Ron Paul's real record in Congress.

United States
August 11, 2007 6:58pm CST
Lot's of politicians promise the moon and more to conservative and libertarian voters. Few deliever on their promises. Is Ron Paul the only one who votes in congress as he speaks on the campaign trail? Check out this quote. "Paul has never voted to raise taxes, never voted for an unbalanced budget, never voted to raise congressional pay, never voted for gun-ownership restrictions, and has voted against regulating the Internet. He is consistently pro family and pro life." Read more about Ron Paul's enviable voting record here: http://patriotpost.us/ Ron Paul is looking better and better to me all the time. What do you say? Also, what do you think of how the mainstream republican party is trying to shut him out? Is he getting respect in the mainstream media? I thought George Stephenopolous surely disrespected him on "THIS WEEK" on ABC. Ron Paul represents a true choice in the upcoming election. Is that why so many currently important people do not like him?
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@globell45 (143)
• United States
12 Aug 07
sounds like a man who tries to let people "hear what they want to hear" and "see what they want to see". Wake up, honey, he's a politician.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
I find politicians out on the campaign trail or making speeches to be engaging in letting people "hear what they want to hear". Ron Paul, according to this article, is actually voting on legislation the way he says he will. Many politicians do not do this.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
13 Aug 07
After actually researching Ron Paul; I would not actually vote for him (we have to have someone who is better!). The only way I would vote for him was if he was up against Hillary. He would be better than her; but not a lot better. This site lists ALL of the candidates; both democrat and republican (I didn't check to see if they list the other parties or independants) and has the candiates stand/position on 24 different issues, with links to more in-depth info. http://www.ontheissues.org/Ron_Paul.htm I agree with Ron Paul on only 9 of the 24 issues. So, he is NOT the candidate for me.
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13 Aug 07
If Ron Paul did not advocate a rapid pullout from Iraq, I would vote for him. Since he does, though, the one I put my vote behind has to be Fred Thompson.
• United States
14 Aug 07
We may have better politicans than Ron Paul, but none more honest. I'd rather have him represent me than any of the others. I do disagree with him on Iraq, too.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
14 Aug 07
Actually, one of the best candiates would be John McCain; but, I really don't think he has a chance. He has always supported his constituents and the American people against big business and it is "biting him in the a**" right now when he is trying to raise money. He has always been a "maverick" and willing to "buck the system". The only times he has gone against what he believes is best for the country; are the times he was told to "conform" or kiss his presidential aspirations goodbye. (I honestly believe he would sell his soul for the Presidency and this is his last chance; he knows he is getting too old to wait another 4 years.) I do not agree with him on everything either; especially his support of the last few "comprehensive immigration bills". However, we need someone in office who is willing to say "NO" to big business; and, he has proven repeatedly in the past that he WILL do that. That is why big business is not willing to give him tons of "campaign contributions" like the other candidates they have "bought and paid for".
@MntlWard (880)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Ron Paul seems to me to be the kind of guy conservatives say they want, although they keep voting for people like George W. Bush. Ron Paul and I wouldn't see eye-to-eye on many issues, but he seems pretty honest (for a politician), being willing to stray from his party's rhetoric. He's the John McCain of 2008. It's odd that John McCain isn't, but John McCain found out in 2000 the price he would pay for straight talk. Any rumormongering about illegitimate children going around about Ron Paul yet?
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• United States
12 Aug 07
I have not heard any rumour mongering concerning the ethics or morals of Ron Paul as of yet. As to John McCain, wasn't he a part of the Keating 5? Didn't he take bribes? Maybe I'm thinking of someone else. It's been a long time. I know there is some thing about McCain I do not like. If he becomes a serious candidate, I'll have to look it up. So, far, there are things people can disagree with Ron Paul about, but he is honest. He even is a Vietnam vet having served 5 years as a flight surgeon in the Air Force.
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@MntlWard (880)
• United States
12 Aug 07
I looked up the Keating 5 thing, and apparently he was one of those five. He has been one of the folks trying to reform campaign finance in the years since then, though. Of course, there were a lot of loopholes in the McCain-Feingold Act, and last I heard he wants to improve on it. Bleh. Politicians. You'd think the Keating 5 thing might be enough mud to throw, so I wonder why they spread around that lie about McCain being the father of a hooker's kid.
@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
13 Aug 07
True to all points but I must add this Ron Paul said a debate on This Week with George Stephenopolous at this Iraq War is an illegal war. Know I must say that I like Ron Paul but come on ILLEGAL what is that all about. Then he if president would just pull out of Iraq come on again. Even if you disagree with us going over there in the first place do you not think that we should win first before we pullout. Look idealism is a flaw political thought process. Only realist and pragmatist have a shot at winning an election. It is just the way it is.
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• United States
14 Aug 07
I agree with you that the Iraq war is LEGAL. Saddam violated wantonly and brazenly the cease fire agreement of Iraq war I and Congress voted to authorize Iraq war II. This makes it legal. Sure, RP is taking the position that a declaration of war is required. Technically, he is right, but legally it does not matter as ruled by the supreme court during the vietnam war.
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
30 Oct 07
gewcew, we're not going to win this war. this is another vietnam. they don't want us over there, and as a soldier told me yesterday, he wasn't spreading democracy when he knocked a family's door in and raided their house when they hadn't done anything wrong.
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
30 Oct 07
Who to vote for should be a personal decision for everyone so I'm not going to get into who people should vote for and why. I am going to say, redyellowblackdog, that I agree with a reply above here that there are better politicians than Ron Paul. You're absolutely right. I like him because he's not a great politician. I'm not looking for a great politician because, most of the time, great politicians are dressed up morons (Bush) or flip flopping vote begging liars (Gore, Kerry, H. Clinton). I don't agree with Ron Paul about some things, like anti-abortion and pulling out of Iraq IMMEDIATELY, but I do like that he doesn't constantly change his mind about what he supports or doesn't support and he has a record that backs up what he says he believes in and plans to do...because he's already shown he believes in those things by voting for or against them and he's already begun to put in place in Congress those things he wants to do. About the abortion thing, though, he is not saying that abortion should be legal all over the country. He actually wants to power to be put back into the states to make those decisions, rather than the big government making that decision for everyone. I agree with him that more power needs to be put back in the states because we saw with Hurricane Katrina that Mississippi did more within their state government to rebuild and recover than the federal government did. Those people put their state back together themselves with the help of their STATE officials...very little help came from big government. I think state government should have a bit more power to run their state because every state is different, they all have different populations, different ways they like to do things, and the people are different. What works in Maine may not work in California. What works in Montana may not work for Alabama. I haven't made my choice yet, but I have a lot more negative reactions to the other Republican candidates thus far than I do to Ron Paul. And as far as Democratic candidates, I think Obama doesn't have enough experience, and Hillary like to use tax payer's money to fund too many people that are just too d@mned lazy to get up and work.
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• United States
30 Oct 07
I can see you put a lot of thought into your response. If only everyone would.