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Ron Paul Is Who I Want To Become President

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Ron has never voted to raise taxes.

Ron has never voted for an unbalanced budget.

Ron has never voted for the Iraq War.

Ron has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.

Ron has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.

Ron has never voted to raise congressional pay.

Ron has never taken a government-paid junket.

 

Ron voted against the Patriot Act.

Ron votes against regulating the Internet.

Ron voted against NAFTA and CAFTA.

Ron votes against the United Nations.

Ron votes against the welfare state.

Ron votes against reinstating a military draft.

 

Ron votes to preserve the constitution.

Ron votes to cut government spending.

Ron votes to lower healthcare costs.

Ron votes to end the war on drugs.

Ron votes to protect civil liberties.

Ron votes to secure our borders with real immigration reform.

Ron votes to eliminate tax funded abortions and to overturn Roe v Wade.

Ron votes to protect religious freedom.

 

they say he is ultra-conservative, but I am at the point where I would rather have a President that is going to screw up America, rather than screw up another country. I like the fact that he is Pro-Privacy, among other things.

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I would rather have a President that is going to screw up America, rather than screw up another country.

aw, you're so selfless.

 

judging by what you've said, how is this guy a republican?

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I said it since the last election that I don't care what party they are running with, I'm going to vote for the best candidate, and Ron Paul is that person. He strikes me as someone who speaks his mind, and doesn't just say what his advisers tell him is really popular with the group they are appealing to.

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Ron votes against the United Nations.
scary
Ron votes against the welfare state.
scary
Ron votes to lower healthcare costs.
scary
Ron votes to secure our borders with real immigration reform.
real scary
Ron votes to eliminate tax funded abortions and to overturn Roe v Wade.
extremely fucking scary.

 

The guy has a lot of positions I agree with, but if this guy were president the country would fall apart and there would probably be a civil war. In fact, because he's so dogmatic (I'm sorry, "principled"), he just might be the scariest of them all.

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there's no way he would turn over Roe V. Wade because that is the one subject that separates the democrats from the republicans. for me, its either Ron Paul or nil vote. cause who else is there?

 

Ron Paul on Colbert Report

 

 

What can I say, I like the underdog.

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I said it since the last election that I don't care what party they are running with, I'm going to vote for the best candidate, and Ron Paul is that person. He strikes me as someone who speaks his mind, and doesn't just say what his advisers tell him is really popular with the group they are appealing to.

nonononono i didn't say "why are you voting for a republican," i said "how is he a republican" based on what you've written here.

 

he seems like he's just trying to appeal to what people want. i watched a video on him where he was speaking at google, and he was very clear that he still would have gone to afghanistan after 9/11 because he believes that the people who were responsible for it were residing there. what a crock, saying he doesn't support the invasion of other countries. he's just saying he'll do it constitutionally. he didn't sign papers to invade afghanistan, but he did sign them to go after al-quaida. that's the same thing, really.

 

and the whole against tax funded abortions thing bothers me to no end.

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he seems like he's just trying to appeal to what people want. i watched a video on him where he was speaking at google, and he was very clear that he still would have gone to afghanistan after 9/11 because he believes that the people who were responsible for it were residing there. what a crock, saying he doesn't support the invasion of other countries. he's just saying he'll do it constitutionally. he didn't sign papers to invade afghanistan, but he did sign them to go after al-quaida. that's the same thing, really.

 

and the whole against tax funded abortions thing bothers me to no end.

Diddo.

 

He may seem to speak his mind but make no mistake, he is handled within an inch of his life. He's a classical conservative, a small government type of person, but you know who said that before his first election? George W. Bush. And look what we have? Ron Paul may say a lot of things (many of them scary as hell) but if he were to get elected most of what he said on the campaign trail will go out the window. There is an army (literally) of lobbyists who will bang down his house of cards of promises faster than a fat kid on a cup-cake. The outside forces which exert HUGE pressure on candidates and presidents alike will effect him as well, don't mistake him for someone who can rise above the structure of the system itself, in reality nobody really can.

