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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.

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    Published 05 September 2016 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 21 August 2016 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 14 August 2016 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 25 July 2016 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 17 July 2016 | viewed 0 times

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