Give 'em hell APL!
The more I learn about Paul, the more I cringe.
People say, "It couldn't happen here", but obviously it could. We have so many clueless people--and before Bush 41, people didn't believe anyone like him could happen here.
And then there are that 30 odd percent that believe Bush is good... Of course Ron Paul could happen here.
This reminds me of an argument I had with a Libertarian. I mentioned that, as a Libertarian, Ron Paul would like to disband fire departments. This person got extremely agitated and called me a liar. So, I posted this plank of the Libertarian Party Platform.
9. PUBLIC UTILITIES
We advocate the termination of government-created
franchise privileges and governmental monopolies for such services as garbage collection, fire protection
, electricity, natural gas, cable television, telephone, or water supplies.
He then fell back to the position that, as president, Paul could not disband local fire departments. So, I replied, "Look, I'm not naive enough to think you Libertarians only want a Libertarian in the White House. Your own platform calls for remaking government at every level, so you can carry out your plans to do such things as sell off local, county, and state parks to private interests, disband fire departments, shutter public schools, ect."
He then came clean, ranting that those things should go, because they are socialism, and unconstitutional.
My point is, as dori said, don't think it can't happen here, and don't support Ron Paul just because you think he can't get done all the crappy things he wants to do.