Myth-Busters: Can Anyone Be “Qualified” For The Modern Presidency?

Hillary has experience on foreign policy. She knows how to dig up a new war anytime the Military Industrial Complex wants one. She can go to Ukraine and get one going. She can go to Libya and she can fuss and fume about the different interventionists but she’s not a bad candidate if you’re looking for someone who wants to manage the economy and qualify to satisfy the neoconservatives—she would qualify.

But Bernie [Sanders] on the other hand, he’s qualified so he believes, because he knows how to transfer wealth with a gun. It used to be thought if you transferred wealth with a gun you were a robber. — Ron Paul

The above quotes in context:

How could we every find a president, someone who knows how to run the economy and tell people how to live and police the world? It is absolutely impossible to be qualified. For a matter of fact, from my viewpoint, the most qualified individual would accept the principle, like the non aggression principle: The government should never be used to use aggression and force to mold people’s lives, who manipulate the economy and tell other countries how to live. That to me would be the qualification. It would be a negative qualification. When I was running for the presidency, I emphasized I was running for the things I don’t want to do. I don’t pretend I know what people should do with their lives, or how to spend their money, and I don’t know how to run the economy. And I have no business telling other countries how to live. But that’s not what they’re talking about. They’re talking about experience.

Hillary has experience on foreign policy. She knows how to dig up a new war anytime the Military Industrial Complex wants one. She can go to Ukraine and get one going. She can go to Libya and she can fuss and fume about the different interventionists but she’s not a bad candidate if you’re looking for someone who wants to manage the economy and qualify to satisfy the neoconservatives—she would qualify.

But Bernie [Sanders] on the other hand, he’s qualified so he believes, because he knows how to transfer wealth with a gun. It used to be thought if you transferred wealth with a gun you were a robber. But if you give the gun to the government, they can take the money from the successful people, and say, “Well, it’s not fair. We want a fair society. And that’s why I’m qualified because I know what is a fair society. So they have no concept of fairness, no concept or rights, and they don’t realize or want to admit overtime they want to do something for somebody else, they are doing it at the expense of somebody else that produced something, or the government is going to do it, as if the government can produce wealth and fairly distribute it. It’s a prosperous notion.