Gary Johnson on The Constitution
Our America Initiative
Governor Johnson created the Our America Initiative when he began to consider running for President. On a page dealing with the Constitution, Governor Johnson stated the following:
We believe that the Constitution should be interpreted according to its original meaning. After great deliberation, the Founders clearly based the blueprint for our government on the fundamental idea that there must be strict constraints on Federal power — an idea from which we have strayed much too far. We believe that the proper balance needs to be restored between the different branches of government. This includes the rights of states.