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Old 07-08-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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...and how does he differ from most other politicians?


Who is Ron Paul?

Brief Overview of Congressman Paulís 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.
He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

I have heard people call him a bit, "Kooky" and "Unelectable." I don't see anything weird about this record. And I can't understand why America wouldn't elect this guy - unless we have totally given up on Honesty, Integrity, Freedom and Fiscal Responsibility.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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...and how does he differ from most other politicians?


Who is Ron Paul?

Brief Overview of Congressman Paulís 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.
He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

I have heard people call him a bit, "Kooky" and "Unelectable." I don't see anything weird about this record. And I can't understand why America wouldn't elect this guy - unless we have totally given up on Honesty, Integrity, Freedom and Fiscal Responsibility.
People are afraid of the truth. Ron Paul speaks the truth. Things are very bad right now, though, so the truth is generally something we don't want to hear.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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For most of those reasons are why right wing outlets like fox and other republicans bash and can't stand him because he won't sell out and be a corporatist shill like the rest of them.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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Any chance in hell we can hold off on the early-electioneering? I know it is traditional that people just love to get an early start on this stuff, but can we not spawn 527 Vote for Obama, 2,726 Vote for Ron Paul threads. And it will be a great many threads... give it time. Once it starts, it all just snowballs exponentially.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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I think the main difference with Paul is that his record proves he walks the walk instead of just talking the talk.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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Ron Paul has a great record in congress and we need more like him THERE.

However, he does have some kooky ideas and we dont need him as president.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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Ron Paul has a great record in congress and we need more like him THERE.

However, he does have some kooky ideas and we dont need him as president.
What specific ideas of his do you think are "kooky?"
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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I think the main difference with Paul is that his record proves he walks the walk instead of just talking the talk.
It really is true.

Most people are sick of being taxed. They need to stop reading politicians' lips and start reading their voting records. Ron Paul has NEVER voted to raise taxes.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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To answer your question "who is Ron Paul" - With any luck he'll be the next POTUS.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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It really is true.

Most people are sick of being taxed. They need to stop reading politicians' lips and start reading their voting records. Ron Paul has NEVER voted to raise taxes.
Most electied officials swear to uphold the Constitution. Paul actually does. To me that is more important than taxes. YMMV.
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