Gary Johnson – Bio and Updates

Gary Johnson

Campaign site: http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

Two-term (Republican) Governor of New Mexico (1995-2003), Gary Johnson has been labeled by some (including himself) as “America’s most fiscally-conservative governor”. Johnson is also a successful entrepreneur.

Issues:

Johnson’s website lays out his positions on many issues in a clear and concise manner.

A few specific areas:

Abortion rights: Women should have the right to make decisions during pregnancy until the fetus is viable . . . but “all life is precious”. It appears Johnson is trying to say something for both the pro- and anti-choice camps. He provides no statement on contraception. He believes that stem cell research should not be government-funded, but does not suggest outlawing it.

Marriage equality: Government should allow same-sex marriage.

Immigration: Johnson favors streamlining legal immigration and permitting a two-year grace period for illegal immigrants to obtain a work visa, which would then allow normal access to apply for permanent residency or citizenship. He proposes securing the border in part by legalizing marijuana to reduce the US-Mexico drug trade, and supports a “one strike and you’re out” rule for illegal immigrants who break other laws.

More to come!

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2 Responses to Gary Johnson – Bio and Updates

  1. He needs to spell out, in detail, his immigration control “how to” ideas.

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