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Liberty Movement Is Returning Back To A Bunch Of Fiefdoms


What was and continues to be inspiring about Ron Paul is his ability to build bridges between extremely different groups in order to realize their common need: liberty. Sadly after the Randocolypse, these groups have been causing a whirlwind of strife. This strife has been on low heat, but now, has been brought to the surface in recent weeks. There is also power to be had within the movement causing further tension. Our mainstream interface (Jack Hunter and others) have chastized the 'conspiracy wing' of the Ron Paul coalition. Likewise Randian purist Adam Kokesh sees that it is his duty to kick out those who stray from the Party line. Both of these individuals are wrong for the same reason. No one owns the Revolution. From day one, our ideological father Ron Paul has laid no claim to egg he hatched. Like Erasmus with Luther, the Internet Reformation's founder distances his self from his own creation. If Ron Paul lays no claim to our movement, how can Hunter or Kokesh determine who is apart of it?

To simply be put, I realized the wrong of government regulation when I found out that G1 Megatron and Masterpiece Megatron could not be sold in the US. Though this realization is simple, this example allowed me to realize why drugs should not be illegal. I also had read Mises, Lew Rockwell and watched Alex Jones before coming to Ron Paul. With this background coming from a Republican family, am I not allowed to be in the Ron Paul Revolution? My father is a vet who supports Ron. Is he not allowed to be in the Revolution? Clearly, I am, however, those who wish to cut their own fiefdoms of liberty, returning us back to the old Libertarian Party, wish to kick out all who stray from their perfect vision.

I am Christian, Lutheran of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod to be exact. From the Lutheran Confessions comes my understanding of Christianity. Should I be intolerant of Catholics? Heavens no. They need liberty like me. Should I spout that the Vatican has Jesuit Ninjas everywhere? No, they do not exist. It is harmful having discourses with Catholics if they come on Ron Paul websites only to find their faith trashed. What of Christianity as a whole? Adam Kokesh maintains you cannot be in the Ron Paul Revolution and be Christian at the same time. He has not backed down from this stance. Should I be kicked out for being as one DPer put it a 'theoslave'? (note in Christian theology you are either a slave to God, thus liberating you from the world and its woes, or you are a slave to the world which case you are bound to its fate). Should Christians come across material that actively insults them, they should react in disgust and suspicion that you do not have their best interest at heart.


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Comment by Ed Price
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How does a government become your government? One of two ways. Either you accept some government as your government freely, or else you accept it under duress.

The point is, the only way you have a government over you is if you accept one to be over you.

If you are a Christian, Christian ethics requires you to be honest and obedient in all the agreements that you make. So if you have an agreement with some government, that they are your government, Christian ethics demands that you knuckle under to the agreement and to your government.

The only free government is the government of God. Galatians 5:1 says (NIV), "It is for freedom that Christ has set you free." All the other governments demand taxes.

Romans 13:7 says (NIV), "Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor." If you have an agreement that some government is your government, obey your government that you have agreed to.

Is your government a slave-driver? 1 Corinthians 7:21b says (NIV), "—although if you can gain your freedom, do so." But do it the right way. Get out the right way. Otherwise, pay the taxes, whatever they may be.

There is a lot to be said about this stuff. So think about it. The bottom line is that a government is your government because you have agreed with them in some way to be your government.

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