posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 01:21 AM
Greetings, ATS. This is my first thread, and I wasn't quite sure where to place it, so may the Mods relocate it as necessary.
I've been doing some pondering lately on the subject of Ron Paul's running for potential POTUS. I, like many, am intrigued by his message of liberty
and constitutionalism, but sometimes I find myself in doubt. For the sake of discussion, let's say there is definitely an elite group behind the
curtains of current political events. Would they really allow a man with a sincere agenda such as RP's to come as far as he has? It seems evident to
me that a rebellion of sorts is being prepped for by the government. Maybe he's part of a bigger plan. Bear with me here. Let's review what he's
1) End the Fed and Return to Gold Standard - I am all for the demise of the Federal Reserve. The fiat monetary system has had it's time and proven
it's instability, however I'm not so sure about the latter. I mean, the gold standard's ideal in comparison to our current system, but then again,
who really owns the largest quantities of gold bullion in the US as of late? I've heard rumors that Ft. Knox isn't holding what it used to, if much
of anything. The most gold I know of is in the FR itself, though the majority isn't even owned by the FR, let alone Americans. Those that do hold any
significant amount of gold are more than likely the same financially elite in the system we have. Seems like it might just be a ploy to play on
dissent with the Fed while not really changing much of anything.
2) End the Wars Overseas! and Bring Our Troops Home - Once again, all for the former. The war on terror is a crackpot perpetual war that causes
ridiculous unnecessary suffering and financial burdens upon all citizens. Part of this aspiration is to also focus on having more troops here in the
homeland and not so many abroad at our worldwide network of military installations. Sounds cool... except... what if he really doesn't/can't end the
BS surrounding this whole "homegrown terrorism" fear, economically things practically stay status-quo, and dissent only grows? Having the military
concentrated here on the mainland would definitely stand to hinder an uprising. I mean, focus would be shifted away from wars in the Middle East, but
would it in turn be shifting to one that's... well, civil? It's purely speculation, of course, but sometimes I wonder...
3) End the War on Drugs - Well... I'm on the fence with this one. Our incarceration rate for nonviolent drug crimes is rather preposterous,
especially from the ethnic standpoint. Conspiracy-wise, I'm not seeing much possibility, but it kinda seems like big potential for a bad situation in
general. Marijuana's one thing, but when it comes down to narcotics like crack-coc aine and methamphetamine, we're talking about releasing
folks who have produced the stuff and have ample knowledge of the how-to when it comes to the manufacturing. Whether usage would increase if
availability happens to is speculation at best, but I've seen said drugs destroy the lives and even souls of some good people.
There's more to his plan, I know, and most of it sounds pretty good. I still choose to stand behind Dr. Paul, but in the NWO light, there's just
some uncertainty beneath the surface of it all...