Ron Paul and Mitt Romney during the Ames Straw Poll were both impressive enough to ask two questions: 1) which one of them is capable of being elected over Hillary Clinton; and 2) which one of them is most likely to further the libertarian cause?
Obviously neither one of these questions can be answered intellectually because as pointed out clearly in the article The Spiritual Basis of Liberty our thoughts are based on limited information and limited perception. In order to make a correct judgment as to what is truly good, we would have to be 100% completely aware of an inconceivably wide range of factors; past, present, and future. We would have to have certain advance knowledge of all the effects of our judgment on everyone and everything. We would have to be ABSOLUTELY SURE that we didn't have the slightest slanted angle of perception.
Who could possibly have this magnitude of information? Who except in the height of fantasy could imagine themselves to have such a totally all-seeing and all-knowing viewpoint? How many times have you been so thoroughly sure you knew the facts upon which to base correct judgment, only to find out later how wrong you were?
The good news is libertarians are uniquely in-touch with their spirit, which is free ... and demands freedom. So they need only quiet their intellect and ask their spirit which is the best candidate.
Setting aside all preconceived intellectual conclusions, prejudgements, wishes and hopes; starting with a totally blank mind; libertarians need only ask inside:
Ron Paul has what it takes to go on and win the Presidency over Hillary Clinton ... true or false?
Mitt Romney has what it takes to go on and win the Presidency over Hillary Clinton ... true or false?
Of course if your mind wasn't cleared and open before you asked, then you heard only what you wanted to hear. But one thing for sure: your spirit knows who would be the best President for Americans at this time.
The libertarian preparation device, A Course in Miracles, speaks of releasing preconceived judgments:
Perception follows judgement. Having judged, you therefore see what you would look upon. For sight can merely serve to offer you what you would have. It is impossible to overlook what you would see, and fail to see what you have chosen to behold. How surely, therefore, must the real world come to greet the holy sight of anyone who takes the Holy Spirit’s purpose as his goal for seeing. And he cannot fail to look upon what Christ would have him see, and share Christ’s love for what he looks upon.
Use this affirmation, and see what happens: “I have no purpose for today except to look upon a liberated world, set free from all the judgements I have made. Father, this is Your Will for me today, and therefore it must be my goal as well.”
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Course in Political Miracles