"Ron Paul is no laughing matter. He's tapping into a side of the Republican Party that's never had its issues addressed," said David All, a GOP strategist and Internet expert. "And he's doing it by running a truly Web 2.0 campaign."
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Finally Republicans are beginning to awaken to truth. Mitt Romney identified a very important principle when he pointed out that in a contest between Democrats and Republicans who act like Democrats, the most consistent party wins. Democrats who worship government and want government to control just about every aspect of our lives cannot be defeated by a party that acquiesces in government interference with our free choices.
Democrats who worship government-provided "safety nets" (as if anything government provides could ever be "safe"-- see Liberty vs. Security: False Dichotomy) cannot be defeated by a party who agrees with the morality of government stealing from (taxing) hard workers in order to mess around in the "safety net" business.
Ron Paul is no laughing matter because he is challenging Republicans to get in touch with honesty and power inside themselves and act with courage. Paul is showing Republicans that political success does not come from campaigning on seemingly "safe" political positions (positions defined by government worshippers), but from campaigning on the deep truths and courage that really inspire people.
Ron Paul triggers memories of John Paul Jones. "I have not yet begun to fight." He awakens memories of Paul Revere. He helps us remember any hero from any time and place who catered not to people's fears, but awakened their courage. Democrats prey on people's ego fears and feelings of inadequacy with mantras like: "Millions don't have health coverage." Republicans don't even deserve to win if they attempt to out-terrify and out-belittle people. Republicans need to address not people's fears and inadequacies, but something much deeper which provides a feeling of total capability and fearlessness ... their spirit.
Ron Paul knows our spirit is free (see The Spiritual Basis of Liberty) and somewhere deep inside people want individual liberty, not government worshippers dreaming up a million ways to tax and spend, regulate and control ... and not Republicans acting like Democrats.
The device which prepares libertarians for success, A Course in Miracles, has this to say about those who worship government "defenses" or "safety nets:"
Defenses are the costliest of all the prices which the ego would exact. In them lies madness in a form so grim that hope of sanity seems but to be an idle dream, beyond the possible. The sense of threat the world encourages is so much deeper and so far beyond the frenzy and intensity of which you can conceive that you have no idea of all the devastation it has wrought. You are its slave. You know not what you do in fear of it. You do not understand how much you have been made to sacrifice who feel its iron grip upon your heart.
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