SEASON OF GIVING: DONATE TO THE LES SCHWAB TOY DRIVE AND THE Q13 FOX SOCK DRIVE

Libertarian Gary Johnson calls to end ‘drug incarceration’ during Seattle speech

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

SEATTLE -- Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson spoke to supporters in Seattle Saturday. His rally at the downtown Seattle Sheraton Hotel is his first appearance in the city.

Johnson spoke in support of Black Lives Matter and against American involvement in "regime change" abroad.

But the first thing he talked about was what he calls "drug incarceration."

"There are millions of Americans that are convicted felons, that but for our drug laws would otherwise be tax-paying law-abiding citizens,” Johnson said. “Let's bring an end to the war on drugs.”

As to foreign policy, Johnson says we should attack when attacked as we did in Afghanistan, but not in the case of Iraq.

He also told the Seattle crowd he has reversed his stance on the capital punishment -- opting against it. And he pledged to be the "most frugal president ever elected."

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.