Libertarian Party Candidate Austin Petersen is a Natural Fit for all those who voted for Ted Cruz
by Lee Enochs
A little over a week has passed since Ted Cruz suspended his Presidential campaign upon losing the Indiana primary.
Now that Ted Cruz is out of the race, I would like to argue that Constutionally based Libertarian candidate Austin Petersen is the most natural fit for all those Cruz supporters and not Donald Trump who has shown little regard for the U.S. Constitution.
Many Liberty minded conservatives across the country were impressed with Austin Petersen’s clear victory over perennial Libertarian Presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Johnson who disappointed many when he said that if elected President, he would use the coercive power of the state to force a Jewish baker to make a cake for a Nazi.
During my lengthy interview with Austin Petersen just moments ago, I learned by many Liberty minded conservatives and Libertarians are looking at Petersen as the clear alternative to Trump and Clinton and the leader of the #Never Trump and #Never Hillary movement.
Austin Petersen is the most principled candidate still running for President and his thoroughly Libertarian and reasonable political platform is drawing flocks of Americans who love Liberty to his campaign.
Meet Austin Petersen, Leader of #Never Trump Movement
Austin Petersen’s Political Platform
Taxes & Spending—”Reduce economic inequality by lowering barriers to entry in the marketplace, licensing, taxation, and fees. Urge congress to adopt the “Penny Plan,” across the board spending cuts of 1 percent per program.
Abolish the existing, complicated tax code that discriminates against the most productive Americans, and replace it with a simple, flat tax at the lowest rate necessary to support the core functions of government. Seek voluntary ways to fund public services where possible, lotteries, tolls, etc.”
National Defense & Military—”Strengthen national security by reducing/ending foreign aid to nations hostile to the USA. Reconsider overseas troop deployments in areas not important to U.S. national security, and audit the Pentagon. Reform the Veteran’s Affairs administration. The American people have sacrificed enough blood and treasure in the Middle East. No more nation building. Obey the Constitution, and only go to war if it’s declared by Congress. Consider constitutional Letters of Marque and Reprisal to deal with terrorists.”
Trade—”Lower barriers to trade with foreign nations, and allow American companies the leeway they need to develop domestic energy production, in order to create good-paying jobs at home.”
Monetary Policy—”Audit the Federal Reserve first. End it through competition last. Institute a Monetary Commission devoted to studying the implications of replacing central banking with “Free Banking,” and abolishing laws of legal tender. Allow gold and silver to circulate as a currency, removing them from the commodity list, and make precious metal coins free of taxation. Let digital currencies compete against Federal Reserve notes.”
Immigration—”Streamline our immigration system by following updated Ellis Island-styled protocols. Security check. Disease check. Done.”
Constitutional Priorities—”Work with Congress to institute new protocols that will protect national security while placing the balance of weight towards due process and individual rights. Rein in the NSA, and demand accountability in our security agencies so as to protect our 4th Amendment rights.”
Crime & Punishment—”Reclassify the war on drugs as a medical problem, not a criminal problem. Deschedule all drugs at the federal level and end the federal War on Drugs once and for all.”
Entitlement Reform—”Allow young people to opt out of Social Security.”
Health Care—”Overturn Obamacare. Seek out market alternatives to problems of health and wellness.”
Protecting Life—”Encourage a culture of life, and adoption, and educate Americans about the ‘consistent pro-life ethic,’ which also means abolishing the death penalty.”
During my lengthy interview with Petersen this evening, I immediately understood why so many Americans view him as the most principled candidate still running for our nation’s highest office.
Hard working, and media savy, Austin Petersen is a political candidate that was destined for great things since his formidable days growing up in the industrious Midwest.
I learned during my intimate interview with Petersen that he was instilled with a great work ethic, doing constant chores on his family farm in rural Missouri. From there he went on to graduate from Missouri State University with a degree in Musical theater.
Upon graduation, Petersen went onto do great things in New York City, raising over a million dollars for the Ron Paul campaign before landing an important media consultant job with Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano.
Petersen spent years in the trenches as a Libertarian activist before ultimately founding informative “Libertarian Republic” media enterprise.
Austin Petersen’s astute preparation and carefully groomed background in Libertarian politics and news media has uniquely prepared him to be the consummate politician of our time. He is adeptly ready to communicate Libertarianism’s minimum government and maximum freedom message to a country desperately in need of an alternative to the big government statism of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
I can see why Austin Petersen is trending across America right now. Many people are afraid and believe the politicians in this country have betrayed us.
Out of the ashes and hubris of the contemporary American political landscape has arisen a new breed of principled Libertarian politician, his name is Austin Petersen.
If he can win the Libertarian Party nomination, Austin Petersen will communicate the principled message of Liberty effectively to millions of Americans who need it.