Ron Paul Leads in Defense Contributions

Reports Defense News: Ron Paul may not support increasing defense spending, but he is certainly receiving the support of those who work in the defense industry. U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) contribution records analyzed by Defense News showed that the GOP presidential hopeful received both the most contributions and the largest total amount of cash among Republican candidates from employees of the world’s top 100 defense companies. Those employees contributed a total of $177,413.39 to Paul’s campaign in 2011, spread over 824 individual contributions for an average of $215.31.

Ron Paul Leads in Defense Contributions


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  • Greg

    Ron Paul may get more money from military folks thanothers, but I do not believe that he gets more from officers who understand nuclear policy. As a former Air Force Launch Control Officer, I am seriously turned off by Ron Paul.

    Many do not realize that ICBM’s can reach their target from the opposite side of the world in under 30 minutes. Hence, the authority to release nuclear weapons must necessarily rest in 1 person: the President.

    There would be only 30 minutes from the time that Putin gave the order until the time that nukes hit their targets in the USA. The time would be significantly less if they were launched by submarine. The time would also be less if the goal of the Russiuans was to send a Hhigh altitude burst to create an EMP – therby knoclking out all our elctronics. With only 30 minutes, this authority cannot be entrusted to Congress. It would be impossible to even call Congress into session in time.

    Ron Paul does not seem to realize this. He always talks about the role of the Congress with regard to war. He does not realize the role of the President. He reminds us that the Constitution only gives Congress the power to “declare war.” He forgets that the same Constitution also invests all the responsibilities of Commander and Chief permanently to the office of the President – no matter how unqualified that President may be. One of the roles of the President’s duties must be (and is) to be the sole authority when it comes to release of nuclear weapons. Congress has no authority in this matter – none.

    As ugly as it is, the policy of Mutual Assured Destruction has kept this country safe for the past 60 years. The rise of China, North Korea and emergence of Iran and others only show that the threat is increasing.

    As a former Launch Control Officer: IF the ONLY issue to consider were national defense, I truly don’t know who would be worse: Ron Paul or Barack Obama. If nukes start flying, neither President Obama’s nor Ron Pauls’ fiscal policies will matter. The first responsibility of the President must be national defense.

    In my estimation, when it comes to national defense, Ron Paul is a nut.

  • Surfisher

    FOX aired this show: “Illegal Everything” — well worth watching!

    Shows how Americans are breaking the law daily, without knowing it, because of the hundreds of millions of rules and regulations. And how cops are using this as an excuse to arrest anybody for just about anything!

  • The political fortifications erected by D and R gangs must be altered or dismantled from within. Mr. Paul has not degraded, or diluted his convictions—he is enlightening the gop from within. His allegiance is unmistakable and unambiguous—it is the allegiance to the ideas upon which this country was founded—not to the Republican Party.

    Ignore the words coming from the TV telling you what they want you to believe. The media did not make Mr. Paul, like they made Obama; thus, they do not have the power to break him.

    One cannot ignore their efforts to marginalize him—to label him as “extreme, non-mainstream, isolationist,” etc. But the frustration of their expressions is the unmistakable expression of failure. The media is an illusion, Mr. Paul is reality. Most People live in the real world, and that is why Mr. Paul’s ideas are here to stay.

    Mr. Paul is the ONLY candidate promoting a strong, but peaceful, foreign policy. He has more military contributions than every other presidential candidate COMBINED. The conservative media labels his foreign policy “risky;” however, those who must bear the “risky” actualities of battlefield reality, support Mr. Paul.

    Generic Rs may not trust him, but unlike Generic Generals, our soldiers understand the meaning and purpose of Article I, §8, cl.10, of the Constitution.

    Mr. Paul’s voting record, message, and personal life are consistent and honorable, for he is governed by a principled and unwavering moral code of values.

    I prevail upon All, equip yourselves with an understanding of justice—conduct your research in a non-biased manner—come to your own conclusions—do not let others conclude for you.

    We are in the midst of a revolution—but it must come from the People—we are the Humans—we choose the government that serves us.

    T Kosciuszko

    It is worthy of our pledge to each other, our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

  • Susan Whitman

    I support Ron Paul

  • Malik

    Ron Paul Please run as an independent i and most of my friend will vote and volunteer for your campaign. you the only candidate who tell the facts.

    former hardcore Obama supporter

    • Surfisher

      ‘How to Chop Down the Tree of Liberty and Succeed’: A Politician’s Handbook (Chop it at the base, and the People may revolt, but a barely noticeable branch at a time, for as long as it takes, will work for sure).

      In the beginning, the Citizens had the Freedom to walk all paths. Then Government decided that some paths are not good for the people, so closed off a few paths. Now, the People had Freedom to walk a few less paths. Encouraged by this, the Government passed even more laws telling the People what other things they cannot do (because it is for their own good). Pleased with the outcome — the Citizens’ obedience — the Government went into the full-time business of Manufacturing Laws (rules, regulations).

      Since Politicians produce nothing of intrinsic value — they found their calling in writing stuff on paper, telling people what not to do (“for their own good” of-course).

      As of 2010, it is estimated that there are about 1/2 Billion Negative Laws/rules/regulations on the Books telling the People what they CANNOT DO upon threat of punishment (that’s more Laws than there are US Citizens)!

      Headlines at end of 2011 read: 40,000 New Laws in effect for 2012. Translation — 40,000 more paths each Citizen has lost the Liberty to walk. The crude graph below is for visual effect:


      Are the Citizens this blind, not to see the end result — the eventual straight-and-narrow path Government wants to dictate its Subjects to walk….

      Only Ron Paul is talking about this near complete erosion of our Freedoms — the rest are silent-partners-in-crime against our Liberty!