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.”