Gary Johnson Returns to Politics! Relaunches Our America Initiative

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Following the 2016 Presidential election Gary Johnson took some time off to recoup. Currently he is on a biking trek from Canada to Mexico, but once he returns the ball game changes.

From Reason.com:

Johnson and strategist Ron Nielson have relaunched Our America Initiative, a website “giving voice to the notion of less government and greater freedom, and advocating policies that will allow entrepreneurs, young people and all Americans to achieve their dreams.”

Gary Johnson released the following statement:

“In November of 2016, 4.5 million Americans cast their votes for liberty, truly free markets and a small-government alternative to the status quo. That vote total, for Governor Bill Weld and myself, is the highest for a “third party” in two decades.

That tells us something, especially given that our campaign spent roughly 1/1,000 of what the Republicans and Democrats spent—each.

It tells us that more Americans than ever are fed up with a broken political system that simply isn’t offering solutions. And it tells me that those Americans deserve a voice in the debates going on in Washington, DC, and state capitals across the nation.

As a former Governor who left office after serving two terms and quietly let my successors do their things, I am a firm believer in giving a new President and a new Congress a chance. That’s what we do in America. But we’ve now had enough time to see the directions our government is taking.

We are watching as President Trump and the Republicans seem intent on replacing Obamacare with Somebody-Else Care. The whole idea of health care reform for the past decade has purportedly been to reduce costs and increase access. Obamacare isn’t doing that…and what we are seeing so far from the Republicans won’t do it either.

Replacing one version of government-managed health care with another is doomed to fail. There aren’t many things the federal government manages well, and our health is certainly isn’t one of them. Lower costs and greater access will only come from a legitimately free market, taking the shackles off of innovation, removing crony-capitalist insulation from competition, and allowing patients, not bureaucrats, to make decisions. And to help those who truly need help, send the money to the states to shape programs that will actually work.

We’ve seen a budget proposed that once again ignores the 800-pound gorilla of entitlements, increases defense spending…and claims to put us on a path toward a balanced budget. That’s insane, and exactly the kind of political cowardice that has given us trillions in debt.

Whether it be trade or immigration, we are watching as the politicians try to lead us down a nationalist path that is not only painful and short-sighted, but not very American.

Individual freedoms. Drug policy. Criminal justice reforms. Well, the early signs aren’t good. In fact, it seems we have a government today led by folks who are determined to turn back the clock and embrace policies that have not only failed, but have eroded our freedoms almost beyond recognition.

I could go on, but one thing is clear. The voices of liberty, free markets and real freedom need to be raised. 4.5 million Americans spoke out in November, and hundreds of thousands of volunteers, activists and contributors stood up to help shape a freer, more prosperous future.

It’s time to stand up once again. That’s why I am stepping back into the leadership of the Our America Initiative—a not-for-profit advocacy organization with activists in all 50 states working for the freedoms, opportunities and smaller government so many Americans crave.

Politics should be a battle of ideas, not personalities. Let’s put some new ideas on the table.”

For all the haters out there that thought Johnson was done just got a rude awakening. Gary Johnson is committed to the promotion of Liberty and will be a fresh face to the ugly debate we have experienced in America thus far.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Bill Pascoe says:

    I believe Gary Johnson is a true libertarian and feel that he was compelled by the Libertarian party in the 2016 election to say that he was in favor of forcing someone to make a cake for someone of a faith or belief they didn’t agree with. Gary knows this is not the libertarian thing to do or even think, and it appeared to me that he almost choked on these words as he said them. I say all this to hopefully guide the Libertarian party to stand on truly libertarian ideas. If the party wants to gain prominence, liberty and freedom this is a must.

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  2. Andy says:

    Gary’s a good guy. Great Leader. I’d support him & vote for him again.

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