Ron Paul

Ron Paul is United States Congressman and a Republican presidential candidate for the 2012 election. Paul is a Baptist and has five children with his wife, Carol Wells.

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Why do some Republicans call Ron Paul RuPaul?

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Mark Levin, a radio talk show host, referred to Ron Paul as Ru Paul in his radio show. His listeners are probably quoting that expression. Levin is a life-long conservative and constitutional attorney, who has an originalist approach to government. Name-calling is nothing new on Levin's show, and it is usually political ad hominem for the purpose of entertainment. The name RuPaul is a jab at Ron Paul's reputation and legitimacy as a statesmen. Mark Levin is an admitted Republican, and his views are in line with conservative parties filled by elite ruling class. These claims are supported by his attitude toward non-Republican talk show hosts and his dismissal of non-wealthy politicians. He frequently attacks short-statured people and non-Republicans without provocation, and is an avid Sarah Palin supporter.
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Does Ron Paul support same-sex marriage?

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No. Ron Paul opposes federal recognition of same-sex marriages, but also opposes a federal ban, saying that he believes it is a states rights issue. He supports a law to keep the federal judiciary from imposing same-sex marriage in jurisdictions where it hasn't been legislated.
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How tall is Ron Paul?

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He used to be 6 foot even in his youth, but now at 76 he is just over 5'10"
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Is Ron Paul a racist?

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Ron Paul is not a racist. He is the only man in Washington who has suggested politicians stop using terms such as "white" "black" "hispanic" or "asian" when referring to the American people. He believes we should all be treated as simply Americans, with equal benefits and rights to freedom. He does not support special interest. Also, from the Ron Paul Wikipedia entry: "In 2001, Paul took "moral responsibility" for the comments printed in the "Ron Paul" newsletters, telling Texas Monthly that they were written by unnamed contributors and did not represent his views.[65] He said newsletter remarks referring to U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan (which called her a "fraud" and a "half-educated victimologist" whose "race and sex protect her from criticism") were "the saddest thing, because Barbara and I served together and actually she was a delightful lady." The magazine defended Paul's decision to protect the writer's confidence in 1996, concluding, "In four terms as a U.S. congressman and one presidential race, Paul had never uttered anything remotely like this."[17] RP&A, the chief publisher, was dissolved the same year.[51]" He sure fooled me: http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/11/the_ron_paul_campaign_and_its.html http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane-mccalla/opinion-neo-cons-neo-nazis-and-neo-mcveighs-crash-ron-pauls-tea-party/comment-page-1/#comment-860752 Bill White, the commander of the Nazi group, has alleged that Paul's ties to neo-Nazi groups are deeper than campaign contributions and photographs. I am compelled to tell the truth about Ron Paul's extensive involvement in white nationalism. Both Congressman Paul and his aides regularly meet with members of the Stormfront set, American Renaissance, the Institute for Historic Review, and others at the Tara Thai restaurant in Arlington, Virginia Paul is a white nationalist of the Stormfront type who has always kept his racial views and his views about world Judaism quiet because of his political position.
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What is the current job of Ron Paul?

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Ron Paul is currently a representative of the 14th district of Texas in the United States House of Representatives.
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Why is Ron paul so cool?

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He is a christian ANSWER Since Ron Paul is a U.S. Congressman, it is more important that he is a patriot that upholds the Constitution of the United States. Very few of them do. I woudl respect him just as much if he were a Jew, a Moslem, Hindu, or even a Scientologist. The Constitution is the issue when it comes to U.S. politics.
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Will Ron Paul run as a third party candidate in the general election?

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He's the only candidate running that's within the 2 party system who is different. They all are the same, from both sides of the aisle they are in it for their corporate masters. He won't get the Repub. nomination because the system will never allow it. So let us all hope that he runs as a 3rd party candidate. If he does step up he will garner a large number of votes and will definitely peel off a large number of Repub. votes Ron Paul has made it very clear he is going to remain a Republican. Although, his views are very different from most Republicans. Despite the end of his campaign, Ron Paul is attempting to form a long lasting grass roots organization called The Campaign for Liberty. www.campaignforliberty.com
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Did Ron Paul call for eliminating the Border Patrol in 1988?

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Back in 1988 Paul filled out a CNN questionaire that called for the elimination of the Border patrol. The BP would be replaced by the Armed Forces. He disputes this claim.
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Who is Ron Paul?

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Ron Paul is currently (was in the past (2008)) a Republican congressmen from Texas. He ran as a Republican in the Republican primary. In the process he raised millions of dollars, having overwhelming turn outs at his national speaking engagements. Ron Paul often ostracized for his "conservative" values believing the constitution is important, the government is in violation of our civil rights, and the constitution should be followed and honored The Republican party confused this with "crazy talk" and often poked fun at Ron Paul. Ron Paul did not win the 2008 Republican primaries but kept his congressional seat. Ron Paul supports limited government, removal of the IRS, limited to no federal taxes. Disassembling of the federal reserve as they are a private illegal institution, gun rights, as well as states rights.
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When was Ron Paul born?

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Ron Paul was born on August 20, 1935.
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Where does Ron Paul live?

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Dr. Ron Paul, congressman from Texas's 14th District, resides in Lake Jackson, Texas with his wife, Carol.
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Is Ron Paul out of the race?

