I strongly supported Ron Paul's campaign with time, money and effort -- mostly for its high educational value, rather than its slight chance of winning a rigged political game. Politics is a fast way to get results on a large scale, but it's not the soundest, because hearts and minds do not get changed by thirty-second sound bites.
But playing the political game is not necessarily the best way to convince people that the game itself is NOT a necessary evil, but an unnecessary one. As a practical matter, developing private alternatives to government "services" has the twofold advantage of getting things done economically and demonstrating, as a practical matter, that government doesn't work as well as freedom does -- thereby deprogramming those who have been indoctrinated into the cult of state-worship.
Promoting the ideas that justify liberty and de-legitimize government control is also necessary, to form an intellectual basis for doing away with government. Which explains my regular signature line. Read my review of the book on Amazon, for more detail.
Changing hearts and minds takes longer than winning an election or two, but slow and steady . . .
Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...
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