Positive Change Begins in your Hearts
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.
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 Lake Jackson, Texas, are the proud parents of five
children and have eighteen 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.
Dr. Paul returned to Congress in 1997 to represent the 14th Congressional district of Texas. He serves on the House
Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. On the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Paul serves as
the chairman of the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology. 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 The Revolution: A Manifesto, End the Fed, Liberty Defined, 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, 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.”
THE TIME FOR ACTION IS NOW
The severe economic crisis America has experienced over the past several years, including growing inflation, rising gas
prices, trillion-dollar budget deficits, immoral bailouts, and the ever-declining value of the dollar, is just the tip of the iceberg if
our nation does not immediately change course.
As the crash approached, Ron Paul was heavily criticized by the establishment media and even many of his fellow
Republicans because he would not back down from his warnings about where big government policies were leading America.
When those warnings came true, however, our President and leaders in Congress didn’t let the crisis “go to waste” and used
it as an excuse to expand government intervention and power on an unprecedented level.
Excessive spending, artificial credit, and market manipulation crashed our economy, and no one should be surprised that
these same policies continue to prolong the suffering for millions of Americans.
We need a President who is not afraid to make the tough decisions necessary to restore America’s economy and guarantee
As President, Ron Paul will lead the way out of this crisis by:
* Vetoing any unbalanced budget Congress sends to his desk.
* Refusing to further raise the debt ceiling so politicians can no longer spend recklessly.
* Fighting to fully audit (and then end) the Federal Reserve System, which has enabled the over 95% reduction of what our
dollar can buy and continues to create money out of thin air to finance future debt.
* Legalizing sound money, so the government is forced to get serious about the dollar’s value.
* Ending the corporate stranglehold on the White House.
* Driving down gas prices by allowing offshore drilling, abolishing highway motor fuel taxes, increasing the mileage
reimbursement rates, and offering tax credits to individuals and businesses for the use and production of natural gas
* Eliminating the income, capital gains, and death taxes to ensure you keep more of your hard-earned money and are able to
pass on your legacy to your family without government interference.
* Opposing all unfunded mandates and unnecessary regulations on small businesses and entrepreneurs.
These are just a few of the steps we can take to put America back in place as the world’s leading economy. Taking a stand
for these principles has often been a lonely fight in Congress for Ron Paul, but, now more than ever, our nation needs a
President who will champion sound money,
“Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows
well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country.” – Ronald
A PRO-AMERICA FOREIGN POLICY
As an Air Force veteran, Ron Paul believes national defense is the single most important responsibility the Constitution
entrusts to the federal government.
In Congress, Ron Paul voted to authorize military force to hunt down Osama bin Laden and authored legislation to
specifically target terrorist leaders and bring them to justice.
Today, however, hundreds of thousands of our fighting men and women have been stretched thin all across the globe in over
135 countries – often without a clear mission, any sense of what defines victory, or the knowledge of when they’ll be
permanently reunited with their families.
Acting as the world’s policeman and nation-building weakens our country, puts our troops in harm’s way, and sends precious
resources to other nations in the midst of an historic economic crisis.
Taxpayers are forced to spend billions of dollars each year to protect the borders of other countries, while Washington
refuses to deal with our own border security needs.
Congress has been rendered virtually irrelevant in foreign policy decisions and regularly cedes authority to an executive
branch that refuses to be held accountable for its actions.
Far from defeating the enemy, our current policies provide incentive for more to take up arms against us.
That’s why, as Commander-in-Chief, Dr. Paul will lead the fight to:
* Make securing our borders the top national security priority.
* Avoid long and expensive land wars that bankrupt our country by using constitutional means to capture or kill terrorist
leaders who helped attack the U.S. and continue to plot further attacks.
* Guarantee our intelligence community’s efforts are directed toward legitimate threats and not spying on innocent Americans
through unconstitutional power grabs like the Patriot Act.
* End the nation-building that is draining troop morale, increasing our debt, and sacrificing lives with no end in sight.
* Follow the Constitution by asking Congress to declare war before one is waged.
* Only send our military into conflict with a clear mission and all the tools they need to complete the job – and then bring them
* Ensure our veterans receive the care, benefits, and honors they have earned when they return.
* Revitalize the military for the 21st century by eliminating waste in a trillion-dollar military budget.
* Prevent the TSA from forcing Americans to either be groped or ogled just to travel on an airplane and ultimately abolish the
* Stop taking money from the middle class and the poor to give to rich dictators through foreign aid.
