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Ron Paul is

January 26, 2008
  • The only true republican conservative on the ballot
  • The only practicing medical doctor on the ballot
  • The only one who has never used his faith as part of his platform
  • The only one to have delivered more than 4,000 babies without ever having filed a claim against Medicare opting instead to “No Charge” his fees
  • The only one whose 5 children attended college without using a student loan
  • The only strict constitutionalist on the ballot
  • The only one advocating the individual states rights to govern themselves, as per the Constitution
  • The only 10th term public servant on the ballot
  • The only one to reject, in total, his lucrative congressional pension
  • The only one to return his unused Congressional Budget to the treasury, each and every year he has served
  • The only one to have NEVER voted for a congressional pay raise
  • The only one for our right to keep and spend the fruits of our labor
  • The only one calling for abolishing the Internal Revenue Service
  • The only one calling for repealing the 16th Amendment Income Tax
  • The only one calling for repealing the Federal Reserve Act of 1913
  • The only one calling for an immediate halt to the printing of fiat money
  • The only one calling for a hard backed, honest money policy
  • The only one calling for the use of precious metals as an optional currency
  • The only one calling for open, publicly televised government meetings and hearings
  • The only one calling for free trade policies and bartering for goods and services
  • The only one advocating abolishment of ALL ENTANGLING treaties, alliances, trade agreements and pacts
  • The only one calling for an end to secret and covert operations by the various clandestine departments of government, whether or not they be “officially recognized” as such
  • The only one advocating to abolish the Department of Education
  • The only one who believes that Parents should have control of their children’s education and NOT the Federal Government
  • The only one advocating a REAL downsizing of the government
  • The only candidate to have NEVER voted for any bill or legislation that was contrary to the Constitution, period
  • The only candidate to have NEVER voted for a tax increase, period
  • The only candidate to have NEVER voted in favor of abortion, period
  • The only candidate to have NEVER voted in favor of federal gun control in any form
  • The only candidate to have NEVER voted to aggressively invade a foreign sovereignty at any time or any reason, period
  • The only candidate who advocates the closing ALL foreign based U.S. military operations and re-deployment of ALL military personnel back to the United States in order to provide a strong, well-trained, well-armed, well-paid, and well-equipped military to defend and protect this country against attack, as called for in the Constitution
  • The only candidate calling for abolishing and dismantling of the Department of Homeland Security
  • The only candidate calling for abolishing the “Patriot Act”
  • The only candidate calling for the restoration of the rights, civil liberties and personal freedoms guaranteed to ALL AMERICANS under the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution, including Habeas Corpus
  • The only candidate who publicly states his belief that all men are created equal
  • The only candidate whose stands on the political issues of today are exactly as they were in 1976 when he ran for Congress
  • The first and only candidate to have raised more than $20 million dollars, in one calendar quarter, without having one red cent of it come from Corporations, PAC’s, Unions, Political factions, matching Federal funds or any source other than from his more than 150,000 individual grassroots American donors
  • The first candidate whose message has been all but totally censored by every form of the American MainStreamMedia in a blackout the likes of which has never been seen before in American politics
  • The only candidate who, in spite of being targeted by such a media blackout, has still managed to place higher (in the contests held to date) than Mr. Huckabee, Mr. McCain, and Mr. Romney, on at least one occasion. So far, he has defeated Mr. Giuliani in every contest, all of the former having been considered at one time as “the top tier” candidates. Dr. Paul outlasted Mr. Thompson, Mr. Tancredo, and Mr. Hunter who have dropped out of the race.

This list comes from a comment by ricknhouston on the Daily Dose campaign headquarters blog. Thanks, Rick!

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32 Comments
  1. January 26, 2008 1:45 pm

    Great information and now if only the MSM would carry it too!

  2. SupportTheTroops permalink
    January 26, 2008 5:05 pm

    Why is Goldman Sachs buying our election??? The Wikipedia article on Goldman Sachs alone is enough to be a wake up call to SANE individuals.