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He also gets a lot of support from white supremecist groups as well. Really major fucking scary.

oh, hurray! out with the war monger, in with the bigot.

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Ron has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.

Ron votes against regulating the Internet.

Ron votes against the United Nations.

Ron votes against the welfare state.

Ron votes to eliminate tax funded abortions and to overturn Roe v Wade.

Since when were these bad things? I think you need to have limits on gun ownership, for example having ex-convicts who have a history of commiting gun crimes should not be allowed to own guns, in my opinion. Should the internet not be regulated? Isn't child porn wrong? Doesn't the UN work for the betterment of the world, even if it is ineffective? Shouldn't we help those who can't help themselves (the welfare state)? If a woman wants to have an abortion shouldn't she be able to?

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I agree, except with respect to the internet. It should never be regulated, and you don't need to regulate it to catch makers of child pornography.

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In addition:

- he has never taken a government paid junket

- he is not accepting a government pension

- he returns a portion of the office budget every year

- he is Washington's leading advocate for civil rights, liberty & freedom

- he was voted Taxpayer's Best Friend

- in over 40 years as congressman, he has the most consistent voting record among all members of Congress

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i'm just wondering, are there any reasons you wouldn't vote for him? is there anything that you don't like about his policies?

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Mr. President, thank you for fighting for the rights of every American. What are those rights and where do they come from?

 

"i duNNO!! I'm a libertarian!!!"

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you're attacking my personal opinion, something I am allowed to form for myself based on what I read, hear and learn.

 

i also don't like Radiohead and Lord Of The Rings. I am a horrible, horrible human being.

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That's right ;)

 

You earn major points for not liking LOTR & RH, though. Ron paul is definitely not the worst candidate ever, but he's still evasive and stupid like every other politician. He supports individual rights sometimes, so I like him, sometimes.

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An American friend of mine tells me how awesome Ron is all the god damn time...

 

I agree with a lot of his points... but the ones that have already been pointed out here scare the hell out of me... But at least he has the balls to actually say something about his platform. I must admit that as a Canadian his massive nationalistic views are a bit creepy... I almost expect him to erect a wall and forbid any American from ever leaving... Anyone ever seen frisky dingo? The 'spic span' anyone? Ron Paul will make it happen... lol

 

 

On a side note and related to my insane American friend. Can someone explain to me why so many people south of the border are so against public health care? I simply cant understand the arrogance and greed of some people who refuse to want to help anyone but themselves.. Is the only reason they oppose socialized medicine because no one trusts the government worth shit?

 

Mind you this same friend thinks the moon is hollow because its a space ship, that 9/11 was done by bush, that JFK is still alive, and that global warming is a crock designed to crush capitalism... Perhaps my frustration at his political ideas are just a waste of time as it is entirely likely he is beyond saving... I think dale from king of the hill was based on him to be honest...

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If you were American you'd have good reason to fear your government. It's a neo-fascist state. But even besides that, the country was founded based on the idea that, to quote George Washington, "Government is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." In that respect Canadians have always been more conservative and accepting towards state authority.

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If you were American you'd have good reason to fear your government.  It's a neo-fascist state.

 

If we were in a truly Neo-fascist state, any public dis-taste for the president would be met with death. the borders would be sealed off. all computers would access government controlled websites and television would get you only channels that the government provided, which would be nothing but praise for the president and all the good he is doing for us, the lucky Americans, who were blessed by Jesus to be born within the US.

 

I would like to hear some reasons why you see us unfortunate Americans blindly living under Heir Bush and his Neo-SS army. I wake up every morning, not afraid that the police are going to be outside my door, going to Arrest me and bring me in for "re-programming."

