Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson is an Asshole Reply

Laurence Vance explains why.

In the Gary Johnson interview with Robert Wenzel, when asked about what a libertarian was, Johnson said that, speaking with a broad brush, most Americans are fiscally responsible and socially tolerant and that, with a broad brush, that is what libertarians are about.

What planet is he on? If most Americans are fiscally responsible and socially tolerant and that is what libertarians are about then why are there not 535 Ron Pauls in Congress? Johnson makes it sound like a libertarian is just a liberal who wants to balance the budget.

I also note that he says in the interview that he wants to abolish the drug war. But when Wenzel asked about drugs harder than marijuana, Johnson did not give a straight answer. I previously blogged here that Johnson said he was not in favor of legalizing harder drugs.

Don’t be like Johnson, read Rothbard on libertarianism, on drugs, and on everything else.

Update: a reader points out that when Johnson was governor of NM, he did not use his power as governor to end the drug war. He did not pardon non-violent drug offenders or order state police to stop prosecuting NM citizens.

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