Both politically and personally, I am an anarcho-capitalist. I oppose the state in all its forms. I believe there should be no coercive government at the federal, state, or local level, and that only small, private, voluntary governments should exist (if any).
As a business owner, I routinely circumvent or break immoral laws. As an educator, I encourage my students to develop the math and computer skills that will give them the ability to circumvent idiotic laws and taxes.
Even my business logo is inspired by the anarcho-capitalist logo (www.vohramethod.com: you'll notice that the "C" has been extended down to create a lowercase "e", which represents education.)
In the first round of voting at the 2016 Libertarian National Convention, I voted for Darryl W. Perry. In the second round, I voted for...Darryl W. Perry.
In many ways, Gary Johnson's views differ from my own. His views don't represent mine.
You know who else's views don't represent mine? The programmers and designers I hire. The farmers whose produce I buy. The grandmothers whose unlicensed cooking services I patronize.
It doesn't matter to me that their views are different from mine. And it doesn't matter to me that Gary Johnson's views sometimes differ from mine.
The president isn't some guy I plan to worship. He's just a guy I'm hiring for a job. The specific job: get the government out of the way. Cut it. Reduce it. Dismantle it. Eliminate as much of it as you can.
I think Gary Johnson will cut government and empower individuals. His past behavior suggests that he will, his clear campaign pledges suggest that he will. I have every reason to believe that he will cut government when elected.
If something convinces me that one of the other candidates is more likely to cut government, I will immediately switch my vote. If someone convinces me that Governor Johnson will not cut government and no one else will either, then I just won't vote.
But as long as I remain convinced that Gary Johnson will cut government more than any other candidate, he's got my vote and my support.
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