by John Galt
August 24, 2016 20:15 ET
Gary Johnson, the Presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party has officially lost my tentative support and probably proven to many within the party that he is a fraud, someone who is not actually a dedicated Libertarian, but more of a Liberal parading around in a Constitutional dress.
The following quote from an interview in the Juneau Empire on August 21st sealed the deal for me:
“I envy all of you,” he said. “I think it’s the most beautiful state in the country.”
Climate change and a warming world might threaten that.
“I do believe that climate change is occurring. I do believe that it is man-caused,” Johnson said.
To address climate change, Johnson said he believes “that there can be and is a free-market approach to climate change.”
That would include a fee — not a tax, he said — placed on carbon. Such a fee would make pollutants bear a market cost.
“We as human beings want to see carbon emissions reduced significantly,” but at the same time, he says the United States is only “16 percent of the (global) load” of carbon, and “I don’t want to do anything that harms jobs.”
“The rest of the world has to catch up with us,” he said.
If you’re moronic enough to believe in “man-caused” climate change and worse, daring to repeat the Democrat Party/Progressive line that a “fee is not a tax” then obviously your dedication to the beliefs of true Libertarians and the Constitution is not genuine.
Worse, it also demonstrates a blatant disregard of reality thinking that man is causing an event which occurs naturally throughout global history, mostly due to volcanic and solar activity according to scientists who have not sold their souls for a government grant.
Governor Johnson used to have my respect but I became skeptical of his campaign when he selected the anti-2nd Amendment Northeastern former Governor of Massachusetts, William Weld.
Now, with these comments that he apparently thought would not be viewed in the mainland due to the great distances involved, he illustrates a sad reality which many Libertarians will soon realize:
He’s not that different from Clinton or Trump.
Gary Johnson is just another pandering politician with no principles who only wants to be popular, not an advocate for the Constitution or an alternative to the politics which have our nation heading into its greatest crisis since 1860.
As a registered Libertarian, our choices are now fading quickly into the sunset as the election nears. I fear for our nation now, more than ever.