It may seem a little early to be committing to a specific candidate; however, I’m casting my lot with Republican Ron Paul. Dr. Paul is a true patriot, He’s a true old-school Republican, not some neo-con riding the polls. Over the years, his support of traditional Republican ideals has been unwavering.
He stands for:
Small government with spending, not the money hungry behemoth we’ve dealt with for years.
Minimalist foreign policy
Abolishment of the income tax and federal reserve (A good thing!)
The constitution and a government that operates there within.
Keeping the federal government out of your personal life.
Don’t take my word for it. Listen and learn for yourself.
For example, getting rid of the income tax sounds like some revolutionary crazy idea. Or, does it?
“But could America exist without an income tax? The idea seems radical, yet in truth America did just fine without a federal income tax for the first 126 years of her history. Prior to 1913, the government operated with revenues raised through tariffs, excise taxes, and property taxes, without ever touching a worker’s paycheck. Even today, individual income taxes account for only approximately one-third of federal revenue. Eliminating one-third of the proposed 2007 budget would still leave federal spending at roughly $1.8 trillion– a sum greater than the budget just 6 years ago in 2000! Does anyone seriously believe we could not find ways to cut spending back to 2000 levels? Perhaps the idea of an America without an income tax is not so radical after all.” 2006
“By the way, when I say cut taxes, I don’t mean fiddle with the code. I mean abolish the income tax and the IRS, and replace them with nothing.” 2002
While it’s important to note that a list like the one b elow can be misconstrued as to the point of the actual bill in question, here’s a brief voting record:
Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
No federal funding of abortion, and pro-life. (Dec 2000)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Rated 76% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
This is required viewing:
Dr. Paul on Tucker Carlson following the GOP debate.
Dr. Paul punks Cavuto on Fox News (repeatedly). The media is so used to politicans BSing with them they don’t know what to do when someone mans up and gives them a straight answer.
Lest anyone insinuate Dr. Paul is a flip flopper who is changing his views to cater to voters, let’s see how his views have changed since 1988 when he ran for President as a libertarian.
Did you catch that? He said the same thing 19 years ago that he’s saying today. Common sense.