Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Reason TV: Nick Gillespie: How President Obama and Democrats Can Appeal to Libertarians
If President Obama is serious about appealing to Libertarians and neutralizing some of the Gary Johnson vote. He would move to decriminalize marijuana, at least in this sense, that if States legalize it, the Federal Government would no longer enforce Marijuana Prohibition in States, that have. Already decided to legalize marijuana, that would help but coming out in favor of legalizing marijuana and regulating it like alcohol, would be much better for Liberals such as myself and Libertarians. And then come out against the War on Drugs all together, that we should stop arresting people and sending them to prison, for their own good, even jail and prison is bad for them. Come out against the Patriot Act and Indefinite Detention but, real Tax Reform that eliminates Corporate Welfare all together, eliminates wasteful Tax Loopholes and lowers rates on everyone. A Defense Policy that no longer defends Developed Nations around the World that can afford to defend themselves, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Japan and Korea and use these saving to help pay. Down the debt and deficit and invest in Special Forces and Operations, to concentrate on Terrorists Groups that would attack us. Pickup on Gary Johnson's idea of block granting the Safety Net to the States, with resources to run those programs would be another idea.
The problem with this strategy, is that it would be way to late to attempt now, because President Obama. Would end up doing what he's finally ready to go after Mitt Romney for, which is flip flopping, he would end up reversing course on several key positions, relating to the War on Drugs, Patriot Act. Indefinite Detention and marijuana as a whole, now in 2012 its too late for the President to do it now but if he gets reelected, and idea worth looking into in a second term.