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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Boadicea
What do you think it would do to repeal the income tax amendment and replace it with a flat or fair tax rate? Then you hear the same cries of but, but they won't pay their fair share ...
Then you more or less have to gut the current regulatory structure because it also plays a huge role in picking and maintaining the current crony environment. But as soon as you talk about that, you get screams about how it would mean people don't care about the air or water ...
But in order to truly do away with the current crony structure that advantages the very big and picks winners and loser and hampers the free market by undercutting the growth at the bottom, that's what you have to do.
he had grown that business into one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico, with more than 1,000 employees.
Governor Johnson has long advocated a simplified and secure system of work visas by which willing workers and willing employers can meet in a robust labor marketplace efficiently and economically. Aspiring immigrants would undergo a background check, pay taxes and provide proof of employment.
Q: If elected President would you grant amnesty to all illegal immigrants currently in the U.S.?
A: I wouldn't call it amnesty I would call it a grace period. I think one of the real misconceptions about amnesty is that its citizenship. I am advocating comprehensive immigration reform. I think we should make it as easy as possible to get a work visa. Would immigrants stand in line to get a work visa if the line was moving? I think that they would.
originally posted by: Winstonian
a reply to: Boadicea
I will be voting for Gary again. The vote for the Libertarian Party is extremely important. If they get 5% of the vote in the general election, it will put them on the main stage during the national debates. If you want to actually do something that can actually affect change, then vote Libertarian and tell everyone else you know to do the same. Getting the message of liberty into the public domain should be everyone's top priority. Voting for any of the R or D's is a vote for evil.
I don't understand why there aren't more Libertarians out there. History shows us time and again that the consolidation of power ends badly every time. Why do we keep allowing them to expand control over us? Why is the answer to corrupt government solved by giving the corrupt government more power to be corrupt?
Gary Johnson was governor of New Mexico when I worked in law enforcement. He endangered public safety through trying to privatize a number of law enforcement functions.
originally posted by: DrogoTheNorman
a reply to: Boadicea
You probably won't find anything on the internet. I would love to elaborate but I signed a "non-disclosure" agreement not to reveal any insider information not available to the general public.
I'll just leave it with this: government employees are required by law to do certain things that private contractors are not.
originally posted by: Boadicea
Gotcha.... grrrrr! I am very frustrated and critical of these nondisclosure agreements and confidentiality clauses that prevent folks from telling the rest of us the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I am sure you are at least as frustrated as I am!
originally posted by: Gazrok
Gary is a great candidate.
Problem is, most "normal" people have NO idea who he is, or what he's about.
Until the Libertarian party can figure out some way to get their message to the people, they simply won't have any shot at such an office, no matter how capable the candidate is.
Likewise, even if elected, without ANY support in Congress, it would be difficult to actually DO anything.
Just ask yourself a question, theoretical of course: In the event of a prison uprising or mass escape, would you rather have trained, motivated, and indentured officers respond, or would you rather have a bunch of rent-a-cops respond?