Libertarian Selfish Ego-Vested Interest Party?

Posted by Christian Prophet | 9/01/2016


In the past we have heard some fairly scathing criticism of the Libertarian Party, but recently we heard a rant to which some would cry "Ouch!"

"Because the LP sees women's personal selfish convenience on a par with newly conceived human life not yet born, because so many LP members think their selfish desire to freely use marijuana is the most important liberty of all, because the LP nominates bogus libertarian candidates who thrive on ego glorification over principle, and because LP leadership is more interested in attacking other parties than in bringing people together to work toward common goals, I have decided to call the LP the Selfish Ego-Vested Interest Party."

To which we say: Whoa! Wait a minute! Hold on!

In the first place, all political parties now in existence are based on the selfish ego interests of those involved. There are no political parties based on men and women listening deep inside to their spiritual nature, to the universal oneness we all share. Perhaps 99% of all people who associate with political parties or participate in politics do so because their ego tells them it is in their self-interest ... ego interest, not true universally shared interest.

Okay, but just because everyone is doing it doesn't make it right. Right?

Yet let's look at this from a different angle.

Some religious people using spiritual language could ask: "Although God wants us to listen deep inside to our spirit, we have the ability to listen to our ego. Why?"

Quantum physicists using scientific language might ask the same question in this way: "Although we are holograms of the entire universe containing all its wisdom, we nonetheless choose to act like separate beings with separate interests and limited perception. Why?"

Why are we free to choose our little ego viewpoint and ego misguidance instead of universal viewpoint and the guidance and wisdom of all-knowing expanse?

We understand that asking "Why?" in this matter is just another ego attempt to feel the self-importance of thinking we can know everything. Yet we nonetheless notice that every time we close down our true nature to hang out in ego, it's like breathing in; while every time we learn a lesson causing us to abandon ego viewpoint and open to universal wisdom, it's like breathing out. The process seems as necessary as breathing.

Even foregoing any "Why?" speculation we recognize that the lessons we create for ourselves are needed.

This is an important libertarian principle. Every liberal-progressive and many social conservatives believe government dictatorship is justified to save people from making mistakes or from experiencing the results of their mistakes ... to save people from themselves. The libertarian way, "live and let live," on the other hand allows people to create lessons for themselves and eventually learn as needed.

In a societal context "survival of the fittest" can sound harsh. But if rephrased and taught as "survival of peaceful civilization because people have been allowed to learn their lessons" then all political parties would quit their insanity of trying to shield us from the damage caused by following our ego.

The Libertarian Party is an association of people who in this respect are just like everyone else. If indeed there are LPers who are breathing in right now, wallowing in ego and catering to ego ... forgive them; for they know not what they do. Eventually their lessons will be learned. Eventually they will breathe out, abandon ego, and open up to universal wisdom. If that happens sufficiently we will enjoy watching the Libertarian Party become a widely appealing and efficient party for nourishing liberty, wouldn't you imagine?

And with the wisdom of insight we also forgive the reactive rants by those impatient with the Libertarian Party, for such rants are also of the ego. Ego always imprisons itself in impatience. But the true libertarian impulse inside all of us, the impulse to total freedom, only laughs at ego antics and abides in infinite peace.



fas-cism
noun
a socialist governmental system led by a dominant elite which seeks to control industry and commerce, and uses legislation and governmental decree to force Utopian programs on people.


free-dom
noun
one's natural state of being; a governmental system reflecting one's natural state, including voluntary funding and voluntary willingness to join and cooperate with minimal intrinsic rules, but with no programs of "good intention" forced on people "for their own good."



If you are newly waking up to your innate libertarian core and want to investigate deeper the underlying nonsense of the liberal-progressive religion of government worship, give yourself the pleasure of reading Ayn Rand's epic and masterful novel, Atlas Shrugged.



"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles


Interesting factoid: for the last election year studied (1998) some of the highest percentage of votes for Libertarian Party candidates were for candidates who had been studying free of charge the lessons of: Course in Political Miracles

For a great discussion on Christianity vs. State Socialism see: Christianity vs. State Socialism



“I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me." (Prayer from A Course in Miracles)

The Libertarian Republican Party

Posted by Christian Prophet | 8/01/2016

(Blue = Democrats    Red = Republicans)

If you want to sabotage the cause of liberty, then stubbornly hold onto the misconception that Republicans are every bit as anti-liberty as Democrats.

Far from true!

