Former Congressman Ron Paul has said that he believes the U.S. empire is on the verge of collapse, but that the imminent collapse will be the best thing that has happened to the country in recent history.
Dr. Paul told attendees at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Texas that America is showing signs of collapsing, just like every other empire before it did.
“I believe… what our contention has to be right now is what is happening to our country from within,” he said. “And actually it’s very encouraging. They’re disintegrating… We don’t have to go to war with them.”
Ron Paul told the crowd that the coming collapse may be exactly what is needed to wake American citizens up and cause them to “revolt against this insanity”.
The longtime lawmaker predicted that as the U.S. government dissolves, it will be replaced by a simple system focused on individual freedom.
“What do we have today? We have a government that lies, cheats, steals, counterfeits, murders people around the world, puts people in prison without charges,” Paul said, noting that the federal government violates all of the most basic rules of human interaction.
Paul said he believes things will get tough in the U.S. before they get better—but he doesn’t fear a bloody revolution.
“We don’t have to think about how many tanks are we going to have to invade Washington, DC. They have more tanks. They have bombs and drones and everything else,” he said. “But, believe me, ideas are much more powerful than those tanks that they don’t even know how to run and won’t even have the fuel to run eventually. So, I would say, stick with the ideas of liberty to combat the disaster of the twentieth century.”