UnWashington PAC Launches Principled Stand Against Austin Petersen At YALCON

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Liberty activists associated with the anti-establishment political action committee, UnWashington PAC dropped a rhetorical bomb on the senatorial aspirations of Missouri clickbait artist and 2016 Libertarian Presidential wannabe Austin Petersen at the first night of YALCon last week. This organization circulated literature shining suspicion upon Petersen’s longstanding claims of being pro-life and profiled a documented trend of cringe-worthy behavior on social media. The literature was distributed as Petersen attempts a shift from the Libertarian to Republican Party, seeking to project a conservative and wholesome image in his efforts to win over Missouri’s Republican Primary voters.

In spite of serving as the de facto “conservative” challenger for the 2016 Libertarian Presidential nomineein which he was defeated handily by Gov. Gary Johnson. Johnson would go on to wage a disastrous campaign in which his own Vice Presidential Candidate endorsed Hillary Clinton while Johnson was still in the race presumably to win it. Petersen’s credibility remains far from established among conservative and right-wing figures within the Liberty Movement, much less the GOP as a whole. Referencing his own wordsin which he mocked the sincerely held beliefs of Pro-Life Christians in a manner reminiscent of an utterly puerile new atheist fan boythe literature brought into question his claims of being pro-life.

A liberty activist associated with this effort to raise awareness of AP’s troubling remarks described his objections to his candidacy on the basis of it potentially wasting the time and talents of liberty activists. They said, “I can understand why someone might support Austin based on his policies, but that doesn’t mean he’s a good candidate. We’re trying to save people from wasting their time. Good people from being used by a con man.”

Skepticism of AP’s candidacy has led many well-intentioned libertarians and conservatives to consider the potential rival candidacy of Paul Curtmana Missouri State Representative, Marine Corps Veteran, and longtime Ron Paul supporter. He actually has a record of solid leadership and has built credibility over many years in the Missouri House. Those are qualifications that AP could only dream of.

  • Good Austin is a fraud

    • WE’RE GONNA FILE OUR PAPERWORK ANY DAY…oh wait you said Austin is a fraud, thought you were talking about us there.

  • Petersen is the worst.

  • Austin Petersen is a Libertarian.

  • I find him a bit narcissistic, but i havent seen or heard anything from him to suggest that he wouldn’t be a pro liberty candidate.

    • Honestly, we’re just jealous that he’s more famous than we are. Who cares that our founder wants a universal basic income, defends single-payer health insurance, and can’t stand the fact no one respects him, WE’RE GONNA EAT ONE OF OUR OWN!

    • Sources? Like I said, I, personally haven’t heard those arguments, not saying the do or do not exist.

    • What’s your take on guys like Tom Woods or Bob Murphy?

  • Seems like more of the evergrowing authoritarians that are trying to co-opt the term libertarian.

  • OUR LIBERTY DICKS ARE SO SMALL ALL WE COULD THINK OF TO DO WAS CUT AUSTIN’S DOWN TO OUR SIZE! SCREW THAT GUY!

    • Zigman

      The writers/contributors on this site are anti-liberty, they would we welcome on an Alt-Right circle jerk. This article is just more garbage from them.

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