I do apologize for talking politics one day before Easter. The problem I am having is not that people back candidates, that is part of the democratic process. My problem is the difficulty in talking to anyone about their particular candidate in an objective manner. There seems to be a lot of blind allegiance this time around and it bothers me that you cannot even insinuate that a particular candidate might not have it all together without a whirling dervish of that candidates supporters coming down on your head. I understand the importance of loyalty but I don’t ever think loyalty to a particular person is necessary beneficial. I believe in being loyal to my principles of how this nation should be governed and how much government should be involved in my life. That is libertarian principles actually meeting small government ideals.
This means I don’t care who the person is as long as they fight for those ideals. That said they must have those ideals first. Gary Johnson has the ideals I am looking for, but I have found him at times short on fight for the party. Even this year when Rand Paul was still in it, he basically said that if Rand got the nomination libertarians should back him. Well that’s nice, but does that not show a lack of desire to win and thus saying that the other guy is a better candidate than you. He does however have a track record of blocking bad legislation with veto power when he was governor of New Mexico.
The other problem with Gary is the presentation of libertarian ideals. The basic slogan he has used is “Right on Economics, Left on Morality”. Now, I understand what he is saying but that kind alienates people who personally might not agree with this statement but still believe in libertarianism. I like the party slogan better: “Minimum government, maximum freedom”. It actually hits the heart of what most libertarians actually believe in and have in common with most of us.
I don’t know but the alternative is to vote for one of the following: An egomaniac, a guy who might be a republican version of Bill Clinton, a pathological liar, a socialist who might fall over dead at any moment and a guy who is still running even though the math says he can’t win the nomination. Yeah, Gary Johnson it is.
Blessings and Cheers!!!