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Old 06-28-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Why poker players should get to know Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson is the former two-term Governor of New Mexico, a Republican candidate for President, and a long-time defender of personal freedom.

And that freedom includes your right to play online poker.

Governor Johnson has strongly condemned the federal crackdown on online poker, arguing that the right to assume risk and to gamble (in the privacy of one's own home, no less) is a basic right that should not involve the government.

Governor Johnson has issued the following statement: “Government has absolutely no business telling Americans what they can do with their own time and their own money on their own computers, and that most certainly should apply to playing poker online. The fact that Americans are now prevented from playing online poker is an outrage. Unfortunately it is but another chilling example of how Congress and the Justice Department continue to trample on our personal liberty.

“As President, I will do everything in my power to restore your right to play online poker, and ensure that such a right can never be taken away again.”

Protect your internet freedom by signing up on our special landing page for poker supporters at www.GaryJohnson2012.com/poker.


Make a donation to my campaign for President! I’m standing up for poker rights and the right of all Americans to live their lives free from government intrusion. Your contributions are what sustain my campaign and allow me to spread our message of liberty throughout the country: https://donate.GaryJohnson2012.com
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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I like the sounds of this guy.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:29 PM   #3
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So Former Gov. Johnson is running on the free online poker platform?
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:00 PM   #4
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re: Why Should Poker Players Get to Know Gary Johnson.

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Gary Johnson is the former two-term Governor of New Mexico, a Republican candidate for President, and a long-time defender of personal freedom.

And that freedom includes your right to play online poker.

Governor Johnson has strongly condemned the federal crackdown on online poker, arguing that the right to assume risk and to gamble (in the privacy of one's own home, no less) is a basic right that should not involve the government.

Governor Johnson has issued the following statement: “Government has absolutely no business telling Americans what they can do with their own time and their own money on their own computers, and that most certainly should apply to playing poker online. The fact that Americans are now prevented from playing online poker is an outrage. Unfortunately it is but another chilling example of how Congress and the Justice Department continue to trample on our personal liberty.

“As President, I will do everything in my power to restore your right to play online poker, and ensure that such a right can never be taken away again.”

Protect your internet freedom by signing up on our special landing page for poker supporters at www.GaryJohnson2012.com/poker.
Hi Everyone:

Let's welcome Gov Johnson to our forums. He's the former governor of New Mexico, is running for the Republican nomination for president, and is a big supporter of our right to play poker on the Internet with our own money.

Also, Gov Johnson will be attending our annual 2+2 party at The Wynn on July 7 so we'll all get a chance to meet him. So again, let's give him a big welcome to www.twoplustwo.com, and we'll be doing more with Gov Johnson in the future.

Best wishes,
Mason
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:05 PM   #5
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Fantastic first post. Welcome!
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:07 PM   #6
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Welcome, Governor Johnson. We look forward to your participation. I realize some people might be surprised to see a presidential candidate posting on Two Plus Two, but I assure you it's for real.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:08 PM   #7
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Best of luck
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:09 PM   #8
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Is his plan to bring government regulation to online poker or to find some way around the UIGEA and declare it unconstitutional or something like that?
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:11 PM   #9
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Awesome! Welcome Governor Johnson! I'm looking forward to reading your posts.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:14 PM   #10
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This guy or Ron Paul are our only hope this election, too bad the media has tried to marginalize Gary, as he was excluded from the CNN republican debate, even though he was polling high enough based on CNN's own guidelines. Another true patriot brushed under the rug by the powers that be.

Let's spread the word! If he Polls higher next time they will have to include him in the debates. Which if you watch some of his speeches, he will destroy these phony politicians.

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Old 06-28-2011, 03:15 PM   #11
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Amazing! I look forward to meeting you at the 2p2 party.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:19 PM   #12
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I've seen you on Stossel a few times and like your positions. Hoping you make waves and take it down.

Wow, I just booked my LV time this next week but will leave just prior to the 2+2 gathering this time... maybe I would have changed my plans had I known
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:23 PM   #13
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Welcome aboard Governor Johnson. Glad to have your support! Hope to meet you July 7.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:24 PM   #14
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So how does the Governor intend to get back into the debates so that he will have an impact at all in the process?
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:27 PM   #15
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Welcome! I love your statement and your support for personal liberties such as playing poker. Best of luck to you.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:27 PM   #16
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Gov. Johnson for President God
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:29 PM   #17
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oh wow both Mas and Mat are vouching for him? This is legit people! I will definitely check out the page later tonight from home.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:29 PM   #18
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Nice to see some republicans pushing for our liberties and freedoms at a time when religious minded social conservatives are taking over the party. Welcome Governor and thanks for standing up for our rights as tax paying Americans!
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:38 PM   #19
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Wait, you mean I may vote for a Republican this election?? How odd.

What are your stances on some other major issues, Sir? And welcome!
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:39 PM   #20
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Greg Raymer, John Pappas and I met Governor Johnson at CPAC earlier this year. The governor is a true friend of poker, to be sure.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:39 PM   #21
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Welcome!

Hopefully you are able to use your influence (both now and in the future) to help bring online poker back to the United States!
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:40 PM   #22
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I have a question. Is the former govenor going to allow us to play back on the international sites like we had before or is he in support of regulation but allowing said sites to join the US?
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:41 PM   #23
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Welcome gov. One time!!
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:41 PM   #24
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Hello, welcome to the forums.

I have one very important question:


Do you play poker?
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:44 PM   #25
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