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Gary Johnson Interview



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On September 19th Gary Johnson met with the Telegraph's Editorial board.

Watch Gary Johnson's Sept. 19 meeting with the Telegraph editorial board:




 Gary Johnson Edit Board(09/16/2011) 
12:22
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
You can watch and listen to Gary Johnson's entire hour-long meeting with the Telegraph editorial board in the "livestream" video player here (despite that title, it's not streaming live, it's a recording of the Sept. 19 meeting). You can scroll through the comments and quotes that I typed in during the talk, below. Note that they're in reverse chronological order - start at the bottom and scroll upward.
Monday September 19, 2011 12:22 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Monday September 19, 2011 11:16 
10:44
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Thanks for watching and/or participating. Only 375 presidential candidates to go! (At least, it sometimes feels that way)
Monday September 19, 2011 10:44 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:42
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Sorry we didn't get to all questions ... had to get that Mount Everest tidbit in!
Monday September 19, 2011 10:42 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:35
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
"Gateway aspect" of marijuana comes from sales, not usage, he arges - take away the illegal aspect of pot and there will be less push by street sellers. In response to reader query, he doesn't think the savings from legalizing pot, including savings in law-enforcement costs, would solve the economic problems ... but they would help
Monday September 19, 2011 10:35 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Would challenge Perry on being a "stay the course" guy for military spending
Monday September 19, 2011 10:31 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:30
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
No mandatory helmet laws for motorcycles in N.M. - would "restrict organ donor supply" if helmets are mandated, an argument that he made (with tongue in cheek?) in New Mexico
Monday September 19, 2011 10:30 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Opposes death penalty: "I don't want to put 1 innocent person to death" even if 99 guilty people are put to death.
Monday September 19, 2011 10:27 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:26
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
On further questioning, Johnson said "I don't want to close the door" on the vaccination issue ... "I don't want to say anything categorially as no" (for mandating vaccinations)
Monday September 19, 2011 10:26 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:25
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
"People make their own choices" regardig vaccination - he would not mandate any vaccinations
Monday September 19, 2011 10:25 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:23
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
"I'm not a social conservative" ... disagrees with "bedroom legislation"
Monday September 19, 2011 10:23 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
"control it, regulate it, tax it" ... just like alcohol ... "we're two years away from a tipping point" regarding public attitude toward legalizing marijuana
Monday September 19, 2011 10:21 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:20
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Legalize marijuana - don't discount problem of violence around borders that are caused by illegal drugs. Estimates 75 percent of border violence with Mexico goes away if pot is legalized in the US
Monday September 19, 2011 10:20 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 

Advocates setting up grace period for illegal immigrants and grant them work visa
Monday September 19, 2011 10:19 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:18
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
100% consensus in N.Mexico is that illegal and legal immigration brings more money into the US rather than taking money out ... "to say that you're going to round up 11 million immigrants and ship them back" (is unrealistic)
Monday September 19, 2011 10:18 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Regarding immigration: Border fence and National Guard on the border "would be an incredible waste of money" ... backs more work visas, "not green card"
Monday September 19, 2011 10:17 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:16
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Should US leave the Mideast Peace Process? "That might be the best route" ... "things that you can't affect, why spend any time on that?"
Monday September 19, 2011 10:16 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
"It's a mistake that we think we should dictate what Israel should and shouldn't do"
Monday September 19, 2011 10:14 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:12
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Another reader query coming up ...
Monday September 19, 2011 10:12 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:11
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
"Give education back to the states" ... federal money carries more costs than benefits
Monday September 19, 2011 10:11 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:11
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Johnson would eliminate federal departments of Housing and Urban Development, and also Education
Monday September 19, 2011 10:11 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:08
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
A question from a reader: "should the federal reserve be audited? abolished?"
Monday September 19, 2011 10:08 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:07
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
"that would have brought about competition to public education" ... legislature rejected it in New Mexico
Monday September 19, 2011 10:07 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:06
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Strong advocate of school vouchers "tat
Monday September 19, 2011 10:06 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:03
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Compares Weimar Germany and modern Zimbabwe as examples of disastrous monetary collapse that the US may be facing in the near term.
Monday September 19, 2011 10:03 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
10:00
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
"Social security is eminently solvable ... make that soluble, by raising retirement age, instituting means testing" (payout limited by income) ... changing escalator to inflation rate, "being able to self-direct your own funds"
Monday September 19, 2011 10:00 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Advocating feds "block grant" fixed money to states, 43% less than current costs, take away strings and mandates - "we could have delivered health care to the poor and elderly in New Mexico with 43 percent less, along with no strings and no mandates"
Monday September 19, 2011 9:59 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Allowing more companies to fail, including GM and mortgage companies, would have led to a steeper fall but a quicker recovery, he argues.
Monday September 19, 2011 9:57 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
preferable."
Monday September 19, 2011 9:53 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
9:53
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Supports "Fair Tax" plan that, among other things, eliminates the IRS. ... As an example of the catastrophic alternative he points to Russia's monetary collapse. "As painful as all this would be ... doing this in a controlled form ... would be
Monday September 19, 2011 9:53 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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... isn't anywhere near enough to tackle the deficit, by a factor of two or three
Monday September 19, 2011 9:52 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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"I am in the camp that we're on the verge of monetary collapse" ... thinks Obama's latest proposal isn't anywhere near enough by
Monday September 19, 2011 9:51 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Promises to balance budget by 2013, including 43% reduction in military spending. ... Cato Institute analysts told him it's possible, by concentrating on defense rather than offense or "nation building". ... Reducing nuclear weapons from 2,300 to 500, cutting troop numbers
Monday September 19, 2011 9:50 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
He would not have gone into Iraq after 9/11 but would have gone into Afghanistan - "initially I thought it was totally warranted" ... "I would get out of Iraq and Afghanistan tomorrow (which probably means months)" ... he would not have gone into Libya at all
Monday September 19, 2011 9:48 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Johnson is famous for vetoing more legislation than all other governors combined. Some comments: "I was an equal opportunity veto-er" ... "You can't just veto legislation and walk away from it." ... "The unintended consequences of laws passed (can) end up being worse than the intended consequence."
Monday September 19, 2011 9:47 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
9:44
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Don't be shy about submitting a question or comment in the box below. If it's good, I'll ask it for you.
Monday September 19, 2011 9:44 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
9:43
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
His business worked with Intel "before the 286 chip" - going for the geek vote?
Monday September 19, 2011 9:43 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
9:41
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Oops ... wonky keyboard. If you hear a high-pitched whine, they're working on our fire alarm system.
Monday September 19, 2011 9:41 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
9:41
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
If you pick up a i
Monday September 19, 2011 9:41 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
9:39
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Gary Johnson has arrived at the Telegraph's main office. We'll be starting shortly.
Monday September 19, 2011 9:39 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
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Monday September 19, 2011 9:11 
9:02
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
If you want to do a little homework while we wait, Johnson's official website is:
http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/
Monday September 19, 2011 9:02 Dave Brooks / Telegraph
8:42
Dave Brooks / Telegraph: 
Welcome to the Telegraph edit board interview with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who is seeking the GOP nomination for president. We'll be talking to Johnson starting about 9:30 a.m., and if the technology works (cross your fingers) you can watch it live and submit a question through this console. Stay tuned.
Monday September 19, 2011 8:42 Dave Brooks / Telegraph