Found today on Facebook, on the Libertarian Party of California Page
America is at a crossroads. We borrow and print forty-three cents of every dollar the federal government spends and are now choking on debt. One candidate not only understands we must reverse this policy before heading down the path of Greece or Italy, but has pledged to take immediate action.
That candidate is you, Governor Johnson.
You are the only candidate with the executive resume to back up your tough talk. That is why we donated to “Our America” and supported your GOP run. Yet it is clear that the Republican Party has no intention of seriously dealing with the problem of a government that grossly exceeds its Constitutional authority and continues to grow and spend at an unsustainable rate. You realize this is threatening our country’s future, but the Republican Party has chosen to silence your voice. America needs to hear your message!
That is why we, among many, ask that you take the bold step of continuing your run under the banner of the Libertarian Party.
With the unprecedented financial and political turmoil around the world, this election has the potential to change the status quo in America. With the current record-low approval rates for President Obama and Congress, the efforts by “Americans Elect” to build a vehicle for a Michael Bloomberg run, and the record-high number of independent voters, this will be an election tailor-made for a candidate who pledges to restore freedom and limited government—from outside the right/left paradigm.
We have personally seen how you are able to connect with people from both liberal and conservative backgrounds. Your message makes sense to many Americans. But due to the Republican Party’s efforts to silence you, so many more have not had the chance to hear that message. Please give Americans a real choice this fall, a chance to actually choose a new direction rather than mere slogans.
There is much cause for hope for the 2012 election. With the growth of pro-liberty groups such as Campaign for Liberty and Students for Liberty, as well as Libertarian party advocacy groups, namely the LNCC and Atlas Liberty, the base of support has never been greater. With a strategy that targets battleground states where you will poll well, such as in the West, in your home state of New Mexico, and in Nevada (where the 2008 LP ticket polled as high as 10% without advertising), you could quickly change the electoral map. In a four-way race you would become a soaring political juggernaut in a country looking for new solutions. You once told us you were running because you thought you could help our beleaguered country. We truly and deeply agree.
Dana McLorn and Steve KubbyDana McLorn is an At-Large Rep for the Executive Committee of the California Libertarian Party and is active in the Ventura county chapter; Steve Kubby is a long-time activist for medical marijuana and the LP, who currently resides in South Lake Tahoe.