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Machiavelli also made some

Machiavelli also made some salient comments about thre efficacy pf hiring mercenaries to fight for you.

egapele's picture

Strong virtues & a good example work miracles as a parent, too.

That is what I strive for as a mother for my daughter's future's sake and to help lift my husband up to achieve that goal for our sons' futures.

That is how I strive to live my days & I have Ron and Carol Paul to look at for inspiration -- as well as a lot of you all here at the DP.

It is really that simple.

Thank you so much for this great post.

This perfectly sums up Ron Paul.

I had a conversation with my sister today about the pitiful choices we have going into this election. Her position is ANYONE but Obama. She can't stand him. I asked her why people did not go with RP. She said he was not electable. I reminded her of Nelson Mandela and Gandhi. Of course, she had no rebuttal. It does not matter; RP is way too pure for our country right now. We have to deal with what is in front of us at this moment in time. I have high hopes for Rand's future. IMHO, if we do not make it our mission to insure his success; we will have failed RP and lost our direction. It is not how we wanted it, but when you are given lemons, you make lemonade. Hopefully we can get a few more Liberty candidates voted into the Senate. Keep the faith and move forward with the message of liberty.

~Your perception becomes your reality~

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I think the RP's subsuming quest for

virtue (encompassing his bravery and tireless work for Peace and Liberty)is the quality that is undervalued by many. In their emphasis on political success, many activists get overly focused on imperfections of campaign strategy and execution, mistakes in choice of staffers, supposed inadequate "attack" responses, etc.

These uneven actions do not invalidate or significantly lessen, IMO,the stunning effect on modern people who, perhaps for the first time in some of their lives, witness first hand a man who is in the fullest sense of the word, a true hero. One who puts all of his political peers to shame.

Those who nitpick or dwell even on consequential imperfections still miss the RP phenomenon: the inspiration of multi-generations to become good and peaceful and tolerant and knowledgeable and competent and effective liberators of humanity.

Never in history has this happened ever!

all governments grow too big and collapse sooner or later, no civilization on earth has ever reversed the trend.

'The Prince' by Niccolò Machiavelli


One of the best books ever written, it is a playbook for power absolute.

I was reading about that

fellow, he seems kinda creepy from what I read but I will bookmark to study.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

he 'wrote the book'

literally. also see "48 Laws of Power".

That's Dr. Ron Paul

in a nutshell.