As President, Ron Paul’s national defense policy will ensure that the greatest nation in human history is strong, secure, and
Ron Paul believes no nation can remain free when the state has greater influence over the knowledge and values transmitted
to children than the family does.
And the truth is, no big government spending program can or will solve our nation’s education problems.
One-size-fits-all central planning simply does not work.
As a congressman, Ron Paul has been a consistent supporter of homeschooling and educational freedom.
Being a homeschooling parent takes a unique dedication to family and education.
TAX CREDITS FOR HOMESCHOOLING
In many cases, homeschooling families must forgo the second income of one parent, as well as incur the costs of paying for
textbooks, computers, and other school supplies.
And with combined taxes taking almost 50 percent of the average family’s income, there is little left over for low- and middleclass
parents to even consider other educational opportunities.
That’s why, during his time in Congress, Ron Paul has introduced legislation to:
* Help parents better educate their children by providing parents with a $5,000 per child tax credit for tutors, books,
computers, and other K-12 related educational needs.
* Ensure that the federal government treats high school diplomas earned through homeschooling the same as other high
PUT PARENTS BACK IN CHARGE
Congressman Paul wants parents to have the freedom to choose the best educational options for their children, and his
commitment to ensuring homeschooling remains a practical alternative for American families is unmatched by any other
As President, he will veto any legislation that encroaches on homeschooling parents’ rights.
Returning control of education to parents and teachers on the local level is the centerpiece of Ron Paul’s education agenda.
FREE MARKET SOLUTIONS
The free market – not government – is the solution to America’s energy needs.
Unfortunately, decades of misguided federal action have helped lead to skyrocketing fuel prices, making it even more difficult
for hardworking families to make ends meet.
Washington’s bureaucratic regulations, corporate subsidies, and excessive taxation have distorted the market and resulted in
government bureaucrats picking winners and losers.
In fact, much of the “pain at the pump” Americans are now feeling is due to federal policies designed by environmental
alarmists to punish traditional energy production – like oil, coal, and natural gas – in hopes of making energy sources they
favor more “economical.”
Sadly, even with $4.00 a gallon gasoline, many are attempting to make our energy crisis even worse by working to impose
job-destroying carbon taxes, or a “Cap and Tax” system.
As long as we allow federal regulations and bureaucratic red tape to get in the way of energy exploration, our country will
never solve its energy crisis, and Americans will continue to pay the price in high costs.
A PRO-ENERGY PRESIDENT
As President, Ron Paul will lead the fight to:
* Remove restrictions on drilling, so companies can tap into the vast amount of oil we have here at home.
* Repeal the federal tax on gasoline. Eliminating the federal gas tax would result in an 18 cents savings per gallon for
* Lift government roadblocks to the use of coal and nuclear power.
* Eliminate the ineffective EPA. Polluters should answer directly to property owners in court for the damages they create – not
* Make tax credits available for the purchase and production of alternative fuel technologies.
It’s time for a President that recognizes the free market’s power and innovative spirit by unleashing its full potential to
produce affordable, environmentally sound, and reliable energy.
TAXES & JOBS:
FORCED UNIONISM VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION
Freedom of association is one of the foundations of a free society. The Founders clearly understood this, which is why they
sought to protect this God-given right in the First Amendment.
While Ron Paul supports the right of every American to join a private sector union if they wish, he believes, like most
Americans, that forcing workers to pay union dues just to get or keep a job is wrong.
Unfortunately, over 75 years ago, the right to decide freely whether or not to join a labor union was taken away from
American workers by Congress.
BIG LABOR’S FORCED-DUES EMPIRE
As a result, national union bosses rake in $8 billion every year from workers who are forced to pay dues to a labor union just
to provide for themselves and their families.
Then, to add insult to injury, Big Labor uses this forced-dues money to bankroll the campaigns of tax-and-spend, big
government politicians all across the country like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama!
A PRO-RIGHT TO WORK RECORD
That’s why Ron Paul has been a strong supporter of the National Right to Work Act in Congress.
Passage of a National Right to Work law would end forced union dues by repealing compulsory-dues provisions in federal
In addition to his support for a National Right to Work law, he also voted to defeat Big Labor’s “Card Check” scheme.
This bill would have eliminated secret ballot elections for union organizers – allowing union bosses to intimidate workers into
signing themselves over to union boss control.
And he voted against the Police and Firefighter Monopoly Bargaining Bill.
