Who Is Ron Paul?

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Ron Paul is the leading advocate for freedom in our nation’s capital. As a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Paul tirelessly works for limited, constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies. He is known among his congressional colleagues and his constituents for his consistent voting record. Dr. Paul never voted for legislation unless the proposed measure was expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the “one exception to the Gang of 535″ on Capitol Hill.

Ron Paul was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine, before proudly serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s. He and his wife Carol moved to Texas in 1968, where he began his medical practice in Brazoria County. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies. He and Carol, who reside in Lake Jackson, Texas, are the proud parents of five children and have 17 grandchildren.

While serving in Congress during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dr. Paul’s limited-government ideals were not popular in Washington. In 1976, he was one of only four Republican congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan for president.

During that time, Congressman Paul served on the House Banking committee, where he was a strong advocate for sound monetary policy and an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve’s inflationary measures. He was an unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family values. Dr. Paul consistently voted to lower or abolish federal taxes, spending and regulation, and used his House seat to actively promote the return of government to its proper constitutional levels. In 1984, he voluntarily relinquished his House seat and returned to his medical practice.

Dr. Paul returned to Congress in 1997 to represent the 14th congressional district of Texas. He served on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. After retiring from Congress in early 2013, Ron Paul continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government and a return to constitutional principles.

Ron Paul’s consistent voting record prompted one of his congressional colleagues to say, “Ron Paul personifies the Founding Fathers’ ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes it clear that his principles will never be compromised, and they never are.” Another colleague observed, “There are few people in public life who, through thick and thin, rain or shine, stick to their principles. Ron Paul is one of those few.”

Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record:

  • He has never voted to raise taxes.
  • He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
  • He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
  • He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
  • He has never taken a government-paid junket.
  • He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
  • He voted against the Patriot Act.
  • He voted against regulating the Internet.
  • He voted against the Iraq war.
  • He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
  • He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

On the Issues: Audit the Federal Reserve, Our Money, Taxes, National Defense, Border Security, Civil Liberties, Health Care, Abortion, Education, War on Drugs, Global Warming

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  1. C. Jodon

    Mr. Paul,

    Please join Mr. Barr on the Libertarian ticket as V.P. America needs You Both!!!

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    1. Gregory

      Bob Bar is no Ron Paul, not even close.

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      1. C. Jodon

        Very true...Bob Barr is no Ron Paul, but Ron did not get the nomination for President from the Republican Party. Bob was a better choice than Obama and McCain.

        Long Live Liberty

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  2. JS Monico

    greetings Ron P.

    Good work Ron...& your team in serving our country for the better! As you know before freedom can take root - you must castout fear before the harvest of liberties and revolution capitalism can take place!

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  3. David Dickerson

    I will be writing in Ron Paul for president cause I'm not happy with the other choices. I hope others will too. Please consider it if you are unsure....

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  4. Ernest Taylor

    Was blind, but now I see. Its going to take a lot of people who are devoted to change to keep Dr. Pauls, " Campaign for Liberty"
    alive. I urge all who agree with his position to pass it on to all those who will listen. If not,I fear it will only be a short time before the rest of the world identifies the U.S. as a Dictatorship.

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  5. John Boggs

    Yea...stay in the race, Ron. Let's get Obama elected...geeze.

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  6. ehsan kavousi

    Truely the only "world leader" worth paying attention to. Its gonna be sad to sit years from now and say Ron Paul said so.

    regards from Denmark/Iran

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  7. Matt Bennett

    Anyone's better than McCain.

    Ron Paul is better.

    Obama is way better.

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    1. Gregory

      And don't tell me......Satan is the best! Yeah, that's it! Drop Biden...Satan-Obama 2012! I bet that is right up your alley huh?!?

      Screw Obama. Ron Paul 2012!

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    2. C. Jodon

      I agree with you that Obama is way Better than McCain.....Better at destroying our Nation. The truth of the matter is...Neither McCain nor Obama were good candidates. McCain would have led the nation down the wrong road just as Obama is doing now.

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  8. David Marshall

    Ron Paul for president? i could deal with that.

    Ron Paul Revolution!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Me

    I am an immigrant and after being explaned the principles under this country was founded by very smart men who knew societies and governments (Rome, Greece, ...) and now these two big parties are messing it up. How come only Ron Paul knows and follows these? He has to feel silly in Congress all by himself voting against something everyone else votes for. Well, his nation loves him, at least the people who want to be free, truly free...

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  10. Anonymously Anounimous..

    STAY IN THE RACE NO ONE NEED OBAMANATION OR MCSTUPID

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  11. dickie wayne snider

    I am writing in Ron Paul for President!

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  12. Nicole Lallande

    Write him in! That is what I am going to do.

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  13. CHRIS BRUSICH

    Mr Paul,
    After many monthes of not knowing who to vote for I have chosen you as my candidate.
    You are truly the most real candidate in this country. Please stay in. I will do anything to have you
    Win. I am so sick of the news and barack and mccain. You have everything I need for a president.
    Do not ever change, dont give up. I have searched and search on the internet to find out who fits me best and now I have seen the light. You could be the only person that could change this country for the better.

