Governor Gary Johnson, Libertarian Presidential Nominee, Speaks with ProCon.org

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Gary Johnson speaking at the Miami University, Oxford Ohio.
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Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico and Libertarian Presidential nominee, sat down for an interview with ProCon.org on Tuesday. We spoke with Governor Johnson on a wide range of issues pertaining to the 2016 Presidential election.

Our 2016 Presidential Election site currently features 60 issues in categories including crime and justice, economy and taxes, education, marijuana policy, immigration, the military and war on terror, health care, science and environment, and much more.

On our 2016 Presidential Election site, you can now read Governor Johnson’s positions on the following issues we discussed with him directly: fracking; women in military combat; the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP); the Black Lives Matter movement; the nuclear deal with Iran; tuition-free public colleges and universities; sanctuary cities; the supreme court appointment; the banning of gun ownership for people on the no-fly list; affirmative action in college admissions; paid family and medical leave; immigration raids; public campaign financing; federal funding for gun violence research; gun-free zones; and the controversy surrounding transgendered people and bathrooms. In addition to these issues, we have also researched and published Governor Johnson’s positions on the remaining 44 issues we cover on our 2016 election site.

Along with the Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, you can also view side-by-side the positions of Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Republican Donald Trump, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

At the conclusion of our interview with Governor Johnson, he let us know that he appreciated the opportunity to air his views on these important issues and said that our Pro/Con format is a great way to help the public understand the issues and the candidates’ positions on them: “I appreciate all of you and your activism. I love it, I love this kind of a format where it’s pretty darn undeniable where people are on these issues, and shouldn’t that be a criteria for everybody looking at candidates. So anyways, thank you.”

In return, we would also like to thank Governor Johnson for taking the time to speak with us and help ProCon.org in its mission to promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, and primarily pro-con format.

We would also like to extend an invitation to the other Presidential candidates covered on our 2016 election site to sit down with us and discuss the important issues being debated this election season.