Our spirit is free. So unless our minds are almost 100% ruled by ego and ego-vested interests there comes a time when we feel the urge to live in a world that reflects the freedom of our spirit. Ultimately that urge grows into a desire to somehow assure political liberty in our world.
At this point, one's intellect re-engages and asks: "But by what means? What will be the fastest, most efficient method?" And the merits of various approaches can be argued forever. That's what intellects do ... mental masturbation is pleasureful to those whose egos still hold sway somewhat. In the Liberty Movement we've seen endless arguments on the pros and cons of aligning oneself with the Libertarian Party, or with Liberty Republicans, or with a coyote campaign.
But the fact that such arguments go on endlessly should give us a clue that the intellect has asked the wrong question and offers wrong answers.
The real question is: "What method is right for me, for me personally? Where will I learn what I need to learn, and teach what I need to teach?" And the answer can only come from our spirit because our spirit is interested in freeing us psychologically as well as politically. Our spirit wants us to be free from self-created bondage as well as from political bondage, and our spirit knows the uniquely individual path each of us needs to follow in producing our own and everyone's freedom.
The answer comes from listening inside to our spirit.
"But I have a dilemma. My ego's intellect is so noisy I can never hear my spirit."
Those who are really serious about inner hearing might take up the practice of meditation, the art of quieting the intellect and listening inside.
But trial and error will lead us to the right solution anyway because our spirit is always, every moment at work guiding us. We try different situations ... and some work for us and feel really right, while others just do not fit our particular psychological state of being at the time. Metaphorically speaking, some doors slam shut, other doors open as if by magic.
Given each individual's current predisposition and unique path to total freedom, will the Libertarian Party be right for some? You bet. Will the liberty wing of the Republican Party be perfect for others? Without question. Will some find a better fit in coyote campaigns? Of course.
We can ask ourselves: Is it freedom-serving to argue endlessly over what is the best approach? Or is it wasting time and sabotaging our cause?
"Those who seek controversy will find it. Yet those who seek clarification will find it as well. They must, however, be willing to overlook controversy, recognizing that it is a defense against truth in the form of a delaying maneuver."
What if controversy within the liberty movement is a delaying maneuver?
People ask questions like: "The Libertarian Party has been around for over 40 years. If liberty is so appealing, why have their results been so pathetic?" Or, "There are only 16 solid Liberty Republicans in Congress. Shouldn't liberty attract many more?"
Part of the answer to these questions is that change takes time. Liberal-progressive Utopian schemes and the accompanying worship of government dictatorship have been deeply entrenched in American thought for a long, long time and will not be sufficiently erased overnight.
The Libertarian Party has made some progress over the years. And so have liberty Republicans. 16 staunch liberty Republicans in Congress is a lot more than in 1976 when Libertarian Party presidential candidate Roger MacBride called a meeting of liberty-minded Republicans to organize the Republican Liberty Caucus, which was later chaired by Ron Paul. Change is slowly happening.
But another part of the answer is simply internecine warfare within the liberty movement. Constant fighting over which way is the best way to go has sabotaged liberty's progress, delaying liberty's success.
So which way to go? We need to go in the direction our inner spirit guides us. The Libertarian Party. The Republican Liberty Caucus. A coyote campaign. Different strokes for different folks. But we all need to ask ourselves, "What do I really, really, really want? Success for liberty? Or more delay?"
a socialist governmental system led by a dominant elite which seeks to control industry and commerce, and uses legislation and governmental decree to force Utopian programs on people.
one's natural state of being; a governmental system reflecting one's natural state, including voluntary funding and voluntary willingness to join and cooperate with minimal intrinsic rules, but with no programs of "good intention" forced on people "for their own good."
If you are newly waking up to your innate libertarian core and want to investigate deeper the underlying nonsense of the liberal-progressive religion of government worship, give yourself the pleasure of reading Ayn Rand's epic and masterful novel, Atlas Shrugged.
"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles
Interesting factoid: for the last election year studied (1998) some of the highest percentage of votes for Libertarian Party candidates were for candidates who had been studying free of charge the lessons of: Course in Political Miracles
For a great discussion on Christianity vs. State Socialism see: Christianity vs. State Socialism
“I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me." (Prayer from A Course in Miracles)
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