Gary Johnson Expresses Gratitude for American Soldiers and Their Sacrifices; Sends Holiday Wishes

In Foreign policy, Gary Johnson, Our America, Press Release on December 30, 2009 by Josiah Schmidt

From today:

December 29th, 2009, Santa Fe, NM—Gary Johnson, former Republican Governor of New Mexico, and Honorary Chairman of OUR America Initiative joins with all Americans in thanking the troops for their service and efforts. “I want to send our well wishes to those men and women in the armed services that protect our liberties and freedoms” said Johnson.

Johnson supports a strong defense for the protection of all Americans. Governor Johnson became one the highest-ranking Republicans to speak out early against the war in Iraq, calling the engagement an unjust cause. “The war in Iraq was an unneeded involvement by the U.S., he stated. “ I look forward to the time when our troops will be returning home.”

Governor Johnson has also been a strong advocate of the war on terrorism but has been critical of the war in Afghanistan. “Our efforts should be directed towards protecting U.S. citizens and our allies from terrorism. We are at war with Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. I am very concerned about the direction and focus of our continued involvement in Afghanistan,” Johnson said.

See more about Gary Johnson’s views on a strong defense HERE

The OUR America Initiative is a national issue based advocacy committee. Key issues include: Solving the Economic Crisis; Creating Jobs; Lowering the Federal Deficit; Civil Liberties; Fighting the War on Drugs; Immigration Policy; and Taxes. Additional information regarding the committee’s position on these issues can be found at

About Honorary Chairman Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, a Republican and two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2002, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for efficient government and lowering taxes.

As Governor of New Mexico, Johnson was known for his common-sense business approach to governing. He eliminated New Mexico’s budget deficit and cut the rate of growth in state government by 50%. While in office, Johnson vetoed 750 bills in his promise to not increase taxes and cut the cost of government. He is an entrepreneur who grew a company from one employee to over 1000 at the time he took the office of Governor in 1994.

To schedule an interview with Gary Johnson, please contact Sue Winchester at 801-303-7924 or at

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