"But I can certainly enter into the presidential election. The law cannot prevent me. I can remain outside of America.
"I have told Global Promotions to go ahead.
"It does not matter whether I win or lose. What matters is that it will decide how many intelligent people live in America, how many people have a sense of humor and how many people have a universal sense of humanity as one.
"If by chance I win the presidency, it will be really the greatest laughter in history. And it will be the beginning of a new day. I certainly hope there are people, irrespective of party or religion or prejudice, who will support me just for the sake of a good laugh.
"These glasses will do well, they will look good on American television sets. At least my face will be more presentable than Ronald Reagan's.
"My fight continues against the illegality and the crime that has been done to me and to my commune and my people. You will be surprised that they went on delaying a decision in the Supreme Court of Oregon till they expelled me from America…
"I was there for five years without any entry visa. They could not tell me to go out of America; they knew I was going to fight in the courts. And every American is a foreigner – the real Americans have been killed, massacred, forced into forests, into small reservations. They have even changed their name; they are called 'Red Indians.'
"Even Ronald Reagan is not an American; neither was Abraham Lincoln. So there is no problem: if other foreigners can be chosen to be the president of America, I am also eligible.
"And when they deported me… After that the Supreme Court of Oregon declared my commune to be victorious and the party named 'One Thousand Friends of Oregon' was defeated, they appealed to the Supreme Court of America and the Supreme Court also gave its decision in my favor: that the destruction of the commune and expulsion of me and my people had been absolutely undemocratic, unconstitutional. This proves an old saying that justice delayed is justice denied. Now what is the point of being victorious in the court, the highest court in America, when they have crushed everything? – destroyed the commune, which five thousand sannyasins had worked to create for five years – for ten hours, twelve hours per day –transforming a desert into a beautiful city."
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