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Ama-Gi interviews Josiah Schmidt of JohnsonForAmerica.com

In Abortion,Cultural issues,Deficit,Drug reform,Economy,Entitlements,Gary Johnson,Gary Johnson 2012,GOP,Government spending,Immigration,Inflation,Interviews,LGBT rights,Taxes on May 16, 2010 by Josiah Schmidt

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the great new libertarian blog, Ama-Gi, regarding former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and his 2012 prospects:

Ama-Gi:
Who is Gary Johnson and why do you think he should be our next president?

Josiah Schmidt:
Gary Johnson is the former two term governor of New Mexico, who came
from outside of politics to beat a former Republican governor in the
Republican primaries, and to then unseat an incumbent Democratic
governor by a ten point margin, in a state where Democrats outnumber
Republicans 2 to 1.  Gary Johnson was a governor who vetoed more bills
than all his other contemporary governors combined, who cut taxes 14
times, and who balanced the New Mexico state budget.

We need to send Gary Johnson to the White House because our very
survival as a nation depends upon whether or not the government gets
out of the way and stops suffocating this society and this economy to
death.  We have a mountain of debt, regulations, and malinvestments,
thanks to the federal government, and this lethal cocktail will
devastate America for decades to come.  That is, unless we take our
medicine, stop trying to stimulate and bail our way out of this
recession, and let the free market work.  Gov. Johnson is the only one
who can be trusted to make the right decisions for our future.

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Gary Johnson on FOX News’s Hannity Show

In Abortion,Barack Obama,Drug reform,Economy,Education,Foreign policy,Gary Johnson,Gary Johnson 2012,GOP,Government spending,Interviews,Our America,Ron Paul,Taxes,Tea Party on May 8, 2010 by Josiah Schmidt

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.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSsW4abdPg0
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zXaPIc5bMc

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Salon.com: Gary Johnson, the most interesting Republican you’ve never heard of

In Abortion,Barack Obama,Cultural issues,Deficit,Drug reform,Economy,Entitlements,Foreign policy,Gary Johnson,Gary Johnson 2012,GOP,Government spending,Immigration,Our America,Ron Paul,Taxes,Tea Party on May 5, 2010 by Josiah Schmidt

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.

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2010/05/05/gary_johnson_most_interesting_republican

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Gary Johnson on The Schilling Show WINA 1070 AM

In Abortion,Cultural issues,Deficit,Drug reform,Economy,Entitlements,Foreign policy,Gary Johnson,Gary Johnson 2012,GOP,Government spending,Health care,Immigration,Inflation,Interviews,Our America,Taxes on May 4, 2010 by Josiah Schmidt

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.

Part 1: http://youtu.be/IV26jk8LrA8?a
Part 2: http://youtu.be/W750ZQ4j19Q?a
Part 3: http://youtu.be/v_5ulPPKx-M?a

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Gary Johnson on the Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC 93.9 FM

In Deficit,Drug reform,Economy,Entitlements,Foreign policy,Gary Johnson,Gary Johnson 2012,GOP,Government spending,Immigration,Inflation,Interviews,Our America,Ron Paul,Taxes,Tea Party on April 29, 2010 by Josiah Schmidt

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.

http://audio.wnyc.org/bl/bl042910epod.mp3

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Gary Johnson voices strong concern over Arizona immigration law

In Civil liberties,Drug reform,Gary Johnson,Government spending,Immigration,Press Release,Taxes on April 29, 2010 by Josiah Schmidt

Press release from Gary Johnson’s Our America Initiative today:

April 29, 2010, New York, NY — Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico and Honorary Chairman of the OUR America Initiative, stated today that immigration reform needs to focus on making work visas more accessible and ending crime along our borders.  “I understand the frustration in Arizona. I experienced the same type of concerns in New Mexico when I was Governor, but racial profiling is not the answer,” Governor Johnson stated, in reference to the recently passed Arizona law that authorizes law enforcement to stop suspected illegal immigrants and demand proof of legal status. “I vetoed over 750 bills as Governor of New Mexico, and I would absolutely have vetoed this bill if it came across my desk.”

Governor Johnson believes that the increase in crime along the borders is not due to illegal immigration, but to strict drug prohibition laws that provide increased leverage and power to Mexican drug cartels. “The problem is that the federal government is not able to do its job, because the current laws are just not enforceable. I respect Arizona taking action, and I believe strongly in States’ rights. But this law is just not well grounded. We need to implement an immigration policy that allows for better documentation and more easily obtainable permits for temporary guest workers to fill jobs that are available.” Johnson said. “In addition to citizens being stripped of their rights and subjected to unfair searches, this law is ultimately unfair to law enforcement, who will be left to implement a law that although well intended, is misguided in its attempt to reduce border crime, and is bound to have undesirable consequences.”

Governor Johnson has previously called for an end to marijuana prohibition, pointing out that we are not winning the war on drugs, and that billions of dollars are being wasted in fighting the Mexican drug carters along America’s borders. 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 available for interviews, or to contribute content as a subject matter expert on legalization and immigration policy. Please contact Sue Winchester at 801.303.7924 or media@ouramericainitiative.com for further information.

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Gary Johnson on The Fairness Doctrine Radio Show, WDIS AM 1170

In Abortion,Civil liberties,Deficit,Drug reform,Economy,Entitlements,Federal Reserve,Foreign policy,Gary Johnson,Gary Johnson 2012,GOP,Government spending,Immigration,Inflation,Interviews,Judiciary,Our America,Ron Paul,Taxes on April 27, 2010 by Josiah Schmidt

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.)

http://www.archive.org/download/TheFairnessDoctrine-April2010_297/F.d.April27Hour1.mp3

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