Ron Paul's Advice for Unity in the Freedom MovementSubmitted by CSA1861 on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 17:58
I just finished reading Dr. Paul's Freedom Under Siege - 1987 (If you are not yet in a healthy habit of reading in preparation for this Revolution, I urge you to)...and I came across this on one of the last pages. It's very applicable to today I believe (as is the rest of the book, it's not like he's changed a position).
Friends of freedom must quickly assemble and plan strategy. Everyone has a vital interest in the outcome. Broad agreements are crucial; arguing minute details of solutions to difficult problems can undermine the movement and become purely negative. Perfection by man in the struggle for freedom is not achievable. Denial of personality differences and legitimate differences of opinion are a mistake. Refusing to agree on generalized and precise principles guarantees failure.
It is possible for some who claim kinship to the freedom movement to inadvertently serve the statists by undermining the important work on which we can agree. Agreeing on the libertarian principal of nonaggression is worthwhile. Demanding that everyone agree on every single cent in the defense budget is nonproductive. Human beings are imperfect, and no one person or collective wisdom of anybody or body of persons can produce perfect solutions. Intellectual collectivism should not replace a single person’s individuality to think for himself and defend freedom while agreeing on broad principles.