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What Would a Ron Paul Presidency Really Be Like?

Posted on 10/20/2007 1:49:17 PM PDT by no nau

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To: Old 300; MNJohnnie
OK, this question has been asked over and over and over with no answer.. but... specifically HOW will he do this?
21 posted on 10/20/2007 2:08:36 PM PDT by mnehring (Who is Chris Peden? http://www.chrispeden.org/)
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To: no nau
Many areas of the former US have been claimed by militant Islamics who institute Sharia law.

Good to see you have such faith in the citizens of the respective states. What color is the sky in your world that even if the federal government dissolved completely (which it wouldn't under Dr. Paul's leadership) that the citizens themselves wouldn't stand up to these crazed Islamic groups (which are about as evident as the flying pig just outside my window)? Have all our guns been taken mysteriously overnight?

Considering these Islamic groups will not have access to major military equipment, and no ability to transport major numbers over here either, how exactly are they going to do it?

22 posted on 10/20/2007 2:08:41 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: RightWhale

That’s the truth.


23 posted on 10/20/2007 2:09:46 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: Bommer

Exactly,

1. The CIA and IRS would still exist as Congress would still fund them and any Paul veto would be over ridden.

2. If Paul refused to enforce the law for example to pay social security or collect taxes, he would be impeached and removed as he should be.


24 posted on 10/20/2007 2:09:54 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hey Rupert, long time no chat. How is that new channel coming along.. you know, the business channel that brainwashes to think that big business is a good thing and secretly funds the military industrial complex?

//sarc


25 posted on 10/20/2007 2:10:07 PM PDT by mnehring (Who is Chris Peden? http://www.chrispeden.org/)
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To: mnehrling

Suggest you read his writings, and watch his speeches which are available on Youtube. It’s worth the time to find out why he’s so-well loved.


26 posted on 10/20/2007 2:10:53 PM PDT by Old 300
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To: Old 300; MNJohnnie
I’ve read his writing and speeches and it is a bunch of rhetoric with no detail. He talks more than a woman. Like a lot of things though, it is how we say here in Texas, all hat, no saddle.

But what do you expect from a moderate libertarian who tries to be all things to all people..

27 posted on 10/20/2007 2:12:33 PM PDT by mnehring (Who is Chris Peden? http://www.chrispeden.org/)
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To: Old 300

But his open borders policy would make the problems with illegal immigration even worse. There isn’t a problem out there that isn’t made worse by illegal immigration: murders, deaths cause by drunken driving, overcrowded schools having to provide special teachers for the children of illegal immigrants, welfare, hospitals used as free clinics, ad nauseum.


28 posted on 10/20/2007 2:12:38 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Old 300
It’s worth the time to find out why he’s so-well loved.

That's what we need - a politician we can looove. Oh, I'm getting tingly - where's the voting booth, I need privacy.

29 posted on 10/20/2007 2:13:39 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Blood of Tyrants

He does not have an open borders policy. That’s a myth. You have to read his comments very carefully on that matter. He wants to close the border, but he understands that welfare entitlements for aliens are what is drawing and keeping illegal aliens here. He would definitely do better with border security than any of the current candidates except for Hunter and Tancredo, and they would be much weaker on the fiscal aspects of the problem.


30 posted on 10/20/2007 2:14:10 PM PDT by Old 300
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To: vbmoneyspender

Do you love the Constitution, or not?


31 posted on 10/20/2007 2:14:31 PM PDT by Old 300
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To: mnehrling
Yea, but drugs would be legal so we could all get stoned....

Drugs are already illegal and people are still getting stoned. (BTW - Paul's not in favor of legalizing drugs just decriminalizing marijuana and hemp at the federal level and let states write their own laws) What's your point?

Luckily, most of the nutty things Paul wants to do would have to originate in congress, not the executive.

Then you have nothing to worry about, right?

32 posted on 10/20/2007 2:15:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("Just 3 hours a day with Rudy Guiliani is all I ask" -- Sean Hannity is on!)
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To: Old 300
Do you love the Constitution, or not?

I'm sorry. I missed the magic show where Ron Paul became the Constitution.

33 posted on 10/20/2007 2:15:42 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Old 300
There you all go again...read his comments. guess what, actions talk, BS walks, and Paul over and over has voted against securing our border.. all the comments in the world doesn't change reality.. but if you do like to follow his comments instead of his votes.. how about when he said 'a border fence isn't that important...'?

I Ron Paul's world, little speeches can change everything.. how naive.

34 posted on 10/20/2007 2:16:51 PM PDT by mnehring (Who is Chris Peden? http://www.chrispeden.org/)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Show us how any of the other candidates drive their core values out of the original intent behind the Constitution. I very rarely hear them mention the Constitution at all. When they do, they’re often misreading it.


35 posted on 10/20/2007 2:16:54 PM PDT by Old 300
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To: Old 300
More than likely several revolutionary committees formed in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions would rise up and begin a Reconquista.

Initially the East Coast would be written off, but once the New Confederacy (formed of 6 key Southern states) had completed the wrap-up of the Southwest and Mexican border areas, the East would be rapidly purged of any remnant federalists who hadn't had the good sense to flee to Canada.

And so on and so forth. Really now, Manifest Destiny wasn't based on a wish, but rather on the firm ground of geographic determinism. American exists because the Central South and the Midwest exist.

36 posted on 10/20/2007 2:18:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
..actually, the parts I disagree most with are items that originate in the executive, ie, his commander in chief responsibility. If I was voting for a speecher in chief, I would consider Paul, but I'm not, I'm voting for a commander in chief...
37 posted on 10/20/2007 2:18:34 PM PDT by mnehring (Who is Chris Peden? http://www.chrispeden.org/)
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To: mnehrling
just like he did funding for the Trans Texas Corridor (first leg of the NAU highway)

ROFL. That money was already allocated as part of Texas' share of federal highway funds. Paul has no control over how Texas applies it. Get back to me if he specifically earmarked the money for the TTC.

38 posted on 10/20/2007 2:18:58 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("Just 3 hours a day with Rudy Guiliani is all I ask" -- Sean Hannity is on!)
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To: Old 300
Show us how any of the other candidates drive their core values out of the original intent behind the Constitution.

I can't. I'm too busy gazing with doe eyes at the Ron Paul poster decorating my wall.

39 posted on 10/20/2007 2:19:49 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: mnehrling

I don’t think you have to worry about how he’d do anything. The only way Paul gets into the Oval Office is as a visitor.


40 posted on 10/20/2007 2:19:52 PM PDT by SCHROLL
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