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  14. Bridget

    Dear Dr.Paul,
    I am 18 years old, and this November I refuse to try to pick the lesser of two evils. I've become very involved with politics within the last year because my generation is going to have to pay the price of todays mistakes. You are the alternative that everyone, especially my generation, is looking for. I have read all your books and listened to your debates and everytime the subject of politcs comes up, I spread your message. You are the only politician that I agree with on every single issue. You are the only hope for America, I just wish America would stop being ignorant and stop believing whatever the media says. If America is looking for "change", an unexperienced socialist with unrealistic plans is definitly not it. You are the real change, the real answer Americans are looking for. Don't ever stop trying, let your voice be heard and never give up. It's never too late for the United States be the country it was designed to be, the country it should be.
    Sincerely,
    Bridget

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  15. Jason

    Don't give up yet, I am 18 years old and have spread your word to all of my friends and family. I truly believe in what you are trying to do, and I just wanted to let you know that you have a strong base of young supporters in central IN. Keep up the great work!

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  16. Rob

    Hi. I'm 15 and i support Ron Paul completely. I am encouraging seniors in my school who are 18 years of age to vote Ron Paul for the right and only way to save our country. Before Ron Paul I was never into politics but when you see on tv how corrupt McCain and Obama seem, it makes me think what is this world coming to? We all need to spread the word and ideas of Ron Paul and let every vote count.

    Thank you for trying to save our country,
    Rob Chiarappa
    thevangogos@yahoo.com

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  17. David Wolfe

    It seems you will not be president, but how about Treasury Secretary? Both candidates would gain huge points with you on their side!

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  18. Adam Sampson

    Just wish more and more people could see these videos...

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  19. Scott Donwerth

    Good Luck Ron, and God be with you, as there as so many, in such high placed, that are so very against you.

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  20. Helena

    Ron Paul is amazing! It is so refreshing to see a politician who is anything but. Dr. Paul is a true conservative constitutionalist and I know that unlike almost every other politician, he has this country's best interests at heart. Thank you Dr. Paul for ending my apathetic view of American politics! Although I am very sorry that Ron Paul dropped out of the primaries, there is not a doubt in my mind that he will still have an amazing impact and influence on this country. I will continue to support him 150% and help the cause in any way that I can. Viva la revolution and God bless Ron Paul! :)

    P.S. Is Dr. Paul technically still in the race? If he is, than it is imperative that I vote for him! We cannot let those puppets McCain and Obama win.

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    1. Andras Zahoran

      DR. PAUL I HAVE LISTENED TO YOU'RE WEEKLY REPORTS, FOR YEARS AND
      WHEN I HEARD YOU SAY THAT THE US HAS TO GET OUT OF THE UN THEN
      I KNEW YOU WERE THE "MAN" 4-5 YEARS AGO. AT THAT TIME I DID NOT
      KNOW YOU WERE GOING TO RUN IN 2008. WHAT I'M GETTING AT SIR IS
      PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE CONSTANTLY PROTECTED DO NOT FOR ONE
      SECOND FORGET THE JFK.s BROTH'R., SON, AND SO MANY,MANY MORE
      WHO BELIEVED IN OUR CONSTITUTION AND FREE AMERICA WE MIGHT JUST
      HAVE A CHANCE WITH YOU. SO GOD BLESS YOU AND SPREAD HIS SAFETY
      ANGELS AROUND YOU, AND GIVE YOU HIS PEACE. AS YOU KNOW SIR THE
      OTHERS WOULD WALK WITH THEIR BIBLES, KORANS IN HAND BUT WHEN
      THEY GOT HOME USED IT FOR DOOR STOP AND WENT DID AND DO ALL THE CRAZY THINGS. PLEASE BE SAFE............................a.Z.

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  21. Ashley Botelho

    Hey guys! I did it! I started a myspace page for a Write in Ron Paul campaign. I could use all the help I can get to really get it going. Please let me know ANY suggestions you may have.. I'm VERY excited about it!
    Click here to see it:
    www.myspace.com/writeinronpaul

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  22. Simon Miskin

    Amazing to see a US politician with guts and a decent moral heart. I wish you well and pray that sanity may prevail and you will be duly elected. If I was a US cizizen then you would surely have my vote.

    Best of luck,
    Simon
    Australia

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  23. Marco - Australia

    I am an Australian and if I could I would vote for Ron Paul.

    Alas the name Ron Paul is not even known in Australia due to the lame stream media reporting only on the three NWO puppets ( Clinton, Obama, McCain)

    So I will do what I can here at the ass end of the earth to make the Name Ron Paul known.

    Keep up the great work Mr Paul

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  24. U.K. Citizen

    Dear Ron,

    You are much admired from across the Atlantic and have many supporters for your campaign here in England.

    It is a herculean task to educate the masses to the root cause of economic problems and how to effect change to unleach a long range prosperity wave that will far surpass the prosperity reined in by Margaret Thatcher, the fruits of which we are still enjoying today here in England.