 

Pew President Bush Survey

Approve 30

Disapprove 59

Unsure 11

 

Taken from Wikipedia:

Fascism is an authoritarian political ideology (generally tied to a mass movement) that considers individual and other societal interests subordinate to the interests of the state. Fascists seek to forge a type of national unity, usually based on (but not limited to) ethnic, cultural, racial, religious attributes.
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Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who actually wants the U.S. to withdraw from Iraq. OMG!!!

 

That kinda impresses me. I watched the youtube Republican debates last week and he really didn't impress me much overall though. However, i don't know a ton about him. But the fact that he's a Republican at this moment in history would make me not vote for him.

 

For president i like Dennis Kucinich. He's the fucking man. I also like Mike Gravel a lot, but he seems a bit too old a little too fuddy-duddy to me. Maybe 10 years younger he'd be a better candidate, nowadays its looks like he's ready to take his afternoon nap.

 

It confounds me when a man of substance, candidness, honesty, and excellent judgement like Kucinich can trail so poorly in the polls to a guy like John Edwards who flip-flops on every position & is constantly admitting to making past mistakes on policy(kudos for admitting your mistakes, but they're still mistakes). Amazing that voters care more about boyish good-looks & southern charm than actual substance.

 

If Winston Churchill was a midget i'd still vote for him!!

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http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2007/11/ron-p...n-congress.html

 

 

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

-- He opposes the right of women to be free to control their own reproductive systems if they happen to live in particular states or other countries, or if they work for the Peace Corps.

 

Ron Paul introduces three pro-life bills

 

H.R.1095: To prohibit any Federal official from expending any Federal funds for any population control or population planning program or any family planning activity.

 

H.R.777: To prohibit any Federal official from expending any Federal funds for any population control or population planning program or any family planning activity.

 

H.R.1548: To prohibit any Federal official from expending any Federal funds for any population control or population planning program or any family planning activity.

 

H.AMDT.1003 (A024): Amendment no. 17 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funding for abortion, family planning, or population control efforts.

 

H.AMDT.380 (A022): An amendment no. 9 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit funding for population control or population planning programs; family planning activities; or abortion procedures.

 

H.AMDT.312 (A011): An amendment, printed as amendment No. 32 in the Congressional Record of July 16, 1997, to prohibit the use of funds appropriated in the bill for Family Planning, birth control or abortion.

 

H.R.4984: A bill to prohibit the use of funds for the Peace Corps to be used for travel expenses of individuals in order for abortions to be performed on those individuals.

 

-- He wants to erase the distinction in U.S. law between a zygote and a person

 

H.R.2597: To provide that human life shall be deemed to exist from conception.

 

H.R.1094: To provide that human life shall be deemed to exist from conception.

 

H.R.776: To provide that human life shall be deemed to exist from conception

 

H.R.392: A bill proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right to life.

 

-- He would deny the use of the Federal court system -- and even Federal precedent -- to people discriminated against because of their religious beliefs or sexual orientation. This would also limit the cross-state recognition of same-sex marriages. Some of these bills he cynically calls this the "We the People Act".

 

H.R.300: To limit the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.4379: To limit the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.5739: To limit the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.3893: To limit the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.1547: To restore first amendment protections of religion and religious speech.

 

H.R.4922: To restore first amendment protections of religion and speech.

 

H.R.5078: To restore first amendment protections of religion and speech.

 

-- This includes limits on courts' hearing cases related to abortion, and he has introduced bills specific to these kinds of cases. He also uses the deceptive term "partial-birth abortion".

 

H.R.1545: To prohibit Federal officials from paying any Federal funds to any individual or entity that performs partial-birth abortions.

 

H.R.1546: To provide that the inferior courts of the United States do not have jurisdiction to hear abortion-related cases.

 

H.R.2875: To provide that the inferior courts of the United States do not have jurisdiction to hear abortion-related cases.

 

H.R.3400: To provide that the inferior courts of the United States do not have jurisdiction to hear abortion-related cases.

 

H.R.3691: To provide that the inferior courts of the United States do not have jurisdiction to hear partial-birth abortion-related cases.

