Gary Johnson is Worse than Donald Trump

Benjamin Studebaker

Since Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton, I’ve heard a number of Sanders supporters indicate that they’re considering supporting Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s nominee. We need to nip this in the bud right now. Gary Johnson is by far the most reactionary and right wing candidate in the race, especially on economic issues. I didn’t write him a candidate evaluation because in 2012 he received less than 1% of the vote, but a recent poll says 10% of Sanders supporters are now willing to support Johnson. If you are a Johnson supporter or you know someone who is, there’s some important information about Johnson and the Libertarians that everyone needs to know.

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Oklahoma Calling on Congress to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

OKLAHOMA CITY – A coalition of business and community leaders in Oklahoma is calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Supporters launched the Reasons to Reform campaign Tuesday as part of a national effort to encourage Congress to work toward simplifying citizenship guidelines and creation of a guest worker program. Republican state Sen. Brian…

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Charter schools and Oklahoma


I saw a post last week that the Oklahoma government was considering an investigation into radical Islamic terrorism in the state. I was also listening to the BBC news recently in their discussions about the Turkish coup and how Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, was accused of being involved with the coup. Even though he denies this, he is still considered a “controversial” person and is supposed to be involved with a number of “questionable” charter schools across the United States. Oklahoma was specifically named in the BBC program. I couldn’t grasp the gist of what they were saying at the time but I found this article which explains more. Apparently in 2015, the Center for Security Policy named four Gulen-affiliate charter schools in Oklahoma.

I quote from the article:

“The Turkish government accused Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen of organizing Friday’s failed military coup. While the reportedly…

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Watch it: Colonia

In 1973, Daniel and Lena, a young German couple, become entangled in a Chilean military coup at a time when supporters of deposed President Salvador Allende are getting rounded up by the military under General Augusto Pinochet. wiki

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85 and Remembering the Third Reich

Tonight while at work, I met a lady who was 86 years old and she had been here in America since 1950. She was from Germany and remembered living under the third Reich. She remembers the political ideology of Nazi Germany very well. It was her entire childhood. She began to talk about the current election cycle and expressed a genuine fear for what she is seeing in this country.

I asked her about Donald Trump.

With fear in her eyes, she began speaking of World War II. She began speaking about her family going off to fight in the war against the Soviets. She has seen totalitarian regimes up close and personal and left Europe as a young woman to get away from them. When she began to speak about Donald Trump, she spoke from a voice of experience. She spoke about how dangerous he is and how if he was elected president that she would go back to Germany to escape the world he would bring us into.

It is one thing for us to simply make the comparison of him to a young Adolf Hitler, but for it to come from a true voice of experience is a completely different thing. When he says he would murder the families of the enemies of the state, it is very telling. When he wants to build a wall across our border to protect America from people coming into this country it is even more telling. When he speaks on increased monitoring for Muslims just because of their faith, it shows you the kind of man we are dealing with. When he speaks of committing war crimes and rounding up people without their constitutional rights and holding them, it shows you where we are as a nation. When we throw away all of our rights for security from perceived threats and develop an us vs. them mentality, that is exactly what the UN defines as the first steps towards genocide.

We are living in very dangerous times.

This is not a post telling you who to vote for, but this is a plea for people to look closer at the language being used by those that seek power. I’ve made that very same claim about Donald Trump before. Dangerous men play off of fear. Do not let yourself be captivated by claims of making America great again.

Dillon Gunter

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The Gary Johnson Hornswoggling

I keep hearing from otherwise sane individuals that a vote for Gary Johnson would be a wonderful alternative to a Democratic candidate vote. Maybe I’m a bit old fashioned, but I lean heavily toward that ol New Deal Democratic world view that social security is a good safety net for Americans and that it should not be owned by any private corporation or fly-by-night shady business.

Gary Johnson says,

“We need to get rid of payroll taxes. Look at it from the perspective of employers for a moment. When they want to hire someone, it costs more than just the wage they’re paying. They have to pay payroll taxes, including for Social Security and Medicare. That cost is about 10% of the wages they pay an employee. Remove that burden, and employers will be able to hire 10% more people. With an unemployment rate of 10%, why wouldn’t we jump at this chance? The Fair-tax replaces employment and payroll taxes.”–Gary Johnson

“He does know our taxes come out of our salary, right? We pay social security from our checks, not on top of our checks,” says Christina Owen.  

Gary Johnson says other things but that’s enough for now. Brenda Weber says,

“All of his numbers are wrong. First off, payroll taxes are 15%, split equally between the employer and employee. For every dollar the employer pays the employee pays an equal amount. Those taxes more than pay for social security, Medicare, reducing the burden on employers to provide pensions and health care for retired workers.

Secondly, our unemployment rate is about half what he seems to think it is. Has he even tried to get accurate data before proposing changes in public policy or is he working solely on a “belief” system outside of facts?

Thirdly, there is ZERO evidence that reducing employee expenses leads to higher employment rates or higher wages for employees. If that were the case Wal-Mart would have every single check-out manned at all times and their employees could afford to feed and Medicare themselves rather than requiring billions in taxpayer funds to keep them alive despite working for an employer who is famous for cutting their operating costs to the bone. In fact operating costs as a percentage of profit for corporate entities has been dropping steadily for a century but no corresponding uptick in employment or wages has ever been noticed, save the monstrous increases ownership shares and executive salaries.” –Brenda Weber

You probably know where Gary Johnson is taking us–PRIVATIZATION for the nation. Why any progressive Democrat or Bernie supporter or whomever would vote for any libertarian candidate is wacky– unless they have fallen for the fake revolution the Cato institute calls “a Leninist Strategy.”–a false grass-roots anti-revolution geared to hand over our stuff to big businesses like the Kochs. I don’t like it.

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KFOR NEWS: Oklahoma Storm Disaster

President Obama signed a declaration of disaster for six counties in Oklahoma. The counties included in the declaration are Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Garvin, Grady, and Stephens. This will allow distribution of federal aid to state and local recovery efforts for those affected by the storms between June 11th-13th, 2016. Federal funding is available to eligible…

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