Gary Johnson joins Judge Andrew Napolitano on FOX News’s Freedom Watch to discuss such issues as the economy, government spending, Ron Paul, the state of the GOP, the Federal Reserve, inflation, the 2010 elections, and his Our America Initiative.
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Gary Johnson joins Sean Hannity on FOX News to talk about the Tea Party movement, the GOP, the economy, government spending, education, abortion, taxes, Barack Obama, drug law reform, foreign policy, his mantle as the “new Ron Paul,” his Our America Initiative, and the 2012 presidential election.
Salon.com did a piece on Gary Johnson recently called “The most interesting Republican you’ve never heard of,” where they talked about his views on drug law reform, abortion, foreign policy, cultural issues, immigration, his views of Barack Obama and the Tea Party movement, the state of the GOP, the economy, government spending, deficits, taxes, entitlements, his Our America Initiative, his similarities to Ron Paul, and the possibility of a 2012 presidential run.
Gary Johnson went on The Schilling Show on WINA 1070 AM radio to discuss such issues as the economy, government spending, deficits, inflation, taxes, entitlements, health care, immigration, foreign policy, drug law reform, cultural issues, abortion, the 2012 presidential election, and his Our America Initiative.
Gary Johnson joins WSJ columnist Ralph Gardner Jr., NYC’s new Taxi Commissioner David Yassky, and environmental journalist Andrew Revkin to speak with Brian Lehrer on WNYC 93.9 FM about such issues as immigration, drug law reform, government spending, the economy, the deficit, inflation, entitlements, taxes, foreign policy, his mantle as the “next Ron Paul,” the Tea Party movement, his Our America Initiative, and the 2012 presidential election.
Gary Johnson joins The Fairness Doctrine, WDIS AM 1170 to speak about such issues as the economy, government spending, entitlements, the deficit, inflation, the Federal Reserve, taxes, drug law reform, civil liberties, abortion, judicial nominations, foriegn policy, immigration, Ron Paul, his Our America Initiative, and the 2012 presidential election. (Warning: The audio quality on this radio recording is not terrific.)
Gary Johnson speaks out on KTLK FM’s Jason Lewis Show, on such issues as foreign policy, drug policy reform, the economy, government spending, the deficit, immigration, abortion, Barack Obama, the state of the GOP, the Tea Party movement, his gubernatorial experience, his Our America Initiative, and the 2012 presidential election. (Gary Johnson comes on at the 19 minute mark.)
From Gary Johnson’s Our America Initiative website this week:
April 20, 2010, Santa Fe, NM —Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico and Honorary Chairman of the OUR America Initiative, today announced his continued support for marijuana legalization. Governor Johnson points out that we are not winning the war on drugs. Billions of dollars are being wasted and the result is higher crime rates. Marijuana legalization is an effective means to reduce the exorbitant costs currently spent fighting the War on Drugs; as well as providing the ability to generate a new revenue stream for state budgets through taxation of marijuana.
“It is time we cut the crime rate in this country,” said Johnson. “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.” Johnson went on to say that current drug laws produce detrimental consequences in Mexico and other Central and South American countries. “If it were not for the prohibition laws in this country, the drug cartels would not be in business.”
Studies show that prohibition of marijuana costs American taxpayers approximately $42 billion per year in law enforcement costs, as well as lost tax revenues. In addition, Mexican drug cartels continue to reap huge profits from the prohibition of marijuana – with up to 70% of their total profits based on marijuana sales in the United States.
Governor Johnson is a longtime, credible advocate of legalization; officially stating his position on the issue during his second term in office as Governor of New Mexico. As such, he is the highest-ranking elected official to ever offer public support on the issue. “This country would be a better place to live if all the resources we currently put towards criminalizing marijuana were instead spent by law enforcement on protection from real crime, as opposed to victimless crime,” stated Johnson. “My opinion in regards to marijuana is that we should tax it, regulate it, and control it. I want to make it clear that I don’t advocate recreational drug use of any kind. Obviously, it will never be legal to smoke pot, become impaired, and get behind the wheel of car or do harm to others. It will never become legal for kids to smoke pot.”
As honorary chairman of the OUR America Initiative, Governor Johnson has traveled to fourteen states in the last three months talking about the important issues of the day. In addition to discussing his support of legalization, he has encouraged public dialogue on lowering taxes, reductions in deficit spending, and a return to common sense governing. “One of the things I’m most excited about is seeing the issue of marijuana legalization moving towards the forefront of our political dialogue. The public is become more aware of the wasteful expenditures and drain on our law enforcement resources that marijuana prohibition has caused,” Johnson stated.
Governor Johnson is available for interviews, or to contribute content as a subject matter expert on legalization. Please contact Sue Winchester at 801.303.7924 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
A clip from Gary Johnson’s speech to the Arizona Tax Day Tea Party. In the clip, Gary talks drug law reform, term limits, the economy, government spending, deficits, entitlements, health care, and foreign policy.
Press release from Gary Johnson’s Our America Initiative this week:
April 15, 2010, Santa Fe, NM — Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico and Honorary Chairman of the OUR America Initiative, today announced his upcoming visit to New York City, as part of his road tour of America. Governor Johnson will speak at several political events and fundraisers in New York, from April 26th – 29th, to be followed by speaking engagements in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Governor Johnson will continue to focus on lowering taxes, reducing deficits, the impact of health care reform, and arguments for the legalization of marijuana.
Recently, Governor Johnson has been a featured speaker at several high profile Tea Party events in Fresno, Tempe and South Carolina, each with audiences of several thousand people. Additionally, he has conducted productive visits to New Hampshire, Washington, DC, Michigan, Orange County and Missouri, in the past several months.
Governor Johnson has garnered significant national press and media attention since the launch of OUR America in early December, “I’m looking forward to continuing the message of lower taxes common sense government and reductions in deficit spending,” stated Johnson. “The message of OUR America is clearly resonating with the public; I’m extremely encouraged as I encounter people from around the country – from every walk of life – who are eager for a return to common-sense policy and governing.”
Governor Johnson will be available for media interviews throughout his New York trip.
Please contact Sue Winchester at email@example.com or 801.303.7924 to schedule an interview.