 

H.R.15169: A bill to eliminate the appellate jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court with respect to certain abortion cases.

 

-- Even though he claims to be a "libertarian", he opposes people's freedom to burn or destroy their own copies of the design of the U.S. flag

 

H.J.RES.80: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the States to prohibit the physical destruction of the flag of the United States and authorizing Congress to prohibit destruction of federally owned flags.

 

H.J.RES.82: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the States to prohibit the physical destruction of the flag of the United States and authorizing Congress to prohibit destruction of federally owned flags.

 

LAWS IMPROVING THE LOT OF THE WORKING CLASS

 

-- He has tried to repeal the Occupational Safety and Health Act:

 

H.R.2310: A bill to repeal the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

 

H.R.13264: A bill to repeal the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

 

-- He would like to make it much easier to decertify labor unions:

 

H.R.694: To amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit elections to decertify representation by a labor organization.

 

-- He opposes the Minimum Wage:

 

H.R.2962: A bill to repeal all authority of the Federal Government to regulate wages in private employment.

 

-- He would deny the prevailing wage to employees of federal contractors, and remove prohibition on kickbacks in Federal projects:

 

H.R.736: To repeal the Davis-Bacon Act and the Copeland Act.

 

H.R.2720: To repeal the Davis-Bacon Act and the Copeland Act.

 

-- He wants to severely weaken Social Security:

 

H.R.2030: A bill to amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to make social security coverage completely optional for both present and future workers, to freeze benefit levels, to provide for the partial financing of future benefits from general revenues subject to specified conditions, to eliminate the earnings test, to make changes in the tax treatment of IRA accounts, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.4604: A bill to repeal the recently enacted requirement of mandatory social security coverage for employees of nonprofit organizations.

 

VOTER ISSUES

 

-- He has come out against attempts to make the United States more democratic, including the idea of eliminating the Electoral College, even *after* the debacle in the 2000 Presidential election:

 

H.CON.RES.48: Expressing the sense of the Congress in reaffirming the United States of America as a republic.

 

H.CON.RES.443: Expressing the sense of the Congress in reaffirming the United States of America as a republic.

 

-- He wants to repeal the "Motor Voter" Act, which has made it easier for people to register to vote.

 

H.R.2139: To repeal the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

 

CORPORATE POWER

 

-- He would repeal significant portions of antitrust law, including the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, and others.

 

H.R.1247:

To ensure and foster continued patient safety and quality of care by exempting health care professionals from the Federal antitrust laws in their negotiations with health plans and health insurance issuers.

 

H.R.1789: To restore the inherent benefits of the market economy by repealing the Federal body of statutory law commonly referred to as "antitrust law", and for other purposes.

 

-- He would gut the regulatory power of Federal agencies, forcing Congress to micromanage all decisions:

 

H.R.1204: A bill to an Act to restore the rule of law.

 

DISCRIMINATION

 

-- He has tried to make it easier for racial and ethnic discrimination in our society:

 

H.R.3863:

A bill to provide that the Internal Revenue Service may not implement certain proposed rules relating to the determination of whether private schools have discriminatory policies.

 

H.R.5842: A bill to make all Iranian Students in the United States ineligible for any form of federal aid.

 

H.R.4982: A bill to provide for civil rights in public schools.

 

-- He would propose an amendment to the Constitution to gut the Fourteenth Amendment by denying citizenship to people born here whose parents aren't already citizens "nor persons who owe permanent allegiance to the United States". That latter part could produce some serious political discrimination, especially if radicals can have their citizenship revoked:

 

H.J.RES.46: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to deny United States citizenship to individuals born in the United States to parents who are neither United States citizens nor persons who owe permanent allegiance to the United States.

 

H.J.RES.46: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to deny United States citizenship to individuals born in the United States to parents who are neither United States citizens nor persons who owe permanent allegiance to the United States.

