|2016 Libertarian Presidential candidate, Gary Johnson interviewed by Independent Associate Editor of LCI, David Malekar.|
Packed to the brim. That's the best way to describe the attendance of the event. A very diverse crowd of millennials, baby-boomers, all ethnic backgrounds, genders, and ages. People were electric to see Gary Johnson in Seattle.
We have full coverage of the event below:
Drew Carey (12:29 mark in the video) spoke on behalf of Governor Johnson as well.
At the 18:18 mark (in the video) Bill Weld's wife, Leslie Weld spoke on behalf of the two candidates.
Bill Weld made his appearance at 28:05 mark (in the video) with a "12 Man" jersey for the Seattle Seahawks, talking about his appreciation for Russell Wilson (Quarterback for the Seahawks) and Pete Carroll (Head Coach of the Seahawks). Telling the audience that "they are their 12th Man." Weld reinforced the points about limited government and personal freedom only being achieved with a Johnson/Weld ticket. There was a few choice words for Donald Trump as he poked fun at about the 43:18 mark (in the video) about being "as bald as an egg." Weld also made the statements about how the Republicans and Democrats are only out to "kill each other."
Gary Johnson to the roar of the audience, made his mark at 51:17 (in the video). Gary showed a very strong appearance by standing strongly against our intervention overseas in "regime change." Gary made a very interesting statement about Bill Weld supposedly being in line to be the Ambassador to Mexico in 1997 during Clinton's administration; but was blocked due to being "pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and pro medical marijuana."
Johnson went on to talk about the importance of the free market and small business, wanting to make it easier for small business to survive and thrive. He spoke more on the crisis of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and how everything is open for discussion on making things better.
In this exclusive interview with LCI, Gary speaks on the importance of Criminal Justice reform and how he plans on fixing the issues at hand, and accountability, from the Top-down perspective as Commander in Chief.
In this exclusive interview, Johnson speaks on how he would be willing to work with the FBI Color of Law division in regards to local agencies and their accountability; specifically the department of Justice. This is something that you will not hear from candidate running for office. An excerpt from the FBI on what the "Color of Law" division is, as follows:
Criminal Justice reform is a major concern for millennials as injustices have been brought to light in recent years by decentralized organizations such as Cop Block.Preventing abuse of this authority, however, is equally necessary to the health of our nation’s democracy. That’s why it’s a federal crime for anyone acting under “color of law” willfully to deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution or U.S. law. “Color of law” simply means that the person is using authority given to him or her by a local, state, or federal government agency.
In a candid Q&A session with Governor Johnson and Governor Weld before the Rally, local media was able to get a few questions answered. Issues of Medicare/Medicaid, the TTP, and environment protection are discussed. A few clips are available below:
LCI: Candid Media Q&A With Gary Johnson and Bill Weld in Seattle WA 9.17.2016 (1 of 3)
LCI: Candid Media Q&A With Gary Johnson and Bill Weld in Seattle WA 9.17.2016 (2 of 3)
LCI: Candid Media Q&A With Gary Johnson and Bill Weld in Seattle WA 9.17.2016 (3 of 3)
As we draw closer to the end of the election campaign, the Johnson/Weld campaign is going full force. They did mention another possible visit to Seattle before the end of the election, as Washington is considered a targeted state. Be sure to continue to follow the Liberty Chronicle Independent online at http://www.libertychronicle.net and for more updates at http://www.facebook.com/libertychronicle.
This contribution is from Seattle-based independent journalist, David Malekar, Independent Associate Editor for the Liberty Chronicle Independent; who publishes content to the WashCo Chronicle and other online publications.