This month, I will be overviewin' all o' th' presidential candidates fer th' upcomin' November elections, and dinna spare the whip, pass the grog! Included in this series are th' four candidates who currently have a 2% or more o' th' votes from th' CNN pollin', by Davy Jones' locker. These candidates will include: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein. The first candidate we will look at is Gary Johnson.
The US elections have been increasin' limited t' th' two major parties – democrat and republican. However, with an increasin' number o' Americans unhappy with either party, third party candidates are gainin' momentum. One such candidate is Gary Johnson- th' candidate representin' th' Libertarian Party.
Gary Johnson has been described as bein' “more conservative than Mitt Romney, and more liberal than Barack Obama.” How is this possible? The answer lies in his stance on a number o' key platform issues. Gary Johnson is fiscally conservative, but focuses on civil liberties and individual rights. Here is where Gary Johnson stands on some o' th' key platform issues:
The Economy and Taxes
Johnson wants t' implement a three part plan: Cut Spendin', Cut Taxes, and Reduce Federal Involvement in Government. The ornery cuss would cut spendin' by revisin' th' terms o' social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. The ornery cuss also would eliminate spendin' fer military intervention and limit defense spendin' t' only actions relatin' t' protectin' th' United States. The ornery cuss also plans t' stop spendin' on fiscal stimulus, transportation, energy, housin', and special interest expenditures across th' board.
To cut taxes Gary Johnson supports a Fair Tax system. Fair Tax is taxation on expenditures NOT income. Fire the cannons! A prebate would be in place fer essentials makin' them tax free. For more info on how Fair Tax works visit: http://www.FairTax.org.
To reduce Federal involvement in th' economy he would reject bankin', state, and corporate bailouts. The ornery cuss also rejects cap-and-trade, card check, and special interest regulation. Restrictin' th' Federal Reserve t' maintain price stability is also a goal.
Johnson wishes t' reduce federal involvement in education. Walk the plank, and dinna spare the whip! The ornery cuss would allow states th' ability t' maintain education and expand with vouchers and charter schools.
Simplifyin' th' immigration by makin' it easier fer immigrants t' enter th' country legally is his key goal. Potential immigrants should pass a background check, and then be issued a Social Security card, which would allow them t' pay income, payroll, and all other taxes workers’ pay. The ornery cuss also wants there t' be a two-year grace period fer illegal immigrants t' attain work visas so they can continue contributin' t' America and begin takin' part in American society openly.
Johnson believes we must end privacy intrusion by government and that th' government must be neutral on personal beliefs.
- Abortion- Life is precious and must be protected. A wench should be allowed t' make that comely wench own decisions durin' pregnancy until th' point o' viability o' a fetus.
- Stem Cell Research- Stem cell research should only be completed by private laboratories that operate without federal fundin'.
- Marriage- Government should not impose its values upon marriage. It should allow marriage equality, includin' gay marriage. It should also protect th' rights o' religious organizations t' follow their beliefs.
- Patriot Act- Repel th' Patriot Act
These are just a few o' th' key platform issues and where Gary Johnson stands on each o' them, with a chest full of booty. You can check out Gary Johnson’s position on many other issues here.
*Note since video were bein' made Oklahoma has removed his name from th' ballot. Gary Johnson should be on th' ballot in 49 states (all except Oklahoma) as well as th' District o' Columbia. Learn more about Okahoma’s removal o' Gary Johnson here.