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Libertarian Veep Candidate Makes A Stop In St. Louis

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Tim Lloyd
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St. Louis Public Radio

Libertarian Vice-Presidential Candidate Jim Gray rolled up to a Soulard bar and grill in a white minivan with a few hundred signatures from supporters on its exterior.

Before talking with a dozen or so supporters, he said if you want to fix the system, how about just getting rid of most of it.

“And by the way, we’re Libertarians, and we do believe in government, but government is the last resort, not the first resort,” Gray said.

He said there are dramatic differences between Libertarian Candidate for President Gary Johnson and the two major party candidates.

“You talk about this National Defense Authorization Act, anyone could be labeled as a terrorist and held indefinitely just simply because the Executive Branch says so,” Gray said.  “That’s not what we stand for.  Romney supports it, Obama signed it, we say ‘no.’  Romney and Obama are so much the same we call them ‘Robomney’ for heaven’s sake, it’s just out of control.”

Gray said he and Johnson are crossing their fingers that maybe; just maybe, they can get to five percent of the vote and qualify for federal campaign funds in 2016.

Tim Lloyd was a founding host of We Live Here from 2015 to 2018 and was the Senior Producer of On Demand and Content Partnerships until Spring of 2020.

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