    Why aren’t we supporting our troops like we all said we would–they are calling for a new, trustworthy Commander in Chief. Those are individual military contributions since the only bundled contributions go to approved charities–not ANY political candidate or organization.

    Top supporters of Ron Paul

    Google Inc
    US Army
    US Navy
    Microsoft Corp
    Huffines Communities
    US Air Force

    Top supporters of John McCain

    Blank Rome LLP
    Citigroup Inc
    Greenberg Traurig LLP
    Merrill Lynch
    Goldman Sachs
    Univision Communications
    IDT Corp
    Bank of New York Mellon

    Top Supporters of Barak Obama

    Goldman Sachs
    Lehman Brothers
    National Amusements Inc
    JP Morgan Chase & Co
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Exelon Corp
    Citigroup Inc
    Citadel Investment Group

    Top Supporters of Mitt Romney

    Goldman Sachs
    Merrill Lynch
    Marriott International
    Bain Capital
    Morgan Stanley
    Bain & Co
    The Villages
    Citigroup Inc

    Top Supporters of Hillary Clinton

    DLA Piper
    Goldman Sachs
    Morgan Stanley
    Citigroup Inc
    EMILY’s List
    National Amusements Inc
    JP Morgan Chase & Co

    Top Supporters of John Edwards

    Act Blue
    Fortress Investment Group
    Stearns, Weaver et al
    Lerach, Coughlin et al
    Goldman Sachs
    Whitten, Nelson et al

    Rudy is also financed by Goldman Sachs.

    The Goldman Sachs puppets also have good financial support from Major Media Corporations. Check it out for yourself.

    Do you see what I see???? More info on all the candidates and their finances at:

    http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08

  3. January 26, 2008 6:08 pm

    blogcruiser, thanks for commenting and thanks for linking to your blog which has so much information!!!

    SupportTheTroops, thanks for your comment. I don’t really know what to make of this information. I don’t know how to process it or read into it. All I know is that I like seeing that the bulk of the contributions to Ron Paul’s campaign come from individuals like me. 🙂

  4. January 26, 2008 8:30 pm

    Why would whether his children attended college using loans matter? At all?

    And he’s made much of his religion. The man is as fundy as Huckabee. I mean, even in your list you tout his anti-choice stance.

  5. Ask Eptic permalink
    January 27, 2008 12:00 am

    Ron Paul is bat-shit crazy?

    His billboards are still up here in Iowa. My favorite is that he will “stop the IRS.” How, exactly?

    Will he violate his constitutional duty to execute tax law as passed by congress? Will he somehow convince the entire nation to repeal the federal government’s right to tax people’s income? ….and replace it with some screwed up national sales tax that is just a massive tax increase on the poor, and a massive tax cut on the wealthy?

    None of his ideas make a damn bit of sense.

  6. missyann permalink
    January 27, 2008 12:12 am

    Great summary of why Ron Paul is the BEST candidate out there… And, glad to know that media blackout isn’t just my imagination. Crappy corporate media… Hmm… Will have to look up Goldman Sachs… Keep up the good writing!

  7. January 27, 2008 12:17 am

    a racist.

  8. coollikeme permalink
    January 27, 2008 1:14 am

    Ron Paul is a loser, and no one will remember him in a month.

  9. Hawk permalink
    January 27, 2008 9:38 am

    Have tagged this in my del.ici.ous and tumblr log.

    An excellent post!

  10. January 27, 2008 10:31 am

    Dan (Fitness), this list shows not only his ability to be a great president, but also his character and a little about his family life. There is nothing wrong with using student loans to send your children to college, but in this case it might give us a clue about debt management and balanced budgets. His anti-choice stance is not based on religion. It is based on his whether or not conception leads to the creation of a new human life (which scientifically and objectively it does). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I53ATusQudk

    Ask Eptic, nice how you use an invalid email address to cover your tracks. Research his anti-IRS position for yourself. http://www.ronpaul2008.com/issues/debt-and-taxes/

    Missyann, it’s not your imagination. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

    mlvassallo, if you knew me at all you would know I would not support a racist candidate for president. I’m in an intercultural and interracial marriage. We have two children. Did you see that anti-racist parent banner in my blog’s sidebar? Real communication has to take place in order for people to grow and learn from each other. There are people who support Ron Paul’s candidacy who are racist I’m sure. But the man himself is not.

    coollikeme, that’s a pretty funny name for a blog. I guess you think everyone wishes they were cool like you? So that everyone would remember your comment on my blog a month from now?

