Gary Johnson on ISIS

5 Dec


Databases of Muslims. Locking the door to refugees. Rolling back modest NSA surveillance reforms.

In the wake of the Paris attacks by ISIS, we’re hearing it all from the politicians.

Absolutely, ISIS and its murderous ways are a threat and must be stopped. Beyond the senseless violence of their methods, the Sharia political ideology and their determination to impose it on all of us are antithetical to liberty and the freedoms, including freedom of religion, upon which America is founded.

You can read my thoughts here: ISIS is Today’s Nazi Fascism, and my interview with Reason about ISIS, refugees and freedom here: Gary Johnson talks ISIS, refugees…

Yes, if they can, ISIS will attack us here in the United States. That is clear. And yes, while government does far too much and interferes far too much in our lives, it’s most fundamental responsibility is to protect us from those who would do us harm…and destroy our liberties. They are attacking us, and we must defend ourselves, our families and our way of life.

But engaging in hysteria and reverting to Un-American notions of “tracking” innocent people because of the way they look or pray, throwing out 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable searches, and closing our borders are not helpful, and will not make us “safe” — as predictable as they may be in today’s sound-bite politics.

There are times in history where voices of common sense, reason and calm are of paramount importance. This is one of those times, and the Our America Initiative has as its very purpose providing that kind of voice to Americans who understand liberty and government’s proper role in protecting it.

That’s why I am so grateful for your support of our work — and why I urge you to stand with us in these chaotic times.  Go to Our America today to learn how you can help.

Thank you, and have a great Thanksgiving holiday as we all pause to appreciate family, friends, and yes, freedom.


Gov. Gary Johnson
Honorary Chairman



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