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Gary Johnson Blasts Offensive Pledge

July 11, 2011Posted in Uncategorized

On Thursday, two Republican candidates for President signed the “Marriage Vow” pledge issued by Iowa’s Bob Vander Plaats and the Family Leader. In response, Gary Johnson stated:

“Government should not be involved in the bedrooms of consenting adults. As a Republican, I am an advocate of liberty and the elimination of unnecessary government intervention into our lives.

“This pledge is offensive to those principles, and as far as I am concerned, it is un-Republican and un-American.”

Read a sampling of the press coverage from the Des Moines Register and other sources here.

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Gary Johnson will never discriminate against those who don’t fit a particular definition of ‘virtue’ or attack minority segments of our population to score political points.

As Governor Johnson has repeatedly stated, “this type of rhetoric gives Republicans a bad name.”

Candidates who treat freedom like a game and promote the denial of liberty in order to appeal to a small constituency of the Republican Party will never capture the White House in 2012. The reality is that most Americans want no part of pledges like these.

At a time when our economy is reeling, our main focus should be on eliminating the budget deficit and solving the economic problems facing our nation.

Reinvigorating the American economy will do more to improve the American family than all the pledges in politics.

Vander Plaat will unveil the full list of pledge signees on August 11th, the same day as the Fox News Presidential Debate in Ames, Iowa. Governor Johnson is scheduled to attend the debate, and looks forward to discussing these and other topics before a national audience.

Gary Johnson continues to stand up for what’s right, no matter how contentious the issue. Show your support for his bold leadership and repeated unwillingness to back down from principle:

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