As I explained in my 3rd Party Project entry, I’m sharing a summary of what I think the key policies are for each third party candidate. In the interest of fairness, I haven’t added additional context to the candidates’ positions. Still, this summary probably leaves a lot to be desired, so if you are interested in what you see, I encourage you to visit the candidate’s site at garyjohnson2012.com.
Libertarian Party Ticket: Gary Johnson/Jim Gray
Summary of Gary Johnson – On the Issues
- End American military activities in Afghanistan
- Reevaluate all American foreign deployments
- End torture
- Unjustly incarcerated individuals should have the ability to seek compensation through the courts
- All prisoners have a right to due process
- Ease work visa requirements
- Establish a 2-year grace period for illegals to obtain work visas
- Streamline the legal immigration process
- Keep the Internet censor-free and affordable
- Stop government subsidies to Internet service providers
- Oppose Net Neutrality
- Oppose Internet tax
- Scrap all Internet kill switch
- Repeal the Affordable Care Act
- Allow states to innovate with Medicare and Medicaid
- Repeal Medicare Part D
- Repeal the Patriot Act
- End TSA pat-downs and body scans for all but high-risk individuals
- Legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana
- Support marriage equality
- Conserve the second amendment rights guaranteed to all Americans
- Insist on a basic cost-benefit analysis for all environmental regulations
- Cut trillions from federal spending via a Balanced Budget
- Put a stop to stimulus, unnecessary subsidies, and earmarks
- Identify and implement common-sense cost savings to reform entitlements
- Reject auto, banking, and state bailouts
- End corporate welfare and cap-and-trade
- End government support of Fannie and Freddie.
- Give school choice power to parents
- End the Department of Education
- Empower states to expand successful reforms such as vouchers and charter schools.
- Audit the Fed
- Abolish the Internal Revenue Service.
- Enact the Fair Tax to tax expenditures, rather than income
Want to know more about Gary Johnson? Visit his site at garyjohnson2012.com.