Common Sense for the Common Good

  • by Gary E. Johnson
  • Narrated by Gary E. Johnson
  • 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With the contentious 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle spinning into its final phases, only one thing seems clear: the American people are less than satisfied with the two major political parties’ candidates.
Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party candidate for president and former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, stakes his claim to the very center of the political spectrum. His new audiobook Common Sense for the Common Good offers his approach to how a member of a third party, acting as the Chief Arbiter of the U.S., can restore sanity and functionality to the highest office in the land.
Johnson succinctly shares his views on how the two-party system is dysfunctional. How its binary approach to issues doesn’t reflect the multiplicity of viewpoints inherent in our contemporary society. How the nasty divisiveness that rules public and private discourse is endemic to this flawed and outdated system.
He offers his alternative to the dualistic electoral process—and why he believes the on/off, black/white, I’m right/you’re wrong thinking—cripples our minds and grinds government to a halt.
He takes on the challenge of explaining Libertarianism as a philosophy that espouses:


Freedom of choice
Limited government intrusion into our personal lives
Free market capitalism
Equalizing opportunity for all
This audiobook sets the stage for Johnson’s forthcoming book, which is part memoir and part manifesto. Here, Gary Johnson describes his own personal and political evolution. He firmly believes that, if the rigged electoral polling and debate processes were fair, the vast majority of Americans would come to understand that their beliefs and values are best represented by the Libertarian Party.

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A Vote for Gary Johnson is a Vote for Gary Johnson

This is a great starter book for anyone who is curious about libertarian principles, the Libertarian party, or the life and achievements of Governor Gary Johnson. I feel really good about my vote after listening to it. Give it, and him, a chance.
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- Diane Dye Hansen - What Works Coaching "Nick Family"

A refreshing voice in politics.

Gary Johnson is a voice of reason in an unreasonable political climate. It's great to hear a politician with positive and inclusive ideas. Somebody to vote for and stand with. Unlike our major party, lesser of two evil, vote against the candidate you hate modern politics. I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a dose of hope for American politics.
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- Jason

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-27-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio