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Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson’s political views on domestic policy issues

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.

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

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