Ron Paul for President

I realize it’s early in the election campaign, but I’m already throwing in my endorsement. Actually, my endorsement was given before Ron Paul even announced his candidacy. The Congressman from Texas is an oddity amongst his Republican peers, since he actually votes according to the conservative, libertarian values that those aforementioned peers merely give lip service.

So, a couple months ago, Ron Paul announced that he’s seeking the 2008 Republican nomination for President. I couldn’t be happier. I think that if Americans actually considered the platforms of the candidates, and not their party affiliation, Dr. Paul’s position on issues appeals to many people who wouldn’t consider themselves Republicans. I also think that so many conservatives are so disillusioned with the Republican party that they are ready to vote for an old-style conservative candidate.

The following story comes from the Wikipedia article linked above, and perfectly describes his position on smaller Federal government:

He has been criticized at times for his voting record, being the only dissenting vote against giving Pope John Paul II, Rosa Parks and Mother Teresa the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. According to Texas Monthly, “When he was criticized for voting against the medal [for Parks], he chided his colleagues by challenging them to personally contribute $100 to mint the medal. No one did. At the time, Paul observed, ‘It’s easier to be generous with other people’s money.’”

2 comments

  1. Davy C Rockett

    Thanks for joining the “Ron Paul Revolution”
    Welcome to the club!

    Ron Paul for President in 2008. Go Paul!
    He’s got my vote all the way to the general election baby!
    If Repubs don’t vote for Paul and Liberty in 08, then to hell with them anyway.

    http://www.ronpaul2008.com

  2. Tom

    Even though I’m a registered Republican, I haven’t voted for a Republican candidate in the general election for a while (I may have voted for Bush Sr. against Clinton). However, this is the reason I stay registered as a Republican, so I can vote for men like Dr. Paul in the primaries.

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