What if... Ron Paul Wins 2012! (Mental exercise)Submitted by wolfe on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 12:56
I think I would like to start posting some mental exercises to help increase the general level of thought and understanding that occurs. If you find them useful, please let me know. If you do not, please tell me why.
Headline: Ron Paul Wins 2012 To Become The Next POTUS!
Day 1 - Issues orders withdrawing troops from all over the world.
Day 2 - Pardons all non-violent "offenders".
Day 3 - Cancels various executive orders (we all know which ones).
Day 4 - Creates a team to research implementing a metals standard.
Day 5 - Starts restricting spending through the power of the VETO to force department shutdowns of non-vital agencies.
Day 6 - Has a nice dinner with Carol and goes for a bike ride.
Day 7 - Rests (he is a Christian after all).
Day 8-Year 8 (assuming re-election) - Congress stalls.
Now... In the interim most activists have stopped being as active since they "won". Your average citizen who voted for Ron Paul, never really understood why and has of course been listening to the Left/Right news for 8 years during his time as POTUS.
The US is once again faced with Left/Right choice. Without having a proper understanding of why Ron Paul was better. Within the first year of the new corporate owned POTUS, we see a complete reversal to Day 1-7, and the country resumes it's course as it was, as if Ron Paul had never existed. (Andrew Jackson vs. The Banks is a key example).
Do you see why voting and elections are short term stop gaps and not solutions? Education is the only legitimate long term solution.
(This thought exercise was inspired by one of the GJ posts which emphasized the importance of elections.)