Gov. Gary Johnson on Ron Paul Campaign Announcement: Liberty Can't Be Suspended

May 14, 2012, Santa Fe, NM –Libertarian presidential nominee and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson released the following statement regarding Congressman Ron Paul's announcement that he will no longer actively campaign in remaining Republican primaries: 


Johnson said, "You can't suspend liberty. The Ron Paul revolution must continue, whether he is actively campaigning or not.  His message must be a part of the conversation leading to November.  Millions of Americans, particularly young Americans, are energized by Congressman Paul's challenge to the status quo, and I am confident that energy will only build in the weeks and months ahead.   And as much as the business-as-usual political elite would like to do so, you can't put a lid on the enthusiasm and commitment Ron Paul and his supporters bring to the process.  Whether it is at the Republican Convention or at the polls in November, the revolution Ron Paul has ignited will be seen and heard in the months ahead. I will continue the Ron Paul Revolution."

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 About Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. Johnson switched from Republican to the Libertarian Party on December 28, 2011. As the Libertarian Party's candidate, Johnson will appear on all 50 states' ballots as the third national presidential nominee. An outspoken pro-Constitution Libertarian, Johnson opposes the war in Afghanistan, demands greater transparency at the Federal Reserve, would cut Federal spending by 43%, supports a woman's right to choose, opposes gun control, supports gay marriage equality and supports the legalization of marijuana. An avid skier and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peaks on four of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest.