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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 Fed's Interesting Week

    Published 31 August 2009 | viewed 3,447 times

    It has been an interesting week indeed for the Federal Reserve. Early this week, it was announced that President Obama intends to reappoint Fed Chairman…

  • The Free Market as Regulator

    Published 18 August 2009 | viewed 2,883 times

    Since the bailouts last fall, lawmakers have been behaving as quasi-owners of the bailed-out banks and businesses, leading to calls for increased regulation of executive…

  • Healthcare Plan Based on Economic Fantasy

    Published 03 August 2009 | viewed 3,562 times

    As the healthcare debate rages on, there is one reality that even the proponents of this hostile takeover of healthcare by government cannot ignore '…

  • Healthcare is a Good, Not a Right

    Published 20 July 2009 | viewed 2,558 times

    Political philosopher Richard Weaver famously and correctly stated that ideas have consequences. Take for example ideas about rights versus goods. Natural law states that people…

  • Fed Independence or Fed Secrecy?

    Published 13 July 2009 | viewed 2,841 times

    Last week I was very pleased that hearings were held on the independence of the Federal Reserve system. My bill HR 1207, known as the…

  • Cap and Trade Will Lead to Capital Flight

    Published 29 June 2009 | viewed 4,911 times

    In my last column, I joked that with public spending out of control and the piling on of the international bailout bill, economic collapse seems…

  • International Bailout Brings Us Closer to Economic Collapse

    Published 22 June 2009 | viewed 4,262 times

    Last week Congress passed the war supplemental appropriations bill. In an affront to all those who thought they voted for a peace candidate, the current…

  • Moving Towards Tobacco Prohibition

    Published 15 June 2009 | viewed 3,935 times

    Last week, another bill was passed and signed into law that takes more of our freedoms and violates the Constitution of the United States. It…

  • Audit the Fed, Then End It!

    Published 18 May 2009 | viewed 4,123 times

    I have been very pleased with the progress of my legislation, HR 1207, which calls for a complete audit of the Federal Reserve and removes…

  • When Government Plays Doctor

    Published 05 May 2009 | viewed 3,143 times

    This week, concerns about swine flu have dominated the media and many government officials. While the American people should be made aware of infectious diseases…

  • Budget Expands Government as Economy Contracts

    Published 06 April 2009 | viewed 3,411 times

    Last week the House passed another budget that increases federal power, raises taxes, and increases the national debt. I voted against it, and was pleased…

  • Bankruptcy is Economic Stimulus

    Published 23 March 2009 | viewed 5,418 times

    The distraction on Capitol Hill this week has to do with the jackpot bonuses that executives at AIG recently received. The argument is over a…

  • Is Spending the Answer?

    Published 02 March 2009 | viewed 3,614 times

    This week, Congress and the administration once again showed their lack of economic understanding, as they ramped up spending to record levels. On the surface,…

  • On Transparency of the Fed

    Published 23 February 2009 | viewed 4,105 times

    This week the Federal Reserve responded to the American people's increased concerns over our monetary policy by presenting new initiatives aimed at enhancing the Fed's…

  • Freedom From Government

    Published 09 February 2009 | viewed 3,495 times

    President Obama signed an executive order last week continuing the faith-based initiatives program created by former President Bush. When the program was created, I warned…

  • Cures for Our Economic Disease

    Published 02 February 2009 | viewed 5,066 times

    I have recently had several opportunities on various news programs to discuss the economy and what is wrong with the so-called economic stimulus package. I…

  • Stimulus for Who?

    Published 26 January 2009 | viewed 4,741 times

    This week the House is expected to pass an $825 billion economic stimulus package. In reality, this bill is just an escalation of a government-created…

  • Strengthening or Weakening the Economy?

    Published 19 January 2009 | viewed 4,215 times

    The economic situation continues to deteriorate this week as past and future bailouts were discussed on Capitol Hill. The debate was over the accountability of…

  • Stimulating Our Way to Rock Bottom

    Published 12 January 2009 | viewed 6,678 times

    With attention turning to the next big economic stimulus package, questions are still swirling about our economic troubles. How did we get here? How do…

  • Transition and Hope

    Published 30 December 2008 | viewed 4,272 times

    As another year draws to a close, there are some important transitions ahead of us. Not just transitions to a new administration, but also economically,…