“More people are discovering that the system is all rigged and voting is just pacification,”Dr. Ron Paul (three time presidential candidate) stated about U.S. elections in an interview with RT America.
Clute, TX-- Dr. Ron Paul states the American electoral system is rigged to keep "independent thinkers" from succeeding.
" I see elections as so much of a charade," the former Texas congressman stated on an April 11 interview on RT America's "The Fishtank." "So much deceit goes on."
Paul is no stranger to the twisted rules of the American presidential horse race. He ran for the highest office as a Libertarian in 1988, and in 2008 and 2012 as a Republican politician.
He perhaps came closest to the nomination in 2012, when the GOP amended its party’s policies to avoid the previous Texas agent from taking Mitt Romney's thunder.
Rule 40( b) of "The Rules of the Republican Party" was altered so the Republican politician National Committee would be able to “limit the visibility and power of libertarian-minded Texas Rep. Ron Paul at the convention and thus present a unified front behind Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee,” according to David Byler, an elections expert at RealClearPolitics. The rule requires that, in order to win the party’s nomination, a candidate requires the support of a bulk of delegates from eight states.
Although current wins have tipped Sen. Ted Cruz past the cut off, the rule as composed came cvery close to aiding Trump get the nomination. Paul alerted that the GOP's machinations to obstruct Donald Trump are a sign of a corrupt, undemocratic system.
“I’ve worked on the assumption … for many, many decades, that whether there’s a Republican or a Democrat president, the people who want to keep the status quo seems to have their finger in the pot and can control things,” Paul stated in the interview.
“They just get so nervous, though, if they have an independent thinker out there — whether it’s Sanders, or Trump or Ron Paul, they’re going to be very desperate to try to change things.”
Paul had absolutely nothing but scorn for Trump's policies: “He’s offering us nothing new, and he’s going backward in many ways.”
He suggested that the 2016 election is "a lot more entertainment than anything else" due to the fact none of the prospects "have answers" to modern-day political issues.
However, Paul interprets the success of these outsider candidates as a sign that “more people are discovering that the system is all rigged and voting is just pacification for the voters and it really doesn’t count.”
“I don’t think there’s an easy way out for the establishment or the parties,” Paul noted, discussing that Democrats and Republicans would both rather risk “further alienation of the people” than enable a candidate to prosper who might provide a shock to the system.
Paul recalled his own 2012 encounter with Rule 40( b) as an essential political lesson for both himself and the American individuals.
“I was upset about it but didn’t want to waste too much energy being angry because this is the way the system works,”he said. “It’s a rotten system.”
Below is the whole interview:
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