In all seriousness, can he do what he says he'll do if elected?Submitted by abwrp2012 on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 01:48
I'm a new supporter. I immensely didn't want McCain to win in 2008 and thought RP had no chance so I voted against McCain at both levels. I actually thought BO would bring the troops home and stop the personal privacy destruction going on and boy was I fooled. I personally doubt he meant to lie but just became part of the system. That's neither here nor there. 3 months ago a long time RP supporter finally pointed me to his wikipedia page and ronpaul2012.com site regarding the issues. I read over his stuff for a couple months, watched some debates and considered his positions in relation to my Christian faith. I officially announced my support for RP about 1 month ago on facebook, something I'd never done before regarding a candidate. I faithfully daily post about RP hoping that someone will watch listen and learn. RP has so much opposition to him, I'm actually quite scared for his life and so I need to pray for him. There is so much money to be lost by so many people if he becomes President, I fear they won't let him or won't let him survive. They did it after Kennedy tried to change the monetary policy and from what I've heard monetary policy had a lot to do with Lincoln and Garfield too.
anyway, my question is this in all seriousness: can he do all the things he says he will do without congress drafting legislation he would agree with? I realize some of his foreign policy decisions are his alone, but below are just a few things from his super brochure that I thought would only be possible if Congress agreed to it and give his opposition to the status quo it would seem none of them would draft legislation that would go far enough to please him:
Phase out IRS
End federal reserve
Phase out income tax
end death tax
stop foreign aid (is this his to decide?)
Fix health care
repeal patriot act
abolish corporate subsidies
return to the gold standard (or other precious medals)
allow competing currencies
end HUD, Commerce, energy, interior, education agencies
I will post a follow up question as a separate post. The biggest con I hear people say is "he'd never get anything done because he's too idealistic, not realistic." For example, if congress proposed legislation that was very dramatic changes from status quo, yet was not up to Paul's standard would he hold out till he got his way or finished the term or would he take steps towards these goals?