International supporters of freedom and non-mainstream politics will be disappointed to hear that Rand Paul has dropped out of the United States presidential race. He was the only candidate that I believe stood up for freedom, liberty and financial prudence. We are now at the point in the process where some of the weakest candidates ever are contesting for the American presidency in what will be arguably the most important election ever. Republicans have now shown that they are, if anything, only marginally better than Democrats in defending the principles of liberty and small government.
I believe that from an economic view point, things are going to be slow to improve (if at all) during the next few years, considering that there is a weak global economy, the American Federal Reserve seems to have run out of options and the government is addicted to spending on war and welfare. When the next financial crisis hits, it may become clear that bailouts, spending, printing and bombing is not the answer. America will now likely have to choose between Hillary (who quite frankly looks like she doesn’t know whether she is coming or going) and Trump (whose arrogance and stubbornness won’t get him very far in a crisis, which will shatter his image of being a ‘winner’).
The only hope for America is that Americans learn from the coming difficult times and evolve by going back to the roots of what made America great in the first place. If the American collective can rekindle their passion for liberty and responsibility, they will have a chance of becoming truly great again. If this can happen, a candidate like Paul or Justin Amash could rise to the occasion and give some relief to the constant flow of career politicians sucking America dry.
 
“When the students are ready, the teacher will appear.”
Chris is an accounting Hons student at Stellenbosch University. He matriculated from St Albans College in 2010.
He is a Libertarian and Infowarrior.
He admires: Ron Paul, Ludwig von Mises and John Lennox among many others.
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