All of us want impaired drivers off the road. That isn't a question. But, the privacy and data collection implications of requiring vehicles to have impairment sensors are just too much.
Hard to imagine that the #September11 attacks happened 20 years ago. We saw a lot of horror that day - but I remember it bringing us together in a way I haven't seen since. We know how to rise above our differences and stand together in the face of our greatest challenges.
We cannot play policeman in Afghanistan. The fate of the nation belongs to its people. We should evacuate our personnel, withdrawal our troops, and offer a robust visa system to allies who wish to flee. The time for our role in this war has come to a close. 2/2
The Taliban's surge in Afghanistan is tragic, and it is undeniably sad to see 20 years of America's efforts in the nation swept aside - but it raises the question of how has an allied army, trained and equipped over 20 YEARS collapse so quickly? 1/
“Now, when it comes to ending the war on drugs, he says he’s ready to partner with anyone.” Check out the @Forbes article on our founder, Charles Koch, and why advocating for the legalization of marijuana could change millions of lives. bit.ly/3l9VkZA
Today, we celebrate the freedom and civil liberties that help every single one of us prosper. Regardless of our divisions and disagreements, we are ALL what make up our incredible country - and that's something to celebrate. Happy #IndependenceDay
In America, when we oppress anyone, we oppress ourselves.
It saddens me to see the partisanship and over-politicization around a holiday celebrating countless people finally being freed from slavery - an invaluable part of our nation's history. Jubilee, and happy #Juneteenth
Governor Johnson is currently riding the Tour Divide - a 2,745 mile mountain bike course across an enormous swath of North America. Right now, he's at mile 514! Follow along with him at:
I came to oppose the death penalty when I realized government makes mistakes.
In Oklahoma, GOP legislators have asked for a review of the case of Richard Glossip, and that review should happen. Like too many others, Glossip’s death penalty conviction is shaky at best. @GovStitt
The violence at the Capitol has no place in our republic. Peaceful demonstrations are our right and help to make our government more responsive - yet when they turn violent, those involved need to be held accountable. Yesterday's actions are a black mark on our nation's history.
Donald Trump accomplished many great things in office. He also served as a polarizing force for many of his detractors. The electorate has spoken and we need to join together as Americans united on the acceptance of a new President. Best wishes President-Elect @JoeBiden. 2/2
It is tough to watch all of the anger today from so many people that are upset with the results of the recent election. I watched as the President cast doubt on the legitimacy of those results. The Presidential office is a position held with great esteem throughout the world. 1/2
Congratulations to President-elect @JoeBiden. We have many disagreements, but it's time for our nation to come together and heal. I hope opportunities arise for us to strengthen individual freedom and civil liberties under your administration.
Tomorrow is the big day! No matter who you're voting for, make sure you get out and vote - there's no better way to make your voice heard and send a message to Washington and your state and local governments. #VOTE#ElectionDay
Instead, we will likely see a battle of sound bites and personal attacks.
When we challenged the Commission on Presidential Debates in the courts to end the exclusion of any candidates other than the Republican and the Democrat, it wasn't just about our campaign. 2/3
Tonight, Joe Biden and Donald Trump will take the #Debates2020 stage. They should probably discuss issues important to America's future like our mounting national debt crisis, dangerous multi-decade wars abroad, and the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1/3
19 years ago, our nation was rocked by the horrific #September11 World Trade Center attacks. Despite efforts to drive horror into our hearts, America stands resolute, with freedom and opportunity for all.
As we make the choice to come together or stay apart with our friends, family, and neighbors this #LaborDay2020, it's important that we remember what makes our nation such an amazing place - the individual spirit of each and every person that helps us all prosper.
Without Section 230, social media companies would be flooded with trial attorney lawsuits meant to suppress free speech. Attacking it is bad for our First Amendment rights online. #Section230twitter.com/AFPhq/status/1…
"The Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation's destiny... The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost." 5/5
We certainly still have a way to go... but we can take heart in the fact that we have a system of government that empowers us to keep taking strides towards liberty for all. In the words of Fredrick Douglass: 4/5
As the 244th anniversary of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence takes place, it's worth remembering what that document represents - it laid the foundation for our country to make the long and painful progress it has in securing liberty. 3/5
From a global pandemic that has separated friends and loved ones, to dramatic and inexcusable actions impacting racial injustice across the nation, many have asked what we should be celebrating this weekend. 2/5
We've come a long way since June 19th, 1865... but it's obvious that we still have a long way to go. However you are observing #Juneteenth -- protesting injustice or celebrating the equal rights and the empowerment that is America's promise, enjoy the day and what it stands for.
I will moderate the @LPNational's pre-nomination Presidential Debate tomorrow night!
Hear their answers to pressing questions about America's future, and how libertarians would govern very differently.
The House has passed a $3 Trillion spending bill tonight, on top of the $2.5 trillion CARES Act earlier this month.
That's $5.5 Trillion in spending.
Less than half of it is actually going to people impacted by #COVID19.