    Hawk, thanks buddy! 🙂

  11. Ask Eptic permalink
    January 27, 2008 3:55 pm

    Oooooo….covering my tracks, am I? Wow, I’m so cloak-and-dagger.

    I went to the link you gave regading the IRS/Fed Reserve, and it listed no specific policy proposals to “stop” either one of them.

    So, I will ask again, exactly how will he “stop” the IRS? The constitution clearly states the congress can levy taxes, and it’s the job of the executive branch to execute the laws passed by congress. Will he “save” the constitution by ignoring it?

  12. January 27, 2008 3:58 pm

    So, RP did not need to take loans to send his kids to college.

    Good for him.

    The rest of us are no so lucky. The cost of higher education continues to skyrocket, which leaves lots of smart poor and middle class kids either without a college education all together, or saddled with a ton of debt.

    RP’s solution is to rub it in our face that he was rich enough to avoid this trap for his kids. Nice.

    By the way, I owe about $20k in student loans. All you rich RP supporters can send donations via PayPal to keyinside@gmail.com

  13. January 27, 2008 5:27 pm

    Ask Eptic, just because you read on a sign in Iowa that Ron Paul intends to “stop” the IRS doesn’t mean that I am going to be able to explain that sign to you.

    Daryl N, ricknhouston came up with this list. I don’t know why he thought it was important to mention that Ron Paul’s children did not use student loans to attend college. I doubt he meant to rub it in anyone’s face. Loans got me through college. Davidson College is now pioneering a loan free education. That’s the kind of program that will allow smart people to have access to excellent higher education. But notice it’s not a government-sponsored program.

  14. January 30, 2008 12:27 pm

    Hey Windy,
    The thing about Ron Paul is that he can’t win. He just doesn’t have the numbers and the support it would take. Even if he could get the Republican nod, he couldn’t pull the election from the general electorate. The only thing he can do, as far as I can see is split the vote and help yet another Clinton get into office. Sorry, I wish I didn’t feel this way, but I do.
    WC

  15. January 30, 2008 2:22 pm

    Remember, WC, I’m your resident quixotic blogger. 😉 I wouldn’t want Ms. Clinton in office either.

  16. WILL WORK FOR PEACE permalink
    January 30, 2008 2:45 pm

    If people simply vote for the candidate they think will win, the presidential election becomes nothing more than a popularity contest. I hope most of us got over that in 6th grade. We vote for what we believe.

    I believe our foreign policy and our economy are in a mess. Fortunately, if we fix our foreign policy, our economy will also flourish. Civilizations in the past have simply ceased to exist when they attempted to spread their influence throughout the world. War and nationbuilding are destabilizing to our economy and the world – this military proliferation is not sustainable!

    Ron Paul is for a strong military, based in our own country so that our tax dollars that fund the military will be spent right here. Imagine the economic stimulus when all our tax dollars filter through the American economy instead of Germany’s or Korea’s or the Philippines …

    We will cease to be a target of terror when we stop occupying countries, arming both sides of conflicts and trying to tell other countries how to conduct their affairs.

    Come home, America. The surge (for RON PAUL) is working!

  17. January 30, 2008 3:12 pm

    I am reading Ron Paul’s book on foreign policy which is a collection of speeches and diary entries he has written since 1976 and I am completely in agreement. It’s easy to see why he angers the establishment with his wit and wisdom. Thanks for your comment, WWFP.

