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Governor Johnson will kick off the Reddit IAmA by posting who he is, and then respond online to questions and comments from participants.

The 60-minute on-line event will give participants a chance to ask the former New Mexico Governor and Honorary Chairman of the Our America Initiative questions via the popular website, Reddit.com. The IAmA can be accessed by going to www.reddit.com at 6:30 p.m. PST/ 9:30 p.m. EST.

Governor Johnson is anxious to hear from you!
Reddit with Gov. Gary Johnson
Tue, April 22, 9:30 PM
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That's today at 6:30 PST
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This is an important week for marriage equality, as the 10th Circuit Federal Appeals Court in Denver takes up the first of several reviews of recent judicial rulings overturning state bans on same-sex marriage. I am proud to be among those who signed "friend of the court" briefs in the 10th Circuit calling for an end to marriage discrimination.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/same-sex-marriage-battle-escalates-to-force-supreme-court-decision-on-constitutionality/2014/04/09/3d1ba5ea-bf59-11e3-b195-dd0c1174052c_story.html
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+Ian Gardocki An institution is an established law, practice, or custom. It is a ceremony, yes, as it can be (and typically is) both.
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This is not an example of the DoE placing guards in school, Christopher.
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I am struggling to understand what vital U.S. interest is being served by spending $400,000, at least $80,000 of which will be borrowed or printed, to buy a camel statue for our embassy in Pakistan.

http://reason.com/blog/2014/03/31/state-department-spending-400000-on-a-ca
The State Department sure is in anguish from "deep" ;budget cuts (like every year). Heck, the cupboards are so bare, they even bled $30 million from
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They don't want you to know what their purposes are; silly rabbit! 
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Gov. Gary Johnson Social Mixer
April 25, 2014 @ 6-9 pm CDT
Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35
549 South Rock Road, Wichita, Kansas 67207
($10.00 pp admission.)
More information
http://lpks.org/2014/02/21/libertarian-party-of-kansas-2014-state-convention/


Lunch with Gov. Gary Johnson
April 26, 2014 @ Noon CDT
Lunch at a local restaurant with Governor Gary Johnson. This opportunity is limited to six people. $100 + online order fees.
More information
http://lpks.org/2014/02/21/libertarian-party-of-kansas-2014-state-convention/


Banquet Diner with Gov. Gary Johnson
April 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm CDT
Join us for dinner with featured speaker Governor Gary Johnson.
Gary Johnson will speak at 7:45 pm. There are a limited number of seats available at Governor Johnson’s table. Banquet dinner is $50 + online order fees.
More information
http://lpks.org/2014/02/21/libertarian-party-of-kansas-2014-state-convention/
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I want to go but I live in Ohio
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Absent a legitimate threat to lives, property or national security, heavily-armed Feds attempting to use force against a citizen will almost never end well. Fortunately, BLM finally made the right decision and diffused what was becoming a very dangerous situation.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-nevada-rancher-blm-20140412,0,1159016.story#axzz2ynyNT555
Fearing for their safety as armed protesters gathered in the Nevada back country, federal officials on Saturday suddenly ended a controversial effort to seize hundreds of cattle that a rancher has kept illegally on public land.
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Such eloquence.
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While the heavy-handed actions of the Feds in Nevada this week are truly disturbing, perhaps the real question we should be asking is: Why does the Federal Government need to own more than 80% of the land in Nevada in the first place?? In fact, they own so much land that they literally don't know how much they own!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/07/nevada-officials-blast-feds-over-treatment-cattle-rancher-cliven-bundy/
For 20 years an old hard-bitten Nevada rancher and the federal government have been locked in a bitter range war over cattle grazing rights.
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What is BLM doing in Oregon. And why is natural gas our alternative energy?
We have solar we have wind, we have wave energy. 
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Our America’s Honorary Chairman Gary Johnson is urging Americans to contact Congress and demand an end to the NSA’s out-of-control mass surveillance of American citizens. In an email to the Our America Initiative’s supporters, Gov. Johnson pointed to the recent admission by the Director of National Intelligence that, contrary to assurances from the President, NSA DOES in fact read Americans’ emails and monitor their phone calls. You can read Gov. Johnson’s full message here: http://ouramericainitiative.tumblr.com/post/82016132205/tell-congress-to-fix-it
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"NSA isn't reading Americans' emails, except when we do read them." OK, that's not a direct quote, but it's a pretty accurate paraphrase of what the Director of National Intelligence is now telling Congress. What more does Congress need to know before they put a stop to this unconstitutional abuse??

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/01/nsa-surveillance-loophole-americans-data
NSA used 'back door' to search Americans' communicationsDirector of national intelligence confirms use of new legal ruleData collected under 'Prism' and 'Upstream' programs
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only losers ignore other peaples opinion
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Who DOESN'T believe the NSA is monitoring former President Carter's emails? Given what we have learned about NSA mass surveillance, it would be shocking if they were NOT doing so.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/03/23/jimmy-carter-believes-the-nsa-monitors-his-e-mails/
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+Bill DeWitt
This guy Snowden proves issues with the system and notion of massive data collection.  Anyone involved in business, law suits, and other aspects of life are open to exploitation and compromise with corrupt government employees, bureaucrats out to make a name for themselves, and basic abuses of power.  Most importantly, it's lazy and expensive work on the tax payer's dime.
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    Honorary Chairman, 2013 - present
  • Gary Johnson 2012
    Libertarian Presidential Candidate, 2011 - 2013
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    Founder/CEO, 1976 - 1996
  • State of New Mexico
    Governor, 1995 - 2003
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    Honorary Chairman, 2008 - 2011
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Honorary Chairmain of Our America Initiative | 2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate & two-term Governor of New Mexico.
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About Governor Gary Johnson: A two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, Gary Johnson has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. As the Libertarian candidate for President in 2012, he received more votes than any Libertarian candidate in history. An outspoken pro-Constitution libertarian, Johnson opposes American involvement in foreign conflicts with no clear U.S. interest. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on drugs and demands greater transparency at the Federal Reserve. Johnson advocates cutting federal spending dramatically to achieve a balanced budget and make government live within its means without raising taxes. He believes real job creation and economic opportunity can be best achieved through smaller government and less regulation. The National Review rated Johnson as "#1" in job creation as governor. An avid skier and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peaks on five of the seven continents, including Mount Everest and, recently, Aconcagua in Argentina.
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I have two great kids: my son, Erik, and daughter, Seah, who both help out with the campaign. I've completed over 30 triathlons, competed in the Hawaii Iron Man competition, and have summitted four of the world's highest peaks, including Mt. Everest. As Governor of New Mexico, I vetoed about as many bills as the other 49 Governors--combined. I was one of only 4 Governors in the country to leave my state with a balanced budget, and I created that surplus while cutting taxes 14 times. A recent National Review report showed that out of all the Governors running for the Republican presidential nomination this year, job growth was highest under my watch than anyone else's.
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    1968 - 1971
  • University of New Mexico
    1971 - 1975
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