Gary Johnson

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Gary Johnson is a former New Mexico Governor running as the Libertarian candidate for President in the November 2016 Election.

He promotes term limits, wants to keep the government out of the Internet, likes government involvement in protecting the environment, but not in manipulating the marketplace. He opposes common core, wants to eliminate the federal Department of Education, takes a middle of the road position on abortion, and beyond wanting to end the war on drugs, he more explicitly wants Marijuana to be legal like alcohol (but not other drugs).[1]

He says that the government should force Christian bakers to make wedding cakes for gays when requested and force Jewish bakers to make Nazi themed cakes when requested.[2][3]

He is generally against gun control, but has expressed openness to measure to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and has expressed openness to a discussion about keeping guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists.[4][5][6][7]

External Resources


  1. Issues - Johnson Weld 2016
  2. William Saturn, "Gary Johnson: Jewish Bakers Should Be Forced to Bake Nazi Cakes", Independent Political Report, 2 Apr 2016
  3. Gary Johnson, "EXCLUSIVE: Gary Johnson: Clarifying my views on religious freedom, Mormons", Deseret News 2 Aug 2016
  4. Brett Chandrasekhar, "Gary Johnson Needs to Shut Up About Mental Health Checks for Guns", The Libertarian Republic, 29 Jul 2016
  5. "Gary Johnson on Gun Control" - On The Issues
  6. Susan Page, "Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson on guns, debates and pot", USA Today, 16 Jun 2016
  7. Brian Doherty, "Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Says Gun Restrictions Make Us Less Safe",, 14 Jun 2016