"We said that peace must first surmount the obstacle of your desire to get rid of it. Where the attraction of guilt holds sway, peace is not wanted. The second obstacle that peace must flow across, and closely related to the first, is the belief that the body is valuable for what it offers."
-A Course in Miracles

The "mainstream" media (read "liberal-left" media) has adored Ron Paul's talk of leaving oppressed people (oppressed by socialist governments) to fend for themselves, not volunteering to intervene to help them. To be sure, Americans have been brainwashed by the left-wing media day in and day out, night in and night out, for years now. Probably some Ron Paul supporters have grown up never hearing any other side of the story.

But a close observation of the majority of Ron Paul supporters shows they are not all anti-intervention mudddleheads. For most Ron Paul supporters, for example, the Iraq war is not the main issue. Their "first things first" issue is the U.S. Government's steady metamorphosis over the last century or so into a corrupt dictatorial state which claims men and women's bodies are more important than their spirit ... and in so doing robs people of the true meaning of life.

Many Ron Paul supporters would join with Patrick Henry in declaring that without political liberty, life on earth isn't worth anything. It is the same stand eventually taken by all men and women anywhere who have lived under communism or socialism: "going through the motions" under the watchful eye of the state is not life.

Whereas most anti-war crazies are insane puppets of the worldwide leftist agenda, Ron Paul supporters are actually deeply opposed to the leftist addiction to controlling people politically. Ron Paul supporters are "Republicans" in the Thomas Jefferson sense of the concept. They want to return America to the freedom promised by the spirit of '76 and the Declaration of Independence. They recall ancient memories of freedom and sense the promise of the only life worth living.

See related article: Republican Liberty Revolution

The device which prepares freedom lovers for success, A Course in Miracles , indicates freedom of the spirit is worth everything, while defending the body is insanity:

You operate from the belief you must protect yourself from what is happening, because it must contain what threatens you. A sense of threat is an acknowledgment of an inherent weakness; a belief that there is danger which has power to call on you to make appropriate defense.

The world is based on this insane belief. And all its structures, all its thoughts and doubts, its penalties and heavy armaments, its legal definitions and its codes, its ethics and its leaders and its gods, all serve but to preserve its sense of threat. For no one walks the world in armature but must have terror striking at his heart.

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Course in Political Miracles

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