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Phase 3 Of the Ron Paul Revolution

When Ron Paul decided to run for president a second time in 2007 he said he just wanted to get into one debate so he could be heard. He knew it was a long shot that he would become the nominee but more important for him was making sure that the real issues were being discussed. He had no idea that from that first debate, the ideas of limited government would spread, and that so many would join him in his fight for the principles that the country was founded upon; that he would be the spark that would revive the interest in the federalist system the founding fathers created.

I think the liberty movement that Ron Paul started can be broken up into three phases, each with its own contribution to the ultimate goal. I believe we are well into the third phase of this movement and have an opportunity to bring about real changes.

Phase 1: Introduction to Liberty

In the debates in 2007-2008, Ron Paul brought up complex issues such as the Federal Reserve and the impact it was having on the dollar, in front of an audience that was used to being spoken to in soundbites. Manipulation of interest rates, business cycles? The American people were not ready to be spoken to as adults, were they? But something happened. His message and the honest way in which he delivered it sparked the curiosity of many at home that were not used to hearing a politician speak this way, and they liked it.

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...and the article cited about a hypothetical Rand administration is worth a read too.

http://thelibertariangeek.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/2020-rand...

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Great article - I stumbled upon it tonight and was glad to

see it has been posted here. Worth the read if you missed it back in November.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

My friends, let it be known,

My friends, let it be known, Ron Paul gave these ideas credibility. Rand Paul is the key to getting people like my father onboard the liberty candidates. A stepping stone many need. We had the internet, but most people (especially older republicans) just don't use the internet that way.

They need a Rand Paul. I know some of you think he's compromising, but he's not, he's simply taking things slower.

Good article, I agree. what do you think?

Here is why: http://www.ronpaul.com/2008-09-23/ron-paul-endorses-chuck-ba...

Quoting Ron Paul, here:
"In both political education and organization, coalitions are worthwhile and necessary to have an impact. “Talking to the choir” alone achieves little. I have always approached political and economic education with a “missionary” zeal by inviting any group in on issues we agree upon...
Once it’s realized that the humanitarian goals of peace and prosperity are best achieved with our views, I’m convinced we win by working with others. Those who don’t want to collaborate are insecure with their own beliefs. Principled people are not shy in participating with others and will defend their beliefs on their merits...
The big challenge, however, is taking on the establishment, and the process that is so well entrenched. But we can’t beat the entrenched elite without the alliance of all those who have been disenfranchised...
Ironically the most difficult group to recruit has been the evangelicals who supported McCain and his pro-war positions. They have been convinced that they are obligated to initiate preventive war in the Middle East for theological reasons. Fortunately, this is a minority of the Christian community, but our doors remain open to all despite this type of challenge. The point is, new devotees to the freedom philosophy are more likely to come from the left than from those conservatives who have been convinced that God has instructed us to militarize the Middle East...
Recovering from the mistakes and shortcomings of all that we do in this effort is not difficult if the message is right and our efforts are determined. And I’m convinced they are. That’s what will determine our long-term success, not the shortcomings of any one person...

For us to win we cannot preach to the choir, we must expand our reach constantly. Albeit, we have a wide reach - across the spectrum, but it must grow. We are right, Peace and Liberty is the answer. We have grown and continue to grow allies from the left, as Ron says.
I disagree with Ron about the zionist element in current 'christians' - i think they are a majority. And we must bring them into the fold.
We must expand into the establishment, actually consume it. Rand is our ticket, if certain elements want to throw him under the bus, so be it - all the better for our enemy to see our distrust with him, his principles remain, and he will bring them into the fold. We can overcome meaningless endorsements and the shortcomings of one person, if the message is right. Here Ron was talking about the third party coalition between Nader, McKinney, Baldwin and himself. Rand is much much closer to Ron than Nader and McKinney.

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Thanks Peter. Your Three Phases is interesting.

I would encourage everyone to visit "Truth in Exile"...Peter's site. Also, click on "About Me"....I really like what Peter said in it.

Truth in Exile...what a great site name.

fonta

Thank you!

Thank you!

I've used these words of RP often

and part of me considers making it its own thread. I'm always hesitant to make a thread for some reason...

(for the record I forgot to put in close-quotes behind "...shortcomings of any one person." to differentiate Ron's words from my own thoughts.)

I agree, very nice site; after all, truth is treason... right?

Delvin...Hope More Read

...what you put in bold as yet another way of thinking rounds is that we now are at the very beginning of Round Three. The message ran for two election terms. The message is now running again.

However, it seems that what has been honed is divisiveness..rather than finding points of agreement and recognizing that the reality is...until we are willing to respectfully listen to others and, if need be, change our way of thinking, how can we expect others to.

I remember when I was very reluctant to post articles. Sometimes you post at the wrong time of day and your post just slides down. Sometimes it is attacked in such a manner that it becomes irrelevant (LOL...if it was ever relevant in the first place). Sometimes it is popular and sometimes not. However, "sometimes" you feel better knowing that in all your struggle to understand (and your reality check that you do not have the ultimate answer) you have at least put it down in writing. And, ever now and then you connect with someone who throws you a gem ie feeds on what you said and adds a gem or points out that there might be another way of looking at things.

My advice to you is whenever you feel personally you have reached a new threshold or scaffolding in your understanding...write it down and post it. And, never be overly sensitive (sometimes difficult for me) in what happens. You see, preaching to the choir IS a waste of time. Sometimes the choir is signing the wrong song. In those rare cases where the choir song is headed in the right direction...it needs more notes (individual thoughts expressed) to take it to the level of an (always incomplete) symphony of truth.

Forgive me... I waxed poetic! Have a bit of an obsession with the old metaphor of individual notes in a symphony. To not post your thoughts is like mouthing the words and letting everyone else sing.
Peace...and thank you for your thoughts on this thread.
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fonta