Although it may be correct perception that misguided GOP leadership has been inept in recent years when dealing with Democrats and the mainstream media, nonetheless the vast majority of Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives hold strong liberty-oriented beliefs, as the above chart based on their voting record shows. This 2015 Liberty Index was compiled by Clifford Theis, Professor of Finance and Economics at Shendendoah University, an author at the Independent Institute and a long-time liberty activist legend.

Unfortunately, Professor Theis does not abandon the false dichotomy between social liberty and economic liberty (as if social issues don't have an economic impact and economic issues don't have social influence), but he does create for each member of the House a "both sides of the same coin" combined score.

To read the entire summary and explanation click here: Liberty Index

The top 20 liberty scorers in the U. S. House of Representatives were Republicans, while the worst liberty scorers were all Democrats who Professor Theis refers to as "progressive socialists."

Please consider contacting and expressing your appreciation to these top 20 liberty scorers:


These are liberty's champions, individuals who have done what it takes to get themselves elected to positions of influence and who do their best to fight for liberty where it really counts, in the U.S. Congress.

In the U.S. Senate, the highest liberty scorers were Republicans Rand Paul of Kentucky with a combined score of 93, Ted Cruz of Texas (92), and Mike Enzi of Wyoming (92). As with members of the House, Republican senators were vastly higher liberty scorers than Democrats.

To advance the cause of liberty it is important to abandon the faulty and misleading liberal vs. conservative spectrum and teach the correct and meaningful spectrum of libertarian vs. progressive socialist. Please share this information from the Liberty Index as widely as possible.



fas-cism
noun
a socialist governmental system led by a dominant elite which seeks to control industry and commerce, and uses legislation and governmental decree to force Utopian programs on people.


free-dom
noun
one's natural state of being; a governmental system reflecting one's natural state, including voluntary funding and voluntary willingness to join and cooperate with minimal intrinsic rules, but with no programs of "good intention" forced on people "for their own good."



If you are newly waking up to your innate libertarian core and want to investigate deeper the underlying nonsense of the liberal-progressive religion of government worship, give yourself the pleasure of reading Ayn Rand's epic and masterful novel, Atlas Shrugged.



"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles


Interesting factoid: for the last election year studied (1998) some of the highest percentage of votes for Libertarian Party candidates were for candidates who had been studying free of charge the lessons of: Course in Political Miracles

For a great discussion on Christianity vs. State Socialism see: Christianity vs. State Socialism



“I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me." (Prayer from A Course in Miracles)

To Create Liberty, Radiate Inner Liberty!

Posted by Christian Prophet | 7/01/2016

What do you really, really, really want?

Imagine what would happen if you suddenly set aside all your previously formed beliefs and completely released every fear and every grievance that ever imprisoned you. You would "magically" be in touch with your innermost being, would you not? You would see clearly that your natural state of being is free, and living out this freedom is your deepest innate activity.

Feeling this innate need to freely live, you would also instinctively find yourself craving to experience a maximum extension of freedom in your outer world, right? You would desire liberty in every respect.

It would be clear to you that despite your good intentions all your previously held philosophical, theological, or culturally conceived ideas actually lied to you about what you really, really, really want ... unless ... unless they were ideas aligned with your innermost being.

It would further be obvious to you that your desire for freedom to express who you really are has infinitely more creative power than any other desire ever felt. Understanding the same is true for everyone you might even blurt out in amazement, "Wow! I can see that liberty will be achieved on earth ... guaranteed! The only thing in question is the time it will take for mankind to wake up."

When we consider all the hardship, suffering and death caused by government dictatorship, delaying the advancement of liberty is tragic. Yet nothing could be more delaying than trying to sell liberty using intellectualism. Intellectual considerations are necessarily controversial since they depend on perception and belief, and can therefore be accepted or rejected. All intellectualism is potentially controversial and those who want controversy will find it. Talk about a snail's-pace process!

To speed up the evolution of liberty we must offer an experience.

"But how do we offer an experience of liberty when liberty does not exist out there in our world?"

True, liberty does not exist out there. But freedom exists in here. We are free deep inside. Suppose a man feels or senses your expression of your innate freedom. Regardless of his surface beliefs, his own deeply buried freedom nature resonates and his own inner desire to extend freedom is awakened.

He might ask: "What is it about you?"

You could answer: "I live and let live.

He may say, "Well, I also believe in live and let live."

You would be justified in asking him: "Have you ever supported a politician who votes for preemptive regulations, a form of dictatorship?"

But even if there is no conversation, his own free inner nature has already lit up, ignited by your expression of freedom.

To teach freedom, radiate freedom!

To create liberty, radiate inner liberty!

At this point you could be tempted to resist, "But wait! I'm far too caught up in fears and grievances to live consistently in my true freedom." (For example: fearing Donald Trump, or holding grievances against Barack Obama.)

Yes, the likelihood that we harbor freedom-blocking fears and grievances rising out of our faulty past learning is exactly why we need a preparation device to help us release all these blocks and allow the experience of our natural inner freedom to expand.

There are many such preparation devices, but at this time in the context of expanding liberty the one we highly recommend is:

COURSE IN POLITICAL MIRACLES




fas-cism
noun
a socialist governmental system led by a dominant elite which seeks to control industry and commerce, and uses legislation and governmental decree to force Utopian programs on people.


free-dom
noun
one's natural state of being; a governmental system reflecting one's natural state, including voluntary funding and voluntary willingness to join and cooperate with minimal intrinsic rules, but with no programs of "good intention" forced on people "for their own good."



If you are newly waking up to your innate libertarian core and want to investigate deeper the underlying nonsense of the liberal-progressive religion of government worship, give yourself the pleasure of reading Ayn Rand's epic and masterful novel, Atlas Shrugged.



"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles


Interesting factoid: for the last election year studied (1998) some of the highest percentage of votes for Libertarian Party candidates were for candidates who had been studying free of charge the lessons of: Course in Political Miracles

For a great discussion on Christianity vs. State Socialism see: Christianity vs. State Socialism



“I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me." (Prayer from A Course in Miracles)



With his first novel Erne Lewis charges out of the gate as a victory-bound writer. Reading "An Act of Self Defense" you cannot help but feel what the characters are feeling, not only the heroes who have you cheering but the villains who have you cringing. Conflicting political viewpoints are masterfully interwoven in short non-irritating readable bursts.The story flows with unending extreme situations and tension-creating close calls as compelling desires of human ego clash with plausible human mistakes. It is a "can't put it down" novel.

But there are 7 very strong temptations which might arise if you read this novel.

(1) The story might tempt you to start thinking that all professional politicians are willing to sell their souls and sell out the American people in exchange for riches and ego gratification ... too broad a generalization for a healthy mind.

(2) The plot could tempt you to believe bureaucrats in government departments likely have no hesitation about destroying innocent people's lives if it serves their career advancement ... too severe a judgment to be holding in one's thoughts.

(3) The narrative may tempt you to start believing that all swat teams are made up of brutal trigger-happy thugs, which ignores the existence of many swat team members who work with compassion and care for people.

(4) Reading this novel you might even be tempted to think politicians and bureaucrats of a government which tries to run your life ought to be killed, or stolen from, or otherwise caused difficulties. Such diabolical thoughts would close down your heart, ruin your happiness, and place an ugly blemish on your soul.

(5) The circumstances of the story could tempt you to adopt a dark pessimistic attitude toward government in general. Such pessimism would dissipate your natural inner peace.

(6) The conditions and turn of events of the saga may tempt you to feel that the political system of your society is like Goliath, and it's hopeless for you to try to be a David ... a feeling which would sabotage your natural joy and love.

(7) The novel offers the temptation to honor giving your life for a higher cause when actually liberty can only truly be furthered by those who reject death and worship the opposite: Live and Let Live.

Of course it's possible to read many fiction works which tempt us to think negative thoughts, or feel negative emotions, or become radicalized into beliefs which do not serve us. We usually avoid such reactions by saying to ourselves, "Well, it's only fiction."

With this novel it's harder to write off the story's state of affairs as merely fiction. If you do read "An Act of Self Defense", your strength at resisting the above temptations will be tested. You will be challenged to reexamine what is really sacrifice vs. what is really the fullness of life.



fas-cism
noun
a socialist governmental system led by a dominant elite which seeks to control industry and commerce, and uses legislation and governmental decree to force Utopian programs on people.


free-dom
noun
one's natural state of being; a governmental system reflecting one's natural state, including voluntary funding and voluntary willingness to join and cooperate with minimal intrinsic rules, but with no programs of "good intention" forced on people "for their own good."



If you are newly waking up to your innate libertarian core and want to investigate deeper the underlying nonsense of the liberal-progressive religion of government worship, give yourself the pleasure of reading Ayn Rand's epic and masterful novel, Atlas Shrugged.



