Who Is Ron Paul?

Ron Paul is America’s leading voice for liberty, prosperity and peace. As a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and three-time presidential candidate, Ron Paul tirelessly works for limited, constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies. Ron Paul never voted for legislation unless the proposed measure was expressly authorized by the Constitution.

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 returned to his medical practice.

Ron Paul went back 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, and eventually became Chairman of the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology. After retiring from Congress in early 2013, Ron Paul continued to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government and a return to constitutional principles.

  • Ron Paul never voted to raise taxes.
  • Ron Paul never voted for an unbalanced budget.
  • Ron Paul never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
  • Ron Paul never voted to raise congressional pay.
  • Ron Paul never taken a government-paid junket.
  • Ron Paul never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
  • Ron Paul voted against the Patriot Act.
  • Ron Paul voted against regulating the Internet.
  • Ron Paul voted against the Iraq war.
  • Ron Paul does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.

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  • eddie s

    I voted for Mr. Paul in 2008 and will again in 2012..Throughout the last 4 years Mr.Paul has NOT changed in one bit, other than to get smarter…He continues to keep the same ideals and not just pandering to the Media or the Voters…What a refreshing thought,,a non-pandering Poltician, so rare in todays world…. Mr. Paul new what this country needed in 2008 and knows now what the Country needs…

    I hope they match him with a creditable Vice President which will be pretty hard considering the candidates out there who would not make a match..Maybe Palin or even Buchanan, at least these two individuals have a “successful” Governorship background and appear to be Financially responsible and good husbands of the peoples money and actually improved the financial status of the States they Governored though the Professional Non-producers seem to get all the Press as in Alaska…and when the liberals hate you so much they even try and create situations…then as a Voter I know that is the person to Vote for, for anyone the Liberals hate,,has to be Good for our Country!


    • john

      Palin? Buchanan? no way! Either his son Rand Paul (my first choice), Tim Pawlenty or Gary Johnson.

      • George

        I concur. I will vote for Ron Paul. As for Palin – dumber than a stump. She sucked as John Glenn’s vice and would again. Nominating her for VP would likely mean 4 more years of Obama!

    • Backbone

      In no way should Palin or Buchanan be considered for VP, that would cripple this whole movement…..Rand Paul, Pawlenty or Johnson.

  • john

    Dr. Paul, you are the man. I want to give you a small piece of advice though…

    be careful about how you answer questions about Bin Laden. many people support how he was taken down, and they are making Obama’s approval rating rise.

    I wish he had been taken alive, as we might have had an opportunity to gather a lot of Intel.

    We your supporters, want you in the White House so I am asking you to put a little more “polish” on your delivery.

    I am asking this of you because unfortunately the majority of voters out there cast their votes based on appearance, and how smooth their candidate makes his delivery. its a shame, but that is how it is.

    with that said, Knock ’em dead!

  • Thank you Dr Paul! I have had your banner on my web page http://www.terrys-military-tribute.com/ for about six months now and I try to educate friends, neighbors, and family of your credentials. I know this will be a fight between other Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and the Media but I believe we need to win this fight if we’re going to save the America most of us remember! Thanks again a remeber we are in your corner!!!

  • Tony K

    I must say about 99% of the posts here have been not only positive, but very brilliant people posing them. I have been reading the posts and remarks and i’m plesently surprised at the intellect from obvious educated and resoursefull people.
    The mainstream media has been protraying Ron Paul supporters as being backwoods uneducated people and reading these post is to the contrary for sure.
    I think everyone has there own ideals on where we as a Nation should be going and perhaps differ here and there from Ron’s scope, but listening to him and understanding his way to a brighter future one can see how he can get us there.
    Even as president he can’t do it alone and congress sure isn’t willing to give up lobby money for purchace votes and rarely write any laws as the lobbyist do most of it and buy votes to get them passsed, however they can’t buy Mr. Paul so his work as president will take all of us as “we the people” to demand or remove these people, we have sat back idle too long and gone with the flow while loosing almost all our Libertys and right as a free country. I fear if Dr. Paul doesn’t win this time, and it’s his last run at it, we will have either Obama or a republican clone of him and the end of America as we know it will surely come. I urge all of you to push for Ron any way you can, we need money bombs and signs and marching in the street. I am poor but I would take a bullet for Mr. Paul so that my kids can have a future and America can once again be a free, prosperous nation where we dont give up our Liberty and police the world in the guise of being humanitarians. God bless Ron Paul and all of his supporters fighting not with guns but with ideas and the hope of a new future astray from do unto others before they do unto you ways. Ron Paul 2012 it’s OUR future, lets take it back.

