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Spiritual Politician, January 11, 2008

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Hear Chris Lawton, super Ron Paul Activist from South Carolina, on the coming primary and the Faux Debate last night on Off the Grids.

Slowly, Americans are coming to realize how they have been manipulated using the institutions and tools for which they, themselves, paid. The corporations have generally been careful to hide their real agenda. Last night in South Carolina the mask slipped as they worked to marginalize Ron Paul. Paul won anyway, garnering 32 percent in the subsequent poll.

Fox News offered a 'debate.' What they delivered was a carefully manicured attempt to eliminate from serious consideration the only candidate in this race who is not authorized by their employers, those same corporations.

Paul won despite Fox, despite the corporations, and despite his own campaign committee, who remain the biggest blockage to his successful candidacy.

Paul accomplished that through his focus on the foundational issues. Those are adherence to the Constitution and what it means to be a real Republican.

At the same time the call for a recount moved Linda Hunnicutt, the Granny Warrior, to put up a Chip-In that brought in enough money to pay for a plane ticket that put extremely minor presidential candidate Albert Howard of Ann Arbor, Michigan on a plane for a date with the Secretary of State's Office in New Hampshire, where the money was plunked down and papers signed.

Then, today, Dennis Kucinich endorsed Ron for President saying, “he may be exactly what the US administration needs.”

Now, the base of a left – right coalition is in place. Attempts to subvert that can now be expected to mount.
A Recount is happening. A principled man, Dennis Kucinich, has endorsed Ron.

A meeting place in the middle, a discussion on the tools we will use to create the future all of us want, exists to be populated by individuals who can see past the manipulations to the future we must all share.

Spiritual Politician

Bringing government into alignment with the Lessons of Jesus:

The focus of our show is how to bring government into alignment with truth of our spiritual nature.

America started with the idea we are all, inherently free. We are free to choose, free to live, to breath, and to live our lives as we see fit. Government does not own us; government is just a contractor, providing service to us as sovereign individuals.

That framework is in alignment with the spiritual truth that each of us connects to God directly, needing no person or group as an intermediary. To be free is to be free in the spirit and so in the flesh that temporarily holds the spirit.

When Thomas Jefferson said we were all possessed of inherent rights, existing before government he was extending a spiritual truth into a civic form. It is that Mission Statement from the Declaration of Independence we need to keep in mind.

Because we are free and reject, as did Christ, the use of deceit, manipulation or violence, we need to identify and use other means for organizing ourselves for all purposes. We must be conscious about our relationships with others and find ways to grow into the sense of connection and community that makes us One in Him.

This is especially true for Christians but it is true for everyone else as well. All spiritual ways share these values.

Nearly every major spiritual viewpoint enunciates the idea that we are connected to each other and should be good to each other. Christians just have an even more exacting mission. Christians are to love every one, treating them as they would Jesus.

Jesus was very clear about how we were to treat others. He did not say that it was alright to be abusive, deceitful, and violent if we used government as our tool and agent. There was no exception, He wanted all of our hearts, minds and souls. Christ did not lay out any plan of government, but left it to the conscience of the individual, the same way He connects to each of us.

Jesus never said it would be easy. But neither would He have set goals for us that are impossible.

We are Americans but we are also members of a human family that connects us to something truly wonderful and immense.

So our job here at the Spiritual Politician is to look at Government as a human tool we use every day. Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence that government was ours to change. We need to do that.

Americans have had many successes over the last 231 years since our founding and, learning from both mistakes and successes we can take up the work and bring America into alignment with the Lessons of Jesus and with the highest visions of all humanity.

At the Spiritual Politician we look at the simple truth of what government has become and identify ways to bring it back to where it should be.

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