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The Ron Paul Revolution Needs Positive Vision



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"The biggest applause lines were ones against the Patriot Act and, believe it or not, for eliminating the Federal Reserve." ~The Boston Globe

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"Believe it or not?"

That sounds like the way libertarians start every sentence they utter or write. Believe it or not, the Federal Reserve System creates more chaos than stability. Believe it or not, government schools ruin more lives than they help. Believe it or not, social security programs sabotage actual security; government insurance programs weaken true insurance, and politically legislated "safety nets" entangle real safety (see Liberty vs. Security: False Dichotomy).

If you are an admirer of Ayn Rand, you might say something like, "Belief has nothing to do with it. A is A. Existence exists. Truth is true."

On the other hand, if you admire Jesus Christ you might say, "A is A. Existence exists. Truth is true. And ... if I could believe something 100%, I would see it immediately." Jesus Christ does not ignore the creative power of mind.

Which raises the question of the success of the libertarian movement. Is it more creative to see things as they are, or as they could be and should be? Does it bring about far greater than imagined possible results to lament what seems to be going on, or to hold constantly in mind a picture of what is possible?

What if the libertarian movement started fielding candidates who, instead of bad-mouthing things as they are (which only creates more of the same if "thoughts held in mind produce after their kind") ... candidates who paint in people's minds pictures of the way it could be?

"If we only believe, we can have...." "If we really believe, we will be able to see...." "If we hold to our belief, we can soon experience...." How much more attractive will libertarian candidates become?

Libertarians can win! Would you believe it?

The device which prepares libertarians for success, A Course in Miracles, has this to say about the creative power of mind:

“I want the peace of God.” To say these words is nothing. But to mean these words is everything. If you could but mean them for just an instant, there would be no further sorrow possible for you in any form; in any place or time. Heaven would be completely given back to full awareness, memory of God entirely restored, the resurrection of all creation fully recognized.

No one can mean these words and not be healed. He cannot play with dreams, nor think he is himself a dream. He cannot make a hell and think it real. He wants the peace of God and it is given him. For that is all he wants, and that is all he will receive. Many have said these words. But few indeed have meant them. You have but to look upon the world you see around you to be sure how very few they are. The world would be completely changed should any two agree these words express the only thing they want.




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