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)

The False Choice of Liberty vs. Security

Posted by Christian Prophet | 3/03/2016



Benjamin Franklin is said to have declared: "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor security."

The Early American sage was certainly seeing clearly when he recognized that security can only be fleeting if liberty is given up. He might better have said: "They who give up liberty for security end up losing both."

But it is interesting that even in Benjamin Franklin's day a false political question must have been arising which during the 20th Century proved to be agonizingly hurtful as the world views hurt. The question was whether people should give up some degree of their liberty in order to enjoy a greater degree of security ... as if the two were contradictory experiences.

Communist countries experimented: "We'll find out the answer! We'll attempt giving away all liberty in exchange for the hope of total security. We'll see what happens." Each such experiment became a disaster as the world sees things. Both liberty and security were equally and inevitably lost in political tidal waves of pain, suffering, and death. These wrong-minded experiments did, of course, give a clue to the answer: liberty and security are indivisible.

Christians pray in gratitude, "You give us this day our daily bread." But one doesn't have to be a Christian to understand the feeling of gratitude. Even atheists can hear inside the voice of their life force and inner reason guiding them, and atheists who enjoy liberty can follow such guidance until all their needs are provided. Liberty is the only state of being that allows people to find true security, security that is not an illusion. 

But some human beings are slow learners, wouldn't you say? For example, so many political activists in America continue to try to elect their loyal party comrades so they can continue experimenting with legislatively taking away liberty and offering "security," "insurance," and "safety-net" programs. American politicians say, "We are not Communists! Our methods are different." Big difference! Both liberty and security are lost, but at a slower pace. Pain and suffering continue to increase, but more gradually.

As with all foolish human mistakes, the history-making misery caused by Communists in the 20th Century could have been avoided. Likewise, future disasters already set in motion by American politicians in the 21st Century can be avoided. It is only necessary to teach that liberty and security are two sides of the same coin. True security cannot be experienced by tossing liberty in a wishing well.



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)

Who To Vote For?

Posted by Christian Prophet | 1/24/2016



In the days of Will Rogers government could be considered laughable. Today's government hurts far too many people to any longer be funny. And those who want to still live in civilization but hope to escape the pain, sickness, suffering and death caused by government usually decide to vote in self-defense.

But who to vote for? Who would best defend against all this pain, sickness, suffering and death caused by government? All politicians have their unique aura and offer special promises, but we simply have no way of knowing what any of them will really deliver when the time comes. Even the most liberty-oriented, least socialist politician who promises to get government out of our way may possibly in the future be blackmailed or coerced, might be bought, could start thinking differently. Most people change their minds in various ways as they face new and different experiences.

So who to vote for? If we are honest our answer is: our best guess would only be a guess.

But there is an intelligence which knows every factor we can imagine and more ... knows everything past, present, and future. Modern scientists call it the quantum hologram which comprises all life and all existence. Ancient religious people might have called it our holy spirit. No matter what it's called, it contains knowledge of what the future holds and knowledge of what is best for all. As you would expect with a hologram, we are within it and it is within us.

Inner wisdom.

Those who wish to vote in self-defense can know who to vote for, but not by intellectualizing or responding emotionally. They can know who to vote for by stilling their minds, setting aside all past beliefs and preconceived ideas, letting go of all emotions, and listening inside to inner wisdom which knows the entire future and knows everyone's highest good.


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)

Make Yourself A Winning Player For Liberty

Posted by Christian Prophet | 1/11/2016

Donald Trump, when asked about his tariff proposals, has famously said, "I'm for free trade, but you have to be smart." Many liberty lovers, when asked about politics, might similarly answer, "Down deep I don't like politics, but I have to be smart."

The libertarian NAP, which is most easily understood when stated "live and let live," assumes we are all in this together, everyone's life affects everyone else's life. A quote attributed to Jesus Christ in modern day revelation states: "As long as a single slave remains to walk the earth, your release is not complete."

So as much as we dislike the game of politics, the heroic nature inside all of us will not allow us to chicken out and forfeit the game.

But as long as we're going to play the game, we would do well to make ourselves the best players ever, right? It's time for liberty lovers to quit sabotaging their cause (really sabotaging everyone's true cause) by refusing to make themselves winning players. That's called "being smart."

