|Johnson agrees to stop smoking pot during the campaign. It's his only good idea.|
I suspect Sanders followers smoke more pot than Donald Trump's, but I could be wrong. In any event, it might not matter. What each candidate believes or supports might be more important. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, presumably, supports his party's platform. Here's its preamble:
As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.
We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.
Consequently, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.Okay, got it. Libertarians believe in a world in which "no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others." Holy shit. What a wonderful world that would be.
Bernie Sanders is so progressive he chose to declare himself a socialist. I'm cool with that. But if you're a Sanders backer, the libertarian platform should drive you to vote for Hillary Clinton. You might think that thousands of emails that don't add up to squat -- just like the three decades of constant investigations that led to "where there's smoke, there's fire" nonsense -- but it feels "weird," fine. But a glance at Hillary's policy proposals look much better than the "screw the other guy, it's me me me" mentality that pothead Gary Johnson espouses.
Just sayin'. Go ahead, vote for the pothead to help elect Trump. Will that ameliorate your concerns?
Food for thought: a look at where the polls are with Johnson included.
Note. It seems obvious to me, but I can't help but state it for the record: The problem with the Libertarian platform is that it claims that "we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest," but decries "government or any authoritarian power." So, the Libertarians are saying "Let's all be automatically nice, okay?" Yeah, that's really worked through the ages.