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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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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 eighteen grandchildren.

While serving in Congress during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dr. Paul’s limited-government ideals were not popular in Washington. He 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 also was a key member of the Gold Commission, advocating a return to a gold standard for our currency. 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 serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. On the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Paul serves as the chairman of the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology. He continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government and a return to constitutional principles.

Dr. Paul is the author of several books, including The Revolution: A Manifesto, End the Fed, Liberty Defined, Challenge to Liberty; The Case for Gold; and A Republic, If You Can Keep It. He has been a distinguished counselor to the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and is widely quoted by scholars and writers in the fields of monetary policy, banking, and political economy. He has received many awards and honors during his career in Congress, from organizations such as the National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, the Council for a Competitive Economy, and countless others.

Dr. Paul’s consistent voting record prompted one Congressman to comment that “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 Congresswoman added that “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.”

6 comments:

  1. Bully! Ron Paul 2012!!

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  2. Yes, VSO. I am trying to make amends for supporting Huckabee in 08. Either that, or, like many others, I have had a great awakening. I have not heard one thing from him with which I disagree. Pray for him. He is bucking the world and the powers of darkness who control the minions.

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  3. Ron Paul or bust. You have made a good choice my friend.

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  4. Thanks Soph! Glad to hear you are orthodox in your politics as well!

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  5. Anonymous11:24 PM

    I'm so sorry I must disagree. I once supported Paul for some of his stances, but he has changed in order to placate corporations.
    Paul is a wolf in sheep's clothing who desires to hand the country over to corporations to do as they please. Dismantling the Dept. of Interior would mean that our National Parks would be up for grabs for drilling and corporate desecration. One of the few agreements this government has kept with Native Americans would be broken, the peoples scattered with no homeland and their land sold to developers.
    As for abolishing all the federal agencies,millions of middle class and lower middle class jobs that administer to the poor and needy would be lost, and we'd have no middle class, just poor and the wealthy.

    Yes, some agencies do need shaping up, but few need to be cut, and though midwesterners and southerners like to pretend that everyone can be Herman Cain, it isn't true, and we do need help from others including the government and the agencies that have developed over time. There's a good reason for most of them.
    Returning to the 18th century would not be a good or desirable way to live for most people.

    Paul's refusal to denounce the racist remarks in his newspaper are troubling and suggest a dictator like personality who does not like to be questioned about anything. We still do not know what he really believes about minorities, though judging from his reaction I do not believe it is positive or balanced.

    We can do better than Paul, though on the whole, the Republican mess that we saw this fall was a circus complete with ridiculous, naive, bitter, narrowminded clowns.

    Mary

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  6. Thanks Mary. I appreciate your opinion. May God be merciful to us and give us His grace in choosing a leader. www.TN4RonPaul.blogspot.com.

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