"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles


Interesting factoid: for the last election year studied (1998) some of the highest percentage of votes for Libertarian Party candidates were for candidates who had been studying free of charge the lessons of: Course in Political Miracles

For a great discussion on Christianity vs. State Socialism see: Christianity vs. State Socialism



“I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me." (Prayer from A Course in Miracles)

Election 2016 Lesson One: Remember To Laugh

Posted by Christian Prophet | 3/28/2016




The democratic process (election campaigns) has become one of the ego's greatest excuses to choose denunciation, fear, anger and a hundred other mechanisms of unhappiness. In this year of intense campaigning for presidential nominations we do well to remember every ego mechanism is self-defeating. Every temptation we might have to fear, or feel anger, or hold a grievance, or attack an opposing party or candidate, is simply sabotaging our own happiness and therefore sabotaging our own cause.

It must have been much easier to see from a non-ego viewpoint during the first two American Presidential elections when there was no campaigning. George Washington didn't really want to be President, but was willing to serve and was elected by the electoral college unanimously in both 1789 and 1792. Maybe if we didn't have presidential campaigns and the electoral college was required to find a man or woman who they could all unanimously feel right and good about ... everyone in all states could more easily find a way to choose happiness.

The process of unanimous consensus which was used to choose George Washington is not outmoded. It is used even today, for example, to select the president of the LDS church:

"The appointment of a new president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints happens in an orderly way that — remarkably in today’s world — avoids any trace of internal lobbying for position or rank. It is devoid of electioneering whether behind the scenes or in public.

"Moreover, it is not only the structure of Church organization that governs this process. There is also a deeply ingrained tradition in the Church that personal aspiration for leadership at any level is inappropriate. Instead, the emphasis is on personal worthiness and a humble willingness to serve when invited."
- LDS Living Magazine


Some would argue that America was formed as a republic and the more democratic it has become the more the electoral process has fostered dirty politics, dishonesty, and cheating in every way. A democracy and a republic are not only dissimilar but incompatible. There is a fundamental difference between (a) pandering to voters in a democracy which allows the majority to rule over what is right for individuals of a minority (dictatorship by a majority of voters), and (b) a Republic under a written Constitution which safeguards the rights of individuals in the minority.

America has abandoned its Constitution to the point where not only do we now have serious "tyranny of the majority" (which was foreseen by the great French social scientist Alexis de Tocqueville) and blatant "violence of the majority faction" (which was considered the highest danger by "the father of the Constitution" James Madison), but even individuals not part of the majority feel the need to "do what it takes" to defend. The American electoral process has become more than chaos. It has become war. Perhaps it should be called "evil."

No matter what we imagine for our ideal society politically (some would rather be non-political), an important short-term temporary step might be to honor George Washington's example of willingness to serve by re-energizing a personal resolve to work peacefully aiding any efforts to junk the democratic process as it has evolved and pull America once again back to a republic which strictly adheres to its Constitution.

Whatever provisional steps we take, we must keep our focus on our true nature. Even while helping right the wrongs the ego has put into place, our success depends on keeping our focus on the love, peace, and joy of our deepest underlying nature. We must have fun "enjoying the game," so to speak.

Especially crucial to the maintenance of joy while serving to change the political atmosphere is the understanding that we cannot judge our brothers. All individuals on earth are learning from a different perspective, teaching themselves different lessons. Those who support a socialist dictator like Bernie Sanders, or a populist dictator like Donald Trump, or a "holy cruiser" like Ted Cruz, or an addicted loser like Gary Johnson do so because they are teaching themselves what they need to learn. It serves no purpose to judge the supporters of these various candidates except the purpose of our own ego satisfaction, which in turn sabotages our own underlying cause.

So this election cycle even while watching all the political "evil" let's choose constant happiness by maintaining a 100% commitment to honoring not our ego's intellectual insanity but only our deepest spirit of joy ... and by laughing with amused detachment whatever the results.



fas-cism
noun
a socialist governmental system led by a dominant elite which seeks to control industry and commerce, and uses legislation and governmental decree to force Utopian programs on people.


free-dom
noun
one's natural state of being; a governmental system reflecting one's natural state, including voluntary funding and voluntary willingness to join and cooperate with minimal intrinsic rules, but with no programs of "good intention" forced on people "for their own good."



If you are newly waking up to your innate libertarian core and want to investigate deeper the underlying nonsense of the liberal-progressive religion of government worship, give yourself the pleasure of reading Ayn Rand's epic and masterful novel, Atlas Shrugged.



"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles


Interesting factoid: for the last election year studied (1998) some of the highest percentage of votes for Libertarian Party candidates were for candidates who had been studying free of charge the lessons of: Course in Political Miracles

For a great discussion on Christianity vs. State Socialism see: Christianity vs. State Socialism



“I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me." (Prayer from A Course in Miracles)