in the United States. There is no need for such pessimism.
As a matter of fact, several things have happened that lend some hope to the near-term future. For instance, Germany inquiring about their gold being "held" by the Fed is wonderful for the cause.
It's important to keep spreading the philosophy of non-aggression as quickly as possible before the economic collapse ensues. There's no time to wrap up in a Snuggie with one's favorite holy book and wait for everything to work itself out.
Ron Paul's farewell address was much more optimistic than this post. This post suggests that politicians are the only path to change. Ron had something quite different to say:
"Achieving legislative power and political influence should not be our goal. Most of the change, if it is to come, will not come from the politicians, but rather from individuals, family, friends, intellectual leaders and our religious institutions. The solution can only come from rejecting the use of coercion, compulsion, government commands, and aggressive force, to mold social and economic behavior. Without accepting these restraints, inevitably the consensus will be to allow the government to mandate economic equality and obedience to the politicians who gain power and promote an environment that smothers the freedoms of everyone. It is then that the responsible individuals who seek excellence and self-esteem by being self-reliance and productive, become the true victims."
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