"When a fierce Republican foe of the wars on drugs and terrorism is able, without really trying, to pull in a record haul of campaign cash on a day dedicated to an attempted regicide, it's clear that a new and potentially transformative force is growing in American politics." By Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch- Washington Post
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A new and potentially transformative force? We've mentioned it before under the label "the hundredth monkey principle." At a certain point, ideas are held with strength in enough minds that they begin exploding into acceptance in a majority of minds. Another way to describe it is: "truth is true and cannot be held in abeyance forever." As one or more champions begin to speak truth, the truth becomes heard as never before.
The truth is freedom is of one's spirit and is one's natural state. When a champion of the spirit speaks of real freedom, not just some kind of "freedumb" used as demagoguery by Democrats, one's spirit cannot help but to respond deeply and powerfully ... with all one's heart, so to speak.
On the other hand, concern for the security of one's body is of the ego, and the ego is not one's natural state. The ego's campaigners, candidates like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards, are responded to by one's fears and sense of insecurity, but not by one's spirit which is fearless trust ... and this cannot be other than a half-hearted response, no matter how extensive it might temporarily appear.
Principle: Other factors being equal, campaigning for true freedom is always automatically more powerful than campaigning for security.
Ron Paul would love to win the Republican nomination this time around, but is under no illusion regarding his long-shot chances. Likewise, his ego is not so arrogant that he would go off on a Quixotic third party effort, which he knows would only aid the anti-liberty establishment by assuring the election of a campaigner for ego-vested interests.
Ron Paul is fighting for a liberty revolution within the Republican Party as a first step; with a continuation into a total liberty revolution, using the Republican Party as a mechanism, as a second step. (Does he dare look at the third step, the rewriting of the U.S. Constitution to more thoroughly assure political liberty for future generations? See related article: Republican Liberty Revolution)
But which comes first? The chicken? Or the egg? Ron Paul didn't start the revolution. He is merely a somewhat astonished current spokesman for a much deeper revolution that has been brewing in minds and hearts for a very long time ... ever since Alexander Hamilton turned upside down and sabotaged the liberty-assuring intent of the original American Revolution.
It's Newtonian physics. As long as it appeared that the U.S. Constitution was a continuation of the original American Revolution, there was no far and wide accumulation of energy to push back against the Federalists. "An object will stay at rest or continue at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external unbalanced force".
But worshippers of an all-knowing, all-powerful government have pushed too intensely hard and too extensively far, pulling back the bow string too taut so to speak, setting up an eventual intense and extensive natural reaction. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction'”
Ron Paul's candidacy for the current Republican nomination could eventually end. But the revolution which is for the moment called the "Ron Paul Revolution" cannot fail. It is an opening of the human spirit, and such an opening just goes on and on and on.
For there is also a law beyond Newtonian physics. It's a law of the universe that says: "When truth makes progress, that progress is never altogether lost, but will again rise to reassert itself and eventually lead to more progress."
Since freedom is the truth of our spirit, freedom's victory is assured. The only question is: how long it will take? That depends on you. To paraphrase from A Course in Miracles: many say they want political liberty, but how many really mean it? Because if you really mean it you will very soon see it in your world.
The device which prepares freedom lovers for success, A Course in Miracles , indicates the ego always equates you with your body, not your spirit:
To the ego, the body is to attack with. Equating YOU with the body, it teaches that YOU are to attack with, because this is what it believes. The body, then, is not the source of its own health. Its condition lies solely in your interpretation of its function.
The ego makes a fundamental confusion between means and ends, as it always does. Regarding the body as an end, it has no real use for it at all, because it is not an end. You must have noticed an outstanding characteristic of every end that the ego has accepted as its own. When you have achieved it, it has not satisfied you. This is why the ego is forced to shift from one end to another without ceasing, so that you will continue to hope it can offer you something.
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