  18. January 30, 2008 4:52 pm

    Last night we were talking to some relatives of my husband in Peru via webcam and they wanted to know who we supported. They mentioned Guiliani and I made a face. Then my husband said “Ella es hicha Ron Paul” which I think means I’m a fanatic. 🙂

    Here’s his newly added national defense “issues” statement:

    http://www.ronpaul2008.com/issues/national-defense/

  19. January 31, 2008 10:38 am

    My husband finds himself agreeing with Ron Paul the most but he defines him more of a libertarian. Do you mean by true conservative the fact that real conservatives are now cast as libertarians and conservatives today are more like liberals were 30yrs ago? Hopefully that makes sense enough for you to respond.

    I had a question also for Ask Eptic
    You stated that a national tax would be an increase on the poor while a tax break on the rich… how do you figure? Do you really believe that the poor spend more money a year on goods than the rich? Who do you think buys more ‘stuff’? Someone who makes 300k a year or someone that makes 30K a year? I would love an explanation of your statement because for the life of me, I just can’t figure out what the heck you are talking about.

    I also wanted to add that I thought Huckabee supported the undoing of the IRS and a national sales tax in it’s place? Does Ron Paul support something entirely different? Or are they saying the same thing?

  20. January 31, 2008 12:27 pm

    Chris, you might find these links helpful:

    http://www.theadvocates.org/index.html

    http://www.theadvocates.org/celebrities/ron-paul.html

    Ron Paul is conservative in that he wants to limit spending, run a non-interventionist foreign policy and allow states to differ when it comes to enforcing abortion restrictions, making laws about marriage, set educational goals at the state level. These are things that all conservatives used to advocate, but now, because of the influence of the Christian Right, conservatives are advocating war, educational standards at the federal level, the marriage amendment, faith-based initiatives, etc. Ron Paul is libertarian in that he wants the people (not manipulation of interest rates) to manage the economy, he defends civil liberties, he believes that the government should not attempt to herd people into a “virtuous” lifestyle, that private charity works better than government welfare (like a doctor lowering the cost or giving free medical care to patients as that doctor sees fit).

    Many criticize Ron Paul because it seems simplistic to say, “The lives and actions of the people are their own responsibility, not the government’s.” Some people are put off by that because they think life is too complicated and luck and privilege have to be taken into consideration. But imagine this: if you saw your neighbor wasn’t safely using car seats for her children what would you do? Would you go inside your house and make a phone call from behind your curtains to turn her in to the authorities or would you approach her and express your concern and willingness to help? What would be the best decision with the fewest repercussions? You are concerned about her children who are in danger because of the mother’s poor decisions, but are you going to involve the authorities (child services or the police) or are you going to give her the benefit of confronting her personally and offering to help her figure out how to install the seats and buckle them correctly so that her children will be safe?

    Also imagine teaching your children not to work hard. Imagine if you taught them to rely on affirmative action to get them into higher education instead of intelligence and perseverance. Imagine if you told them to try to stay within a certain income bracket so that their groceries and medical care would be of no cost to them. Is that the American Dream?

    I don’t know if Ask Eptic will be back to answer your question.

    I think Huckabee talks about the “fair tax” which is not the same position as Ron Paul talks about. Ron Paul wants to either reduce or eliminate all forms of federal taxation including taxes on waitressing tips, taxes on Social Security benefits, taxes on capital gains, payroll taxes and gas taxes.

    These are the articles he has written on taxes:

    http://www.ronpaul2008.com/articles/?tag=Taxes

    I hope I’ve been of some help to you. 🙂

  21. February 2, 2008 1:06 am

    I gotta hat tip you on this too, will put it with the farmer’s reason for support.
    Getting the word out.. 🙂

  22. February 2, 2008 12:45 pm

    Man you’re gettin a work out here Windy!

    You mean you can’t tell me why there is a red fence post on the Johnson corner and 345th Avenue in Iowa? And here I thought you knew all the answers to my Iowa questions. *sigh*

  23. February 2, 2008 1:44 pm

    Thanks for helping, Angie.

