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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  • cf_pro

    I like most of Ron Pauls policy changes, but I am wondering if he can actually make some of these radical changes. Once the money starts flowing by lobbyist there is gonna be a lot of resistance to change the status quo that has served the fat cats so well for so long.

    • szwedtom

      The other possible scenario is that even if he wins, there will be some plot(s) organised by opposition/business close to current gvt (some bribe granted to officers, some financial scandals or just spectacular televising of beggers dying on the streets… etc) which will reportedly “reveal” weakness of RP’s policy and will discredit him and his policy for decade’s… where big money is involved Im pretty sure so called “business” will not be inactive in restoring previous status quo… I wish the best to Ron Paul, as his idea is the closest to my heart 🙂


      • ronpualismyhero

        So are you going to vote for him, or just hold his ideas close to your heart, because he could use every vote. I want the best for America, not for me, but my kids and theirs as well as yours, and everyones for that matter. This may be the last shot we ever get in America to elects someone for the people by the people.

        • szwedtom


          sorry, this should be here…

          well, I wish I could, but the problem is… I live in Poland, what seems to be serious barrier in electing US’s President 🙂 But I understand the freedom idea very well and I miss it in Poland as well… our gvtm just copies (or strictly follows) EU social solutions which are far away from freedom… Main stream media do the same, ie just praises socialism or solutions which sooner or later lead to a socilalism… the more gvtm’s spendings the better (Keynes ideology is still a must in economics)… … to avoid exceeding some limits in terms of public debt they just change method of calculation it, showing that still is not so bad….just wonder when everything will collapse…some big awakening is required and I just hope you guys in US wil start it… all the best…

  • ShanePrice

    The reason I see people and media burry RP is that these people are scared of the type of change RP will bring, the very drastic change that RP will bring. He will upset and untangle the very lifestyles that people are acustomed to. Like a family who has been living the fat lifestyle of beyond their means and it has caught up to them and the only way to make it is to trim and sacrifice, this why RP is burried, this I why RP is unknown, this is why RP is unpopular.

  • vanessaaa

    We can do this together! Give liberty a chance! Give REAL CHANGE a chance.

  • bushhog77

    Thank you Dr. Paul for making me a believer again in the Constitution. All this lip service over the years made me give up any hope of the way it should be. I’ll do every thing I can to put you in the Oval Office. You were made for it !!!!!

  • Killalex

    Hello ,I am from Czech republic. Its too late for us. We were been too stupid to realize problem of EU and we stept to the shit 🙁 But you American people,please don’t make the same mistake. Mr. Ron Paul is going to help not even you, but the rest part of the world too.Because rest of the world depends on the America.Go and fight for your country and for our global freedom. Sorry for verbal mistakes and my english. !!FED stink!! GOOD LUCK seriously

    • szwedtom

      the same with us – Poles 🙂 but you at least have Vaclav, who seems to be quite reasnoble (sceptic) in terms of [email protected]

      • Killalex

        @szwedtom Klaus is old prick…. he absolutly dont know how local people lives here( CZE) .Americans do something with your country a dont be blind !!!! RON PAUL must win its our only hope…..help us obi wan 😀

  • Blue Republic

    Have The Crystals endorsed Ron Paul yet?

    Well, I heard him make a speech,

    I thought he said it all

    Do Ron Ron run do do run Ron

    Somebody told that his name was Paul

    Do Ron Ron run do do run Ron

    Yeah, his name was Paul,

    for liberty and justice standing tall

    To make our homeland feel like a home

    Do Ron Ron run do do run Ron

    For thirty years and more he’s always said it straight

    Do Ron Ron run do do run Ron

    Warned about debt and wars

    and the all powerful state

    Do Ron Ron run do do run Ron

    For Republic not for Empire,

    bring our people home

    Do Ron Ron run do do run Ron

    He’s been running hard for

    Freedom and for enterprise

    Do Ron Ron run do do run Ron

    He’d be a great president,

    I want to make him mine

    Make our homeland feel like a home

    Do run run Ron do do run Ron

    Do Ron Ron run do do run Ron

    (repeat and fade)

    New Lyrics by Blue Republic

    original performance (rocks!) here:


    • Blue Republic

      C’mon, people – this song rocks!

      You could almost say it was written for Ron.

      No doubt my lyrics could be improved on,

      but this would be great as an intro for rallies

      & such…

      Do run run Ron…

      BTW – to the lady in this video – are you still around?

      You are articulate (and hot)… can you sing?


  • elvis.aron42

    It doesn’t take a great mathmetician to kno when u get into the trillion dollars in debt that an economic crisis is cumin and a trillion started in 82 or so and I’m sorry butt reality is he is to old he could die of old age in office n I mean no disrespect I like his idea on gettn government out of the citizens lives but duz that mean he would cancel food stamps there r sum people who need them

  • DaveRodriguez

    What do you mean? Do you mean he’s not campaigning enough? It takes millions to run a successful, competitive campaign; you gotta pay for traveling, advertising, security, staff and campaign offices all over the country, and various other expenses; it ads up.

  • JenniferSihayaRavenCrow

    whats he doing with all that donated money???

  • DaveRodriguez

    After finding a guy like Ron, there is absolutely no way I can vote for anyone else, at least not with vomiting. What we, especially every one who has donated money is demand Ron runs independent if he does not win the primary!

