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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.

  • Government and Fraud

    Published 22 December 2008 | viewed 8,295 times

    Billions of dollars were recently lost in the collapse of Bernie Madoff's self-described Ponzi scheme, in which too-good-to-be-true returns on investments were not really returns…

  • Economic Freedom or Socialist Intervention?

    Published 15 December 2008 | viewed 4,048 times

    The freedom to fail is an essential part of freedom. Government provided financial security necessitates relinquishing the very essence of freedom. Last week, the big…

  • The Neo-Alchemy of the Federal Reserve

    Published 01 December 2008 | viewed 5,956 times

    As the printing presses for the bailouts run at full speed, those in power are no longer even pretending that the new giveaways will fix…

  • The Bailout Surge

    Published 24 November 2008 | viewed 4,826 times

    This week the bailout of the Big Three automakers was under heavy consideration in Congress's lame duck session. I have always opposed government bailouts of…

  • Restricting Freedoms and Choices

    Published 17 November 2008 | viewed 3,919 times

    As the financial sector continues its tailspin despite efforts to bail out Wall Street, among the few gainers in recent stock trading have been those…

  • Hopes for the Future

    Published 10 November 2008 | viewed 5,183 times

    With the election behind us, our country turns hopeful eyes to the future. I have a few hopes of my own. I congratulate our first…

  • The Moral Hazard of Regulation

    Published 03 November 2008 | viewed 3,598 times

    Since the bailout bill passed, I have been frequently disturbed to hear "experts" wrongly blaming the free market for our recent economic problems and calling…

  • Spending the Economy into Oblivion

    Published 27 October 2008 | viewed 5,247 times

    With news this week that Congress is poised to consider a new stimulus package, I am forced to again ask a question that seems silly…

  • Too Big to Fail?

    Published 20 October 2008 | viewed 4,755 times

    In the midst of highly unpopular bailouts of Wall Street, many justifications have been given about why Washington feels the need to act. Some claim…

  • Capitalism Without Capital?

    Published 14 October 2008 | viewed 5,622 times

    It has been long understood that our federal government is going deeper into debt, consistently raising the debt ceiling and demonstrating no fiscal restraint. In…

  • The Do-Something Congress

    Published 06 October 2008 | viewed 6,591 times

    It has not been a good week for the Republic. It took quite a bit of trampling of the Constitution, but the bailout bill passed,…

  • Lipstick on a Bailout

    Published 30 September 2008 | viewed 5,399 times

    This time last week, the biggest bailout in the history of the world seemed to be a fait accompli. Last weekend, the Fed Chairman and…

  • In Government We Trust? Part 3

    Published 15 September 2008 | viewed 3,721 times

    I've discussed just a few benefits of sound money in the last two weeks, and contrasted them to the perils of fiat currency. Sound money…

  • In Government We Trust? Part 2

    Published 08 September 2008 | viewed 4,194 times

    Last week I discussed how sound money contributes to peaceful relationships around the world. It is not gold, in and of itself that excites me,…

  • In Government We Trust? Part 1

    Published 31 August 2008 | viewed 3,793 times

    Many who agree with me on a lot of other issues, do not understand my enthusiasm for gold and sound money or why I spend…

  • Freedom is Golden

    Published 25 August 2008 | viewed 3,266 times

    As the Olympics wind down, I am amazed at how things change every four years. Many Americans were glued to their televisions to watch the…

  • How Foreign Policy Affects Gas Prices

    Published 18 August 2008 | viewed 2,268 times

    We've heard how the value of the dollar affects gas prices - and indeed the price of everything. I was pleased that my request for…

  • What's in a Bill Name?

    Published 11 August 2008 | viewed 3,601 times

    Recently Congress passed the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act., also known as the Housing Bill. Its passage was lauded by many who are…

  • Washington's Intervention Addiction

    Published 04 August 2008 | viewed 2,669 times

    One problem with politicians is that when problems they create come to a head, they typically feel this irresistible urge to DO something, rather than…

  • Faith-Based Currency

    Published 21 July 2008 | viewed 3,621 times

    The Latin term "fiat" roughly translates to "there shall be". When we refer to fiat money, we are referring to money that exists because the…