Sunday, June 17, 2007

Who is Ron Paul?

I voted for Reagan (at least one time)
I voted for Nixon (one time)
But I vote "no" on any Republican candidate
I vote "no" on another Texan President EVER!
I vote "no" on Ron Paul

I put this together because I find it disconcerting to see the amount of support Paul gets from online junkies, when imo, they don't look deeper at who the man is, and the repercussions that would befall us, if he were elected.

So with that said, here is, Ron Paul:

Global Warming:

He's a skeptic
Doesn't believe mankind has anything to do with it
Doesn't believe Gov funds should be spent on any environmental issues
Doesn't see any reason for US to sign Kyoto Agreement

Countries that have signed the Kyoto Agreement

Ron Paul on Port Security Controversy when the issue of Dubai based corporations running our ports came up.

Introduced a resolution before Congress to block any attempts to end the electoral college system of voting for a Presidency. What this means is, he wants a Constitutional Amendment, that would state we should strictly follow the Constitution, according to his interpretation of it (on voting).

Ron Paul is against border patrol to combat drugs and terrorism (because of cost to Gov) Source

Paid his daughter $163,890 out of contributions, to be his treasurer. Additional payouts to 3 other family members makes the total paid to family members out of donated funds - $175,509. Source

Texas Monthly awarded him the "Bum Steer" award for voting against a congressional honor for cartoonist Charles Schulz.

Ron Paul was the only dissenting vote against giving Rosa Parks and Mother Theresa the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor (because of cost to Gov).

In April 2007, just days after the 'Virginia Tech Massacre' Ron Paul reaffirmed his anti-gun control stance stating, "A concealed gun carried by a responsible person -- that might have ended the problem that they had at Virginia Tech with one person being killed or two people being killed."

Paul votes with the Republicans on procedural matters and remains nominally Republican in exchange for the committee assignments normally due according to his seniority.

He supports the abolition of the income tax, most Cabinet departments, and the Federal Reserve, and favors the legalization of marijuana (perscripton) and American withdrawal from the United Nations.

Opposed to a military draft.

Endorses a non-interventionist foreign policy and defederalization of the healthcare system, opposes the death penalty and abortion.

Some Ron Paul Quotes

Noticable Points On Voting record:

No on abortion
No on fetus rights
Abolish EPA
No stem cell research
Voted for vouchers to private & parochial schools using gov funds
Supports a Constitutional Amendment to allow school prayer
Abolish the federal Department of Education
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards-incentives for alternative fuels
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR
Voted NO on signing Kyoto Agreement with other nations to curb pollution

More detailed voting record: Here


"The failure of Big Tobacco to fight Government's requirement to put warning labels on cigarettes while accepting agricultural subsidies allowed the entire smoking industry to be invaded by the Federal Government."

"Smoking should be treated no differently than compulsive eating, chocolate addiction, or driving too fast."
"It has been suggested by some that smoking cigarettes provides certain immunity from some diseases."


Project vote smart - his personal bio and contact info: Here

key voting record - votes republican 78% of the time Source

key missed votes: Here

Ron Paul controversial remarks:

Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the ‘criminal justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal. — Printed In Ron Paul’s Newsletter (but not written by him) - another source site says he said it, so either way, it was in his newsletter no matter who wrote it.

Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action. — Printed In Ron Paul’s Newsletter (but not written by him)

The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders’ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs. — Ron Paul

The Founding Fathers envisioned a robustly Christian yet religiously tolerant America, with churches serving as vital institutions that would eclipse the state in importance. — Ron Paul

Through perverse court decisions and years of cultural indoctrination, the elitist, secular Left has managed to convince many in our nation that religion must be driven from public view. The justification is always that someone, somewhere, might possibly be offended or feel uncomfortable living in the midst of a largely Christian society, so all must yield to the fragile sensibilities of the few. The ultimate goal of the anti-religious elites is to transform America into a completely secular nation, a nation that is legally and culturally biased against Christianity. — Ron Paul


Paul reported on gang crime in Los Angeles and commented, "If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be."

Paul also wrote that although "we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers." (I found a few of these comments on dif sites, one says he wrote it, another says a writer of his news letter added it. Either way, it is HIS representation if he allowed it.)

Stating that lobbying groups who seek special favors and handouts are evil, Paul wrote, "By far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government" and that the goal of the Zionist movement is to stifle criticism.

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