I have had some people to challenge me on why I voted for the candidate I did in the Primary (Early Voting). I never named the candidate on purpose - the clues were supposed to give it away. Following are some more clues. I also wonder how many people, like myself, had no idea about these characteristics of this candidate. I even discovered from listening to videos that given the right opportunity this candidate is an eloquent speaker, not all as he appears in the debates in the strained hostile environment. (Be sure to note the links to videos below)
*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.
*He is and has been an unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family values.
*He continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government (see quote below on this)
*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 regulating the Internet.
*He tirelessly works for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies.
*He introduces numerous pieces of substantive legislation each year, probably more than any single member of Congress.
*He once voluntarily relinquished his House seat and returned to his medical practice.
*He advocates Closing Dept. of Education, but not dismantling public schools
*He encourages homeschooling & private school via tax writeoff, saying " The parents have to get control of the education. It used to be parents had control of education through local school boards. Today it's the judicial system and the executive branch of government, the bureaucracy, that controls things, and it would be predictable that the quality would go down. The money goes to the bureaucrats and not to the educational system.
*Ronald Reagan once said of this candidate, "He 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.”
*This candidate said, "We spend too much, tax too much, & print too much money It's absolutely a threat to our national security because we've spent too much, we tax too much, we borrow too much, and we print too much. When a country spends way beyond its means, eventually it will destroy the currency, and we're in the midst of a currency crisis.
Our dollar is going down rapidly as we speak. It's because we have lived beyond our means. We can't afford the foreign policy that we have. We have to cut back. We have to live within our means. If we're going to spend money, we ought to spend it at home, and that is why we have to change this foreign policy. We can't afford it to do what we're doing today because it will destroy our dollar."
To learn more about this presidential candidate see these videos:http://www.ickypeople.com/2008/02/ron-paul-finally-gets-equal-timeon-mtv.html
- About 15 minutes of questions and answers on TV discussion in which Huckabee, Ron Paul, Obama, and Clinton participated February 2, 08http://www.dailypaul.com/node/1115#comment-4716
(Two videos on this page) Be sure to watch until the end of these videos) There are several quotes that are very good interspersed throughout the videos.
Also see this article: http://www.ronpaul2008.com/about/