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    Austin Petersen

    Austin Petersen is a homegrown Missourian with a lifelong passion for liberty. He grew up on a horse farm in Peculiar, Missouri and went on to attend Missouri State University, graduating with a degree in the Fine Arts. After developing a career in media in both New York City and Washington, D.C., he returned to Kansas City, MO, the city he now calls home. In 2016, Petersen appeared on the national stage as a candidate for president of the United States. He took second place in the crowded Libertarian primary behind Governor Gary Johnson and ahead of cyber security maverick John McAfee. During his campaign, Petersen earned many high-profile conservative endorsements, including Mary Matalin, Erick Erickson and Leon Wolf of RedState.com. Petersen also brings decades of professional experience in a wide variety of fields, from content production and media to business and political activism. He is the owner and chief executive of Stonegait LLC, a consulting firm specializing in photo and video services. He was also the director of production at FreedomWorks and an associate producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show “Freedom Watch” on the Fox Business Network. Additionally, Petersen has a national following as a commentator and professional pundit. He is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, a powerful online news source for the public that receives an average of 1 million unique visits monthly and whose podcast, The Freedom Report, receives an average of one million monthly downloads. He is also a frequent contributor on television, appearing on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC and on dozens of local radio shows.

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  • Last Try – Choose the Best Cannabis Strain

    Last Try – Choose the Best Cannabis Strain0

    Marijuana trends all over the world are facing constant changes with new strains emerging every week. You might need a list of the best sold marijuana seeds of all time. Today lifestyle is changing too fast and the new strains cause quite a buzz when they enter the market over and over again taking the

  • Personal Loans for Travel and Holidays

    Personal Loans for Travel and Holidays0

    There was a time when people would save patiently for years before taking going on a holiday. The situation today has changed significantly. People with a conventional approach to personal finance will advise you against taking a personal loan to go on a holiday. Most lenders in Singapore that offer personal loans will not ask

  • America’s Prisons – The Most Inhumane in the World?

    America’s Prisons – The Most Inhumane in the World?0

    The prison system in the US often gets a bad rep for being one of the most brutal and abusive in the world, and with good reason. The way America incarcerates criminals is considered ineffective and overly punitive, and these problems have raised eyebrows among the public. So, it’s no surprise that mainstream conversations about

  • A libertarian’s thoughts on George H.W. Bush’s passing…

    A libertarian’s thoughts on George H.W. Bush’s passing…0

    This was originally intended to be a Facebook post, but social media doesn’t forgive the long winded… so here you are. I have been very fortunate in my political career in that I have only ever worked for myself or for very committed libertarian luminaries. But I have worked WITH many non-libertarians, many liberals, many


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