Could there be a Donald Trump and Ron Paul ticket for 2016?
With it seeming as though Trump is going to be the candidate for the Republican nomination, there are rumors of who Trump will pick for his VP, and for his cabinet.
There have been some stranger tickets in the past, and stranger candidates yet. In fact earlier this year, I cast my support for Vermin Supreme, realizing that the elections are rigged.
I still believe this. But to me these election are more than voting for the candidate who is going to win. To me it is a statement of my convictions, which means when there are no valuable candidates to vote for, I do not select “the lesser of two evils”, instead I vote for who I think will do the job best, regardless of their ability to win.
Dating back to the 2000 election I put my chips in with Ralph Nader, knowing that he did not have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning anything that election. But I supported him because of his sincerity and convictions on a national initiative process. I did not believe in everything that he supported, specifically the abortion topic and some of the socialist ideology. But I think it was about time to give the government back to the people. I supported Ralph Nader for about 11 years, eventually switching over to a candidate that best supported my world view, and someone who I thought had more experience, and a better plan for being president, which was Ron Paul. However even in the 2008 elections, I supported Ralph Nader.
So back to this election. I do not support Donald Trump (alone), and I certainly do not support Hillary Clinton, and I think Bernie Sanders would bankrupt our country even further based on his “good intentions”. So that is why I threw my lot in with Vermin Supreme, because he mocks the political process, and makes great points about socialism, fascism, and “free ponies”.
But I saw an article yesterday that clicked something for me. There are rumors that Donald Trump may appoint Ron Paul as secretary of state. I don’t know if it will happen, and Trump hasn’t announced this yet. But it has some neo-cons nervous that it might happen. Ron Paul’s foreign policy is the exact opposite of establishment politicians on both sides, taking a very non-interventionist stand. A non-interventionist stand would bankrupt the military industrial complex who needs war to bolster high profits.
Anyway, I just wanted to put this out there. That even though Trump is not my guy, if he put Ron Paul in as VP or Secretary of State, then all of the sudden I find myself supporting Trump.
Again, not because I even think it’s possible for Trump to win. I think these elections are rigged to install people (like Clinton) from a particular bloodline. But I would support a Trump / Paul ticket based solely on principle. I will not support Trump without a Paul on the ticket. But with that variable, to me it would be worth it in a pragmatic way.
This is the the article suggesting that Donald Trump may consider Ron Paul for Secretary of State; http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/ron-paul-secretary-state-neocons-dire-fear-paul-will-shut-down-pax-americana/ri14230
References from the video;
Cannabis Prohibition Nullification and the 10th Amendment (also explaining how Obama was 6100% worse on MMJ patients than Bush in just his first 2 years)
Reply to NORML Live 2nd hour February 24th 2012 (explaining the Ron Paul issue to Russ Belville)