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  Paul, Ron
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NameRon Paul
Address220 Blackstock Lane
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566, United States
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Born August 20, 1935
Died Still Living (78 years)
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Jun 30, 2012 04:09pm
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InfoCongressman Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. First elected to Congress in 1976, 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.

Ron Paul was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine, before proudly serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s. He and his wife Carol moved to Texas in 1968, where he began his medical practice in Brazoria County. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies! He and Carol, who reside in Surfside Beach, Texas, are the proud parents of five children and have sixteen grandchildren.

While serving in Congress during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dr. Paul's limited-government ideals were not popular in Washington. He served on the House Banking committee, where he was a strong advocate for sound monetary policy and an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve's inflationary measures. He also was a key member of the Gold Commission, advocating a return to a gold standard for our currency. He was an unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family values. Dr. Paul consistently voted to lower or abolish federal taxes, spending, and regulation, and used his House seat to actively promote the return of government to its proper constitutional levels. In 1984, he voluntarily relinquished his House seat and returned to his medical practice.

In 1988, Dr. Paul re-entered politics when he successfully won the nomination of the Libertarian Party for the U.S. Presidency. He spent much of the year campaigning across the country, promoting the ideals of limited government, low taxes, and personal liberty.

Dr. Paul returned to Congress in 1996 after successfully winning a House seat representing the 14th Congressional district of Texas. He was re-elected in 1998. He serves on the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, and the International Relations committee. On the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Paul serves as the vice-chairman of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. He continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government and a return to constitutional principles.

Dr. Paul is the author of several books, including Challenge to Liberty; The Case for Gold; and A Republic, If You Can Keep It. He has been a distinguished counselor to the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and is widely quoted by scholars and writers in the fields of monetary policy, banking, and political economy. He has received many awards and honors during his career in Congress, from organizations such as the National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, the Council for a Competitive Economy, Young Americans for Freedom, and countless others.

Dr. Paul's consistent voting record prompted one Congressman to comment that "Ron Paul personifies the Founding Fathers' ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes it clear that his principles will never be compromised, and they never are." Another Congresswoman added that "There are few people in public life who, through thick and thin, rain or shine, stick to their principles. Ron Paul is one of those few."


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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 09, 2013 03:25pm Blog Entry Ron Paul Wants RonPaul.com So Badly That He’s Asking The UN For Help  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Nov 14, 2012 01:00pm Speech Ron Paul's Farewell Address to Congress  Article Craverguy 
Nov 08, 2012 12:00pm Commentary Who Killed Rudy Giuliani?  Article Craverguy 
Jul 08, 2012 02:00am Announcement Ron Paul to supporters: I will not join you at Paul festival  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 08, 2012 04:05pm Commentary Ron Paul's baby boom  Article Craverguy 
Apr 05, 2012 04:00pm News Focused on presidential bid, Ron Paul has missed 92 percent of votes in 2012  Article Jason 

DISCUSSION
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D:1989RBH ( 1271.2517 points)
Wed, May 28, 2008 10:07:22 PM UTC0:00
Ron Paul could have won this, if only he had made this rapping Pizza his running mate:


 
LBT:6309Silver Dime ( 94.8693 points)
Sun, June 1, 2008 06:56:57 PM UTC0:00
LOL! Pizza lovers for Ron Paul!

 
IND:1196Monsieur ( 5890.8623 points)
Thu, June 12, 2008 11:58:34 PM UTC0:00
Ron Paul is FINALLY dropping out of the Presidential race, according to CNN "breaking news".

 
D:38DFWDem ( 534.9620 points)
Thu, June 12, 2008 11:59:37 PM UTC0:00
I expect mass suicide amongst the Paultards.

 
D:2109Andy ( 4160.6357 points)
Fri, June 13, 2008 01:15:11 AM UTC0:00
It's time for us to GOOGLE RON PAUL and TOM LEATHERWOOD to discover THE REAL TRUTH.

9/11 WAS FIXED. Do not be AFRAID of THE TRUTH!

 
SAP:262Gaear Grimsrud ( 6920.2134 points)
Fri, June 13, 2008 01:23:01 AM UTC0:00
DFWDem: I expect mass suicide amongst the Paultards.

I really should have placed a "put option" on Marvel Comics and other such companies; because their sales are going to plummet when the Paultards kill themselves.

