Gary Johnson condemns racist violence in Charlottesville


Racism killed people in Charlottesville this weekend. That is as un-American as it gets. In the nation our Founders created, even a tiny minority of vile and repugnant ‘demonstrators’ enjoys the right to express racist white-supremacist evil. BUT, the rest of us — the overwhelming majority — have the right, and I believe, the obligation, to condemn racism of every form. And when racist hate becomes violence and murder, we must respond with nothing less than the full force of the law.

As of this writing, I have not noticed anything about the Charlottesville attack at I have not checked state party pages. IPR has been covering statements from various other parties about the murderous racist rampage in Charlottesville.

The LP platform, section 3.5, reads in part:

We condemn bigotry as irrational and repugnant.

All LP national members sign a pledge that:

To validate my membership, I certify that I oppose the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals.

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