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Ron Paul is not out of the race. He is still running and campaigning in upcoming states. It is also not impossible for him to to still win the nomination, though he is currently projected to have the least delegates of all the candidates.
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Is Ron Paul married?

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Ron Paul has been married for more than 50 years to Carol Paul. They have raised a family of five children, and they have given them eighteen beautiful grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. -paraphrase from "The Ron Paul I Know" by Carol Paul http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/paul-carol1.html
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Who are some of Ron Paul's largest donors?

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The military is actually one of his largest supporters. He has more donations from the military than any other candidate, including McCain.
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How many times has Ron Paul run for president?

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2012 is the third time Ron Paul has run for president. He ran in 1988 as a Libertarian and again in 2008 as a Republican, when he was defeated in the Republican primaries by John McCain.
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Why isn't Ron paul electable?

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When people say that Congressman Paul is not electable, they say that out of ignorance of American history that has surpassed 3 weeks ago. Ron Paul predicted the 2007 economic bust in the late 1990's. He said we were going to be attacked by terrorists someday if we don't change our foreign policy soon. That was in 1998. In 2001, we were attacked on 9/11, a predictable result of, as he says, "meddling in the affairs of others". He has a well-rounded economic background and 40 years of government experience, fighting for liberty for ALL people, not who the neocons say are free and who are not. What I'm saying is that Ron Paul has a very simple economic and foreign policy. Some people mistake this for being simplistic policy, and think that having bombastic 20,000 page economic bills is sensible policy. But it is not simplistic because Ron Paul's message is that people have been able to manage their lives and solve problems for themselves for thousands of years without aid from governments of society, why is now different? He understands that almost every economic problem we are facing today is because of economic planning and government intervention in the economy that has backfired, just look at the modern healthcare system and compare it to fifty years ago, its a result of socialist keynesianism that we suffer. "To believe in liberty is not to believe in any particular social and economic outcome. It is to trust in the spontaneous order that emerges when the state does not intervene in human volition and human cooperation. It permits people to work out their problems for themselves, build lives for themselves, take risks and accept responsibility for the results, and make their own decisions." - Ron Paul, Liberty Defined, p. 2
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How long has Ron Paul served in congress?

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Ron Paul has been a member of the House of Representatives 1976-77, 79-85, 97-present.
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How old will Ron Paul be if elected president?

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Improved on 5/04/11: Ron Paul was born on August 20th, 1935. If he was elected President in 2008, he would have been 73 years old. Adding 4 years to that, he will be 77 years old if he elected for the 2012 Presidency. As of now, Ronald Reagan holds the 'record' for being the oldest elected President, at a ripe age of 69 years old. Though now in second place, William Henry Harrison (1) previously held this record for almost 150 years until good old Ronald showed up. (1) On a side note, William Henry Harrison once held two Presidential 'records'. Besides once being the oldest, he still holds the record for serving just 32 days as President before he died from pneumonia. His untimely death lent itself as a case study in the creation of the 25th Amendment. Talk about unlucky...
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Why would Ron Paul be a good president?

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This could be seen as something of a trick question.
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What are some of ron pauls weaknesses?

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He seeks a return to the gold standard. The rigidity of the gold standard made it next to impossible for money markets to recover during the Great Depression, which is why much of the world abandoned it. Additionally, going back to the gold standard would give a worldwide conglomerate of gold miners control over money markets much in the same manner as what OPEC has on oil supplies and prices. He seeks to end the federal reserve. Most people who support this have no idea how it would impact them. Interest rates on loans are largely based on assessed risk. The fed reduces that risk, allowing lower interest rates on loans. This is particularly important when it comes to loans for small businesses and student loans. If the fed were ended, interest rates on loans would increase exponentially, creating hardships both for small businesses and for students who aren't fortunate to come from a rich enough family which can pay university costs in full up front. He would also seek to end any kind of federal aid whatsoever, such as FAFSA or federal student loans. So, for those students who don't have thousands upon thousands of Dollars handy, a college education would become even more difficult to achieve. He says he wants to end the war on drugs. His followers seem to think this means he would legalise them. On the contrary, he's expressed that it would be a state-level matter. Thus, all he would is break up on war on drugs into 50 smaller wars on drugs. One that really gets under my skin, being a combat veteran - his supporters like to claim that he's all for the troops. They cite donations he's received from military members, and his claims of non-intervention. However, you have to consider that the average age of a soldier is 19 - sorry, but it's not exactly the most rational and forward-thinking demographic out there. Additionally, several measures have been passed since 11 September which increased benefits to veterans. Among these benefits are increased emphasis on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling, physical rehabilitation for wounded vets, job placement services for veterans, services to help veterans transition into civilian life, and a more substantial G.I. Bill. At a time when the suicide rate for veterans is over twice that of the remaining population, and unemployment for post-9/11 veterans is higher than both the national average and the average for veterans of wars prior to 9/11, it should be easy to understand why these services are crucial. Ron Paul has voted against every single one of them. Consistently.
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Is ron Paul Republican?

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Ron Paul is a Libertarian, but is running as a Republican in the 2012 presidential race. He attracts large numbers of Independents, Democrats, and numerous Conservative Republicans. He has the largest grassroots base of an presidential candidate, and has received six times as much donation money from active duty military than all other Republican candidates combined. His stances are based on conservative principles.