This legislation was designed to put all American police and firefighters under the union bosses’ control – just the first step
toward forcing all state and local public employees under Big Labor’s thumb.
Ron Paul’s exceptional record on Right to Work issues earned him the prestigious Everett Dirksen Award from the National
Right to Work Committee.
And he’s been proud to receive the support of the National Right to Work Committee in each and every one of his
Congressional elections over the years.
As President, he will continue to lead the fight to free Americans from the shackles of compulsory unionism by working to
pass a National Right to Work law.
KEEP MORE OF YOUR MONEY
The power to tax is the power to destroy, which is why Ron Paul will never support higher taxes.
Our national debt is currently over $14 trillion, with the government spending nearly $2 trillion more per year than it collects.
The American people should not have to pay for Washington’s reckless and out-of-control appetite for debt.
High taxes stifle innovation, prevent saving, destroy production, crush the middle class and the poor, and discourage
investment. Every American is entitled to the fruits of his labor, especially during these tough economic times.
Lowering taxes will leave you more money to take care of yourself and your family, and it will allow businesses greater
opportunities to hire new workers, increase current salaries, and expand their companies.
As President, Ron Paul will support a Liberty Amendment to the Constitution to abolish the income and death taxes. And he
will be proud to be the one who finally turns off the lights at the IRS for good.
Capital gains taxes, which punish you for success (and interfere with your efforts to hedge against inflation by purchasing
gold and silver coins), should also be immediately repealed.
Struggling college students and those working to support their families would be greatly benefited and receive an immediate
pay raise by eliminating taxes on tips.
As a congressman, Ron Paul has consistently endorsed legislation to let Americans claim more tax credits and deductions,
including on educational costs, alternative energy vehicles, and health care. He also believes it is immoral to tax senior
citizens twice by requiring them to include Social Security benefits in their gross income at tax time. A first step to eliminating
that requirement would be to repeal the 1993 increase in taxes on Social Security benefits. Then we must abolish that tax
While a Flat Tax or a Fair Tax would each be a better alternative to the income tax system, Congressman Paul believes we
would have to guarantee the 16th Amendment is repealed to avoid having both the income tax and one of these systems as
an additional tax.
But there is a better way. Restraining federal spending by enforcing the Constitution’s strict limits on the federal government’s
power would help result in a 0% income tax rate for Americans.
The answer to spending and debt is to return to a constitutionally limited government that protects liberty – not one that
keeps robbing Peter to pay Paul.
END THE FED:
THE FED: DISHONEST, IMMORAL, UNCONSTITUTIONAL
There is no greater threat to the security and prosperity of the United States today than the out-of-control, secretive Federal
Imagine that parents, overwhelmed by debt and months behind on their bills, sent their spendthrift teenagers out each
weekend for a night on the town with credit cards and blank checks. Would anyone be surprised if this family never got their
finances under control?
Yet that is how a government which is almost 15 trillion dollars in the red behaves by entrusting taxpayers’ financial futures to
the Federal Reserve, which pumps money into the economy whenever it chooses and makes secret deals with Wall Street
executives, foreign central banks, and other politically-connected insiders without any significant oversight from Congress.
Snuck through Congress on Christmas Eve in 1913, the Federal Reserve Act established the Fed as America’s central bank.
The Fed essentially creates money out of thin air, manipulates interest rates, and interferes with the free market. By doing so,
the Fed fuels our economy’s boom-bust cycle and has helped devalue our dollar by over 95%.
According to the Minneapolis Federal Reserve branch’s own website, what you could buy with $1.00 in 1913 would now cost
Although Congress and the Treasury helped bring about the housing bubble and financial collapse with legislation,
regulations, and keeping the funds flowing to reckless institutions like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Fed was the main
cause of the crisis. Its interference in setting interest rates distorted the market, and its status as the “lender of last resort”
ensured banks could hook individuals and businesses for loans on projects that weren’t in as high demand as forecasters
When the crash occurred, common sense dictated a change in policy. But the Federal Reserve only increased its lending and
intervention to historic highs.
While selling Americans a bill of goods that the economy would never recover without unprecedented bailouts, we now know
that at the peak of its “emergency lending,” the Fed was providing nearly 90% of its discount window loans to foreign banks!
This included making over 70 loans to a bank partially owned by the Bank of Libya.
The Fed was able to get away with these actions because Congress lacks the authority to thoroughly and completely audit it.
In fact, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appeared before Congress early in the crisis and was able to refuse a
direct request to disclose which institutions were receiving trillions of taxpayer dollars from the Fed.
