John Douglas: An Open Letter to Libertarian Delegates

By John Douglas,, May 26th, 2016:

I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t do this. 2016 has brought libertarians a filet mignon on a silver platter, we cannot just flush it down the John(son). We cannot elect Gary Johnson and Bill Weld and claim to be the party free of corruption. We cannot elect Gary Johnson and Bill Weld and claim to be the party based on principles. We cannot elect Gary Johnson and Bill Weld and be taken seriously by the rest of the voting population. We cannot, as principled people, even vote for a ticket that holds Johnson and Weld. We cannot. Now I’m not saying not to vote, but know that I will not be voting for a Johnson/Weld ticket. I have no allegiances to the libertarian “party” and I will not sacrifice the principles of Liberty for “party interests”. We are not the Republicans. We are not the Democrats. If nothing else, just know that a Johnson/Weld ticket is going to lose at least one vote.

Now, let’s backtrack. I voted Johnson in 2012. I just turned 18 and I was allowed to vote in the 2012 election. I was young in my libertarian years and I was just starting to grasp the basic concepts of the philosophy. The same concepts that Gary didn’t know about back then. And I’m sure he still doesn’t know them now. Quick story real quick, got some good news and some bad news. Good news is.. back in 1971, Gary Johnson first learned about libertarianism. Bad news is.. it’s 2016, and Mr. Johnson still hasn’t learned about libertarianism. We cannot elect Johnson and be the party of principles.

Johnson and his campaign have been acting shady all throughout the primary season. From making the media think he is our candidate to the stories about irresponsible campaign funding from 2012 to avoiding tough interviews from well respected commentators from the Liberty community.  Seems like some leftover Republican tactics Johnson picked up before he joined the libertarian party back in 2012. Let me remind you, because he was slaughtered in the Republican debates. John Mcafee – a newcomer to libertarianism but one who truly believes and lives it – has said he cannot support Johnson if he wins the nomination. I’m with Mcafee on this one.

Even despite the shadiness, Johnson is a lazy mix of a liberal and a conservative, but not a libertarian. Johnson is lazy because he doesn’t know what a right is. Johnson is lazy because you can tell he doesn’t prepare for debates. Johnson is lazy because his only concern is getting in the debates but I don’t know why he would even bother. He would show up stoned, unprepared and would get eaten alive by Trump. Let’s talk about just how bad Johnson is at spreading the message of Liberty.

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