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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 17 May 2015 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 11 May 2015 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 03 May 2015 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 27 April 2015 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 20 April 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Last week two prominent Ukrainian opposition figures were gunned down in broad daylight. They join as many as ten others who have been killed or…

  • The New Militarism: Who Profits?

    Published 12 April 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Militarism and military spending are everywhere on the rise, as the new Cold War propaganda seems to be paying off. The new "threats" that are…

  • The IRS and Congress Both Hold Our Liberty in Contempt

    Published 06 April 2015 | viewed 0 times

    This week the Justice Department announced it would not charge former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner with contempt of Congress. Some members of…

  • Repeal, Don't Reform the IMF!

    Published 29 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    A responsible financial institution would not extend a new loan of between 17 and 40 billion dollars to a borrower already struggling to pay back…

  • After a Twelve Year Mistake in Iraq, We Must Just March Home

    Published 22 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Twelve years ago last week, the US launched its invasion of Iraq, an act the late General William Odom predicted would turn out to be…

  • Iran Fighting ISIS - Is it Really a Problem?

    Published 16 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    As Iran continues to take an active role in helping Iraq fight ISIS, many US neocons are upset that the US military is not over…

  • A Green Light for the American Empire

    Published 15 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The American Empire has been long in the making. A green light was given in 1990 to finalize that goal. Dramatic events occurred that year…

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    Published 09 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    In recent weeks, the Federal Reserve and its apologists in Congress and the media have launched numerous attacks on the Audit the Fed legislation. These…

  • Department of Homeland Security: What is it Good For?

    Published 01 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Late Friday night, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach…

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    Published 23 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    It was one year ago last weekend that a violent coup overthrew the legally elected government of Ukraine. That coup was not only supported by…

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    Published 16 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Last week President Obama sent Congress legislation to authorize him to use force against ISIS "and associated persons and forces" anywhere in the world for…

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    Published 09 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

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  • The Failed 'Yemen Model'

    Published 02 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Last September President Obama cited his drone program in Yemen as a successful model of US anti-terrorism strategy. He said that he would employ the…

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    Published 29 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Over the last 100 years the Fed has had many mandates and policy changes in its pursuit of becoming the chief central economic planner for…

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    Published 26 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

    This week, events around the country will highlight the importance of parental control of education as part of National School Choice Week. This year's events…

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    Published 19 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

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