    • Nathan

      Beautiful. From the mouth of a poor backwoods folk. I can’t agree with you about the intelligent, brilliant people here, regurgitating out in the comment section what was just read above doesn’t qualify. You’re being a little too generous. You atleast can have good reasons why you support him, other than “i agree with these idealistic words, and he seems christian. Ok I’ll vote… yay god!”

  • Jim

    “…with a Resource-Based Economy it IS inevitable and the only thing you can do is accept it and embrace it because its necessary for the Advancement of Human Progress.”

    I disagree. Nothing is, inevitable. Just because you say so, with nothing to back it up, does nothing but tell me your BELIEF.

    “its not some NWO conspiracy thats complete BS its Natural Selection and its what will happen once we reach a high enough technological level.”

    I suppose you think the mafia doesn’t exist either. You do live in America right? How many coincidences will it take, before you start to realize, that maybe, just maybe, there may be something to this idea. To just dismiss it and call it of no consequence without at least offering some logical reason, sounds a bit presumptive on your part.

    Yes, America is the best country in the world, or, at least used to be. That has changed over the years. If we continue, to follow the path we are on, which obviously hasn’t worked, unless of course you are one of the select few, we are going to lose even more freedom than we already have.

    I fail to understand, how any American, would be so willing, to just accept our current situation. Without even looking very deeply into the matter. Are you THAT ignorant?

    How could any American, NOT be concerned if there was even a slight possibility that some of it was true? It sure bears an examination to, at least determine, what is what. Ignoring it and just dismissing it outright, is stupid.

    Brandon, I can only conclude from your remarks, that you are only here to try and distort the truth. I shudder to think what would happen, if the American people, as a majority, actually thought like you.

    • Jim

      I would like to state however, I DO NOT agree with Christian Brother’s assumption of it being a Zionist plot. There may be Zionists involved, but so are many other interests.

    • Brandon King

      trying to distort the truth? no i just see the world using logic and reason dismissing religion and authority(not completely disregard authority but if they are unreasonable and illogical, as they usually are, protest the direction they are going in) i am a freethinker, a trans-humanist, futurist, and a godless free man. not only is technology is advancing but the rate at which its advancing is advancing in its getting better faster its called Moore’s Law so in 2100 we wont have advanced 100 years more like 20,000 because Moore’s Law states every 2 years processing speed doubles which is why every 2 years or so all technology gets better and smaller. if the rest of the world thought like me we would be a more advanced civilization as a whole

      you see the world is constantly changing and Karl Marx had the right idea but in this day and age communism(true communism not pseudo-communism such as USSR, and Democratic Republic of North Korea) is a great idea but not applicable because in our technological state no one is willing to work together for the greater good but one day when we reach a proper technological level we would shift from the crude modified barter system the Monetary Based Economy into a Resource Based Economy(http://www.thevenusproject.com/) it is more efficient system im not nsaying its a perfect system just that its better than Monetary Based Economy and as we get more advanced we will realize that endeavors such as space exploration CANNOT be done with only one country we would need to co-operate with all other countries for such endeavors and then eventually a one-world government will form because it is more efficient.

      and i have given it a LOT of thought im not saying that the government doesnt do bad things because most of what they do is bad but a one world government would be a little detrimental on their part because MOST countries leaders(including small countries) enjoy their power and a one world government would sap their power and they dont want that its called greed and being power-hungry

    • Brandon King

      most sincerest apologies for late reply we moved over the weekend and only got internet in our new house today

