Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) is the leading advocate for freedom in our nation’s capital. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Paul tirelessly works for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies. He is known among his congressional colleagues and his constituents for his consistent voting record. Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution.
Ron Paul’s popularity has grown tremendously over the course of his presidential campaign for the past year. But even before in his 10 terms in Congress – where he gained the nickname ‘Dr. NO’ – he has become known for being the utmost advocate for the Constitution. And having a perfect voting record based on his principals of liberty and freedom – the libertarian philosophy – he has also earned the title as “the Champion of the Constitution”.
Ron Paul and his message for real change in government – smaller, constitutional government – has left him an unpopular adversary with some of the world’s largest corporations, the mainstream corporate mass media, and generally – the powerful people who have a firm grip on the government.
In his presidential campaign, Ron Paul has become known for having been censored by the mass media (CFR). Most major media has refused to acknowledge him and the evidence that supports his popularity (i.e. poll results) – a tactic that only backfired and drew newer attention to his campaign.
The Ron Paul presidential campaign has also made new records in donations from small donors online – reaching in the tens of millions of dollars. He receives no money from corporate entities or federal loans – the campaign is almost entirely donor-supported. This included donations from active military-duty personnel, who have given Ron Paul as much as the donations of every other 2008 presidential candidate combined.
His popularity has grown immensely, especially due to the vast information exchange made possible by the Internet, and with the many many thousands who are learning more about the real condition of America and what’s happening to this now-dying country.
YouTube and other sources of online video and radio have been a major contribution to the growing awareness that Ron Paul is encouraging. Innovations like these have allowed people to more easily and quickly learn more about him and the issues he discusses. Unlike the other candidates, Ron Paul opposes Internet regulations. It is because the Internet is free from government restrictions that such valuable information exchange has been possible.
Online, Ron Paul has the most subscriptions friends on most networks. He has raised the most money online – in all time. And he has the widest fan-base, including hundreds of dedicated sites to his campaign and the cause.
Results from the votes in the primary have not stopped his campaign or his supporters. Neither has the lack of media coverage. His support continues to grow. Many don’t believe that the vote counts are correct, and understand that the votes don’t really matter (see delegates).
Ron Paul became a candidate in this race by a small group of enthusiasts who started raising money for him and asking him to run. He was reluctant and skeptical of the possibility to raise enough awareness, especially in the young people. But as the support grew, this quickly changed.
Ron Paul does not want to be president so he can control America or the people’s lives, but just the opposite – he wants to put-down the forces that are undermining the Constitution, your Rights, and the financial integrity of America.
Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record:
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 the Patriot Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.
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.
Congressman Paul introduces numerous pieces of substantive legislation each year, probably more than any single member of Congress.