America now Invincible, thanks to the efforts of John Hagelin

This is probably more important in the evolution of the Natural Law Party than finding its literal end point of electoral use by a hobby candidate with the stray electoral line available.  That, I guess, you define as a stray end — technically the organization, but…

The party itself has built left the arena of elections, shoved itself back into the Transcendental Meditation it had sublimated for a few electoral cycles, and… when last I looked, they had themselves an imaginary government.

Hagelin established the US Peace Government (USPG) on July 4, 2003,[75] as an affiliate of the Global Country of World Peace. The US Peace Government and the Global Country of World Peace were created to promote evidence-based and sustainable solutions as well as policies of governance that are aligned with Natural Law.[76] As president of the USPG,[76] Hagelin presides over a national assembly of USPG state representatives or governors, who in turn preside over US Peace Government assemblies and capital buildings in their respective states.[76] The USPG announced plans to build a national capital in Washington Township, Smith County, Kansas, near the geographic center of America.[77] The offices for the U.S. Peace Government are located in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa,[78] and the office of the President was at The Jefferson hotel, Washington, D.C. in 2004.

That sounds all fine and dandy, but it gets a little stranger.

Hagelin is the founder and International Director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, an international organization of prominent scientists opposed to nuclear proliferation and war.[80][81]

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi appointed Hagelin as the “Raja of Invincible America” on November 19, 2007. Hagelin organized the Invincible America Assembly in Fairfield, Iowa which began in July 2006. The assembly consists of a group of individuals practicing the Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi techniques in a group, twice daily. Hagelin stated in a press release announcing the project that “for the United States, with a population of just over 300 million, the required number of peace-creating experts is 1,730″.[82] According to the Global Good News website “on 28 November 2006, the United States achieved invincibility and is stabilizing the number of Yogic Flyers—rising from 1,600 to 1,730—assembled at the Invincible America Assembly in Fairfield, Iowa”.[83] In addition, Hagelin’s Institute for Science Technology and Public Policy web site says that the Invincible America Assembly in Iowa “is rising quickly toward its target of 2,500″.[84]

In July, 2007, Hagelin predicted that when the number of assembly participants reached 2,500, which he said would happen within a year, America would have a major drop in crime, and see the virtual elimination of all major social and political woes in the United States.[85] Hagelin said that the Assembly was responsible for the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaching a record high of 14,022 earlier that month, and predicted that the Dow would top 17,000 within a year.

Wait.  America is now Invincible, thanks to the efforts of this “movement”?  It sounds far more productive than their piddling little political party.  Though… seems to have been a missed prediction.  Maybe they underestimated the numbers they need for Invincibility — not the square root of one percent of the population but the square root of two percent of the population.

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