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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  • heatherb231980

    I Love Ron Paul. His ideas and views are so realistic. The other candidates have some what seem as “idealistic” ideas on how to run this country. For anyone who says his ideas are radical when he talks about doing away with certain “programs” I say hear this. I am in my last semester of college and will have 50,000 in student loan debt, I have 2 children and a stepson, my husband is the only one working right now, we also recieve food stamp benefits to be able to even make ends meat with bills. When I say we get FS don’t think we receive an insane amount, we get enough to pay for about 2 weeks worth of groceries at most. I would love to be able to find a job and not have to go through the system anymore and be one of the statistics you hear on the nightly news now a days. I have complete and utter faith that when Ron Paul wins this election he will turn this country around. Our country now rushes too quickly to police other countries. The old saying about it starts at home is true. We need to take care of our country first. I feel for all the people and children you see on the news in other countries that are injured or starving or all the other horrible things that are going on, BUT look around here and you see the same things. Instead of us being in debt and still helping these countries help ours. We have the same things going on here and alot of it gets over looked to help other nations.

  • straw55

    In reply to kabster: I don’t know how to edit out the false result link,but I did add a statement that Fox News changed the results to show that Romney won instead of Dr. Paul.

  • middleclass49

    It’s time for a real change. It’s time for Ron Paul.

    For those that think he is too extreme, think about what has been going on. Everyone knows that there are no new ideas being used or even suggested by either party. It’s time to give the man that has stood up for what he believed in, not only against the demarcates but against his own party a chance to correct this mess. Most people believe in what he stands for, and if he doesn’t get in, we will be looking at another war before long. We need to take care of ourselves not other countries. It’s time to regroup while we still can.


  • brian16UNM

    I didnt find anything but im curious. What is his view on homosexuality equality?

    • MattPapke

      @brian16UNM Dr. Paul has voted against all bills that give special interest groups position over another. Including LBGT benefiting bills. However his position is that we are all equal and government has no right to interfere in love.

      • brian16UNM

        thank you for getting back to me. that helps a lot @MattPapke

  • kabster

    Someone has edited Wikipedia to redirect to bogus results. Look down at the reference where it says Ron Paul wins N.H. Straw poll and click on the redirected link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hampshire_Straw_Poll I don’t have an account or know how to correct it.

  • samajam001

    How has he voted when it comes to special interests groups?Groups who exert or buy influence from congress,but do not contribute to helping America or Americans.Does he pander to these kinds of groups?Who am I talking about?Groups like the HSUS,PETA and other animal rights fanatics that are slowly eradicating all animal use until we are all vegans(as this is their agenda)

    • MattPapke

      @samajam001 Dr. Paul’s voting record is consistently aligned with the Constitution an Declaration of Independence. (We are all created equal) He has voted against every special interest junket I know of. He also opts out of the congressional Pension plan. “taxpayers should not have to pay for my retirement.” He’s voting record is unmatched.

  • MattPapke

    We have a new webpage (modest but effectual) It has a letter to the GOP for all of us to send. If the media thought we could send alot of email then what will the GOP do when Paulites Unite

    please visit http://www.lastchanceforliberty.com

    and spread the word!

  • MattPapke

    Republican Party, I, _________________________ As an advocate for the principles of liberty, free-markets and limited government as envisioned by our Founding Fathers and defined in our Constitution, I have long looked to the Republican Party to defend the REPUBLIC and the basic principles that define what it means to be a “conservative”. However, over the years, I have become greatly disappointed in Republicans to be the guardians of those founding values. It would seem that Norman Thomas (former 6-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America) was right when he said, “The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: Democrats have accepted some ideas of Socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly.” Republicans have failed to ensure the liberties of the people, exercise basic free-market principles and continue to ignore our Constitution by increasing the size, scope and power of the Federal Government from the expansion of Medicare, The Department of Education, TARP, bail-outs, deficit spending, wars without a congressional declaration, the Federal Reserve (Corporation) to the greatest encroachment of our civil liberties in the creation of the Patriot Act – none of which our Founding Fathers would stand for – and now, neither will I. I will no longer vote for who I think is “electable” or the lesser of two evils – I will vote for principle and principle alone. For this reason, I am supporting Dr. Ron Paul in the 2012 Presidential Election. Dr. Paul’s immaculate record of defending the “conservative” and Constitutional Platform is unmatched by any other presidential candidate within the Republican Party. If the Republican Party fails to nominate Dr. Paul as their candidate, I will be forced to continue my support conservative principles outside of the Republican Party by voting for Dr. Paul as a third-party candidate: “In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character…” — Noah Webster, Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education, 1789 I will hold the Republican Party accountable in all future elections, to include the 2012 Presidential Election, and will not compromise on the principles that our Founding Fathers fought so hard to obtain. Dr. Paul’s conservative record is unblemished and unwavering and has earned my vote; I challenge the Republican Party to earn my vote by defending the REPUBLIC and joining me in supporting Dr. Paul and our Constitution in the 2012 Presidential election.

