Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party candidate for president, once again demonstrated why, although I count myself a libertarian in philosophy, I cannot bring myself to take seriously any of the representative party candidates.
One of the biggest problems with many Libertarian Party candidates, of late, is that they sound an awful lot like globalist Democrats and liberal Republicans. I’ve covered that before, so I won’t dwell on it here.
The other reason I struggle with these folks is that they so often say things, and have ideas, that make them sound like absolute fruitcakes. To wit:
Johnson appeared on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos this past Sunday. During the conversation, Stephanopoulos asked the candidate about his thoughts on global warming in the context of a comment Johnson made in 2011, wherein he seemed to imply that nothing needs to be done about it because, in billions of years, the sun will grow to a point where it wipes out the earth, anyway.
In fairness, Johnson was quick to jump on Stephanopoulos for suggesting that he (Johnson) meant seriously a remark that was spoken in jest…although, in fairness to Stephanopoulos, it is not entirely clear from the available clip that Johnson was being funny; we’ll just have to take his word for it, I guess.
Anyway, that’s not the really good part. The really good part was what Johnson went on to say IS the answer to global warming:
“What it points to also is that we do have to inhabit other planets. The future of the human race is space exploration.”
I think we’re done here.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large