one of the highest ranking elected officials in the nation to call for the legalization of marijuana.
Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 06/11/2012 Jun 11, 2012 09:29 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost One of the reasons that Barack Obama probably moved ahead on marriage equality was to avoid a conflict with his party’s convention and its likely platform. What about the party’s Senate candidates? The question is prompted by the decisions of three state Democratic Parties – in Pennsylvania, Montana, and even Texas – to include platform language in their state platforms supporting marriage equality.
Washington -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday defended the Justice Department 's pursuit of medical marijuana growers and dispensers, saying they "took advantage" of state medical marijuana laws. Appearing before the House Judiciary Committee , Holder acknowledged the Justice Department had broken with the Bush administration and pledged not to go after anyone acting within state law. Nevertheless, those involved in large-scale marijuana growing and distribution have "come up with ways in which they are taking advantage of these state laws and going beyond that which the states have authorized," Holder said in response to questions from Rep.
Holder Defends Department’s Medical Marijuana Track Record By Matthew Volkov | June 8, 2012 12:24 pm Attorney General Eric Holder rebutted claims on Thursday that the Justice Department has circumvented states’ authority by cracking down on medical marijuana outfits. “The Justice Department indicated in a memo that went out by the Deputy Attorney General that we were not going to use limited resources that we have to go after people who are acting in conformity with state law — people who have serious illnesses, people who are acting in conformity with state law,” Holder said at a House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Holder’s riposte came after Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) questioned the department’s “extensive” focus on investigating and punishing those who legally grow and sell medical marijuana in accordance with state laws.
The consequences - for others. (photo: :Dar./flickr) Details from a new book Barack Obama: The Story contains in-depth details about his frequent marijuana use as a young man. Although Obama admitted to using marijuana in his memoir Dreams From My Father , we now learn for example that Obama was a frequently indulging aficionado who was a big fan of hot boxing in cars .
“When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted ‘Intercepted!’ and took an extra hit.” – “Barack Obama: The Story,” by David Marinass via Buzzfeed
No Obstacle Too Great Johnson, who has been referred to as the ‘most fiscally conservative Governor’ in the country, was the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003. Governor Johnson brings a distinctly business-like mentality to governing, believing that decisions should be made based on cost-benefit analysis rather than strict ideology. An avid skier, adventurer, and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peak on four of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest.
Gary Johnson Campaign Responds to Jesse Benton's Claim That There's "No Chance" of a Ron Paul EndorsementDuring a conference call with reporters yesterday, Jesse Benton of the Ron Paul campaign said there was "no chance" of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) endorsing former two-term New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson. From Brian Doherty's report: While Benton refuses to say Paul will endorse Romney, he believes that "if our ideas are embraced and treated with respect, I think the GOP has a very good change to pick up a substantial number of votes" from Paul people. "If we are treated like in '08, then I think a lot of people will stay home or sit on their hands."
. . . for a better medical marijuana law. That's right: you thought we had medical marijuana in Delaware. But not really. According to today's WNJ , even the doctors who believe in the efficacy of the drug to manage chronic pain are unwilling to prescribe it: Dr.