RLC Resolution: Support for Republican Governor Gary Johnson
WHEREAS the war on drugs has been a failure, with increasing use of illegal drugs by our youth, increasing violence associated with illegal drug trafficking, increasing compromise of our Bill of Rights, and the undermining of democracy in several Latin American countries;
WHEREAS it is now undeniable that (leaf form) marijuana has medical value, and citizen initiatives demonstrate overwhelming support for legalizing medical marijuana;
WHEREAS only we in the Republican Party, who advocate individual freedom and personal responsibility, can provide the nation with the leadership that will be necessary to adopt a new approach to the problem of drug abuse;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
THAT the National Committee of the Republican Liberty Caucus applauds Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico for his forthright and principled position on drug policy.
Note: Governor Gary Johnson recently spoke in Washington, in October, at the CATO
Organization on the topic of Alternatives to the drug war.