IN THE SHADOWS
It was only thanks to overwhelming grassroots support for Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed legislation that we have been granted
limited insight into the Fed’s operations. If it hadn’t been for last minute efforts to water down his bill, we would have learned
even more about the Fed’s actions before and during the crisis.
TIME FOR SOUND MONEY
As President, Ron Paul will work for passage of comprehensive audit legislation, and he will also fight to legalize sound
money so Americans will have alternatives to the Fed’s inflated paper money.
Ultimately, he will lead the charge to end the dishonest, immoral, and unconstitutional Federal Reserve System, enabling
America to take a giant step toward economic security, financial responsibility, and lasting prosperity.
AN EXPERIENCED PHYSICIAN
As an OB/GYN who delivered over 4,000 babies, Ron Paul knows firsthand how precious, fragile, and in need of protection
Dr. Paul’s experience in science and medicine only reinforced his belief that life begins at conception, and he believes it
would be inconsistent for him to champion personal liberty and a free society if he didn’t also advocate respecting the Godgiven
right to life—for those born and unborn.
After being forced to witness an abortion being performed during his time in medical school, he knew from that moment on
that his practice would focus on protecting life. And during his years in medicine, never once did he find an abortion
necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.
As a physician, Ron Paul consistently put his beliefs into practice and saved lives by helping women seek options other than
abortion, including adoption. And as President, Ron Paul will continue to fight for the same pro-life solutions he has upheld in
* Immediately saving lives by effectively repealing Roe v. Wade and preventing activist judges from interfering with state
decisions on life by removing abortion from federal court jurisdiction through legislation modeled after his “We the People
* Defining life as beginning at conception by passing a “Sanctity of Life Act.”
Because he agrees with Thomas Jefferson that it is “sinful and tyrannical” to “compel a man to furnish contributions of money
for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors,” Ron Paul will also protect the American people’s freedom
of conscience by working to prohibit taxpayer funds from being used for abortions, Planned Parenthood, or any other socalled
“family planning” program.
The strength of love for liberty in our society can be judged by how we treat the most innocent among us. It’s time to elect a
President with the courage and conviction to stand up for every American’s right to life.
“Ron Paul has been a leader in the fight to defend and restore the Second Amendment.” – Larry Pratt, Executive
Director, Gun Owners of America
“No member of Congress pays more attention to Second Amendment issues than Dr. Ron Paul.” – Dudley Brown,
Executive Director, National Association for Gun Rights
RON PAUL’S PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT STANDS
As a congressman, Ron Paul has never once voted for any piece of legislation that would infringe on gun owners’ rights or
weaken the Second Amendment.
The inalienable right to keep and bear arms is not only essential to a free society, but it is the guardian of every other right.
During his time in Congress, Ron Paul has worked tirelessly to restore the Second Amendment rights of all Americans by:
* Introducing legislation to repeal the “Brady Bill” and the so-called “Assault Weapons Ban.”
* Authoring legislation to end U.S. membership in the anti-gun United Nations to ensure American tax dollars are not used to
fund global gun control schemes like the so-called “Small Arms Treaty.”
* Writing a bill that would allow pilots and specially trained law enforcement personnel to carry firearms in order to protect
airline passengers and help prevent future 9/11-style attacks.
With our gun rights under constant attack from our own government and the anti-gun United Nations, as well as the threat of
rising crime due to our country’s economic woes, Congressman Paul believes it has never been more important that our
President be 100% committed to defending our God-given right to keep and bear arms.
In Congress, Ron Paul has stood as a champion for law-abiding gun owners, and he will continue protecting your Second
Amendment rights as President.
“DO NO HARM”
Dr. Ron Paul spent his entire career in the medical profession working to uphold this simple principle
by ensuring his patients received the best care he could give them, even if they could not afford it.
Dr. Paul understands the key to effective and efficient medical care is the doctor-patient relationship.
Yet, federal bureaucrats continue to believe that their one-size-fits-all policies will lower costs, increase
access, and cure an ailing industry.
Instead, excessive regulation, immoral mandates, and short-sighted incentives have created a system
where no one is happy, doctors pass quickly from one patient to the next, insurance is expensive to get
and difficult to maintain, and politicians place corporate interests ahead of their constituents.
FREEDOM NOT FORCE
The answer to our nation’s health care crisis lies in freedom – not force.
As President, Ron Paul will fight to put you back in control of your health care decisions, save you
money on medical expenses, and institute reforms that will once again make America’s health care
system the standard for other nations to follow.
