Libertarian Vice-Presidential Candidate Jim Gray Visits University of Central Missouri
Vice-Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party Judge Jim Gray visited with students and supporters at the University of Central Missouri Union on Sunday, November 4. Gray talked about his relation with Presidential Candidate, Gary Johnson, and how that he was impressed by how the former Governor of New Mexico worked with Republicans and Democrats alike while he was Governor.
Judge Gray talked about his thoughts and opinions on several topics, varying from the economy, global issues, education and health care. Gray's overall theme was that he'd like to see people live free.
"As a nation, we simply can't afford to continue borrowing 43 cents out of every dollar we spend," Gray said. "Balancing the budget will mean making some serious changes in Washington, but these will be the corrections America needs to remain a free, prosperous, and secure nation."
Gray also believes that parents should be given a choice when it comes to which school kids attend, whether it be called a voucher system or not.
Gray voiced his disappointment with not seeing Gary Johnson in the Presidential debates and acknowledged that not being able to get into those four major debates will not help them garner enough votes to win. He said there goal is to get 5% of the vote nationwide to gather enough support and access for future elections.
In addition to Warrensburg, Gray also visited Columbia and St. Louis.
Several other Libertarian Candidates spoke at the event, including candidate for Missouri Secretary of State Cisse Spragins, U.S Senator candidate Jonathan Dine, State Treasurer candidate Sean O'Toole, U.S. Representative 4th District Thomas Holbrook and State Representative 51st District Bill Wayne.