A Libertarian candidate has new ideas to revamp the current course of politics.
Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party 2012 presidential candidate and former governor of New Mexico, spoke to Hofstra students at the Cultural Center Theater Saturday night. Johnson lectured the audience about a variety of issues including the decriminalization of marijuana, the lack of media interest in third party candidates and American foreign interventionism.
Throughout the half hour speech, the former governor heavily criticized the Obama administration’s decision to increase its use of drone warfare.
Former Gov. Gary Johnson and McKay Coppins discuss how Sen. Rand Paul’s latest warning about “big government” may be a 2016 prelude.
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Our short series on some classic American patriots continues with a focus on John Adams. Fortunately, with the fairly recent publication of David McCullough's book entitled "John Adams" (Touchstone, 2001), this somewhat crusty but likeable American is finally beginning to be recognized as the hero that he is.
Tragically, unlike many naturalized citizens who lived under totalitarian regimes, most Americans who were born here take our freedoms for granted. But to the Founding Fathers like John Adams, freedom and liberty were what our country was all about. And those are now slipping away from us because, as John Adam warned us: "Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people."
Today begins a short series in this weekly column about some of America's greatest patriots, and we begin today with probably the greatest: George Washington.
At his funeral oration for George Washington, which was given to both houses of Congress on December 26, 1799, General "Light Horse Harry" Lee famously stated that Washington was "First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of his Countrymen." That was demonstrably true at that time, and it is, or should be, still true today. In fact, there is a good reason why every adult carries his portrait in their pockets (on the one-dollar bill).
One of the most noble public servant positions in our society is a police officer. These men and women often have difficult jobs, and frequently do not get the credit and appreciation they deserve. When I was a child my parents drummed into me that "if I was lost I should find a policeman, because they are my friends." I still believe that, but, unfortunately, we don't hear those sentiments too often these days.
Why is that? Well, one reason is that, with the policy of Drug Prohibition, often the police are seen, at least in some neighborhoods, as an occupying force. Another is that, with many cities in such financial distress, the police are sometimes "strongly encouraged" by mayors and city managers to write more traffic citations. I view this as a corruption of our criminal justice system, because it should never be seen as a revenue-gathering source.
Former Governor of New Mexico and 2012 LP Presidential candidate Gary Johnson joins us to discuss the NSA, the drug war, Rand Paul, Our America Initiative, his future plans. Listen Here.
WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Gary Johnson railed against the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance sweeps in a heated speech on Saturday, calling for a repeal of the PATRIOT Act and slamming the sweeps as a “slap in the face” to U.S. forces.
“Let us not forget that one of the chief complaints against the British government that led us to the Revolutionary War was the fact that the British used general warrant and search for anything and everything,” Johnson said at the “Stop Watching Us” rally held near the Capitol Reflecting Pool.
Gov. Gary Johnson in Washington, DC, this week talking about the NSA and our 4th Amendment rights -- and to speak at a "Stop Watching Us" rally Saturday. An interview Thursday with RT America:
Those of you who have read this column more than a few times can probably tell that innately I am an optimist. For example, recently I have predicted that our nation’s policy of Drug Prohibition will be ended within only a few years. I believe that is true, but I acknowledge that it is an optimistic thought. But one thing that even an optimist like me does not see happening anytime soon is that the lake behind the O’Shaughnessy Dam will be drained and the Hetch Hetchy Valley will once again be restored to its original grandeur. But it should be, and we should all work together for that result.