He will work with Congress to:
* Repeal ObamaCare and end its unconstitutional mandate that all Americans must carry only
government-approved health insurance or answer to the IRS.
* Allow purchase of health insurance across state lines.
* Provide tax credits and deductions for all medical expenses.
* Exempt those with terminal illnesses from the employee portion of payroll taxes while they are
suffering from such illnesses or are incurring significant medical costs associated with their conditions.
* Give a payroll deduction to any worker who is the primary caregiver for a spouse, parent, or child
with a terminal illness.
* Ensure that those harmed during medical treatment receive fair compensation while reducing the
burden of costly malpractice litigation on the health care system by providing a tax credit for “negative
outcomes” insurance purchased before medical treatment.
* Guarantee that what is taken from taxpayers to pay for Medicare and Medicaid is not raided for other
* Make all Americans eligible for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and remove government-imposed
barriers to obtaining HSAs.
* Stop the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from
interfering with Americans’ knowledge of and access to dietary supplements and alternative treatments.
* Prevent federal bureaucrats from tracking every citizen’s medical history from cradle to grave by
prohibiting the use of taxpayer funds for a national database of personal health information.
Ron Paul proudly worked every day to honor the trust his patients placed in him, and he will do the
same as President with the confidence of the American people, who deserve a government that “does
no harm” to their health care.
A MATTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY
A nation without borders is no nation at all.
It just doesn’t make sense to fight terrorists abroad while leaving our front door unlocked.
Unfortunately, for far too long, neither major political party has had the courage to do what is necessary
to tackle the problem.
Instead, we’re presented with so-called “solutions” that involve amnesty proposals or further restricting
Americans’ civil liberties through programs like REAL ID.
Ron Paul opposes both of these schemes and believes they will only make illegal immigration and the
problems associated with it worse. He has been proud to see states exercising their Tenth Amendment
rights and protecting their citizens by refusing to comply with the unconstitutional REAL ID law.
While the federal government neglects its constitutional responsibility to protect our borders, it
continues to push mandates on the states to provide free education and medical care to illegal
immigrants at a time when the states are drowning in debt. This must not be tolerated any longer.
Like most Americans, Ron Paul also understands just how valuable legal immigration is to our country.
Immigrants who want to work hard, obey our laws, and live the American Dream have always been
COMMON SENSE REFORMS
If elected President, Ron Paul will work to implement the following common sense reforms:
* Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own
laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.
* No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration
Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.
* Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful
incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and
a welfare state.
* End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be
granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.
* Protect Lawful Immigrants – As President, Ron Paul will encourage legal immigration by
streamlining the entry process without rewarding lawbreakers.
As long as our borders remain wide open, the security and safety of the American people are at stake.
As President, Ron Paul will address immigration by fighting for effective solutions that protect our
nation, uphold the rule of law, and respect every American citizen’s civil liberties.
END THE TSA:
After 9/11 the Transportation Security Administration was created to protect airline passengers from
terrorist activity, but since it was put in place the TSA has been pushing passengers through
Radioactive Body Scanners that cause Cancer, The X-Ray machines that give out pictures of your
Naked body, and Unnecessary patdowns of American Citizens. This Organization is out of control, and
Does not Keep us Safe at the Airports and on the Planes. As President I would Abolish the TSA and
give the Airports to hire their own Private Security Force with better guidelines to support the Rights of
Passengers, and their Safety to board planes without any hassle. The TSA also violates the Fourth
Amendment and is Completely Unconstitutional.
The Obama Administration is attempting to Expand the TSA to on Road Checkpoints, Bus/Train
Stations, Football Stadiums and Shopping Malls. So if you don't want to see your Children Groped by
TSA Agents and you want to Travel Safely and without any inconvenience then i'm your man for the
END THE WAR ON DRUGS:
I think we should look at the federal drug war and I would say the federal drug war has failed, so we
should reject it. When I talk about changing the law, I want to go back to the constitutional approach to
a problem like this, and that is through the states. Up until 1937 there wasn’t even a law against
marijuana and at that time they just passed a law to tax it. So we’ve had an experience in this country
where we didn’t have all these laws, but it was regulated by the states. Alcohol is legalized by the
federal government but it is regulated by state laws. So I’m thinking more of an approach like that.
