Top 5 Ways Gary Johnson is More Libertarian Than Ron Paul

2. Death Penalty

While Ron Paul has been consistently against the federal use of the death penalty, he has maintained that he believes that the states should be able to put people to death as they see fit. He stated, “As far as the state goes, yes capital punishment is a deserving penalty for those who commit crime.” This of course isn’t libertarian at all.

In addition to this, the idea that we should give the government the right to kill citizens when they aren’t an active threat is also in and of itself against libertarian philosophy. Gov. Johnson on the other hand, despite previously supporting the death penalty, has come to understand its problems and has come to oppose the practice as a whole.

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