 

H.J.RES.42:

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to deny United States citizenship to individuals born in the United States to parents who are neither United States citizens nor persons who owe permanent allegiance to the United States.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

 

-- He would limit or try to repeal various environmental protection laws and regulations, including the Clean Air Act, the Soil and Water Conservation Act, and the use of devices that protect the "bycatch" of sea life:

 

H.J.RES.104: To disapprove a rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to proposed revisions to the national pollutant discharge elimination system program and Federal antidegradation policy and the proposed revisions to the water quality planning and management regulations concerning total maximum daily load.

 

H.R.3735: To disapprove a rule requiring the use of bycatch reduction devices in the shrimp fishery of the Gulf of Mexico.

 

H.R.4423: To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide that the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery shall be managed in accordance with such fishery management plans, regulations, and other conservation and management as applied to that fishery on April 13, 1998.

 

H.R.2504: A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to postpone for one year the application of certain restrictions to areas which have failed to attain national ambient air quality standards and to delay for one year the date required for adoption and submission of State implementation plans applicable to these areas, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.7079: A bill to repeal the Soil and Water Conservation Act of 1977.

 

H.R.7245: A bill to amend section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to restrict the jurisdiction of the United States over the discharge of dredged or fill material to discharges into waters which are navigable and for other purposes.

 

Ron Paul also has a lot of bills relating to the shrimp industry and trying to block competition. Maybe he's in their pocket?

 

-- He would promote offshore oil-drilling, the construction of more refineries, coal-mining on Federal lands, and block conservation measures. This would further threaten our coastal and internal environments, and further trap our economy in fossil-fuel dependency:

 

H.R.2415: To reduce the price of gasoline by allowing for offshore drilling, eliminating Federal obstacles to constructing refineries and providing incentives for investment in refineries, suspending Federal fuel taxes when gasoline prices reach a benchmark amount, and promoting free trade.

 

H.R.4004: To reduce the price of gasoline by allowing for offshore drilling, eliminating Federal obstacles to constructing refineries and providing incentives for investment in refineries, suspending Federal fuel taxes when gasoline prices reach a benchmark amount, and promoting free trade.

 

H.R.393: A bill to amend section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to restrict the jurisdiction of the United States over discharge of dredged or fill material to discharges into waters which are navigable and for other purposes.

 

H.R.4639: A bill to repeal all Federal regulations and taxes on the production of fuel.

 

H.R.5293: A bill to prohibit the imposition of unreasonable severance taxes or fees on coal or lignite mined from Federal lands.

 

H.R.6936: A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Energy from promulgating any federal emergency energy conservation plan which would restrict recreational boating.

 

-- He has fought ratification of the Law of the Sea. As President would he "un-sign" it? [More here.]

 

H.CON.RES.56: Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should not ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty.

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND MILITARY ISSUES

 

-- This "champion of peace" wanted to prohibit the dismantling of ICBM silos in the U.S.:

 

H.R.1665: To prohibit the destruction during fiscal year 2002 of intercontinental ballistic missile silos in the United States.

 

H.R.3769: To prohibit the destruction during fiscal year 2001 of intercontinental ballistic missile silos in the United States.

 

-- He would continue U.S. opposition to the International Criminal Court, despite the usefulness of this body for prosecuting war-crimes that are not challenged domestically.

 

H.R.1154: To provide that the International Criminal Court is not valid with respect to the United States, and for other purposes.

 

H.AMDT.480 (A010): An amendment numbered 9 printed in part A of House Report 107-450 to prohibit funds authorized in the bill from being used to assist, cooperate with, or provide any support to the International Criminal Court.

 

H.R.4169: To provide that the International Criminal Court is not valid with respect to the United States, and for other purposes.

 

H.CON.RES.23: Expressing the sense of the Congress that President George W. Bush should declare to all nations that the United States does not intend to assent to or ratify the International Criminal Court Treaty, also referred to as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and the signature of former President Clinton to that treaty should not be construed otherwise.