  • Brandon King

    i realize that as technology advances and as civilization advances ONE DAY we will go into a One-World Government with a Resource-Based Economy it IS inevitable and the only thing you can do is accept it and embrace it because its necessary for the Advancement of Human Progress. its not some NWO conspiracy thats complete BS its Natural Selection and its what will happen once we reach a high enough technological level. im a trans-humanist, techno-progressive, futurist, american patriot(Thomas Jefferson is my political idol and i share most of Ron Paul’s views), and aspiring scientist(Bio-medical Gerontologist) there is no NWO or Illuminati, i have heard it all as im also a member of the American Resistance Movement and Conspiracy Theories run rampant there just get over yourself America is only the best country because its the free-est and one day the whole world will be as free as America was when it first started and we will join together to establish world peace and the universe is too large for any one country to explore by itself it would require a global effort but until then i will remain an avid supporter of America and ALL her beliefs. im reaching the voting age January 2, 2012. i have been an American Patriot since my freshman year in high school im a junior this year starting college next year because im finishing high school early and i gotta say, Ron Paul has a lot of views i completely support and if i were running for president i would have very much the same stance. i would aspire to be a politician but as an atheist the Christians especially have placed a stigma upon us and even though America is supposed to be a free, tolerant, secular nation we are greatly discriminated against in everything but science thats the one place we rule……….very few scientists in America are theists most are atheist; and since we discriminated against running for any political office and claiming to be atheist would be political suicide and even though i would be a better candidate than most people running because my Traditional American Values(Pre-Civil War Traditional) i would NEVER be voted in because im atheist. but thankfully there are people like Ron Paul, idk what his religion but if they politicians i generally assume Christian, who share similar TAV with me and can run for office, im just hoping he wins the next election because in my opinion that would be in the best interest for America

    sorry bout rant at the beginning A Christian Brother mentioned some conspiracy theories that i felt i had to respond to.

  • Jim

    The bell of liberty is starting to sound louder. The people are starting to arise from their deep slumber. The sound of it’s peals are starting to echo round the country.

    To quote from Tolkien, “AWAKE! FEAR! FIRE! FOES! AWAKE! FEAR! FIRE! FOES! AWAKE! AWAKE!” Awaken, and defend our constitution.

    Now is the time to act. Stand up. Gird yourself with conviction, with dedication, with truth and understanding. In a world where truth and goodness are looked upon as a weakness, let it’s light shine forth in the darkness.

    Good luck, to Ron Paul and us all.

  • America

    Ron Paul is the last hope for us all. America was once the best place in the world in that it offered its people the most opportunities. lets bring it back to the good old days, corruption has become so common in every facet of politics and economics, Ron Paul is the only man who wants to reverse this, hes the only man who is running for president because he actually wants to better it. every single president since JFK ran for president so they can have power, all they do is what they are told by the special interest groups that have all the money and power. do you remember OBAMAS campaign? Change, now it seems that he just meant changing our troops posistion from IRAQ and Afghanistan to libya and who knows where else. we need to stop this, the American way of life is almost becoming non existent

  • Chad

    Good luck and I wish u the best , but don’t forget to stop helping Israel , most of the world problem comes from them, free Palestine free Palestine free Palestine .

  • Mehroz

    I think this is the time for you ppl (Americans) to realize that they are living in lies and for getting out of it they need a leader like Ron-Paul, I live in Pakistan, ur country is ruining us and ur own ppl too, make it clear now or non of you would be safe in future. You wil lbe ashamed and scared, and will hide ur nationality from the world.So, choose a right leader that has never been done by ur nation after JF-Kennedy.

    • America

      you are so dumb, yes America is corrupt but Pakistan? are you kidding me? if palistine did anything to us we would literally blow youre entire contry and everyone you know back to the stone ages. pakistan is so corrupt, at least my “evil” government makes sure i have enough opportunity to become successful. You can be dirt poor and as long as you work really hard and stay focused, you can become rich. what opportunity does someone have in youre contry?? nothing, Pakistan is a joke im sorry but if you are not born rich in that type of country you have no chance. but honestly you really think pakistan can fight against america?? we have technology that is so advanced that youre outdated plutonium factories are usless. accept it, America is a better place to live in every single way. Pakistan is a 3rd world country, your government cant even take care of its people, come to America, have a beer and a burger then go to a night club get really drunk then meet a complete stranger and have sex with them, THATS THE AMERICAN DREAM hahaha you could never do that in Pakistan haha enjoy youre crappy weather and everything else you deal with in the middle of the dessert. Pakistan will never i said never even come close to being on the same level as America,

      • Mehroz

        Sir, first of all thank you very much for your response, yet I think u have right to express your points but you dont know the manners for the debate, your aggression and your language reflects your ignorance and that shows pretty well from how much “developed” country your from, if u really want to know what exactly i meant and you really want to know where my country stand, i would like to clear you doubts and would help you with you half knowledge problems, my email is [email protected] ur most welcome to join me anytime you want to, i will encourage you to share your point and would expect you to listen to me as well.


