Why Ron Paul And Not Gary Johnson?
There’s something about Ron Paul. I get it. I really do. He’s anti-war. He’s pro-legalization of drugs. For a lot of people, especially younger voters, that’s all that really matters. He’s kind of a libertarian. “Li-ber-tar-ian.” It’s a nice sounding word. It has the word “liberty” right in it. It sounds a lot like “liberal.” He looks like everyone’s crazy old uncle. You know, the one who sends you all those emails about grand conspiracy theories. He wants to cut a third of all funding to the Federal government because, in his mind, the government is completely inept, unless, of course, they are conspiring against the American people, then I guess, they are a well-oiled machine.
Paul is anti-Choice, which he proved by signing a “Personhood Pledge.”
Paul is allegedly racist, homophobic and anti-semitic and if he’s not, his staff, whom he refuses to take responsibility for, is.
Paul would have voted against the civil rights act.
Paul believes in the sort of Darwinian attitude that is prevalent within the Republican party. Paul believes that property ownership is more important than humanity and that the rights of property owners outweigh the rights of human beings.
Paul believes that insurance companies and, in fact, all companies, should be allowed to discriminate. If someone has the gall to get sick, in Paul’s view, it’s fine for the insurance company to dump them.
Paul wants to get rid of Medicare, Social Security, the Departments of Energy, Commerce, Education, Interior, Housing and Urban Development, FEMA, etc.
Okay, Paul fans, if this side of Paul is still not enough to sway liberal voters from voting for him, how’s this? What if I was to offer you a candidate who was nearly exactly like Paul, but without the soupcon of crazy? What if I was to offer you someone who was younger? Someone who would be statistically likely to live out the next nine years?
What if I was to offer you someone who was for the legalization of marijuana, who believed in treatment instead of incarceration for other drugs?
What if I was to offer you someone who wanted to get out of all wars? What if I was to offer you someone who was against torture and believed that all prisoners are entitled to due process? What if I was to offer you someone who wanted to eliminate the Patriot Act?
What if I was to offer you someone who wanted to audit the Federal Reserve?
What if that same person was also pro-choice and pro-marriage equality?
That someone is right here and the same people who believe that Ron Paul is being ignored by the media should be absolutely apoplectic about the absence of media coverage for Gary Johnson.
Johnson was running for President right along side of Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, but he got less coverage than Rick Santorum. He’s now dropped out of the Republican race and has decided to try to run on the Libertarian ticket.
Why am I, a liberal, writing what is essentially a campaign piece for Gary Johnson? No, I’m not going to vote for him. He is still an economic Darwinist. He is against net neutrality, meaning that he’s fine with a handful of companies running smaller websites out of business.
I’m not going to vote for him, but I do know that people will vote for someone who has views similar to his…and frankly, I’d rather have a President Johnson than a President Paul/Romney/Gingrich/Bachmann/Perry/Santorum.