Liberty lovers laugh when they see pundits making pretzels out of their brains trying to explain the meaning of the rise of Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina; and the burning of those candidates who had built a reputation as Republican Senators and Governors.
The explanation is actually very simple. What is happening in Republican politics is a manifestation of a natural law: the old must die before the thoroughly new can be reborn, as portrayed in the myth of the phoenix, summarized by Dr. Gail Brenner: "Near the end of its life, [the phoenix] settles into its nest of twigs which then burns ferociously, reducing bird and nest to ashes. And from those ashes, a fledgling phoenix rises – renewed and reborn."
Compare what is happening in the Republican Party to a devastating forest fire in Western Montana. All the old forest is left charred, black, seemingly lifeless. There doesn't seem to be any forest remaining. But wait! The intense heat has burst open pine cones and other seed pods which could not otherwise open. The land is reseeded for the first time in decades, maybe centuries. A new and lively forest begins to grow which will soon provide far more value than the old worn out forest.
The Republican Party is burning to ashes ... preparing to rise again.
It has happened before. Once upon a time there was an old Republican Party dominated by ideological progressives. From Wikipedia: "In general, Rockefeller Republicans opposed socialism and government ownership. They supported some regulation of business and many New Deal–style social programs. A critical element was their support for labor unions. Nixon set up the Environmental Protection Agency, supported expanded welfare programs, imposed wage and price controls, and in 1971 announced he was a Keynesian." The Republican Party, in other words, was dead wood, ready to burn.
Along came Barry Goldwater who ignited a conflagration. It took a couple election cycles, but the old Republican Party, the ideological progressives, became ashes. The new Republican Party rose from the ashes as a conservative party with Ronald Reagan serving as the builder.
Now a half century later, the Republican Party has once again become a massive accumulated ground cover of hardwood litter, the dried out mislabeled "compassionate conservatism" of John Boehner and Jeb Bush laying around as kindling ready for combustion.
This time the fire starter was Rand Paul's father, Ron Paul, with his attempts to gain the Republican presidential nomination. A blaze was started which cannot be extinguished.
Some might imagine Donald Trump as the new builder since his background is real estate. But Trump's job is actually to quicken the fiery destruction. Trump has arrived as hot, dry gusty wind to accelerate the firestorm. The builder of the new, much more libertarian Republican Party rising out of the ashes will be Rand Paul.
No one else is in a position to build a new Republican Party. Can you imagine Ben Carson building an entirely reborn political party? Or Carly Fiorina? Or a polarizing figure like Ted Cruz? Or any other Republican? Rand is in the right place at the right time ... and ready.
But don't expect Rand Paul to be the same kind of builder as Ronald Reagan. Don't waste time trying to compare the two. The lay of the land is now different. The blueprint will be different. Rand's building techniques will be very different. Rand may never even become president as Ronald Reagan did.
But we know a builder when we see one. For the rebuilding of the Republican party into a liberty party ... Rand's the man!
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.
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)
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