    Through you, may the American people see the very system for what it is, that decieves them, entraps them in a vicuous circle and moreover the honesty with which you confront the issues.

    with appreciation and best wishes,

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  25. American citizena

    HE IS STILL IN THE RACE!!!!! MUST TELL EVERYONE ABOUT RON PAUL SPREAD THE WORD.F ALL THE OTHERS.LET EVERYONE KNOW WHAT HE IS ABOUT!!!I JUST HOPE THEY DONT RIG ANYTHING SO WE NEED TO COUNT THEM OURSELVES..:P RON PAUL!!!!

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  26. Pasquale L DeRenzo

    Tell me how you can win, I am voting for you over those other idiots, but the political race seems rigged with the Electoral College. How can we have a true revolution of minds prior to the election to insure a fair and just election for the People of America? I fear that after the election if nothing is done and either of those idiots is puppeted into office that we will all have to prepare for a great devastation over our land and country. How do we stop it rather than just voting for you (which will only be seen by many as a person throwing their vote away)? This election is going down in history as a "Throw Away Election” Throw your vote away and vote for the Democrats and lose the economy over it. Throw your vote away and vote for the Republican McCain and loss your rights under the constitution and a free people. Vote for John Paul and realize that your vote isn't registered and the candidate hasn't a chance with the political powers in office to recognize this candidate. Oh God we need help and a miracle.
    John Paul you have my vote!

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  27. Kim

    Mr. Ron Paul,

    Sir, you really, REALLY need to stay in the Presidential race! I've wanted to vote for you ever since I started following the different campaigns and you're the one candidate that seems to have his head set on the right issues and not in the race for the power! We cannot let Obama or McCain win! It must be you!

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  28. Amy George

    I will write you in!! Keep fighting! Good Luck!

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  29. Ashley Botelho

    I don't know if there is a write-in campaign or not going on.. If not, there should be! I, too, have been saying all along that I am writing in Ron Paul. There are many who seem to agree with this idea. I'm about to have a baby any day now, so I'm not currently working. I'd be more than happy to help with any type of campaign like this for Ron Paul. So, if any of you know of one or are planning to get it started, let me know, so I can help!

    Two fingers,
    Ashley
    premierplanning33@hotmail.com

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  30. Nicole Lallande

    Is there a write-in campaign afoot? I have been telling all who ask that I am writing him in.

    Regards,

    Nicole Lallande

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  31. Nghia Ngo

    Dr. Paul,

    Thank you for showing the me that America does have a chance. Please continue your race, I will surely vote for you. If not this year then in 4 more years. I trust you will restore America to her true form.

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  32. David Redding

    I sure wish more people would of listened to Ron Paul! We can no longer be the World Police and World Financier! We need to get rid of all the damn foreign aid and get rid of the welefare state! Ron Paul is so right! He is the man we need for this hour but unfortunately not enough people heard the message because if they did Ron Paul would be Republician nominee not Mcain!!!

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  33. Steve Bernasconi

    Dr. Paul,
    You are a true American who is awakening the public of the true importance of peace, liberty and freedom. Your sound understanding of the American economy (monetary system), non-interventionist philosophy, and being a true constitutionalist is why I voted for you and will always vote for you. Thank you for being an American hero.
    RON PAUL SUPPORTERS... please write him in during the general election! I know many people who were Ron Paul supporters and now are voting for Obama (which I do believe is much better than McCain). So I understand why, but please do not do this...vote RON PAUL. Write him in and make your voices heard! This is the ground work for our future. Ron Paul is the creator and founder of this ever important rEVOLution, but he is old and we need politicians to follow is footsteps. We must keep this grassroots support up, show up on election day!
    WRITE RON PAUL IN.......THE GENERAL ELECTION!!!!

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  34. Antonio

    Ron Paul is maybe one of the few politicians that actually has common sense, and respect a little thing called Constitution...

    ...I am not American, in fact, i'm mexican, and let me tell you all something: At least, America have a huge record fighting for freedom and civil liberties, small federal power, etc...

    In the other hand, Mexico, and most of Hispanic American nations, are most of the time, nanny state big goverment nightmares

    We need a hispanic Ron Paul to stand against those socialist weasels like Chavez or Castro...Ron Pablo? XD

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  35. Becky

    Thank God Ron Paul is out. John McCain doesn't stand a chance. Bush messed up our country so bad, it will be a miracle to repair it. Fricken republicans....bunch of conservative bastards. However, with Obama in office, I know he can get the job done. But thanks for dropping out Ron. You did the right thing :)

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    1. Gregory

      Obama get the job done.......hmmm......sure he'll get the job done! He's getting the job done! More proposals to increase taxes and spending, more initiatives in favor of a stronger welfare state, and more DEFICITS, bigger than George Bush could even imagine! Obama makes Bush look like a budget hawk! Yep, OBAMA IS GETTING THE JOB DONE ALL RIGHT! When you are hungry in this depression he is leading us into, eat your "change."

      P.S. Maybe you should "drop out" of this website. You would be doing the right thing......

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