Ron Paul

Ron Paul

Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul is a 10-term Congressman, medical doctor (M.D.), and a 2008 presidential candidate from the U.S. state of Texas. As a ... More »Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul is a 10-term Congressman, medical doctor (M.D.), and a 2008 presidential candidate from the U.S. state of Texas. As a Republican, he has represented Texas's 14th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997, and had previously served as the representative from Texas's 22nd district in 1976 and from 1979 to 1985.Congressman Ron Paul advocates the limited role of government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency. He has earned the nickname "Dr. No" for voting against any bill he believes violates the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill. He has never voted to raise taxes or congressional pay; He voted against the Patriot Act and the Iraq War. [ Wikipedia ]

Why right-wing isolationists are losing

Moreover, like his father Ron Paul, Rand Paul is his own worst enemy. He, for example, made the mistake of insulting Christian Zionists as “war mongers .” They didn’t trust him before and that remark as well as his opposition to the latest round of sanctions pose a significant ...

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Ron Paul touts Rand as a presidential ‘frontrunner’

Former congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex.), in a new fundraising e-mail for his Campaign for Liberty, plays up his son's status as a "frontrunner" for president in 2016. In the course of the e-mail, Ron Paul notes the progress made by his supporters and cites members of the Senate and ...

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Rand and Ron Paul’s family business

But it will be hard for him to lure donors and convince voters that he is his own man, and not simply a more sophisticated version of his father, former U.S. representative Ron Paul, so long as he surrounds himself with so many of his father’s allies and aides. Moreover, dependence on ...

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Rand Paul is a tough sell

If he wants to rise about the ceiling in support his father, Ron Paul, hit he’ll have to win over a lot of evangelicals, business Republicans, hawks and moderates. The task is daunting because each of those groups will have candidates with whom they feel more at ease. Evangelicals can ...

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Cruz and Paul greeted by cheers at tea party’s 2016 warm-up

He voted for Ron Paul "about 30 years ago," but didn't in 2012. "I didn't think he could be elected. " The conference marks Lauren Rumpler's first day on the job as a field coordinator with Americans for Prosperity in New Hampshire. Rumpler, who is 25 and also runs the YouTube channel ...

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Rand Paul responds to GOP criticism of his foreign policy views – CNN Political Ticker

If and when he does, the media and others will start to delve into his past and the racists he has associated with directly as well as his admittance that he shares almost the same views as his loon daddy Ron Paul (among other things!). Looking forward to the Presidential election in ...

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The Gun Report: April 17, 2014

Ron Paul recently announced that he was giving away an assault rifle through his lobbying group, Campaign for Liberty, because “there can be no freedom without the ability to defend it.” The drawing will take place on April 30, and the winner will receive an M4 carbine rifle, front and ...

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The Pretend Complexity of the Nevada Cattle-Grazing Dispute

... in Washington really knows anything about ranching or grazing of cattle or the long history that’s gone on with this.” Such legislation would reward Mr. Bundy and his supporters for taking up arms against the government and is just a version of what Mr. Paul’s father, Ron Paul, proposed a few days ago...

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We're Coming for You, John Boehner

For many on the right, these frustrations have boiled over into new calls for the formation of a third party, especially from some Tea Party movement supporters and libertarian-minded conservatives who were attracted to the presidential candidacy of Texas Rep. Ron Paul. However, the ...

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Why Slavery Is Not Like Carbon Emissions

Ron Paul, among others, has argued that the federal government could (and should) have bought out all slaveholders and thus avoided the Civil War. One main problem with this argument was that slaves were simply too valuable. Mr. Hayes estimates that slaves accounted for 16 percent of ...

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Some Iowa establishment figures question why he is attending Friday’s event, because the operatives currently aligned with the Iowa Republican Party are supporters of Ron Paul, a libertarian-leaning former congressman and father of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the likely 2016 contender whom ...

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Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

None of the GOP candidates have identified singularly with conservative evangelical Christians, a potent force in the Iowa GOP presidential caucuses, or with libertarian followers of former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Paul supporters took over leadership of the state GOP party structure in ...

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How wealthy campaign donors may reduce political polarization and weaken the tea party

By contrast, small-donor fundraising successes like Ron Paul, Alan Grayson, and Michele Bachmann — darlings of the extreme wings of their parties — raised over 10 times as much from small donors as they did from the top 0.01 percent of donors. (It is important to note that the analysis...

4 Tax Reform Proposals to Simplify the Tax Code

That is the goal behind former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) position. The leader of the libertarian wing in the Republican Party feels that the income tax, in particular, is a problem: “I want to abolish the income tax, but I don’t want to replace it with anything. About 45 percent of all ...

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What I'm reading: Syria key to handling Russia – Global Public Square

Among those is an oversimplification of the Iraq war itself, often portrayed (both by leftists and Ron Paul libertarians) as a criminal act of wanton slaughter by the U.S.,” argues Cathy Young in TIME. “In reality, nearly 90 percent of war-related Iraqi deaths were at the hands of other ...

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