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Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson’s political views

Gary Johnson was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Johnson served as the governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. Johnson is an alumnus of the University of New Mexico –Albuquerque.

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional Source

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government should never subsidize healthcare Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, they should pay the same rate as out-of-state students Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, if they were born here Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, only if they are convicted of a violent crime Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas Source

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

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Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Increase, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost Source

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Pro-choice Source

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies Source

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, all customers deserve to be treated equally Source

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender Source

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, too many people are innocently convicted Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men Source

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but do not waste money removing existing references Source

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

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Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice Source

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, each state should have the right to display any flag they choose Source

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Electoral issues

Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the electoral college be abolished? stats discuss

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Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

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Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for elections? stats discuss

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Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, as long as all donations are public knowledge Source

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government? stats discuss

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Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public? stats discuss

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Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

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Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office? stats discuss

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Foreign Policy issues

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, torture is an ineffective form of interrogation Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of Middle Eastern conflicts Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Decrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit Source

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, the military has no right to do so without a Congressional declaration of war Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, not until they attack us on U.S. soil Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control Syria Source

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and I am not convinced that North Korea has or is capable of developing a long-range nuclear missile Source

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should not get involved Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and abolish the NSA Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

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Healthcare issues

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, government should not be involved in healthcare Source

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and the government should not be involved in health insurance Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it Source

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government should never regulate prices of private businesses Source

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and each state should decide their own level of coverage Source

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: More, veterans should be able to see any doctor of their choice Source

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, the government should not interfere with the free market Source

Economic issues

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Abolish the income tax, disallow all deductions and increase the sales tax Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and eliminate all wage standards Source

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Lower Source

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: More Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, private businesses should decide the amount of competitive incentives they offer to employees instead of a government mandate Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Hurt Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but I would prefer to abolish it and return to the gold standard Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government should not interfere with the free market Source

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and we should eliminate it Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, they should be reduced Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course Source

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but only for future workers Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but it should not replace our national treasury-backed currency Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, only for criminals and the mentally ill Source

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, it is unconstitutional to deny someone’s rights without due process Source

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption Source

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, this is a violation of free speech Source

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence Source

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time Source

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant Source

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting Source

Should corporations and unions (Super PACs) be allowed to donate to political candidates? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, any restriction on campaign spending violates the first amendment Source

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government should never be allowed to seize private property Source

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment Source

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but I would prefer to privatize it instead Source

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

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Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Education issues

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level Source

Environmental issues

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and deregulate the energy sector to let the free market determine the best energy sources Source

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but increase oversight Source

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

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Science issues

Should the federal government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens Source

Should convicted felons have the right to vote? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, it is necessary for violent criminals who are a danger to themselves and other inmates Source

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

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National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

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Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

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