The Following is from RON Paul's own website,
mailings, and Speeches. This story is part of our continued Know the
2008 Candidates Series.
About Ron Paul
Congressman Ron Paul
is the leading advocate for freedom in our nation’s capital. As a
member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Paul tirelessly works
for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a
return to sound monetary policies. He is known among his congressional
colleagues and his constituents for his consistent voting record. 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.
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 17 grandchildren.
While serving in Congress during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dr.
Paul’s limited-government ideals were not popular in Washington. In
1976, he was one of only four Republican congressmen to endorse Ronald
Reagan for president.
During that time, Congressman Paul 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
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.
Paul returned to Congress in 1997 to represent the 14th congressional
district of Texas. He presently serves on the House Committee on
Financial Services and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He
continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal
government and a return to constitutional principles.
Congressman Paul’s consistent voting record prompted one of his
congressional colleagues to say, “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
colleague observed, “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.”
Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record:
He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
He voted against the Patriot Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.
He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.
Congressman Paul introduces numerous pieces of substantive
legislation each year, probably more than any single member of Congress.
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The Above is not an endorsement of the candidate, but a autobiography by the candidate himself.
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