By Anthony Lopez |Staff Writer|
This general election make your voice heard and cast your vote for Gary Johnson, the libertarian candidate for president because he is the only fiscally responsible and socially tolerant candidate.
The former governor of New Mexico can balance a budget and has shown an ability to create an environment for businesses to grow.
Yet Johnson is a social liberal who acknowledges the war on drugs is a failure, believes in marriage equality, and opposes the war in Afghanistan.
Even though the employment rate is at 7.8 percent according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are still millions of Americans out of work, and yet our debt is continually growing.
Both the Republican and Democratic candidates have sound bites about reducing the national debt, but it was under the Obama administration the national debt rose to the 16 trillion dollar point from the 10 trillion when President Bush left office, according to the latest posting from the Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department.
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney have supported continuing the war on Afghanistan at least until 2014, as if the Kabul regime would surrender on a time table.
Johnson believes that American military activities should be terminated and that our troops should return home.
A silent but significant issue that has made the US the incarceration capital of the World is our failing drug war.
According to The New York Times the U.S. prison population dwarfs the rest of the world, with only 5 percent of the world’s population having more than 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, more than China.
Beyond the domestic incarceration rates, the failed drug war has led to the deaths of thousands among the cities near the US-Mexican border.
Both Romney and President Obama have ignored this issue, and have showed no intentions to end the drug war during this year’s presidential debates.
On the drug war, Johnson has acknowledged the failures and believes that the best way to stop America’s incarceration addiction is to regulate the sale of cannabis like alcohol.
Regarding marriage, Johnson has also said, “Government should not impose its values upon marriage. It should allow marriage equality, including gay marriage. It should also protect the rights of religious organizations to follow their beliefs.”
If you believe that these issues are the most important problems facing the United States, then Johnson is your candidate.
“I’m the only candidate running for the president of the United States that believes that we are going to suffer a monetary collapse, as a result of borrowing and printing money to the tune of 43 cents for every dollar we spend,” said Johnson at his rally at CSU Fullerton.
Forget about the rants draining America for a moment, and look at where the candidates stand on the important issues.
If you are a conservative when it comes to fiscal issues and a liberal when debating social problems, your choice should be clear: Johnson.
Johnson’s economic stance is a responsible one, standing for a balanced budget, cuts in military spending and implementation of a fair tax.
This Nov. 6, vote Gary Johnson for president because he represents the best of the two major political parties, and your vote sends that message.