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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.

  • Personal Freedoms and the Internet

    Published 30 June 2008 | viewed 2,832 times

    The most basic principle to being a free American is the notion that we as individuals are responsible for our own lives and decisions. We…

  • Iraq or the Economy?

    Published 16 June 2008 | viewed 3,361 times

    What is the importance of the war in Iraq relative to other current issues? This is a question I am often asked, especially as Americans…

  • Rising Energy Prices and the Falling Dollar

    Published 09 June 2008 | viewed 4,836 times

    Oil prices are on the minds of many Americans as gas hits $4 a gallon, and continues to surge. How high can prices go? How…

  • Sowing More Big Government with the Farm Bill

    Published 02 June 2008 | viewed 2,717 times

    Recently Congress sent the latest Farm Bill to the president. The bill features brand new federal programs, expansion of existing subsidies, more food stamps and…

  • Big Government Responsible for Housing Bubble

    Published 12 May 2008 | viewed 3,713 times

    The House passed two bills attempting to rehabilitate the housing and mortgage market this week. There doesn't seem to be any shortage of criticism and…

  • Big Government Responsible for High Gas Prices

    Published 05 May 2008 | viewed 3,755 times

    In the past few months, American workers, consumers, and businesses have experienced a sudden and dramatic rise in gasoline prices. In some parts of the…

  • Bailing Out Banks

    Published 14 April 2008 | viewed 4,196 times

    There has been a lot of talk in the news recently about the Federal Reserve and the actions it has taken over the past few…

  • On Money, Inflation and Government

    Published 31 March 2008 | viewed 3,427 times

    These past few weeks have provided an unfortunate opportunity to discuss inflation. The dollar index has reached new all-time lows. The total money supply, M3,…

  • Hope for the Economy

    Published 03 March 2008 | viewed 6,625 times

    It is becoming harder and harder for Washington and the mainstream media to ignore the ripple effect the collapse of the housing bubble is having…

  • Economic Stimulus Concerns

    Published 28 January 2008 | viewed 4,360 times

    This past week in Washington there has been much talk about the economy. It seems by their actions the leadership and the Fed is finally…

  • The Importance of Fiscal Responsibility in Government

    Published 17 December 2007 | viewed 3,547 times

    As the year draws to a close, the battle over spending in Washington is heating up. The Democrats want to expand government healthcare, while the…

  • The True Cost of Taxing and Spending

    Published 19 November 2007 | viewed 3,754 times

    Congressman Charlie Rangel recently unveiled a tax plan that Republicans estimate would raise taxes by $3.5 trillion over 10 years. Democrats questioned the math. Now,…

  • Tax Reform Promises Treats, Delivers Tricks

    Published 05 November 2007 | viewed 3,568 times

    Representative Charles Rangel's recently announced plan to address the impending Alternative Minimum Tax's application to middle-class Americans demonstrates limited economic understanding. The Alternative Minimum Tax…

  • Keeping Promises to Seniors

    Published 09 October 2007 | viewed 3,823 times

    With our country's finances stretched thin, our credit limit fast approaching, and our currency inflated to the breaking point, there is no indication yet of…

  • The Money Has to Come From Somewhere

    Published 24 September 2007 | viewed 7,050 times

    After the current turmoil in the markets, I was hoping that new Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would see the big picture and act judiciously.…

  • The Sunlight Rule

    Published 17 September 2007 | viewed 4,134 times

    Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said "Sunlight is the best disinfectant." Indeed some of the most malignant growth of our government has been nurtured…

  • Aging Infrastructure

    Published 24 August 2007 | viewed 3,393 times

    The recent and tragic bridge collapse in Minnesota raises many questions in Americans' minds about our aging infrastructure, and what is being done to maintain…

  • High Risk Credit

    Published 20 August 2007 | viewed 6,039 times

    As markets went on a rollercoaster ride last week, our economy is coming close to a day of reckoning for loose credit policies being followed…

  • High Risk Spending

    Published 14 August 2007 | viewed 5,631 times

    Last week this column addressed the train wreck that federal spending has become. To score political points politicians will make loud noise about fairly small…

  • The Fear Factor

    Published 30 July 2007 | viewed 5,614 times

    While fear itself is not always the product of irrationality, once experienced it tends to lead away from reason, especially if the experience is extreme…