But what upsets me so much is when the state tries to exert its authority over marijuana, like in
California they will pass a law and say that sick people can use it. So people who are dying with AIDs
or cancer are getting benefits from marijuana and then the federal government comes in and says, “We
don’t care about the state law”, and they just overrun and they put people into prison for this. We have
now over 500,000 people in prison that never committed a violent crime for drug use, and there are
mandatory jail sentences under these conditions. This makes no sense, it’s so expensive and it hasn’t
I would let the states deal with it. It would be a state issue on how they do it. I recall as a youngster
when I worked in a drug store, I sold codeine and caffeine over the counter. I could by it as a teenager
and it wasn’t a drug problem. So it isn’t the lack of laws that causes a drug problem. I mean the real
drug problem and disaster in this country is alcohol and nicotine, that’s what is killing people. So we’re
dealing with the minutae, but we’re creating a monstrous legal problems costing hundreds of billions of
dollars and putting people in prison that should be treated as sick people. They shouldn’t be treated as
We treat alcoholics. What if we put all the alcoholics in prison? I mean, it makes no sense whatsoever.
Prohibition of alcohol was the biggest social absurdity … back then it was the borders between the
United States and Canada, that’s where the alcohol was coming in from Canada back then during
probation. Now it’s Mexico, but the problems we have are because the price of these drugs is about a
thousand times greater than it would be. Actually, some of this stuff is useless if it’s just allowed to be
out in the open. So we’ve created most of the problems for ourselves and these drug wars are a
consequence of our policies.
I would compare the statistics of how many people were using marijuana before 1937 and what kind of
problems we’ve had. After it was made illegal and we created the drug war, we’ve had a massive
increase in usage of these drugs. So I think that very statistic refutes everything that he says.
And if you’re looking for this so called gateway drug, the most addicting drug, it is claimed by many
scientists, is nicotine. That’s more addictive than marijuana and it kills more people. So, we’re on the
wrong track and we can do so much better by just coming to common sense, putting the responsibility
on the individual, the family and the local community and our state governments instead of creating
this monstrous drug war which has only been going on since Nixon’s time in the early 1970s, but
literally hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent and it keeps getting worse. But there is a lot of
law enforcement officials and a lot of judges that would like to see these rules change. As President I
would Legalize Marijuana on a National Level and have it Regulated like Alochol and Cigarettes.
People should be given the right to choose what they want to put into their Body , but must take that
responsibility for themselves.
STATEMENT ON FAITH:
“I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, and I endeavor every day to follow Him in all I do and in every position
I advocate.”-Ron Paul
My faith is a deeply private issue to me, and I don’t speak on it in great detail during my speeches because I want to avoid
any appearance of exploiting it for political gain. Let me be very clear here: I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal
Savior, and I endeavor every day to follow Him in all I do and in every position I advocate.
It is God Who gave us life. As He is free, so are those He created in His image. Our rights to life and liberty are inalienable.
I’m running for President of the United States because I believe that our traditions and way of life are under attack from an
out-of-control federal government and reckless politicians who show no regard for what our Founders entrusted to our
America became the greatest nation in human history because a dedicated band of Patriots believed their God-given rights
were worth fighting for, even if it meant challenging the world’s most powerful nation in what many deemed a “hopeless”
Being free meant so much to our forefathers that they put everything on the line – and thousands sacrificed their lives – to
give the promise of liberty to not only their children and grandchildren, but to generations they knew they would never even
Their courage and determination guaranteed they would defy the odds and achieve victory.
In this critical election, you and I must decide if the principles of limited government and personal freedom are worth fighting
for once again.
Since I’m asking for your vote and your trust to lead this nation, let me tell you a little bit about my background and beliefs.
My parents raised my four brothers and me on a dairy near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they set clear examples for each
of us about faith, honest living, and individual responsibility. Their Christian values helped inspire two of my brothers to
eventually enter the ministry, and provided me with the foundation I needed to practice medicine and one day become a U.S.
In addition to my time in Congress, I am proud to have delivered over 4,000 babies as a country doctor in Texas. As I trained
to practice medicine, I became convinced without a doubt that life begins at the moment of conception. I never performed an
abortion, and I never once found an abortion necessary to save the life of the mother. In fact, I successfully helped women
struggling with their pregnancies to seek other options, including adoption.
I am running to Restore America Now, and by that I mean that it’s time to protect and promote the basic God-given rights
inherent in the promise of America.
We must pass on our heritage of liberty to the next generation – not tens of trillions of dollars in debt and liabilities.
We must stand for life – not allow millions of innocent children to continue to be slaughtered with the government’s approval.
