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Ron Paul

Ron Paul

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

Biography

Congressman Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman in Washington for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency. He is known among both his colleagues in Congress and his constituents for his consistent voting record in the House of Representatives: Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill.

  • The Folly of Sanctions

    Published 28 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Many people have the misconception that sanctions are an effective means to encourage a change of behavior in another country without war. However, imposing sanctions…

  • On the Super Committee

    Published 21 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    This week marks the deadline for the so-called congressional Super Committee to meet its goal of cutting a laughably small amount of federal spending over…

  • European Debt Crisis Threatens the Dollar

    Published 14 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The global economic situation is becoming more dire every day. Approximately half of all US banks have significant exposure to the debt crisis in Europe.…

  • Taking Executive Orders Too Far

    Published 07 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    These are frustrating times for the President. Having been swept into office with a seemingly strong mandate, he enjoyed a Congress controlled by members of…

  • Leaving Iraq?

    Published 31 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    It is not too often I am pleased by the foreign policy announcements from this administration, but last week's announcement that the war in Iraq…

  • TSA Releases VIPR Venom on Tennessee Highways

    Published 24 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    If you thought the "Transportation Security Administration" would limit itself to conducting unconstitutional searches at airports, think again. The agency intends to assert jurisdiction over…

  • The Business of Government

    Published 17 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Amid the din of economic nonsense being bandied about since the collapse of the housing bubble and the steep ramping up of our national debt,…

  • A Dangerous Precedent

    Published 10 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    According to the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution, Americans are never to be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.…

  • The Fed Twists, The Market Shouts

    Published 03 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Last week the Federal Reserve began the second incarnation of "Operation Twist", an attempt to drive down interest rates by purchasing long-term Treasury debt and…

  • A Palestinian State?

    Published 26 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The Palestinian Authority's recent announcement that it would seek UN recognition as an independent state dominated the news and the political debate in the United…

  • Government as a Venture Capitalist

    Published 19 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    In January 2009, the administration claimed that if Congress passed a rush stimulus bill, the United States would be saved from economic catastrophe that was…

  • Foreign Occupation Leads to More Terror

    Published 12 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Ten years ago shocking and horrific acts of terrorism were carried out on US soil, taking over 3,000 innocent American lives. Without a doubt, this…

  • We're From the Government, We're Here to Help

    Published 05 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    In the wake of hurricane Irene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is expected to come hat in hands asking for more money from Congress. Like…

  • Mission Accomplished in Libya?

    Published 29 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Even as a major hurricane hit America's eastern seaboard, the administration is determined to expand the war in Libya while threatening the regime in Syria.…

  • The Illusion of Safety

    Published 22 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Recent incidents of violence in Norway and London have made us understandably uncomfortable here at home, as many fear that a worsening economy will lead…

  • S and P States the Obvious

    Published 15 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Politicians did not get much time to pat themselves on the back for supposedly rescuing the economy with the debt limit deal last week. The…

  • Super Congress A Gift to K Street

    Published 08 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The Super Congress created by the recent debt ceiling increase deal is a typical example of something nefarious attached to a bigger bill that is…

  • When a Cut is Not a Cut

    Published 01 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    One might think that the recent drama over the debt ceiling involves one side wanting to increase or maintain spending with the other side wanting…

  • The Pesky Neighbor and the Debt Ceiling

    Published 25 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Imagine you had a pesky neighbor who somehow took out a mortgage on his house in your name and by some legal trickery you were…

  • Debt Ceiling Drama

    Published 18 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The debt ceiling debate is providing plenty of opportunity for political theater in Washington. Proponents of raising the debt ceiling are throwing around the usual…