The Right Perspective
May 16, 2011
US Presidential candidate Ron Paul says the arrest of IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn shows why economic sovereignty and control of the money supply should not be handed over to an international body.
“These are the kind of people that are running the IMF and we want to turn the world finances and the control of the money supply to them?,” Paul rhetorically asked on FOX News Sunday. “That should awaken everybody to the fact that they ought to look into the IMF and find out why we shouldn’t be sacrificing more sovereignty to an organization like that and an individual like he was.”
As previously reported, Strauss-Kahn was arrested Saturday night in New York City on charges of attempting to falsely imprison and rape a hotel maid. His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said his client is innocent of the charges.
Calling Strauss-Kahn’s arrest “a bit ironic,” Paul called the IMF’s moves toward a world currency “a threat to us [the United States].”
“I would like to go to a sound American currency, but others want to go to a fiat world currency. They want to use the IMF,” he said.