 

H.RES.416: Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the International Criminal Court.

 

-- He has promoted the Bricker Amendment to the Constitution, and otherwise sought limit the protections of international law. He would also prohibit U.S. courts from citing foreign laws or policies (other than English ones) in their decisions:

 

H.J.RES.1028: A resolution proposing the Bricker amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to force and effect of treaties and executive agreements.

 

H.J.RES.492: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to force and effect of treaties and Executive agreements.

 

H.CON.RES.49: Expressing the sense of Congress that the Treaty Power of the President does not extend beyond the enumerated powers of the Federal Government, but are limited by the Constitution, and any exercise of such Executive Power inconsistent with the Constitution shall be of no legal force or effect.

 

H.R.4118: To ensure that the courts interpret the Constitution in the manner that the Framers intended.

 

H.R.1658: To ensure that the courts interpret the Constitution in the manner that the Framers intended.

 

-- He would end U.S. participation in the United Nations. Failing that he would prohibit or severely curtail appropriations for U.S. payments to the U.N. or its affiliated agencies. Please note that isolationism is not the same as anti-imperialism:

 

H.R.1146: To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.

 

H.R.1146: To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.

 

H.AMDT.285 (A038): An amendment numbered 11 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit use of funds in the bill to pay any United States contribution to the United Nations or any affiliated agency of the United Nations

 

H.R.1146: To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.

 

H.AMDT.190 (A024): Amendment sought to prohibit use of funds for any U.S. contribution to the UN or any affiliated agency of the UN.

 

H.AMDT.191 (A025): Amendment sought to prohibit use of funds for use toward any U.S. contribution for UN peacekeeping operations.

 

H.R.1146: To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.

 

H.AMDT.306 (A006): Amendment sought to eliminate the authorization of funding for any United Nations program.

 

H.R.1146: To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.

 

H.AMDT.138 (A010): Amendment sought to provide for the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations.

 

H.R.1146: To provide for complete withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations.

 

H.R.3890: A bill to limit United States contributions to the United Nations.

 

H.R.3891: A bill to terminate all participation by the United States in the United Nations, and to remove all privileges, exemptions, and immunities of the United Nations.

 

H.R.6358: A bill to limit United States contributions to the United Nations.

 

H.R.14788: A bill to limit U.S. contributions to the United Nations.

 

-- Not having any success there, he has worked to block U.S. membership in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization:

 

H.CON.RES.132: Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should formally withdraw its membership from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

 

H.CON.RES.4: Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should not rejoin the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.

 

H.CON.RES.443: Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should formally withdraw its membership from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

 

H.CON.RES.489: Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should not rejoin the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

 

-- Would he pull the U.S. out of the ABM Treaty?

 

H.J.RES.566: A joint resolution withdrawing the United States of America from the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems, and the Interim Agreement Protocol, and Agreed Interpretations of the Treaty, signed of May 26, 1972.

 

-- Oh, but he would "protect" U.S. soldiers from wearing any insignia of another country or the U.N.

 

H.R.4797: To protect America's citizen soldiers.

 

-- Would he try to re-establish U.S. "sovereignty" over the Panama Canal? As I recall, the Canal Treaty was a major concern of the far Right back in the 1970's and 1980's:

 

H.CON.RES.231: Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Panama Canal and the Panama Canal Zone should be considered to be the sovereign territory of the United States.

 

H.RES.1410: A resolution in support of continued undiluted U.S. sovereignty and jurisdiction over the U.S.-owned Canal Zone on the Isthmus of Panama.

 

H.R.2522: A bill to prohibit the use of any United States funds to implement the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 unless the use of those funds for that purpose is hereafter expressly provided for by the Congress and to prohibit the transfer to the Republic of Panama any territory or other property of the United States in the Canal Zone unless the Congress hereafter enacts legislation which expressly authorizes such transfer.

