Congressman from Lake Jackson,Texas in the metro Houston area. He works as a medical doctor. He has been a consistent classical liberal or libertarian as congressman and a presidential candidate (as a Republican in 2008 and a Libertarian in 1988). He holds to a consistent constitutionalist position upholding the Lockean political philosophy that the United States was founded upon. He argues for a nighwatchman view of the State consistent with the Jeffersonaian view of the U.S. Constitution.

On social issues Congressman Paul is a conservative. He supports the right to life and opposes abortion on demand. He also opposes open borders policy on immigration realizing that it is crucial to protect the culture the American political, legal, and economic system is rooted in. Even though some of his supporters are social and moral nihilists, Paul has maintained a consistent social conservatism and realizes that the main source of leftist attack on American traditions has been the Federal government. Even though he supports drug and sex deregulation, he has never endorsed illicit drug use or aberrant sexual practices. His position is to allow nature to take its course with reckless and immoral behavior rather than placing such behavior on par with traditional morality.

This same logic is present in his economic policy. Companies or individuals who can create new products or services that people choose to buy because they perceive these products or services can help them should be free to prosper. Those who offer poor quality products or services should be allowed to fail. Government should only provide basic rules for these pursuits to take place, such as prevention of fraud and enforcing contracts. As Milton Friedman used to say, the market forces people to "put up or shut up." This maxim applies to life-styles as well as business enterprises.
I am voting for Ron Paul because he stands for the principles Jefferson articulated in 1776 in the Declaration of Independence.
by Tex in Tex January 28, 2008
the most brilliant and most genius political candidate this country has ever seen!!
Steve: "so who are u gonna vote for?"

Me:" RON PAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
by bronbron124 May 30, 2009
A phrase that means "cool", "hip", or "fly." Perhaps, if from Ron Paul's era "groovy."
"You got a new car?! That is SO Ron Paul!"
by BillHall February 10, 2010
Soon to be the 44th President of the United States
Look it is Ron Paul.
by JESUS WALDO December 09, 2007
A Republican Congressman from Texas. Notable for his Austrian economic views and isolationist foreign policy. Less publically noted, but just as common in his speeches, is his "strict Constitutinalism". If the Constitution doesn't explicitly say the federal government can do something, the federal government can't do it unless Constitutionally amended.

Pros-Charismatic, admittedly principled. During his career as a Congressman Paul has scantly ever changed his position on most issues. Holds the distinction of having been the lone dissident on more votes in the US Congress than virtually all other sitting Congressman combined.

Cons-The term radical puts it softly. Paul wants to abolish, among other federal programs, the IRS, all federal departments except the Department of Justice, Defence, Commerce, and State, the Federal Reserve, and fiat currency. He opposes all federal drug laws, all business regulation except common Criminal Code offences, all foreign aid, most if not all social assistance, and all anti-discrimination legislation. He supports pulling out all American bases around the world, and opposes US participation in NATO, the WTO, IMF, and World Bank, and the United Nations. Would not have intervened in virtually every American war, including World War II and the American Civil War.

Also has a more than slighly suspect history of printing obscenely racist and homophobic articles.

There is also a significant conspiracy minded mentality amongst his supporters.
Ron Paul is a principled but radical Republican Congressman.
by ThomasvonPaul October 09, 2012
Anarchist who doesn't care whether extremist Islamic fundamentalists take over America or not
Ron Paul "Revolution"
by NGD_OMEGA October 27, 2007

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