We must follow the Biblical mandate of using honest weights and measures – not printing money out of thin air in almost
complete secrecy and then handing it over to oppressive dictators.
We must only send our men and women to fight for our country when the mission is clear, every necessary tool needed to
win is provided, and we respect the Constitution by declaring war.
Once war is declared, it must be waged according to Just War principles. We should only fight when it’s in our national
security interest, and we should no longer do the corrupt United Nation’s bidding by policing the world.
In Congress, I never vote for any piece of legislation that violates the Constitution’s strict limits on government power. I also
do not participate in the congressional pension system.
As President, I give you my word that I will only exercise my authority within the confines of the Constitution, and I will work
every day to rein in a runaway federal government by binding it with the chains of that document.
For my stands and beliefs, I am told that my efforts are “hopeless.” Like those who were proud to stand up for what they
knew was right to create our nation, however, I firmly believe that now is a better time than ever before to reclaim our
liberties. No situation is hopeless for those who receive their strength from their faith, family, and freedom.
And like those Patriots, I have no doubt that liberty will prevail.
I invite you to join me and millions of other Americans in taking our stand to honor our forefathers’ sacrifices and Restore
On the last day of 2011, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act
For Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA).
This alone is hardly an unusual occurrence; the National Defense Authorization Act itself has been
signed into law every year for nearly the past fifty. One of its main objectives is to allow the
government to continue funding national security interests and the military for the next fiscal year.
This year’s bill, however, was different. One of the provisions included in the 2012 NDAA is one that
allows for American citizens suspected of terrorism to be indefinitely detained in military custody
without charge or trial. As Pfc. Bradley Manning begins the pre-trial hearing process after nearly 18
months of being held in military detention, the president has just signed into law a bill that will allow
the military to treat American civilians in a similar fashion if they are suspected of conducting activities
related to domestic terrorism.
The Obama administration had threatened to veto the bill as long as it contained the indefinite detention
provision, but changed course shortly before the final version was voted on by Congress.
In a letter to the public released following the signing of the document, Obama explained why he
signed the bill with the indefinite detention provision attached to it. He states that his signature on the
bill is necessary to continue funding for military and national security interests. Of the indefinite
detention provision, he says that the version of the bill he signed had been revised to eliminate any
provisions that would threaten the freedom of American citizens.
Legal scholar Jonathan Turley purports that despite what Obama says in his statement, the revisions
made to the bill were merely rhetorical in nature, and that it ultimately provides the military with
“extraordinary powers” to detain American citizens without providing them with a fair trial. Despite
what Obama has said on the topic, Turley says that the powers imparted to the military and the Obama
administration by way of this bill are cause for concern.
This is amplified by the fact that American citizens who are being investigated for being suspected of
terrorism cannot inform others about the investigation without facing prosecution as per provisions
of the PATRIOT Act. Coupled with the NDAA, a citizen wrongly suspected of terrorist activities could
now theoretically be held in military detention for months without trial, and be released only to be
restricted from taking legal action against his captors.
The implications of this legislation reflect the idea that certain liberties and freedoms must be sacrificed
in the name of protecting the country from further terrorist attacks — a notion that is widely disputed
by various groups concerned with civil liberties.
The signing of this year’s NDAA has been decried in a statement released by the ACLU, which says
that the bill “…violates international law because it is not limited to people captured in the context of
an actual armed conflict as required by the laws of war.”
This, and the broader topic of how to preserve liberty while countering possible terrorist threats, will
surely be a major question for the contenders of the 2012 election to handle. The discussion prompted
by the signing of the NDAA touches upon the contentious issue of how the U.S. government is
expected to respect the Bill of Rights while maintaining the country’s security by diffusing threats in a
One of the other provisions of the bill is said to make the closing of Guantanamo Bay more difficult, as
it restricts the transfer of cleared detainees from the facility for resettlement and repatriation purposes.
Overall, the signing of the NDAA leaves us with the impression that the current president has shown
few significant differences from the Bush administration in terms of post-9/11 national security policy.
The PATRIOT Act was renewed by Obama earlier this year, the Guantanamo Bay detention center
remains open, and now the recently-signed NDAA has extended the powers of the military to include
the detainment of American citizens indefinitely without trial.
TO ALL CITIZENS OF CHAMBERSBURG AND FRANKLIN COUNTY:
If you are still undecided on which candidate to vote for, just remember the decision you make
today will effect future Generations. It is your Children/Grand Children who will have either
More Freedom, or Enslavement in their future, but it’s up to you to decide and take action.