    FreeFromItAll, you’re telling me! Little did I know the consequences of Hawk putting this in his del.ici.ous and tumblr log: all these new people came to read it. I was asking for a beating and I got one. 🙂

  24. Fritz Groszkruger permalink
    February 2, 2008 3:46 pm

    Dr. Paul was refering to the fact that student loans are generally subsidized. He does not believe anyone is responsible for his children’s education but his own family.
    And my opinion on the education scam is that plenty of kids go to college who shouldn’t just because they don’t yet fathom the true cost. The subsidies create artifician demand, driving up the cost. Then they waste their time learning beer instead of preparing for life as could be accomplished by working their way up in a business from the bottom. Besides, good students have endowments to tap into, and there would be more if business didn’t expect the corporate welfare of public education.

    Huckabee wants a sales tax with an up-front “prebate” to cushion the blow for low income people. This would enable him to further destroy our country by replacing the private sector with mindless bureaucrats whose primary skill is sucking up and creating an illusion of value. The “prebate” would enforce the addiction of government approval. The amount of money brought in by the income tax is spent unconstitutionally. Hopefully, Dr.Paul’s run will continue to enlighten us to the fact that freedom works and government makes us poor.

  25. February 2, 2008 3:55 pm

    You’re doin great Windy, hang in there.

    Remember, Iowa is in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Don’t let anyone talk you out of that.

  26. February 2, 2008 3:59 pm

    By imposing an Income Tax on the fruits of your labour, Governments imply that they own 100% of your income, and allows you to retain a percentage for being such a good citizen. It is essentially Peter being robbed to pay..uh…Paul (no pun :-))

    A Governments’ function is to serve the people, not the people serving government. We are their masters, not the other way around. At present, the status quo is the latter. You are coerced into paying Income Tax. Refusing to do so, results in severe punishment.

    Ron Paul’s stance is the abollishment of this attrocity against ALL people, irrespective of race, creed or religion. Bringing the troops home to the USA, will save you approximately a $1 trillion a year. Getting out of the UN, trade agreements like NAFTA etc. will save even more. And this will be the saving grace for all the retirees on Social Security and Medicaid. Those institutions are bankrupt and are dependant on government IOUs to keep it afloat. In Zimbabwe, pensioners, if lucky, survive on tinned pet food! Think about it!

    Bush’s stimulus will not stimulate anything except his ego. Take that money and pay of debt or buy a Krugerrand. Your interest rates are negative at the moment (Real Interest Rates less CPI). So by leaving it in the bank is a total loss.

    But where is that stimulus money coming from, anyway? Government has three sources of income, namely (a) Tax, (b) Debt and (c) Creating fiat money by either priniting dollars ala Zimbabwe style or creating electronic credit.

    I doubt that it will be in the form of taxation. So it leaves borrowing from overseas (which will be tough because of the declining value of the dollar). Taxpayers foot the bill on the principal and interest. With $9 trillion public debt, this does not sound feasable. Therefore my…errr….fiat money is on the printing presses. So there you have another $150 billion being added to the money pool, further fuelling the devaluation of the dollar…a.k.a. inflation.

    Regarding monetary inflation, Lew Rockwell has a good analogy explaining it:

    ” The monetary issue can be understood by analogy to orange juice. The more water you add, the less substance it has. If you keep adding, eventually you come to the point when you can no longer tell that it was ever orange. This is the same with money. If you print enough — literally or electronically through the credit markets — it will continue to lose value. If money grew on trees, it would be about as valuable as autumn leaves. ”

    I don’t know. If you look at all the cow dung heading for the fan, America needs someone like Ron Paul to save Main Street from a certain disaster. Wall Street can take the backseet for a change. The world will not end if the DOW falls of a cliff. It will recover.

    When or if that disaster materialises, it will drag the rest of the world down with it into the drain.

    I’m a South African and a proud Ron Paul supporter. To me, he is the only politician who appears to have a brain and the ability to use it. I hope more Americans come to realise that too.

    God bless,

  27. You, madam, are no Sei Shonagon permalink
    February 3, 2008 7:29 pm

    I’m confused about the college loan thing. I and a good percentage of the current officers in the US military went to school on loans or ROTC scholarships. Why would taking a loan make you less trustworthy? I just don’t get it. Seems to me that a person who takes a loan and pays it back is more thrifty and trustworthy than someone who happens to be rich and can blow a big wad of cash. Sniffing in contempt at people who want to go to a good school and don’t have the cash upfront is just silly. Perhaps I’m harping on just one point you make here, but that one just rubs me the wrong way. Government loans to give people a leg up are GOOD.

