Ron Paul Forecasts U.S. Collapse

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Former U.S. Congressman from Texas, Ron Paul, is back in the news. Unfortunately, the news he brings is not good for business as usual in Washington.

In an interview with the Washington Examiner, the former presidential candidate for both the Libertarian and Republican parties brought ill-tidings for the Union’s recent positive economic activity, calling it an “illusion.” “It’s a bubble economy in many, many different ways and it’s going to come unglued,” said the former congressman. Additionally, Paul sees political opportunities for Libertarian candidates in the wake of such a fiscal catastrophe, saying:

“The big opening for us is the fact this system is coming apart. We’re on the verge of something like what happened in ’89 when the Soviet system just collapsed.”  “I’m just hoping our system comes apart as gracefully.”

When the Soviet Union collapsed, it was preceded by massive spending and inflation of its currency, both of which Ron Paul has been a chief critic of in U.S. policy. If the U.S. is on the verge of a similar collapse, which the massive weight of its debt and foolish deficit spending tend to indicate, it yet remains to be seen what form it will take or what forms of civil unrest will accompany it. While Paul doesn’t believe that the U.S. will break up, like the old Soviet Empire did, he does believe that the U.S.’s economic collapse will spell the end of Federal Reserve and U.S. military adventurism abroad.

It should now be clear that the U.S. has overextended itself. It is too big and attempts too much control, both here and abroad. However, contrary to the prediction of Paul, a breakup of states, primarily those wishing to escape the control of Washington, may be inevitable. In fact, under certain circumstances, it just may be what the U.S. needs.

If Texas were to reassert its sovereignty, using the waning years of the American Empire to stabilize its own systems, Texas could be relatively insulated from the U.S. collapse. However, it is even possible that the loss of Texas might be the very thing to jog the Union back to its senses and get it to finally change its own suicidal policies… Well, at the very least, Texas will be safe.

  • Douglas K. Lockhart

    The breakup of the US is inevitable. I’ve been saying this for 5 years. There are lots of things wrong but the one, main problem is that the US is, quite honestly, too big to survive. The original idea this country was based on; 13 or more semi-independent, semi-autonomous political units bound in an agreement for mutual protection and trade, was a great idea. It had never been done before in quite this way. It was unique and groundbreaking and no one knows what the upper size limit or life span of such a system might be. But, since the War Between The States, this country has become increasingly unified until now what we have, functionally, is a single political unit with 50 primary divisions, 94 secondary divisions and an almost uncountable number of tertiary and smaller divisions, all under the direction of a single, all-powerful Federal Government. That’s not a Republic, it’s an Empire. Empires have definite upper size limits. They also do not tend, historically, to last very long once they peak. What I’ve seen coming for 5 years is the breakup of the US. I hope it will be as peaceful as possible but I’m not hopeful. Americans tend towards excessive violence. I would LOVE to see Texas be smart enough to be one of the first, if not THE first, state to secede. Those first few may get out with little, violent resistance, but that won’t last. Also Texas has the size, population and economic resources to make it more likely that such an event would occur with little violence. But, at the present, I’m not holding my breath. If it DOES… I’m hoping The New Republic of Texas would learn from the lessons of the past, revive the original American dream and not make the same mistakes…

  • Darkmans_Shadow1

    The US is the Titanic, sinking under the weight of excessive debt, deficit spending, sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong (how about playing policeman of the world), among other things. Sooner or later it is going to go under and unless Texas has sailed away in the Life Boat of Texas Independence, we are going to be dragged under with it. And folks it ain’t gonna be a pretty sight. The point is that we need to get out while the getting is good, while things are still in a reasonably organized state of affairs, because it will be a whole lot easier to get reorganized as an Independent Country again. Otherwise it is gonna be utter chaos which will make it that much harder to get things back together and operating in an organized fashion. Right now we are in a similar situation to what we were in the 1830s with a tyrannical government over 1000 miles away which cares not for our concerns, is concerned only with what is good for itself, how much control over us it can wield and what’s in it for its own pocket. We need to leave that to the other 49 with which to be involved. We don’t need it.

    • Peggy Hart Miller

      Your analogy of the “Life Boat of Texas Independence” is spot on…………..