Gary Johnson is a nice enough guy, but please do not vote for him. The Libertarian party operates on a central theme that the government has gotten too big, but their solutions in most cases, are completely unrealistic. We all would like to cut the expense of government, but not the services. A lot of their work is not seen by Americans.
A very telling moment came when Gary was asked a question about the fighting going on in Aleppo, Syria. He was blissfully unaware of Aleppo. We can not disengage ourselves from the rest of the world. Johnson was stumped again when asked to name a world leader whom he admires. Trump favors “Americanism” as he defines it, doing what’s best for the country. Clinton’s message, “Stronger together” generally favors international cooperation. Johnson seems to favor putting on blinders on, and hope problems (both in the US and abroad) will just go away.
Under Libertarian rule, next time a hurricane hits NJ, Florida or Texas, you can expect no help from the US Government. Similarly, if there’s an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, or an earthquake in California, forget it. But, as people struggle with putting their lives back in order, they will be free to smoke pot. And prostitution will be legal. Emergency help is all a part of the “welfare state.” Educational assistance- gone. Cooperative security through NATO and other agreements- gone.
The policies of the Libertarian Party represent a giant step back in time. And it won’t be pretty. The only good thing about the Libertarian Party is they have no chance of winning.