[Ed. – Who knew Being Libertarian would turn into such pointless brain-candy entertainment this year?]
If you want to cast a vote this fall for smaller government and against authoritarianism, of which there’ll be two different flavors on the ballot in the form of the two major-party nominees, why not Johnson?
But … what if he’s not as opposed to authoritarianism as you might assume? What if he’s willing, in fact, to tolerate a little authoritarianism from the executive branch so long as it gets him to a libertarian outcome? …
Is Gary Johnson a constitutionalist?
THRUSH: How about Obama’s executive order, which was decried as being a great constitutional violation by the Republicans, Obama’s executive order on immigration. Did you consider that to be a violation or did you consider that a reasonable use of targeted executive power?
MR. JOHNSON: I saw it as a reasonable use, challenging Congress to action. …
If Obama issued an executive order to the IRS demanding that they collect 10 percent more in tax from individuals than the Internal Revenue Code provides, would Johnson deem that legal?