    • Brandon King

      please be realistic, NO standing army can ever destroy America as long as we maintain our Right to bear Arms and form Militias. i mean we have only been invaded less than half a dozen times in our slightly over 200 years of existence. even though i dont agree with us joining most of the wars we did i think it is fair to point out we do most of the invading. not only do we have one of the largest standing armies but we also have the largest supply of nuclear weapons(aside from POSSIBLY Russia i dont remember) but we have enough to destroy Terra 400 times and if anyone seriously attacked us and if we had no choice im sure the White House would, reluctantly, make use of all our military assets. most countries seriously underestimate the true power our nation has. if we were pushed very hard, such as full scale attack on American soil, and if we had a clear enemy, such as Pakistan or Iran or North Korea, im confident we would retaliate with full force. personally, i think every country in the world should maintain a policy of minding their own business and America is the biggest country that needs to learn that lesson but if the world implemented that stance then there would be a LOT more peaceful nations that arent a quagmire of war and despair

  • Dr. Aaron Horsley-Teny

    I thank God for Dr. Ron Paul. And I thank the men and women who support him through this web site and others. May we all have the energy, courage and will to spread his sound ideals to our neighbors, friends and family. He is right and has been right. May God protect him and guide him.

  • Jeff

    I will vote for Ron Paul and do what I can in Washington State to help support him, lock in votes, and change the way our country works back to the way it used to. Its extremely difficult for me to imagine why people are so afraid that they want the federal government invading every aspect of their personal lives and alleviating them their personal freedom.

    Help us Ron Paul, you’re our only hope.

  • Mark

    You are probably America’s last, best hope. At the same time, you seem to have a suicide mission to expose American hypocrisy to your detriment.

    You need to run on the issues that matter most to Americans Drug usage ain’t one of them. Putting Osama on trail ain’t one of them. Stick to the message that mainstream America wants to hear.

    Limit government, government spending and government interference in the free market.

    Bring “the boys” back home from the Middle East, Japan, Europe, Korea and elsewhere. The war machine must be stopped.

    Eliminate the Federal Reserve and its cronyism with both Wall Street and Washington. These assholes belong in jail.

    Balance the federal budget. Printing money and spending it is not stimulus. It is stealing.

    Seek energy independence.

  • Steve

    Go Ron Paul. I’ve been a fan of his for years, and now am fully backing him and his principles.

  • JD A Christian Brother

    Dear Dr. Paul:

    I have been a supporter of yours for a few years now. Although I currently can’t afford to support you financially as I would like to, but I do support you, promote you and praise you to all whom I come in contact with both personally professionally and online.

    I have 2 major gripes with you. The first major gripe, and this is the most important, is that you make no mention nor any effort to eliminate the totally corrupt electronic voting machine process which must be changed in every state throughout the country and changed back to the “Lever machine voting system”, or a good Hand Count System if you or any other independent minded candidate expects to have any fair chance at getting elected in America.

    This completely corrupted voting process prevents any worthwhile candidate for any office, be it national or local, from being elected if the Zionist don’t want it. This Zionist corrupted voting process is a major cause of what has brought our wonderful country to such a state of stress and Fascist destruction. Without the ability of the American people to have a fair election process, we will never get “Rid Of The Fed” or change congress to end all of these unnecessary destructive wars or all the fraud and corruption that pervades so much of our country or any of the many other wrongs our resilient country has been going through for the last 75 years.

    Without a fair election process we will continue to have an over abundance of Zionist controlled corrupted government officials taking our country apart while they turn a blind as they satisfy their perverted obsessions to the determent of America and Americans.

    Make it a major issue NOW and get this corrupted election voting machine process changed back to a hand lever voting system or some other easily implemented hand count system (I have a voting system in mind that would work well).

    Nothing says that we must have voting results the same night as the election. It allows for too much media hype, control and corruption. We could have a simple monitored and combined hand count and machine read voting system that can be verified, certified and secured by all candidate’s representatives, state officials and state police which could be completed in a few days that would be more accurate and guarantee legitimacy for all candidates.

    If we don’t make a concerted effort to get this corrupted voting process changed now, you nor anyone else, will ever have any chance of getting elected to any office without the Zionist consent.

    If you don’t intend to make a concerted effort get this done, then you should step down and not waste any more time or money and get behind your Son Rand or someone else who knows and realizes the pressing need for such an election process change.