Vow to rise above the level of those liberty lovers who sabotage the cause of liberty. Vow to learn the following lessons which are absolutely necessary for liberty lovers to assure the success of their endeavors (links to the lessons can be found at the end of the list of lesson titles):

Lesson 1: "Whatever I really, really, REALLY want comes to me very quickly."
Lesson 2: "Nothing comes easily if I hold in my mind contradictory desires."
Lesson 3: "There is nothing I cannot do if I put my mind to it."
Lesson 4: "There is nothing I cannot do if my heart is in it fully."
Lesson 5: "My heart and mind are unbelievably creative ... when I am ready."
Lesson 6: "The achievement of my goals depends on feeling my spirit."
Lesson 7: "My inner peace gives me enormous power to achieve my goals."
Lesson 8: "I access my inner peace instead of emotions against my goals."
Lesson 9: "Only my thinking can take me out of peace."
Lesson 10: "As I stay in touch with my peace, I bring peace to the world."
Lesson 11: "Fear or thoughts of limitation cannot keep me down."
Lesson 12: "I choose to rise above fear, thus teaching freedom."
Lesson 13: "I replace fear with trust."
Lesson 14: "My joy brings me everything I have ever wanted."
Lesson 15: "Worrying damages my cause; my joy keeps me safe."
Lesson 16: "My safety lies not in defensiveness, but in joy."
Lesson 17: "My belief brings me what I really want."
Lesson 18: "In place of frustration or anger, I quickly substitute love."
Lesson 19: "My love gives me everything that is really important."
Lesson 20: "I see clearly we are all in this together."
Lesson 21: "I open to love by seeing things in a different light."
Lesson 22: "I enjoy experiencing my enemies as allies."
Lesson 23: "I see my enemies working for my success."
Lesson 24: "All things are working together for my good."
Lesson 25: "By letting go of guilt I teach freedom."
Lesson 26: "The future will bring far more good than I can imagine."
Lesson 27: "My inner voice guides me perfectly."
Lesson 28: "First things first creates the lasting."
Lesson 29: "I think of myself as a freedom zealot."
Lesson 30: "I see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."
Lesson 31: "I emphasize areas of likely agreement."
Lesson 32: "I raise the world up from dictatorship."
Lesson 33: "I am serving the highest in the universe."
Lesson 34: "I release all resistance and all good rushes my way."
Lesson 35: "I campaign for non-retaliation and forgiveness."
Lesson 36: "I find ways to trick the trickster."
Lesson 37: "Nothing works like non-resistance."
Lesson 38: "There is nothing more powerful than an idea held in mind."
Lesson 39: "Liberty's light is the light of love."
Lesson 40: "I create liberty by joining with others."
Lesson 41: "I break the chains of bondage by listening inside."
Lesson 42: "Inner seeing shows me the way to freedom."
Lesson 43: "I plant positive associations in people's minds."
Lesson 44: "I experience invulnerability when I surrender outcomes."
Lesson 45: "I want nothing and gain everything."
Lesson 46: "I look inside for novel ways to sell liberty."
Lesson 47: "I make an offer which can't be refused."
Lesson 48: "My patience and common sense assure success."
Lesson 49: "I am in your service!"
Lesson 50: "I join Ayn Rand, educating spiritually!"
Lesson 51: "When I'm serving liberty I'm at my best!"
Lesson 52: "Yes!"

Introduction Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Lesson 7 Lesson 8 Lesson 9 Lesson 10 Lesson 11 Lesson 12 Lesson 13 Lesson 14 Lesson 15 Lesson 16 Lesson 17 Lesson 18 Lesson 19 Lesson 20 Lesson 21 Lesson 22 Lesson 23 Lesson 24 Lesson 25 Lesson 26 Lesson 27 Lesson 28 Lesson 29 Lesson 30 Lesson 31 Lesson 32 Lesson 33 Lesson 34 Lesson 35 Lesson 36 Lesson 37 Lesson 38 Lesson 39 Lesson 40 Lesson 41 Lesson 42 Lesson 43 Lesson 44 Lesson 45 Lesson 46 Lesson 47 Lesson 48 Lesson 49 Lesson 50 Lesson 51 Lesson 52


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)