 
Veg:334Nothing wrong, just gone ( 591.1573 points)
Fri, June 13, 2008 01:34:40 AM UTC0:00
There's always the BIG Ron Paul March on Washington to take place one month from today, perhaps there will be dozens there!!! [Link]

 
Veg:334Nothing wrong, just gone ( 591.1573 points)
Fri, June 13, 2008 01:38:10 AM UTC0:00
I've been at work too long today. I looked at Karma's post, then I looked over at the endorsements and thought, man, I don't think Karma would have endorsed all those people, such as Vernon Robinson in his NC race. Then it dawned on me, those are Ron Paul's endorsements! At least I haven't seen Gary Coleman fighting a giant taco, or some guy rolling around in a giant hamster ball - then I'll know for a fact I have been at work too long today! :-)

 
D:38DFWDem ( 534.9620 points)
Fri, June 13, 2008 02:00:50 AM UTC0:00
Nothing wrong, just gone: At least I haven't seen Gary Coleman fighting a giant taco

Then you can never say your life has been truly complete.

 
D:2109Andy ( 4160.6357 points)
Wed, August 20, 2008 09:08:47 AM UTC0:00
Happy birthday to an extra-special, totally bro-awesome man.

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
Wed, August 20, 2008 11:26:07 AM UTC0:00
Like, dude.

 
D:6329the wanderer ( 1.9099 points)
Wed, August 20, 2008 12:22:52 PM UTC0:00
I love the Ron Paul stickers still on every inch of car one of the workers at my company has. Every inch of space on the car is in some way a Ron Paul campaign prop, from Ron Paul sunshades to the entire exterior being covered in stickers.

 
SAP:262Gaear Grimsrud ( 6920.2134 points)
Thu, August 21, 2008 12:26:38 AM UTC0:00
Happy Birthday to a paleoconservative who pretends to be a libertarian.

 
D:1353MadViking ( 1612.9830 points)
Thu, August 21, 2008 12:35:23 AM UTC0:00
I know Obama catches a lot of flack for the fervent support he engenders. However, Paul's following is almost cult-like.

 
D:38DFWDem ( 534.9620 points)
Thu, August 21, 2008 04:10:07 AM UTC0:00
I hope he didn't have a lemon party for his birthday.

 
D:1989RBH ( 1271.2517 points)
Thu, August 21, 2008 04:36:22 AM UTC0:00
Picimpalious: I hope he didn't have a pizza party for his birthday.

I'm a Pizza, I like Ron Paul, I'm a pizza who likes Ron Paul!

 
D:478Bob ( 2253.6577 points)
Thu, August 21, 2008 12:31:45 PM UTC0:00
DFWDem: I hope he didn't have a lemon party for his birthday.

Nice.

 
D:38DFWDem ( 534.9620 points)
Thu, August 21, 2008 05:49:21 PM UTC0:00
See, I learn all kinds of stuff I never wanted to know about from you, Bob.

 
D:2109Andy ( 4160.6357 points)
Fri, August 22, 2008 03:07:05 AM UTC0:00
Stuff like the Lemon Party and Two Girls One Cup reminds me of this Uncyclopedia category:

[Link]

On an SFW note, very androgynous pictures of Ellen Page also can't be unseen: [Link]

 
D:479Brandon ( 1558.3782 points)
Fri, August 22, 2008 03:43:57 AM UTC0:00
Lemon Party?

 
SAP:262Gaear Grimsrud ( 6920.2134 points)
Fri, August 22, 2008 03:46:44 AM UTC0:00
Look it up on Encyclopedia Dramatica, and make sure you're not at work or at any place where someone else can see it.

 
D:2109Andy ( 4160.6357 points)
Fri, August 22, 2008 03:53:52 AM UTC0:00
*shivers*

 
D:15COSDem ( 3540.3062 points)
Fri, August 22, 2008 03:58:06 AM UTC0:00
YUCK. Congrats. You've done the impossible. I'm straight now.

 
D:478Bob ( 2253.6577 points)
Fri, August 22, 2008 05:04:01 AM UTC0:00
You know, when it comes to videos I'm not particularly fond of 2 Girls 1 Cup. It seems very contrived and lacks plot structure. I'm a little more partial to the Church of Fudge myself, which is a little more nuanced and thought-provoking.

 
LBT:6309Silver Dime ( 94.8693 points)
Tue, August 26, 2008 08:32:34 PM UTC0:00
Oh dam< I forgot to say happy birthday to one of my biggest political heros.
Happy Birthday Congressmen Paul.