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Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson thinks there’s a good case for banning cigarettes
POLITICO ^ | September 15, 2016 | Ben Birnbaum

Posted on 09/17/2016 10:30:15 AM PDT by Trump20162020

There had also been an eye-opening moment on the streets of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, when [Johnson and I had] been walking behind a cigarette-wielding Ohioan. As the smoker’s exhaust wafted in our faces, I remarked offhand that—with the advent of e-cigarettes—I thought there was a good libertarian case for banning regular cigarettes. “I do too,” replied the health-obsessed triathlete, recounting his support for anti-smoking efforts in New Mexico.

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TOPICS: Candidates
KEYWORDS: cigarette; cigarettes; ecigarette; ecigarettes; garyjohnson; johnson; libertarian; libertarianparty; libertarians; newmexico; nicotine; pothead; potheads; smoking; tobacco
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1 posted on 09/17/2016 10:30:15 AM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

Gary Johnson’s libertarianism is not pure! Teddy should be their nominee!


2 posted on 09/17/2016 10:32:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Trump20162020

It makes one wonder if they have ever looked up the definition of “libertarian”.


3 posted on 09/17/2016 10:32:14 AM PDT by MortMan (Let's call the push for amnesty what it is: Pedrophilia.)
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To: Trump20162020

Johnson is the right kind of Libertarian to be running in this election.


4 posted on 09/17/2016 10:32:23 AM PDT by arthurus (Hillary's campaign is getting shaky)
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To: Trump20162020

Pretty funny ... the guy that supports the legalization of marijuana wants to ban regular cigarettes!!!


5 posted on 09/17/2016 10:32:33 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Trump20162020

Someone tell this Libertarian that libertarians aren’t in to banning stuff for other people.


6 posted on 09/17/2016 10:32:45 AM PDT by sparklite2 (The game overs whether you play it or not.)
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To: Trump20162020

Not what I would have expected from a libertarian.


7 posted on 09/17/2016 10:32:59 AM PDT by jospehm20
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Really showing off his Libertarian streak with this. Likely just wants to tax people 35 bucks a pack like they are on a course to in Australia. Not gonna go over too well with his core constituency - pot smokers.


8 posted on 09/17/2016 10:33:03 AM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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But you can have them for a “price”. I’ve got a friend. He works for the federal goverment and has access to the federal cigarette storage warehouse. Word is, it’s where Obama gets his......


9 posted on 09/17/2016 10:33:28 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Trump20162020

“What is a Leppo?”


10 posted on 09/17/2016 10:33:53 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Trump20162020

That don’t sound too libertarian. Sounds more Bloomberg to me. What party does Bloomie represent? This was never clear to me.


11 posted on 09/17/2016 10:34:04 AM PDT by umgud (ban all infidelaphobics)
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Gary Johnson also wants a carbon tax and his running mate William Weld wants tighter gun control. Weld, in the past, has been an advocate of “affirmative action.” These sound like true friends of liberty.


12 posted on 09/17/2016 10:34:15 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Trump20162020

Gary Johnson the Ringer-


13 posted on 09/17/2016 10:34:47 AM PDT by orchestra ((And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.))
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To: Trump20162020

Typical pothead.


14 posted on 09/17/2016 10:34:52 AM PDT by DallasBiff (Lautenberg The Forefather of "The Nanny State!")
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To: arthurus

Lol. More Hillary supporters will flock to Johnson. This libertarian NOT


15 posted on 09/17/2016 10:35:16 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (when the MSM wants your opinion, they will give it to you)
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To: Fiji Hill
Gary Johnson also wants a carbon tax and his running mate William Weld wants tighter gun control. Weld, in the past, has been an advocate of “affirmative action.” These sound like true friends of liberty.

I maintain that for most politicians, the choice of a party is not about ideology--it's about which party, given their locale and connections, is the best career choice. For most (not all), the ideology comes later.

Here we have a man who is clearly not a libertarian using the Libertarian Party as his vehicle.

16 posted on 09/17/2016 10:36:42 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Trump20162020

That’s real libertarian of him.


17 posted on 09/17/2016 10:37:00 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam , Know Peace)
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The good news is that this numb-nutz, in a general election, would draw votes for Hillary and not Trump. Disaffected Hillary voters, and there are legions who realize what a liar she is, are desperate to vote for someone else, but will not vote for Trump. Johnson is that outlet. Trump’s base is libertarian enough to not be pried away by someone with no chance of winning.


18 posted on 09/17/2016 10:37:54 AM PDT by sparklite2 (The game overs whether you play it or not.)
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To: Trump20162020

Every party is being destroyed this year.


19 posted on 09/17/2016 10:38:06 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: sparklite2

Should read ‘draw voters FROM Hillary.’


20 posted on 09/17/2016 10:39:30 AM PDT by sparklite2 (The game overs whether you play it or not.)
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