"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved for the States respectively, or to the people." U.S. Constitution, 10th Amendment
Most Democrats hate the 10th Amendment because they worship an all-powerful welfare-warfare state, true or false?
Most Republicans are willing to ignore the 10th Amendment and act like Democrats when they think it suits their purposes, true or false?
Are you listening inside to your spirit? Or are you relying on preconceived ideas to answer?
What if the truth is Democrats and Republicans couldn't even exist without the 10th Amendment? What if a truly all-powerful Federal Government would simply ban political parties all together? Far fetched? Look at dictators who do not recognize something like a 10th Amendment.
Libertarians, whether leaning Democrat or Republican, love the 10th Amendment. True or false?
You probably heard "true" deep in your heart and soul. When you disengage your intellect for a moment and hear from deep inside, it is called "inner hearing." If you had heard doubts or questioning arguments, you would have heard your intellect. The intellect cannot abide clear inner hearing. It will immediately conjure up questions and arguments whenever it can. And yet clear inner hearing is the only certain justification for libertarianism (see The Spiritual Basis of Liberty).
Ron Paul is no out-of-touch-with-reality intellectual theorist like Karl Marx or Murray Rothbard. Ron Paul simply knows what people are hearing in their heart and soul because he knows what he himself is hearing deep inside: life on earth is valueless without freedom (see Liberty vs. Security: False Dichotomy).
Ron Paul understands that it doesn't work to alienate Democrats and Republicans by bad-mouthing those two parties. Ultimately, libertarians need the support of everyone. What works is respectfully calling Republicans and Democrats to honesty by speaking to what they know to be true deep inside: People want constitutional government.
The device which prepares libertarians for success, A Course in Miracles, has this to say about relying on the intellect for judgment:
Remember how many times you thought you knew all the "facts" you needed for judgment, and how wrong you were! Is there anyone who has not had this experience? Would you know how many times you merely thought you were right, without ever realizing you were wrong? Why would you choose such an arbitrary basis for decision making? Wisdom is not judgment; it is the relinquishment of judgment. Make then but one more judgment. It is this: There is Someone with you Whose judgment is perfect. He does know all the facts; past, present and to come. He does know all the effects of His judgment on everyone and everything involved in any way. And He is wholly fair to everyone, for there is no distortion in His perception.
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