Johnson’s first point was that the US political system is in desperate need of transparency. Whether Obama or Romney is elected next month, he told the audience, we will still have “a heightened police state in the US.” And Obama and Romney are guaranteed to continue American military interventions abroad, he added.
Indeed. Obama and Romney are more alike than different when you consider the other ideas being bantered about. Such as:
However, [Johnson] saw taxing marijuana as one alternative to outlawing it. “I have drank alcohol,” he said, “and I have smoked marijuana. … I can tell you that in no category is marijuana more dangerous than alcohol – yet we are arresting 1.8 million people a year on drug-related crimes.” He claimed that fully half of the US court and prison budget every year goes to drug-related offenses, and asked, rhetorically, “to what end?”
I would love a presidential candidate to come forward and tell the American people directly that the war on drugs has been an epic failure.
Johnson repeated throughout the debate that thanks to American wars abroad, the US has unnecessarily made millions of enemies around the world. The use of the military, he said, is to defend the country, not invade other nations.
I would love a presidential candidate to come forward and tell the American people directly that our foreign policy of intervening in everyone else’s affairs has been an epic failure.
“The biggest threat to our national security is that we’re bankrupt,” he told the audience….
I would love a presidential candidate to come forward and tell the American people directly that our debt is a national security issue.
Kudos to Gary Johnson. Such a shame that the GOP and Dem and MSM just ignore you.