Hildred L. Kennett 12-28-11 Get your copy of Marble Eyes today.
The last candidate for the Republican nomination for President that I will cover is Ron Paul, U.S. Congressman from the 14th district of Texas. He was born in August 1935 which makes him the oldest of the front running candidates. He graduated from Gettysburg College and from Duke University School of Medicine. He was elected to Congress because he had delivered so many babies in his district everyone knew him. He is an author of several political books such as, Liberty Defined: 50 essential issues That Effect our Freedom (2011), End the Fed (2009), and the Revolution: A Manifesto( 2008). Paul has been named the “intellectual godfather” of the Tea Party.
Paul is a libertarian whose ideals are often in direct conflict with the Republican and Democratic Parties. This will be the third time he has campaigned for the presidency. He also campaigned in 1988 for the Libertarian Party and again in 2008 for the Republican Party. In July 2011 he announced he would not be running for Congress so he could spend the time needed to campaign for the Presidential nomination. Paul still refuses to sign up for the government pension that he is entitled to and does so to keep from receiving government money. He says it would be hypocritical and immoral for him to do so. He has served in the U.S. Congress 12 two year terms.
Some of the things that Paul believes need to be done are: Term limits for the Senate and Congress, abolish the income tax. He also introduced the “Sunlight Rule” which requires lawmakers to actually read a bill before they can vote on it. Paul says over a three year period he voted against 700 Bills that would have promoted bigger government. Paul is very outspoken about the U.S. government being to big and interfering with the States right to govern it’s own people.
This short write up on Congressman Paul does not give a complete picture of the candidate. It is intended to peak your interest and get you to look into each Presidential candidate running for the Republican Presidential nomination. Do the research and then make your vote count in 2012.
Hildred L. Kennett