07 December 2011

Ron Paul and the Sentinels of Liberty

In a so-called "democratic" political system, a political power-monger is one who seeks political power ostensibly to "serve the public," but actually to pass and enforce man-made laws which further the agenda of a particular man-made political philosophy. In other words, a political power-monger is a dictator hiding behind the facade of democracy.

In such a system, one who involves himself or herself in politics solely to defend against such disguised dictatorship, solely to facilitate basic natural laws (some would say God-made laws) and otherwise protect individual liberty might best be called a sentinel. Sentinels are the real defenders of the public.

A problem arises in such a system. The attackers almost always win, while the defenders almost always lose. There is a reason for this.

Political power-mongers have an all-consuming ego-vested interest in becoming super experts at gaining and maintaining power. They live and breathe political strategy (and are usually not beyond lying, cheating, fraud, and other corruption). They will bend every truth and buy or blackmail every possible vote in order to win elections. They are masters at appearing self-righteous and above reproach while secretly operating in the deficit-morals zone of "anything to win."

Sentinels, on the other hand, have no ego-vested interest in politics. Politics is unnatural to them. They engage in politics solely to defend themselves, their families, and society in general. But because politics is uncomfortable to them, and their natural inclination would be to put their energy elsewhere, they rarely put their entire heart and soul into politics ... at least not until the attack on political liberty has reached the point of desperation.

But when it does reach that point, when liberty is reeling from the punches and about to be counted out, the sentinels suddenly start manning the ramparts as never before. Having no natural attraction to politics, they haven't spent years preparing themselves, majoring in political science, working the precincts, focusing on politics 24-7, "learning the ropes," so to speak. But they do have the Spirit of Liberty working for them, and they do have A COURSE IN POLITICAL MIRACLES.

Ron Paul is one such sentinel. But many more are awakening. Charles Dickens began The Tale of Two Cities with the line: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...." Take heart, Ron Paul supporters. If, under the Obama administration, it is the worst of times for liberty, it is also the best of times. So many sentinels are right now taking up the shield of liberty.

The device which even more deeply prepares freedom lovers for success, A Course in Miracles , talks about our ultimate need to free ourselves from every kind of slavery:

You have been told to bring the darkness to the light, and guilt to holiness. And you have also been told that error must be corrected at its source. Therefore, it is the tiny part of your self, the little thought that seems split off and separate, that the Holy Spirit needs. The rest is fully in God's keeping, and needs no guide. But this wild and delusional thought needs help, because, in its delusions, it thinks it is the Son of God, whole and omnipotent, sole ruler of the kingdom it set apart to tyrannize by madness into obedience and slavery.

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