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.more...
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.
If God will give a damn about now-relapsing America, one man chosen will wield Holy Blade, endowed by the Higher One, to strike down against all injustice politics and rooted America back to Constitution, and it will be HIM, Ron Paul.
Can't wait to see Ron Paul's Judgement Day, where all half-brain administration will be purged.
Current Texas Congressman (Republican) and one of the most popular Republicans on the internet, second to Chuck Norris. He is a libertarian, believes in strict adherence to the Constitution and often disagrees with his own party as often as with the Democrats, such as with the Iraq War and War on Drugs. He ran for the Libertarian Party for President some time ago. More recently, he ran for President in 2008 for the Republican nomination and did fairly well, but failed to enter the mainstream contest between McCain/Romney/Huckabee. He is running again in 2012. Instead of relying on "elderly gun nuts" to gain support for his Presidential bids, Ron Paul appears to have a small but close following among young libertarians who are often seen on the internet.
RON PAUL 2008!
RON PAUL 2012!
EVERYTHING ELSE SUCKS!
Anarchist who doesn't care whether extremist Islamic fundamentalists take over America or not
Ron Paul "Revolution"