There is no bigger supporter of the free market in Congress than Dr. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Nor is there a more fierce and unwavering opponent of war. This is not some political hack who looked at polls and decided to suddenly become pro-market and anti-war and bash the Bush administration’s policies so he can win some votes. He has always based his views and policies on principles. And his voting record proves it. He has also run for President in the past as a Libertarian Candidate (My preferred party).
Every day I see and hear intelligent people complain about the situation of this great country and when I ask them what they intend to do about it. They respond “The system’s broken, nothing you can do about it”. That is not true – it is wrong. Choosing to do nothing is only making it worse. Some people say “I’m not taking a position – I’m neutral” – that itself is a position against the status quo.
Dr. Paul is the Neoconservative’s worst nightmare. Look at his voting record:
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.
The media is censoring him right now. They do not want an anti-war candidate on the air who is much sounder on issues than Obama, Hillary, McCain, Giuliani or Romney. The media stance has been to ignore him. But for how long can you ignore a man who’s logic and views are the spirit of what makes America? They are the views of those who wrote the American Constitution and the Declaration of Independence…the very document that inspired me to move to the USA and become an American.
Dr. Paul has always condemned the policy that subsidized Saddam Hussein, and the policy that waged war on Iraq and killed Saddam. The same is true of Noriega in Panama and the support and billions we gave to the “freedom fighters” in Afghanistan who later became the notorious Al-Qaeda and brought the Taliban to power. He has condemned and voted against the hundreds of billions of dollars we are spending for bombing countries that pose no threat to us. Is this why we are taxed so we can give weapons to Israel free and bomb Iraqis, Afghanis, and Iranians?
“Our experiment with foreign policy interventionism has failed, just as our experience with domestic economic interventionism has failed,” he said in 1982.
His latest book “A Foreign Policy of Freedom” is a 372-page manifesto, a collection of inspired statements to the House of Representatives that show him to be the most consistent and morally responsible politician, perhaps, in the whole of American history:
We do not want political prostitutes like Obama who supports “surgical missile strikes” against Iran or Hillary who has sold her soul to Israel and will put Israeli’s interests ahead of America’s. Nor do we want an authoritarian dictator like Giuliani (who was Mayor of New York City when I lived there) or warmongering McCain who sang “Bomb Iran” to the Beach Boy’s “Barbara Ann” tune on TV. Are these the best leaders fit to lead America? No.
I know of no other politician (except my friend, Maad Abu-Ghazaleh in the Bay Area) from any party who has the integrity, honesty and such an unwavering voting record on the issues that matter to us.
Don’t let him stand alone. Support him and his campaign, read about him, his views and spread to others, ask your radio, newspapers and TV stations to interview him on his views – He needs your support to get nominated:
Here’s a short video of Ron Paul and his responses during the Republican Debates on May 3, 2008: