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Originally posted by AntiStupidPeople
Ron Paul is so far from any sort of relevance outside of being a punchline in the mainstream that it just cracks me up that fringe people on sites like this devote so much time and energy to him. snip Ron Paul, he'll never be anywhere near any sort of real power in this country.edit on 27/4/2012 by Sauron because: removed proanity
Originally posted by Dasher
Yes, my title is meant to be provocative. No, at face value, it is not what I believe. In a deeper sense, however, I am strongly concerned that many are asking to carry more than they are able.
By the good intentions of a few, the common sentiment of our culture is nearly entirely socialist. While this comes at the cost of a rope around the neck, it does provide an environment that prevents, or intends to prevent, massive traumas.
By the good intentions of many, the common sentiment in our culture is nearly entirely liberty-minded (the culture of our times is horribly schizophrenic).
So, what then will happen as our culture transforms from a failed socialist system to a more "wild" and natural (truthful) system?
I am fairly certain, after growing pains, we will be all the better for it. But I would like to highlight the notion of the growing pains.
What if you were injured? Would you be able to pay large sums of money to an out-of-control "medical industrial complex" in order to become well again? The delay between the time of the reign of the "Industrial Complexes" and the return of individual liberty/responsibility is a great danger to us who do not have great authority in the world. Our systems of food production will be weakened, general trade will become imbalanced, even the concept of "value" will lose it's meaning until we re-learn so many different aspects of civilized conduct.
To sum this up, I simply want to warn others that while what Dr. Paul speaks is very truthful and upright, returning to the path of our founding fathers does require you/us to be far better men and women than we, collectively, are now.
And this wave of change will not subside if Dr. Paul loses this election cycle! This wave of change has built a great momentum, and it is still growing. When it is ready to break, it would be best for us to be prepared for the truth and responsibility of liberty.
I trust that, someday, we will minister to each other's needs freely. I trust that, someday, we will not do wrong simply because someone said we cannot do it. I trust that, someday, we will think about the consequences of our actions and fear Truth more than we fear the conduct of other men. In this we will have the good of socialism wrapped in the verity of liberty.
And thus grows the Tree.