So as I research Gary Johnson, I guess I’ll put my reactions here.
I like Gary Johnson. I think it odd that I only just found out about him, and though I have yet to look up negative comments, I think more people should start hearing about him!
Also I suppose for the sake of being considerate I will make this a read more.
He wants less federal involvement in private issues. And he’s climbed Mt. Everest.
(True story, this started in a facebook message to cathleen. I am not correcting that typo.)
basically. these are things off his site, my thoughts on them, and kat’s responses.
education should be less regulated by the federal government and more by the state/local government
which at first i thought meant “shouldn’t be funded”
but it actually means that you save five cents of every dollar?
and. can use that money for things the students/parents/teachers think they need
like, in this area would without a doubt i think be great
but in areas like texas/anywhere where anti-evolution/abstinence is regarded as beauty could possibly be bad?
also in economically disadvantaged areas
well the point is it saves money
The Department of Education grants each state 11 cents out of every dollar it spends on education. Unfortunately, every dollar of this money comes with 16 cents of strings attached. States that accept federal funding lose five cents for every dollar spent on education to pay for federal mandates and regulations, taking millions of dollars out of the classroom.
yeahno that sounds
a good time
Repeal President Obama’s healthcare plan, as well as the failed Medicare prescription drug benefit.
I need to know more about Obama’s healthcare plan, but my friends all seem to support it?
Um. Yeah. I think I support it. But also I definitely do not know enough.
The TSA should take a risk-based approach to airport security. Only high-risk individuals should be subjected to invasive pat-downs and full-body scans
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what. i. think that’s good?
it. could be better
but i guess who defines “high-risk”?
it could be better, but also it could be worse
“anyone deemed as having any risk, even four year olds, should be subject”
The TSA should not have a monopoly on airport security. Airports and airlines should be encouraged to seek the most effective methods for screening travelers, including private sector screeners. Screeners outside of government can be held fully accountable for their successes and failures.
started reading this: “well… ehhhh… uuuh.”
But then actually.
Life is precious and must be protected. A woman should be allowed to make her own decisions during pregnancy until the point of viability of a fetus.
What does he mean by “the point of viability of a fetus”?
ok jk found it
wait hi can this man be my president?
i like that
With Osama bin Laden now killed and after 10 years of fighting, U.S. forces should leave Afghanistan’s challenges to the Afghan people.
AMERICA CAN ACHIEVE OUR FOREIGN POLICY GOALS without sacrificing American values.
No criminal or terrorist suspect captured by the U.S. should be subject to physical or psychological torture.
Individuals incarcerated unjustly by the U.S. should have the ability to seek compensation through the courts.
Individuals detained by the U.S., whether it be at Guantanamo Bay or elsewhere, must be given due process via the courts or military tribunals, and must not be held indefinitely without regard to those fundamental processes.
that all sounds like a gooood time
with the best reasons
We have all been raised to believe that there are only two camps in the drug policy universe — “pro-drug” and “anti-drug” — and that any person who does not support the “War on Drugs” is automatically “pro-drug.” This simply isn’t the case.
Governor Johnson believes it is insane to arrest roughly 800,000 people a year for choosing to use a natural substance that is, by any reasonable objective standard, less harmful than alcohol, a drug that is advertised at every major sporting event.
When polled, high school kids say marijuana is easier to get than alcohol. Perhaps this is because they buy from black market dealers who do not ask for ID?
I talked to some friends and asked why they drink so much at a time (i.e, drinking to get wasted)
the response, “We’re not 21. You don’t know when you’ll get alcohol again.”
Honest, effective education will be key to succeeding with this transition.
at this point the conversation veers off and kathleen goes to sleep. but i’ll continue here woooh!
We can never totally eliminate drug addiction and drug abuse. We can, however, minimize these harms and reduce the negative effects they have on society by making sure drug abusers are able to access effective treatment options (jail is not an effective treatment option).
As the former governor of a southern border state, I know fences and walls do not keep out illegal immigrants. Real border security means knowing who is coming here and why.
KEEP THE INTERNET THE CENSOR-FREE, AFFORDABLE TOOL it is today.
An avid skier, adventurer, and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peak on four of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest.
this stuff is just personal wonderfulness <3
when he left office, New Mexico was one of only four states in the country with a balanced budget.
currently resides in a house he built himself in Taos, New Mexico.
Basically, I like Gary Johnson. I think it odd that I only just found out about him, and though I have yet to look up his flaws, I think more people should start hearing about him!