I think very fundamentally to being Libertarian is not having a social agenda. I accept who you are and the life that you live as long as your life does not adversely affect mine.

— Gary Johnson

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A wasted vote is voting for someone that you don't believe in


I don't believe there should be any restrictions when it comes to firearms. None.


My next-door neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel-ready jobs than this current administration.


If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.

The first people who are going to be in line to turn in their guns are law-abiding citizens. Criminals are going to be left with guns. I believe that concealed carry is a way of reducing gun violence.


This country would be a better place to live in if all the resources we currently put toward criminalizing marijuana were instead spent by law enforcement on protection from real crime, as opposed to victimless crime.


Reform immigration to make it easy for individuals to come over here, be documented, pay taxes - immigration reform is needed to state that its about work, its not about welfare... Set up a grace period where they can get a work permit... social security card so that they can pay income tax, social security, Medicare.


We're on the verge of a financial collapse unless we balance the budget, and that means some really, really tough decisions.


I was on NPR's All Things Considered yesterday.

The question was, 'You're on the torture rack, they're going to kill you, who are you going to vote for? Mitt Romney, or Barack Obama? I said, 'Look, I've climbed Mount Everest. I know how to do what it takes. Take this to the bank: I would rather die.'


We own the Federal Reserve. There is this misconception that the Federal Reserve is some private entity. But if I might give an analogy here, we - U.S. taxpayers - own all the stock in the Federal Reserve.


Balance the federal budget now, not 15 years from now, not 20 years from now, but now. And throw out the entire federal tax system, replace it with a fair tax, a consumption tax, that by all measurements is just that. It's fair.


Let's end the unworkable marijuana prohibition and put our money where our mouth is. Let's solve the problems like border crime. We can do it with pot legalization.


I'm asked, what about criminal prosecution of those on wall street? You know what, it's probably because none of them committed any crimes. They just made some incredibly bad decisions.


About Gary Johnson

Quotes 36 sayings
Profession Former Governor of New Mexico
Birthday October 16

I'm finding myself really angry over spending and the deficit.

I'm finding myself really angry over what's happening in the Middle East, the decision to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. I'm angry about cap and trade. And I've been on record for a long time on the failed war on drugs.


Regardless of my legislation, spending has to be stopped.


Tonight was a great opportunity to take on the political status quo that has given us trillion dollar deficits and put millions out of work. Our objective was to inject some common sense into the conversation among Republicans at a time when business-as-usual simply won't work.


Having a debate right now over whether or not to legalize marijuana is kind of like having a debate over whether the sun will come up tomorrow.


The excitement right now is coming from the Liberty movement.

And the Republicans want a piece of it.


Too many Americans have lost faith in our approach to the war on drugs.


Government Picking Winners and Losers = Corruption.

When government tries to pick winners and losers, the inevitable consequence is corruption. Yes, corruption. If not in a legal sense, certainly in a moral sense


The current prohibition laws are forcing drug disputes to be played out with guns in our streets. We need to put a stop to this criminal drug element in our country.


The voice of the Republican party is up for grabs. It's a contest right now.


How simple life is. We buy a fish. We are fed. We sit close to each other, we talk and then we go to bed.


It is clear from the reaction to our campaign so far that our message is resonating. I look forward to continuing to take this message to all Americans, and showing them that I can be as successful running the country as I was running the state of New Mexico.


Pot smokers may be the largest untapped voting bloc in the country.

... A hundred million Americans have smoked marijuana. You think they want to be considered criminals?


Ron Paul's revolution isn't a fluke. It's the future.


I think libertarians need somebody who can articulate getting from A to Z.

But you know, if G is achievable, how about it? Let's get there!


Regardless of who wins, an election should be a time for optimism and fresh approaches.


I had a 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' experience as governor.


I'm absolutely a Ron Paul fan.


It's not 2038 that Social Security is bankrupt. It's now.


I don't smoke marijuana anymore. I don't drink. Marijuana is a handicap. So is alcohol. Alcohol is a terrible handicap. But in spite of being a handicap, it shouldn't be criminal.


Immigration is a good thing. We should make that as easy as possible.


Republicans are horrible with civil liberties, and not so good with dollars and cents. Democrats are horrible with dollars and cents, and not so good with civil liberties.


90% of the problem with marijuana is prohibition related, not use related.


Life's a party. Invite yourself.