(Howdy folks. Zandar here, filling in for the big guy while he's out there braving the weather this weekend. Stay safe if you're in Irene's path.)
A friend of mine last week was saying how Ron Paul "made sense". I replied that Paul made sense for about 60 seconds, but if you ever listened to him longer than that, you find out that he's crazy. Case in point, hey folks back home in North Carolina? When you're digging out from Hurricane Irene this weekend, remember that under President Ron Paul, you wouldn't be getting a lick of help from the Feds.
"We should be like 1900. We should be like 1940, 1950, 1960," Paul told a reporter for NBC News after a lunch-time speech in Gilford, N.H. "I live on the Gulf Coast; we deal with hurricanes all the time. Galveston is in my district.”
"There's no magic about FEMA. They're a great contribution to deficit financing and quite frankly they don't have a penny in the bank. We should be coordinated but coordinated voluntarily with the states," Paul said. "A state can decide. We don't need somebody in Washington."
This isn’t the first time the libertarian-leaning Texas Congressman had made controversial remarks regarding FEMA. In a May 13 interview with CNN, Paul called for the elimination of the agency.
“Why should somebody from the central part of the United States rebuild my house? Why shouldn't I have to buy my own insurance and protect about the potential dangers,” Paul said. “Well, the reason we don't have market insurance is it's too expensive. Well, why is it expensive? Because it's dangerous. Well, so why should - why should we take money from somebody else who don't get the chance to live on the Gulf and make them pay to rebuild my house?”
It's your stupid fault for being North Carolinians. You should pay the insurance market premium for living in a dangerous area. Hurricanes are all about the freedom to have your entire town wrecked and you rebuilding it. Telling the less fortunate to "deal with it" is the American Way in Ron Paul's LIBERTY BLIMP IS GO America, where hurricanes are STORMS OF FREEDOM.
On the other hand, President Ron Paul would give us interstate pit fights. Probably actually taking place on actual interstates. American exceptionalism through elimination of the weak and poor! I'll tell ya, Thomas Jefferson totally put that in the original draft of the Declaration of Independence.
Just because Ron Paul is Lex Luthor and not Godzilla doesn't make the cities any less destroyed when he's done, folks.