 

A GUN FREE-FOR-ALL

 

-- He would allow more guns in schools and National Parks, repeal requirements for background checks and gun-locks, use Federal authority to nullify state laws regarding concealed weapons, and eliminate many other regulations including prohibitions on gun possession by minors, recent felons, fugitives, addicts, and domestic abusers, and prohibitions relating to semiautomatic weapons:

 

H.R.2424: To repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and amendments to that Act.

 

H.R.1897: To protect the second amendment rights of individuals to carry firearms in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

 

H. R. 1096: To restore the second amendment rights of all Americans.

 

H.R.1703: To restore the second amendment rights of all Americans.

 

H.R.3125: To protect the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.

 

H.R.153: To restore the second amendment rights of all Americans.

 

H.R.1762: To restore the second amendment rights of all Americans.

 

H.R.1179: To restore the second amendment rights of all Americans.

 

H.R.407: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for reciprocity in regard to the manner in which nonresidents of a State may carry certain concealed firearms in that State.

 

H.R.2721: To restore the Second Amendment rights of all Americans.

 

H.R.2722: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for reciprocity in regard to the manner in which nonresidents of a State may carry certain concealed firearms in the State.

 

H.R.1147: To repeal the prohibitions relating to semiautomatic firearms and large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

 

H.R.3892: A bill to repeal the Gun Control Act of 1968.

 

H.R.3892: A bill to repeal the Gun Control Act of 1968.

 

H.R.2311 A bill to repeal the Gun Control Act of 1968.

 

H.R.14768: A bill to repeal the Gun Control Act of 1968.

 

EDUCATION POLICY

 

-- Speaking of schools, he would weaken educational standards by using Federal power to interfere with states improving their standards for teacher certification:

 

H.R.966: To prohibit the Federal Government from planning, developing, implementing, or administering any national teacher test or method of certification and from withholding funds from States or local educational agencies that fail to adopt a specific method of teacher certification.

 

H.R.1706: To prohibit the Federal Government from planning, developing, implementing, or administering any national teacher test or method of certification and from withholding funds from States or local educational agencies that fail to adopt a specific method of teacher certification.

 

H.R.4653: A bill to prohibit the payment of Federal Education assistance in States which require the licensing or certification of private schools or private school teachers.

 

TAX POLICY

 

-- He wants to dramatically reduce the tax obligations of people who make inordinately high incomes and who inherit large fortunes they did not earn. Specifically, this includes attempts to repeal the estate tax, and to apply one tax rate to all income levels.

 

H.J.RES.23: Proposing an amendment the Constitution of the United States relative to abolishing personal income, estate, and gift taxes and prohibiting the United States Government from engaging in business in competition with its citizens.

 

H.J.RES.14: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to abolishing personal income, estate, and gift taxes and prohibiting the United States Government from engaging in business in competition with its citizens.

 

H.J.RES.15: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to abolishing personal income, estate, and gift taxes and prohibiting the United States Government from engaging in business in competition with its citizens.

 

H.J.RES.45: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to abolishing personal income, estate, and gift taxes and prohibiting the United States Government from engaging in the business in competition with its citizens.

 

H.J.RES.81: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to abolishing personal income, estate, and gift taxes and prohibiting the United States Government from engaging in business in competition with its citizens.

 

H.J.RES.116: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to abolishing personal income, estate, and gift taxes and prohibiting the United States Government from engaging in business in competition with its citizens.

 

H.R.5484: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide for the taxation of certain income at the flat rate of 10 percent and to repeal the estate tax.

 

H.R.2137: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide that a 10-percent income tax rate shall apply to all individuals, and to repeal all deductions, credits, and exclusions for individuals other than an exemption of $10,000.

 

H.R.1664: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide that a 10-percent income tax rate shall apply to all individuals and to increase the deduction for personal exemptions from $1,000 to $2,500.

 

H.J.RES.23: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to abolishing personal income, estate, and gift taxes and prohibiting the United States Government from engaging in business in competition with its citizens.

