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Ted Cruz Gave Me A Voice at the RNC

I’m a lifelong Republican. I’ve watched almost every speech given this week at the RNC, but my heart just hasn’t been in it. There are a few things I just can’t get over.

This has felt less like a convention and more like a coronation for King Donald and the new Princes and Princesses of America. I’ve watched my conservative heroes Gov. Scott Walker, Speakers Gingrich and Ryan, Gov. Perry, and many others endorse the guy who has filled the political season with hateful rhetoric, divisiveness, and half-hearted attempts to espouse conservatism.

Last night Senator Cruz gave the speech I had been waiting to hear. He laid out a vision of a truly conservative America.He painted a picture of an America where every race, gender, religion, and orientation was free from the chains of government bondage and basked in the light of liberty.

To the cheers of the crowd he begged people at home to get out and vote November and not sit this one out. But instead of endorsing Trump, he surprised everyone at the convention (but no one at home) and simply said to vote your conscience and for candidates who will most support the Constitution and it’s freedoms.

That’s the conservative Republican vision I stand for. Those are the principles I believe in. That’s the stand I have been longing for someone to make.

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You Don’t Have to Settle for Trump; Meet Austin Petersen

If you’re like me, you’re trying to figure out what to do with your vote in November. I’m a conservative republican who doesn’t see much difference at all between Trump and Clinton.

Obviously I will never vote for Sec. Clinton and think it would be a disaster for her to be in the White House. So it would seem the only viable alternative is to vote for Trump. But Donald Trump is not a conservative. He doesn’t represent me and he’s a bully. Since when do conservatives carry the banner for jerks who make fun of the disabled and women.

Well there’s another alternative and he’s running as a libertarian. I’ve never been a full-blown libertarian, but Austin Petersen is someone I could get behind. Peterson is pro-constitution, pro-life, and pro-religious liberty. He and I don’t agree 100% but I am comfortable enough that he’ll fight like heck as President to make sure that all of our liberties will be protected. I can’t say that much about Mr. Trump.

Gov. Gary Johnson is also running for the libertarian nomination and seems to be the favorite of the low-informed media. But here’s the big difference between Governor Johnson (seen right) and Austin Petersen (seen left):

Gov. Johnson is farther left on this issue than Bernie Sanders.

Austin Petersen has recently spent a lot of time on the Glenn Beck Show. Here’s what he had to say.

Here’s another highlighting his platform:

In conclusion, I could betray every value and principle I have and vote for Trump, the lesser of two evils, but I want to be able to live with myself and tell my kids I stood up to the bullies and voted for someone I actually believed in.

Petersen does have a tough nomination fight at the convention this weekend. But his chances have improved greatly and I fully expect him to come out the other side as the nominee. He’s got the best ability to articulate our values of small government and liberty out of everyone running for president regardless of party.

If you haven’t already, consider supporting Austin Petersen for President.