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.
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.
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.
A conservative dream come true. . . . The Republic would have a chance to be restored.
Let's see: slavery, destitution, mass murder, nuclear detonations in large American cities, chaos, anarchy, invasion and occupation. It's all a small price to pay for no longer being oppressed by Nazi seatbelt laws, which were somehow foisted upon a hapless and helpless people with no right to representation or to the redress of grievances, eh?
Luckily, the vast majority of Americans have more at stake in the survival and success of our nation than the militia loonies' sense of self-importance.