During the CNN Libertarian Town Hall last night one voter asked Governor Gary Johnson about his faith-and he gave one of the best answers of the night.
To often in American politics we as voters care way to much about a candidates religion and his attendance every Sunday at church. That yardstick of scrutiny doesn’t necessarily dictate the character and good will of anybody.
Governor Johnson gave one of the best answers to this question last night when asked by the potential voter and the moderator. It is a simple answer of “Yes I believe in God” and “no I don’t go to church.”
There are many in this country that are in that same boat. Myself included, I pray and believe in God, but I don’t feel it is necessary for me to sit in a pew every Sunday so that God can take my attendance and then I go home, drink beer, and watch sports. Religion itself is a creation of man. Governor Johnson saying at the end of that clip that the God I pray to doesn’t adhere to one particular religion is a far cry from anything former Presidential candidates have ever said. Many of them believed that in order to get votes they had to put on a show as if they go to church every Sunday and that some how qualifies them to be President.
Faith and religion is personal. It is not indicator of Presidential performance. Governor Johnson just spoke the tone of millions of Americans last night when he gave that solid answer.