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Comment: I'm delusional?

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I'm delusional?

Sorry, but you speak of Liberty as though it's some sort of mystical charm or magical spell. Liberty is like any other cause, it has a pure definition AND A PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION, which involves gradual introduction to those who need to be weened off an excessive diet of violence and corruption.

I'm not depressed about the sad state of this country per say, I simply have a realistic assessment of what it's going to take to reverse it, and a culture as politically depraved as this one will need something that can appeal to it. Ron Paul's saintly approach was obviously not the answer, so it's time to consider a different approach.

I'm going on the assumption that you're either in your late teens or your early 20s, in which case I understand the unbridled passion with little accounting for critical thought and rational inquiry. I'm an acquired taste, especially insofar as my quasi-cynical realism goes. Seeing a righteous man like Ron Paul dragged through the mud repeatedly by the media with no public opposition apart from a few small conclaves definitely changed my outlook on things, but it hasn't deterred my stake in the liberty cause, it's simply made me more tolerant of those who can weave the dishonest world of politics and practice the art of compromise.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton