by Brian Irving
Raleigh (NC) Libertarian Examiner
Libertarian presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson told a rally of Conservatives Against Unconstitutional Wars that he is not the third choice on the ballot, he’s only choice if they want to end undeclared wars.
“I am one of only three candidates who will be on the ballot in all 50 states,” he told the rally in Charlotte, N.C. July 21. “I’m not the third choice. I like to think I’m the only choice. Of the three candidates, Obama, Romney and myself, I’m the only candidate that wants to get out of Afghanistan tomorrow, bring the troops home.”
He said he’s the only candidate who thinks marriage equality is constitutionally guaranteed, just as were the civil rights people fought for in the 1960s. He said he’s the only candidate who would repeal the Patriot Act, end the drug war and abolish the IRS and the income tax.
“I’m the only candidate that would not have have signed the National Defense Authorization Act allowing for detainment of you and I without being charged,” he said.