    For Liberty and the Constitution,

  • WilliamKEarl

    2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

    Ron Paul is a man. He will accomplish nothing good without Jesus Christ. The people of the United States of America must repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and saviour(individually). If Ron Paul agrees then I will vote for him.

    William K. Earl

    • Motov


      This man is displaying “Christian principles”, unlike many “typical” politicians.

      He speaks the truth, his voting record reflects he walks the talk. What more evidence do you need?

    • frankcastle

      @WilliamKEarl you are a fucking delusional retard. grow up and lose your imaginary friends

      • MattPapke

        @[email protected] Frank that is not going to win us any votes my friend. Please do not rip on people asking questions about Dr. Pauls positions. As we know he is a very devout Christian.

    • MattPapke

      @WilliamKEarl Dr Paul quotes from both the new and old Testaments on a regular basis when discussing his positions. Even citing hte call for just weights in measures when discussing fiat vs. commodity based currencies. He is a Christian, but please do not take my word for this, do some research and then spread the word and works of Dr. Paul.

  • ym37tech

    He voted for the tax cuts, not the budget that added in additional “fees” to cover the tax cuts. This is what the Khazarians do, remove the burden in one place and move it to another. They pit us against ourselves, we must remember who we are.

    • Motov

      Congress is very good at attaching earmarks on any bill going through the process of becoming law. Keep in mind what goes through the House changes when it goes through the Senate, then changes again when both vote on it. It would be a miracle if the original bill survives this process without all the add-ons, exemptions, pork, etc.

  • ym37tech

    Good Point Star Platinum. Everyone should watch the Khazarian Conspiracy on youtube. This election is far more important than what most think. We must expose this!!

  • Star Platinum

    I think Ron Paul is making a lot of people angry because he is a symbol that represents the end of the gravy train for the unjust and sick minded. He is absolutely right about everything he says. He is a defender of the constitution.

    Our government just passed an act last week that allows them to imprison us for life without a trial. How wrong is that. Ron Paul will stop things like this.

    Ron Paul is brave. The corrupted rich like to do unjust things to hurt people that go against them.

    We need RP. He is AMERICA’s last hope. If he doesn’t win, will have another war and this time… well… I don’t even think god could help us…

    • Motov

      @Star Platinum I hope Ron Paul is aware of the puppet masters who will be very unhappy when they lose their control of the White House, and attempt to take his life. I will say this, they may even attempt to kill him if he becomes the Republican Nominee. I sincerely hope that never happens, We NEED a real president!

      I really hope these bastards are found out, tried, and executed before they even get close to Ron Paul. I bet they will try. Just a warning.

      We as a free people have better realize the opposition will stop at nothing to attain their goals. Be prepared,… Either they will somehow screw the election by not counting our votes for Ron Paul, or “monkey” the system to cause his votes to go to Oh-blah-blah,

      Get ACORN to stuff the ballots, or something else totally new to get their way.

      If 9-11 was “an inside job”,….Assassination of Ron Paul is a real threat, and must be prevented, if we want to save this nation

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  • SteveWWallace

    In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. – Voltaire (1764)

    if the government spends too much money, even more than all the money it PROJECTS it can take in legally or otherwise, and by twisting and cajoling somebody figures out how to give back some of that money to the people in the hopes that they might do something great with it and thusly increase the tax base, isn’t that bring a semblance of balance, even as the scale itself is being thrown off a cliff? remember, all that money being borrowed has to be paid back, with interest, and guess what the interest itself outweighs the actual income of our government.


    read the constitution.

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  • ToddGregory

    We don’t have a shortage of money, we have a spending problem. And not voting to raise taxes but allow the people to keep their own money and not have it taken from them is noble. Your confusing two seperate issues Eric.

  • Motov

    I have an Idea how to save Social Security,…

    Make every politician use the same system we do. And take all that money they voted themselves to have on their very ritzy retirement and dump it into Social Security.

    I will bet they will start real reforms, like separating it from the general fund, give us more options and so on.

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  • DAgo

    @Ashleigh That may not be such a good idea..

    I mean, guests at SNL will often get mocked (that’s the nature of the show) and his (mainstream) image as a serious candidate might become hurt, rather than benefited as a result (I’m sure the writers at a show like that are all about getting ratings and producing funny sketches, often at the expense of those invited to the show.. it’s the kind of thing that can easily backfire).

    SNL is not a place for serious discussing; though the political mocking they do often points to serious issues..

    Don’t know if I make myself clear…

    • Ashleigh

      I understand where you are going with this but I don’t think it will hurt his image. I think people will like that he is using all outlets to be seen and heard especially when he is not getting any airtime during the debates. I see your point of view but it is just an idea to get his name out there and I think that the number of signatures will show if it is a good idea or not. SNL does mock the people on the show but that is what it is all about. Celebrities host the show to show that they can make fun of themselves and that they are just like everyone else and it would be a perfect way to show that he can get media coverage even though most try to silence him.

      Thanks for your input. I am sure a lot of people will hold your same views.

    • Ashleigh

      One more thing. Ron Paul doesn’t have to do the show no matter how many signatures we get. If his camp decides it is not a good idea than so be it but I bet he would still like to see the overwhelming amount of support he has in every area. @DAgo