“I will always vote what I have promised, and always vote the Constitution, as well
as I will not vote for one single penny that isn't paid for, because debt is the
monster, debt is what's going to eat us up and that is why our economy is on the
My TOP 3 Reasons for Supporting Ron Paul to win the Nomination of Presidency
Ofcourse there are more than 3, but these are the most Important.
Reason #3 With the State of our Economic System and the Aggresive Wars that have been going on for Years, it's time for this Country to Stay out of the Business of attacking other countries for OIL and Profit.
Our Society is going Down Hill because of the Federal Reserve printing up Fiat Money and giving our children a Future of Despair and Suffering. Ron Paul would End the FED and bring back a Gold Standard. He would also End all these Illegal Wars across the World that are creating more pain in Suffering for the people in these countries, but also hurting my own Family at the same time.
Reason #2 Every day our Freedoms are being taken away by the Corporate United States Government, they want to get into our business and threaten our way of life, our liberty, and our Privacy, whether that would be TSA Pat Downs @Airports or Security Checkpoints every where we look. No other Candidate is talking about this, or even have a solution to this. Ron Paul will End the TSA, DOJ, and many others that Harm our Civil Liberties.
Reason #1 Ron Paul has been extremely Honest to the American People, he has warned us from the beginning of the coming economic collapse, the Debt situation and how Government has been too out of Control. The Man is a Doctor and has cared for many patients, he has never voted against the Constitution, and has never took Large Contributions from Big banks like Goldman Sachs. He is not a Bankers Puppet. He is a Man of Integrity, Compassion, Honesty, and Truth.
Not many politicians have those kinds of qualities. Ron Paul would be the Best Candidate to bring Peace and Prosperity to the Land of America, and probably at the same time help the World by Spreading his message of Freedom, peace and Liberty.
Now We must Remember it's not just the man that we must Support, it's the Idea's he brings with him that we should share together.
The Revolution Starts in the hearts of Men and Women who truly want Real Positive change within their Lives, who are willing to Sacrifice their Daily Mundane Activities in working to Bring a Better World for themselves and their Children. Getting Ron Paul Elected as President is one of those first few steps for helping us out of a path to Self Descruction and Deeper Enslavement
As for after that, WE must focus on Providing the Basic Necessities of Life to every man/woman and Child, without any Obligation or Force. (Ofcourse we must focus on this Now, not just in the Future)
People need Access to Housing, Food/Water, Clothing, Education, Healthcare, Transportation and Energy, so we can eliminate the Stress, Fear and Frustration of many People, then we can focus our efforts onto other really amazing projects to bring more happiness and Freedom to Everyone in this world.
Ron Paul could be that Transitional President to help move us towards a RBE in time, but still we must Shift our Beliefs and change the way we see everything to ever get into a more Peaceful, Loving, and Abundant Reality. Things will not Happen overnight, but if we take one hour of our time each week spreading knowledge and information around to our family members and Friends then we could see things change faster than we expected. We can't just sit back and allow ourselves to be Victims anymore, we must take back our responsibility to motivate and help other people get involved with contributing to their society.
A Great Man has said, "The Only Limitations we have, is those which we impose upon our Selves" Jacque Fresco of The Venus Project
Extremely Important websites
Daily Paul (All your updated News)
FOR AL THE NAY SAYERS OUT THERE AND THE PEOPLE WHO HATE RON PAUL AND ALL HIS SUPPORTERS, YOU HAVE ALOT OF ISSUES TO WORK OUT. YOU ARE BAISCLY SAYING YOUR AN ENEMY OF FREEDOM, AN ENEMY OF PROSPERITY, PEACE, AND LIBERTY. YOUR BASICLY TELLING EVERYONE THAT YOU JUST DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT PEOPLE, AND THE DIRECTION THIS COUNTRY & PLANET IS GOING. PEOPLE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THE BULLSHIT GAMES WE PLAY, TIRED OF THE FINGER POINTING, TIRED OF THE NAME CALLING, TIRED OF ALL THE BLAMING. PEOPLE WANT REAL POSITIVE CHANGE IN THIS WORLD TODAY, NOT TOMARROW, AND RON PAUL IS A GOOD START.
The Only candidate to stand up against the Federal Reserve and other Corporate banks, the Only Candidate that stands up against the TSA, Drug Wars, and the DHS.
Why in the World would you hate a man who is trying to give you more freedom?
Last updated by Aaron Jul 1, 2012.