  • david devore

    I’m following the lead of others on these message boards and promising not to accept the lesser of two evils. IF the media, the corporations and the bankers successfully keep Ron Paul from the Republican nomination I and hopefully ALL Ron Paul supporters will write his name in for President come November.

    Ron Paul for President !!!!

  • Blue Republic

    (second part)

    It seems like there has to be some role for national government

    in dealing with pollution that can cross state or national boundaries,

    If Pennsylvania, for example, wanted to dump huge quantities of

    industrial waste in the Delaware River, do the states across the

    river or downstream just have to accept it? Institute a trade

    embargo? Declare war?

    If Idaho wants to appropriate 90 percent of the water from the

    Snake River for Simplot potatoes and water parks do Oregon

    and Washington have any say or recourse?

    It seems like there has to be some sort of reasonable federal role to

    be played in dealing with situations like the examples above.

    But I think that many people assume that a Paul administration would

    simply turn the Halliburton’s, BP’s and such loose to rape and pillage at will.

    If that is *not* what Dr. Paul intends, (and I certainly hope it’s not) then

    I hope he articulates what his alternative is. IMO he could start by

    distancing himself from Perry’s and similar plans. Even if they accomplish

    what they claim they will, the damage will almost certainly outweigh the

    benefits and it will just delay serious efforts (which smarter societies are

    already undertaking) to end our dead end addiction to fossil fuels.

  • Blue Republic

    What little I’ve read of RP’s statements about the environment and

    climate change sound reasonable enough, he at least seems to

    think we should take care of the environment and pay attention to

    climate change.

    In my opinion, though, he needs to refine and articulate what he

    would do, or like to see done, WRT environment and energy issues.

    I’d like to hear, for example, what he thinks of Perry’s energy/jobs

    plan – which seems to amount to ditching any environmental reg’s

    that get in the way and drill/mine *everywhere*. Perry and Santorum

    are big on unconventional gas development which is big in PA and



    This development has produced jobs and gas, but it is coming at

    tremendous environmental cost and raises a whole raft of questions

    about how or whether it’s possible to have a libertarian approach to

    such situations that allows private enterprise to function without

    undue restriction while protecting the commonweal.

    FWIW – if you look at the energy economics and overall

    environmental impact of gas fracking, it may not even be as

    clean as coal as a fuel. You do get clean burning fuel at the end, but

    you burn a lot of diesel, generate lots of methane emissions

    (and in some places probably radioactive ones as well), and

    pave over miles of woodland and farmland to get your nice, clean

    fuel. I’ll defer to someone else as to whether it’s a worse idea

    than ethanol from corn…


    • MattPapke

      @Blue Republic I like the Nuclear power stop gap while we figure out a real plan. I did read some cool information on thorium reactors, buti do not know enough to talk much about it.

  • JoeChabot

    Go vote here to knock Cain off the top. Paul is 2nd. http://www.facebook.com/#!/questions/262776163764592/

  • ronpualismyhero

    Who should you vote for in 2012? Who are you willing to elect? Another president who is inept? Are you willing to hire a man who has been bought, without even giving it a second thought? Are you going to let the media vote for you, having nothing to show for it besides a strong boo? Shouldn’t the Whitehouse house a wise and honest man or yet another smooth talking politician with another nice tan? Surely you are willing to elect a man who is willing to abolish the IRS, its ok to confess, for you know they make your life one big mess. Are you going to be fooled yet again, before you can even count to ten? Aren’t you upset over the lives we have lost overseas, just to keep our reputation at ease? Do you seriously want to continue to police the world, is it because you think our brave solders are bored? When will we wake up, and realize there is nothing left in America’s tin cup? We are going broke, and that is no joke, but there is a man who can give this great country a great big jolt. Are you okay with spending trillions of dollars on these never ending wars, only to have the rest of the world look at us like a bunch of whores?

  • ronpualismyhero

    Are you fine voting for someone who continually changes their story, doesn’t that make you worry? Certainly there is someone who can find a remedy in a hurry, or is he lost because the media has him buried? Do you want your kids to look back and think their parents were whack, for the man with all the answers is sharper than a tack, and is the man who can get America back on track? He has a solid voting history, why is this man such a mystery? Are we blind, for he is not only extremely smart, but also kind. He never puts out a negative attack add, for that is nothing but bad. He respects the constitution and the law of the land, and thinks the past few presidents should have all been canned.

  • ronpualismyhero

    Are we not willing to raise the bar, because Dr. Ron Paul is the most qualified candidate thus far? He has been warning us for three decades about this crazy mess, something no one else had the balls to address. He wants to secure our borders, while putting the silver back in our quarters. He wants those responsible for this mess behind bars, so why does everyone think this man comes from mars? He has laid before us a dire plan, but needs us all to take a stand

  • ronpualismyhero

    . He will secure our civil liberties for us all, because he knows without them this country is destined to fall. You will not have to tell your kid you dropped the ball, all you have to do is vote Ron Paul, and our great country can once again stand tall. Good luck to you all, and if you want to learn more about the defender of our constitution, YouTube Ron Paul. America’s last chance, last gasp, last breath, don’t worry there is a man who is willing to uphold the constitution even if it means death.

  • WhoisRonPaul

    Who is Ron Paul? He’s the only candidate we can trust to do what he says he will. Just look at his record…

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