Skip to comments.What Would a Ron Paul Presidency Really Be Like?
Posted on 10/20/2007 1:49:17 PM PDT by no nau
True to his word, Ron Paul abolishes the IRS, the CIA, the border patrol, and calls all military personnel stateside to serve as border guards.
Problems immediately start to arise. The income tax code is still law, but with no enforcement agency, people soon just stop paying taxes. Congress tries to implement supplementary measures, but ultimately enforcement is the duty of the Executive and the Paul Administration has announced they will pursue no enforcement of income or payroll tax collection.
The US government goes bankrupt in the first year of the Paul Presidency. Social Security and Medicare benefits cease to be provided. Many of the old and disabled are forced to steal to survive. However, with the Paul Presidency endorsing the right of property owners to kill on sight such plunderers, hundreds of such people are killed each day.
Meanwhile, the military cannot be funded. There is no money for logistics -- much less for member benefits. The Congress is forced to enact conscripted service legislation which Ron Paul signs (perhaps he realizes a veto will be overridden anyway). However, these conscripted members are given almost no pay or benefits and are working as virtual slaves. Military moral is at a horrific low, of course, and corruption, chaos, and desertion being the rule in the military. There is no ability of the military to accomplish its only duty under a Paul Presidency -- serve as border guards.
Meanwhile, Islamic militantism is emboldened. They step up attacks around the world. In the second year of the Paul Presidency, they sneak suitcase nukes into New York and Washington DC and detonate them. Hundreds of thousands of lives are lost with untold others critically injured. The hospitals have already been overrun with the Paul Presidency destitute seeking benefits, and have no way to deal with the injured. An already severely crippled country descends into complete chaos. A Ron Paul goal has been accomplished. There is effectively no federal government.
The Nation fractures into local ad hoc governments and is overrun with foreign squatters. Many areas of the former US have been claimed by militant Islamics who institute Sharia law. The federal government has no power and is merely a figurehead institute. Ron Paul proclaims that this what the founding fathers envisioned and his job is done.
It would look like Pelosi's reign! All promises and no votes or support to carry them out.
Fill your hand you son of a b-—h!
Ha! Ha! I agree with you (maybe not to that extent), but I think I’ll stick around and watch the fireworks!
Little quiet at the HilaryCare HQ??
Pray for W and Our Troops
A conservative dream come true. The globalist establishment would be rocked. Multinational corporate interests would be stunned. The elites would be scrambling for their shrinking opportunities to bend the government to their will. The Republic would have a chance to be restored.
Luckily, most of the nutty things Paul wants to do would have to originate in congress, not the executive.
All 50 States withdraw from the Federation and Ron Paul would be President of the District of Columbia whereupon the blacks would chase him out.
Tancredo and Hunter have, as well. Unfortunately they do not grasp how much support they have given the same globalist forces with their backing of the RealID (and other Bill of Rights violating bills) which they have either helped author or have voted enthusiastically for.
Do you only get your news from Rupert Murdoch, who has a house in China, and has given the communist government there concessions in order to obtain access to their markets?
Believe me, Congress isn’t going to quit that easily.
Seeing that no one is paying the hated income tax, Congress could get it’s act together, abolish the income tax, and institute a national sales tax.
I thought Libertarians were for open borders? Did I miss something?
Ron Paul would strive to eliminate the federal reserve, bring government back to a gold or silver-backed currency that it could not abuse with inflation in order to fund programs it didn't have the cash to support in the first place. Two problems solved at once. Further, he'd abolish the IRS as well.
If you didn't, read no further.
If you did... I don't know whether or not you smoke weed, but I recommend you try the exact opposite!
I am Rupert Murdoch and I’m hiding in your house.
Vetos. Lots of vetos.
More vetos than an Italian family reunion.
We’ll never know.
Want some tea? Let’s talk! I have some advice about this Sean Hannity guy. What’s with his continual coddling of Giuliani?