Tue, 23 August 2016
At some point, Johnson supports are going to lose credibility altogether. Many of us left the Republican party because they no longer promoted the ideas of limited government and free markets. We got tired of seeing government expand and our liberty contract. We were fed up with the constant meddling and insane foreign policy.
2016 presented libertarians of all stripes to get a seat at the table finally. Something we had not been able to do for 40 years. We squandered this opportunity, sold our principles for a candidate we thought had the best chance of getting respect from the media.
We added insult to injury by nominating a progressive Republican as Johnson's running mate because we thought he could help us raise money. I was at the LP convention. I sat in frustration and disbelief as the party traded principle for popularity. Like the Republican Party, the Libertarian Party has become something I am ashamed to be associated with.
Yesterday, Johnson laid out his most recent political truth bomb by admitting he wanted to see a new carbon tax or "fee" as he calls it. I'm done trying to convince libertarians that Johnson is not worth supporting. If you can't see it by now, nothing I can say will convince you. But I won't stop calling him out and fighting against the type of garbage he promotes while wearing my colors.