 

H.R.6352: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide that a 10 percent income tax rate shall apply to all individuals, and to repeal all deductions, credits, and exclusions for individuals other than an exemption of $10,000.

 

H.R.4569: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to repeal the estate and gift taxes and the tax on generation-skipping transfers.

 

H.R.15619: A bill to repeal the estate tax.

 

-- And short of that he wants us to pay our income taxes every month, and not use withholding.

 

H.R.1364: To restore to taxpayers awareness of the true cost of government by eliminating the withholding of income taxes by employers and requiring individuals to pay income taxes in monthly installments, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.4855: To restore to taxpayers awareness of the true cost of government by eliminating the withholding of income taxes by employers and requiring individuals to pay income taxes in monthly installments, and for other purposes.

 

Finally, the even weirder parts of Ron Paul's record:

 

GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!

 

-- What is his obsession with gold, and does this make for sound economic policy?

 

H.R.3101: To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of a precious metals investment option in the Thrift Savings Fund.

 

H.R.3732: To amend title 31, United States Code, to limit the use by the President and the Secretary of the Treasury of the Exchange Stabilization Fund to buy or sell gold without congressional approval, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.4226: A bill to provide for the minting of gold coins and silver coins by the United States.

 

H.R.1662: A bill to provide for the minting of American Gold Eagle coins pursuant to Article 1, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States.

 

H.R.1663: A bill to provide for the minting of American Gold Eagle coins pursuant to Article 1, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States.

 

H.R.878: A bill to execute Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution.

 

H.R.391: A bill to repeal the privilege of banks to create money.

 

H.R.3862: A bill to provide for a full assay, inventory, and audit of the gold reserves of the United States, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.3349: A bill to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell gold medallions to the general public.

 

H.R.2658: A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to terminate the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to require the delivery of gold to the Treasurer of the United States, which shall be known as The Gold Ownership Act of 1979.

 

H.R.5605: A bill to amend the Trading with the Enemy Act.

 

H.R.5658: A bill to make Federal Reserve Notes and United States Notes redeemable in gold.

 

H.R.6217: A bill to prohibit the sale of gold bullion by any agency of the United States unless specifically authorized by law.

 

H.R.6297: A bill to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell gold medallions to the general public.

 

H.R.7874: A bill to repeal the privilege of banks to create money.

 

H.R.6054: A bill to provide for the minting of the American Eagle gold coin pursuant to article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States.

 

-- He might even try to get rid of the Federal Reserve, which has long been a bogeyman of the far right:

 

H.R.2778: To abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.5356: To abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.1148: To abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.875: A bill to repeal the Federal Reserve Act.

 

H.R.876: A bill to repeal section 105(b) of the Monetary Control Act of 1980.

 

H.R.4652: A bill to provide that no officer or employee of the United States shall change the design of Federal reserve notes unless such change is specifically authorized by Federal law.

 

-- Does he want to abandon the dollar and set up 50 separate state currencies? Does that even make sense?

 

H.R.2779: To repeal section 5103 of title 31, United States Code.

 

H.R.3931: A bill to amend the Coinage Act of 1965 to provide that coins and currencies of the United States, including Federal Reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal Reserve banks and national banking associations, shall be legal tender only for the payment of Federal taxes, duties and dues.

 

OMNIBUS REACTIONARY

 

-- He has favored all manner of other right-wing policies, in the following case with a single bill, which includes provisions for such things as supporting corporal punishment, requiring that young people seeking reproductive care have their parents notified, allowing churches and religious organizations that run "public" services to discriminate against potential clients, and moving us back to school segregation.

 

H.R.7955: A bill to strengthen the American family and promote the virtues of family life.

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you're attacking my personal opinion, something I am allowed to form for myself based on what I read, hear and learn.

 

i also don't like Radiohead and Lord Of The Rings. I am a horrible, horrible human being.

Yes.

 

Only because you don't like Lord of The Rings.

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