    Even though our country sorely needs you, you will be wasting valuable time that our country doesn’t have in your hopeless effort to get elected. The current voting process won’t allow you to be elected. That should be clear to you by now. Your showing in the 2008 primaries should be enough evidence of the corruption and Zionist control of the voting porocess. let alone the many incidences of voting manipulation and corruption that has taken place over the years.

    With the Zionist and NWO in total control of our country, the world currencies, and the new technologies like HAARP, Genomics(advances in DNA, Genetic Engineering, Trans-humanism, disease manufacturing, Vaccine manipulation and control, etc…), Tesla Cosmic Energy & Time Travel, etc…, we are in for a tough stretch of road in the near future if we don’t make every effort to take our country back now so we can save the world from what will definitely be Zionist Doctor Strangelove visions and objectives they have in store for humanity generally.

    Although you are definitely much more informed and on point with your assessment of our country and you would make a great president, if you don’t intend to make an effort to change the voting process, then I think that you should move your money and support over to your Son Rand who hits these issues head on and concentrate on building his national base because he is smart like you and very likable. He would become recognized as presidential material very shortly and no doubt he will fight the necessary national fight to change the election process that will make all the difference in bringing our country back to its former world prominence.

    Hopefully you get your son Robert to get elected and get on board too so we can make it a Paul Powerhouse.

    The second gripe I have with you and with your campaign over the years is that you continue to lack a well organized grass roots national organization that can identify, support and endorse local candidates whom you want to see elected to congress and local offices; and secondly a local organization that can get out and promote your message door-to-door and solicit contributions and membership to your cause.

    There are many of us out here across America that would love to support you and do just that if you would only organize us with staff and materials and a system to do grass roots missionary work promoting you, your messages and local candidates, and raising more funds for you and them to increase your and their popularity and likely-hood of you and them getting elected. Your organization would likely grow on a larger scale across America so you can compete and be successful against the Zionist controlled puppets that you would be competing with.

    My closing comment is for you to keep up the fight, but make it worth something and don’t waste valuable time and money if you don’t intend to change the voting process otherwise you are doomed to failure. America and the world’s future depends on you. There is no one like you making this fight to rescue America. And Second get your organization to let America know that you are our future and our champion who will rescue our country from those that are deliberately destroying it. And get your organization to solicit the help of all Americans at the local level to organize and go door-to-door to solicit funds, promote your message and to support your efforts to change the voting process in each state from electronic voting machines back to the lever voting machine system or a combined voting reader machine count which is verified by hand count of each voting machine tally. This is the only way that you and we will have a chance.

    You have our love and our support.

    A Christian Brother

  • Brett Istre

    Ron Paul will have my vote and I will be representing him here in the New Orleans, Louisiana area and the Westbank of New Orleans, if he is going to run for the 2012 election! I will put all my time and every extra dollar I have into helping people the South Louisiana area know whats going on, educate them and tell them about Ron Paul! Its hard to explain common sense to brainwashed sheep, but I will give it all I got and hopefully awaken some people who have been brainwashed by FOX NEWS and NBC, ect… Basically all mainstream media! They report what they are told, FOX NEWS is basiclly an unofficial spokeman for the New World Order Elite Group! They wont cover Ron Paul here, they are afraid of him! And they should be!!!

  • Eli

    Dan go on his website check out his videos and speeches, he just makes you feel like theres hope for America yet ..hes a true statesmen .if you noticed he sticks on the issues, even when they try to belittle him . He lets a roll off his back, like water off a Ducks butt .. Dan the newbie, tell all your friends Dan ..

  • Eli

    Alright Dan, a confirmed Dem. Converting over cool ,tell your Friends Ron Paul Needs the help from everybody .be a town cryer Dan ..

  • Dan


    I’ve been a democrat all my life and dedicated dozens of hours to the 2010 Obama campaign after becoming fed up with how much we’re all getting screwed.

    After actually listening to some of what Ron Paul said at the recent low-key presidential debate on the Daily Show, I came here to learn more; I’ve just been flipped. Good job!

    My political viewpoint has been realigned. If I was asleep before, I am certainly now awake. So count me in, I’m now part of this revolution.

  • Bullet Gibson

    I will vote for Ron Paul if I have to write my vote on toilet paper and push it into a box of Cheerios. I will NOT settle for the “lesser of two evils” ever again. NeoCon or Progressive it doesn’t matter. The others are all (D and R) taking us to the same place, the progressives just want to get there quicker.