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Why We Need to Stand with Liberty Politicians Like Rand Paul and Austin Petersen More than Ever Before

by Lee Enochs

                                        “The best government is the least amount of government.”

When I was boy growing up in the Midwest, I learned to honor God, the U.S. Constitution and my country. My family taught me to work hard and to always tell the truth. Despite traveling far from my Midwestern roots, I still abide by the principles of God and country I learned in those idealistic and formidable days.

These cherished Midwestern values are probably why my favorite movie while growing up was “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939) starring Jimmy Stewart. This classic film tells the story of an honest and newly appointed United States Senator who risks everything to fight against the corrupt political system of his day.  Who can forget the sight of the earnest and beleaguered Jimmy Stewart, standing on principle and filibustering the corrupt Washington system against all odds?

While the concepts of honesty and standing on principle has been lost by most people in our relativistic and morally bankrupt era of Trumpian anti-truth, I have seen it best exemplified in the liberty movement by courageous men like Dr. Ron Paul who, while a U.S. Congressman, always voted against wasteful spending and extraneous military interventions.

We desperately need Dr. Ron’s wisdom today as Trump increases America’s involvement in military theaters all around the world. While the Donald talked a big “America First” game during his presidential campaign, his current robust military expansionism is anything but Libertarian in nature. Trump is now sending American troops everywhere on God’s green earth and is acting like the world’s policeman, fighting all the earth’s battles, just like the globalists Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

More than ever, we need men and women in Congress today that will stand for the U.S Constitution and for liberty. Therefore, I am also overjoyed to see this steadfast resolve in the political careers of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Libertarian Republic founder Austin Petersen who recently announced that he is running for U.S. Senate in Missouri as a Republican.

Many people have asked me why I support “liberty politicians” like Paul and Petersen. My friends have asked me what personal benefit I receive from vocally supporting the liberty movement?  I guess it all goes back to many years ago when I was taught to stand on principle and be faithful to the U.S. Constitution.

Liberty still matters. It is the overriding principle that our patriot forefathers lived and died for and it cries anew to a new generation. Will you heed liberty’s call?

EDITOR’s NOTE: The views expressed are those of the author, they are not necessarily representative of The Libertarian Republic or its sponsors.

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