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This guy clearly hand picked for State

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  1. steross

    A/V Subscriber steross OSU fan in need of hyper loop

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    Judge Jim Gray announces as Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate.

    April 30, 2012Posted in Blog, News

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    JUDGE JAMES P. GRAY (Ret.)
    LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE
    VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES



    Dear Convention Delegates:
    In 2001 I first met Gary Johnson when he, as a sitting governor of the State of New Mexico, endorsed the original edition of my book, which is entitled “Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs” (Temple University Press, 2d edition, 2012). At the time when some governors who were ignorant of the issues were speaking nonsense about how we had to continue to put non-violent drug users in jail, and others who understood the issues were keeping silent, Governor Johnson was not only telling the truth, but he had the courage to act upon it.
    In 2010 I had the honor to be on a panel about our failing educational system with Governor Johnson at “Freedom Fest” which, as you know, is a yearly forum in Las Vegas that discusses and promotes Libertarian values. At that time Gary made it clear to me that he understands the critical importance of re-introducing competition into the educational system, just as promoted by my all-time hero Dr. Milton Friedman.
    Based upon those experiences, combined with the knowledge that he had actually vetoed more wasteful spending measures while governor than all other state governors combined – thus leaving New Mexico with a $1 billion surplus upon leaving office – I have been accurately quoted publicly as saying that Governor Gary Johnson is the most qualified person that I know of to be President of the United States.
    Given the wrong-minded direction that our great country is now being taken by the two main political parties, I decided to take his election personally and do whatever I could for him to be elected. So when Gary asked me to be his running mate in this election, I simply had to agree. What an honor; what an opportunity; and what a necessity for our children, grandchildren and country!
    I believe my background, experience and values will bring additional credibility and force to our team. I was an elected trial court judge for 25 years, federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, criminal defense attorney in the Navy JAG Corps, and Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. I formerly held a top secret clearance in the Navy, and was the recipient of National Defense, Vietnam Service and Combat Action awards while serving my country.
    In addition, I have received the “Judge of the Year” award from the business litigation section of the local bar association, honorary degrees from two law schools, and the annual judge of the year award of my county’s chapter of the Constitutional Rights Foundation bears my name. I am married with four children, including one who was adopted from Vietnam while I was in the Navy, and am a member of the United Methodist Church. My Libertarian beliefs have been documented in my book “A Voter’s Handbook: Effective Solutions to America’s Problems” (The Forum Press, 2010), as have my teachings in a fun way to our children about the importance of ethics, staying in school and making good choices in my musical, which is entitled “Americans All,” and has been performed by several high schools as well as Vanguard University of Southern California.
    So I directly request your invaluable support and vote at the upcoming Libertarian Convention as I seek the nomination to be your candidate for Vice President of the United States. I am committed to do whatever it takes to pursue this goal. But please do not vote for me, or for Governor Johnson, unless you are prepared to take this election personally as well, and help us in the days and months to come. With your help, together we can get this important work done!
    Yours – and Ours – in Liberty
    Judge James P. Gray (Ret.)
  2. State

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    I would choose someone who can write better. This is little more than a book ad and resume. I like the sound of the guy, but it's just another reinforcement of the disappointing truth that there's not a third party that's ready for the mainstream. They've got to be able to hire a big ad agency to apply some polish to their campaign to get traction in today's media-driven society.
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    Besides that, a lot of people, such as cops and elected politicians, think marijuana should not be legalized in any form, because it's a gateway drug. It doesn't matter to them that theory has been discredited, since far fewer people use cocaine and heroin than marijuana.
  4. Cimarron

    Cimarron It's not dying I'm talking about, it's living.

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    So they've got to become more like those other two parties they dislike so much?
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    A/V Subscriber State Cold Ass Honkey

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    So you like to put words in others mouths?
  6. Cimarron

    Cimarron It's not dying I'm talking about, it's living.

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    I didn't put any words into your mouth!

    You stated "They've got to be able to hire a big ad agency to apply some polish to their campaign to get traction in today's media-driven society".

    Do you really think that if they hired this big ad agency, put the "media" polish on their campaign (all that takes a hell of a lot of money) that they would be any different than the two parties today?

    There may be some differences in political issues (just as there are differences between Republican and Democrat) but when you get that much money and power involved you don't think it will attract the same sorts of lies and distortions we see today? What is it do you think that would make such a powerful political organization any different?
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    Did I say you put words in my mouth? I just asked if you like to do so. What does it say that you assumed I meant that you were putting words in my mouth?
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    Not to mention the private prison lobby.

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