The Obama-Romney-Johnson Three Way RaceApril 16, 2012Posted in Blog, News
The Obama-Romney-Johnson three way race – their stance on the issues
By Karl Dickey
The three most likely candidates to be on the ballot in all 50 states for the office of President are current President Obama, Republican Mitt Romney and Libertarian Gary Johnson. Many American voters have been asking where exactly do they stand on the major issues affecting Americans.
The mainstream media has its focus on side issues rather than the hardcore issues. We do our best to inform the public here.
Marrige Equality: Obama and Romney are against it, Gary Johnson is for it.
Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana: Obama and Romney are against it. Gary Johnson is for it.
Staunch Advocate for Gun Rights: Obama and Romney have voted for gun control, Johnson supports more adherence to the 2nd Amendment.
War: Obama and Romney either have or have voiced support of engaging in unconstitutional wars. Johnson is not for war except in cases of true defense of the U.S.A. and potentially where innocent civilians are being killed by their oppressive governments or “warlords”.
Best on Civil Liberties: the ACLU rated Gary Johnson best in their Liberty Watch Report with Obama a distant third and Romney coming in last – tied with Rick Santorum.
Committed to slashing the federal budget: Obama and Romney have not offered a plan to do so and have plans to do the opposite. Gary Johnson has committed to presenting a balanced budget slashing the federal budget by 43% in his first year as President.
Increasing taxes: Romney and Obama both voted or signed legislation to increase government spending and increase taxes while in office. Gary Johnson while Governor of New Mexico vetoed such legislation and decreased government spending and taxes in the state.
This is a summary of where the three candidates stand on the issues. As the presidential race moves forward we will keep you informed.