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About Ron Paul
Ron Paul is an American politician and writer.
He was a congressman and a presidential candidate 3 times - in 1988 as the Libertarian Party candidate and as a Republican candidate in 2008 and 2012. He was the first chairman of the conservative "Citizens for a Sound Economy" and he is regarded as the intellectual godfather of the Tea Party Republican movement. He retired from Congress in 2013.
His Personal Life
He is married and he has 5 children. He worked as an obstetrician-gynecologist for more than 2 decades. He has also published many books on Austrian economics and liberal philosophy.
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1913 wasn't a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.Ron Paul
A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank.Ron Paul
Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.Ron Paul
As recent as the year 2000 we won elections by saying we shouldn't be the policemen of the world, and that we should not be nation building. And its time we got those values back into this country.Ron Paul
Back a hundred years ago, especially around Woodrow Wilson, what happened in this country is we took freedom and we chopped it into pieces.Ron Paul
Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.Ron Paul
Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.Ron Paul
Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.Ron Paul
I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don't need a national ID card.Ron Paul
I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.Ron Paul
I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early '60s, before we had any government. It worked rather well, and there was nobody on the street suffering with no medical care.Ron Paul
I have never met anyone who did not support our troops. Sometimes, however, we hear accusations that someone or some group does not support the men and women serving in our Armed Forces. But this is pure demagoguery, and it is intellectually dishonest.Ron Paul
I like Mitt Romney as a person. I think he's a dignified person. But I have no common ground on economics. He doesn't worry about the Federal Reserve. He doesn't worry about foreign policy. He doesn't talk about civil liberties, so I would have a hard time to expect him to ever invite me to campaign with him.Ron Paul
I think a submarine is a very worthwhile weapon. I believe we can defend ourselves with submarines and all our troops back at home. This whole idea that we have to be in 130 countries and 900 bases... is an old-fashioned idea.Ron Paul
If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.Ron Paul
In time it will become clear to everyone that support for the policies of pre-emptive war and interventionist nation-building will have much greater significance than the removal of Saddam Hussein itself.Ron Paul
Just think of what Woodrow Wilson stood for: he stood for world government. He wanted an early United Nations, League of Nations. But it was the conservatives, Republicans, that stood up against him.Ron Paul
Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.Ron Paul
Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.Ron Paul
The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence.Ron Paul
There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism as protecting the Constitution, protecting all things that limit government. Government is the enemy of liberty. Government should be very restrained.Ron Paul
There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it.Ron Paul
There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.Ron Paul
Think of what happened after 9/11, the minute before there was any assessment, there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war drums beat.Ron Paul
Throughout the 20th century, the Republican Party benefited from a non-interventionist foreign policy. Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War. Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam.Ron Paul
To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good parts of America and to conserve our Constitution.Ron Paul
War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.Ron Paul
What is not conservative about saying, 'Don't go to war unless we go to war properly with a full declaration of war and no other way?'Ron Paul
When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.Ron Paul
When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans.Ron Paul
You don't have freedom because you are a hyphenated American you have freedom because you are an individual, and that should be protected.Ron Paul
Ron Paul's Popularity
Ron Paul is a famous American politician and writer, who was born on August 20, 1935. As a person born on this date, Ron Paul is listed in our database as the 8th most popular celebrity for the day (August 20) and the 7th most popular for the year (1935).
People born on August 20 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Ron Paul is the 362nd most popular Leo.
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