    I must admit I like his stance on legalizing drugs, but I am wary of a medical doctor who can’t see that abortion is sometimes a sad option that a woman should be able to choose without resorting to a back alley butcher.

    Interesting debate, the best part of his candidacy is that he brings up these kinds of discussions. Not the same ol’, same ol’, and that’s good.

  28. February 3, 2008 9:14 pm

    In the MTV debates, a college student told Ron Paul that her cost of birth control was going up and that she used to be able to get it at the campus health center for $10 and now she has to pay something like $45. She asked Ron Paul what he would do about the cost of her birth control. He basically said that if she wants birth control she should be aware of the cost and budget accordingly. It’s no one else’s responsibility to subsidize her choices. See here (the first video at around 3:30).

    I think that’s what Fritz Groszkruger is getting at in his comment. (BTW, Fritz, thank you for commenting and clearing that up.) Paying back a loan is a great way to build a credit history, which we all need if we are going to buy a car and a house. I don’t think taking out a loan is a bad thing; it’s the subsidies that make college education commonplace and “a given” that are bad. Does that make sense, Madam? I agree with you about abortion and see it as the Japanese Buddhists do: a necessary sadness. I also agree with you about Paul being the one who motivates a great discussion.

    FreeFromItAll, gotcha. 😉 Iowa = one of the states in this country. I’ll never forget.

    FreeMarketMan, how interesting to hear from a South African. Thanks so much for contributing to the discussion. You make great points.

  29. You, madam, are no Sei Shonagon permalink
    February 3, 2008 10:46 pm

    OK, still not sure I agree that college education is a “given” and I think you will find economists who argue that the infusion of many college educated people via, for example, the GI Bill after WWII was one reason for the economic growth of the US at that time. It seems to me the subsidy of higher education is in fact an investment the government is making in productive workers.

  30. February 4, 2008 11:06 am

    I hear you, Madam.

  31. Marc permalink
    February 5, 2008 4:36 pm

    One comment on “the list.” Just because someone formed the words and wrote them down, doesn’t make them factual. There are glaring errors in the list. As for most of the others I view them as great reasons never to vote for this sanctimonious idiot.

    A short list of inconsistencies in the list of “facts”
    1. The only true republican conservative on the ballot (opinion, not fact)
    2. The only one calling for abolishing the Internal Revenue Service (wrong, read Mike Huckabee’s stance on the fair tax!)
    3. The only one calling for repealing the 16th Amendment Income Tax (Again wrong. See above.)
    4. The only one calling for a hard backed, honest money policy (Read once more Hucakbee’s, Romney’s and McCain’s stances on this issue.)

    Reasons NOT to ever vote for Ron Paul

    1.The only one advocating abolishment of ALL ENTANGLING treaties, alliances, trade agreements and pacts (Great! Backing out of agreements with our allies because he doesn’t have the backbone to honor our treaties we have given our word on.)

    2. The only one calling for an end to secret and covert operations by the various clandestine departments of government, whether or not they be “officially recognized” as such. (Great, goodbye national security!)

    3. The only one advocating to abolish the Department of Education (Wonderful and our children will end up even MORE behind the global eight ball educationally than they are now. He also voted against: H AMDT753 to HR 4193: Amendment to restore $98 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts!

    4. The only candidate who advocates the closing ALL foreign based U.S. military operations and re-deployment of ALL military personnel back to the United States in order to provide a strong, well-trained, well-armed, well-paid, and well-equipped military to defend and protect this country against attack, as called for in the Constitution. (This isolationism policy worked so well in the 1930’s that we should try and repeat it. Hello World War III!)

    …and these are just the glaring issues

  32. February 5, 2008 5:40 pm

    Well, Happy Super Tuesday to you too, Marc. 😆

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