RON PAUL (R-Texas)ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT
Washington, March 12 -- Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) announced and discussed his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president of the United States this morning on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program. Afterwards, paperwork was filed with the Federal Election Commission.Ron Paul has stepped up to the plate because he knows what we all know: the noose is tightening, and there isn't much time if we hope to restore to a constitutional government.
“The American people now have a real conservative in the race for president they can support,” stated Kent Snyder, chairman of the Ron Paul 2008 committee. He added, “Congressman Paul has a long and consistent record of a true conservative; a record we are eager to put against any candidate for the Republican nomination.”
My family and I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Paul personally a few weeks ago at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum. I think he'd be an amazing President and probably the best of all candidates thus far! To me, he embodies what the Republican party should be representing, and except for 1 or 2 issues I agree with what he has to say and I wish him well and plan on supporting his campaign.
He has an impeccable voting record.
He is "right on," on freedom and sovereignty issues.
This is where he stands on the issues and what he has to say:
Debt and Taxes - Working Americans like lower taxes. So do I. Lower taxes benefit all of us, creating jobs and allowing us to make more decisions for ourselves about our lives.
American Independence and Sovereignty -So called free trade deals and world governmental organizations like the International Criminal Court (ICC), NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and CAFTA are a threat to our independence as a nation.
Border Security and Immigration Reform - The talk must stop. We must secure our borders now. A nation without secure borders is no nation at all. It makes no sense to fight terrorists abroad when our own front door is left unlocked. I believe in national borders and national security. My position is, take away incentives--why are states compelled to give free education and medical care? I don't endorse easy automatic citizenship for people who break the law. They shouldn’t be able to come reap the benefits of a welfare state. I think removing the incentives are very important, but don’t think you can solve the immigration problem until you deal with the welfare state and the need for labor created by a government that interferes with the market economy. We’re short of labor at the same time lots of people are paid not to work. Take away [illegal immigrants'] incentives. I believe in a responsibility to protect our borders, rather than worrying about the border between North and South Korea or Iraq and Syria, and I think that’s a reasonable position.
Privacy and Personal Liberty - The biggest threat to your privacy is the government. We must drastically limit the ability of government to collect and store data regarding citizens’ personal matters.
Property Rights and Eminent Domain - We must stop special interests from violating property rights and literally driving families from their homes, farms and ranches. He squarely supports protections from Eminent Domain abuse.
War and Foreign Policy - Escalation in Iraq is hardly the answer.
- Government exists to protect liberty, not to redistribute wealth or to grant special privileges.
- Rights belong to individuals, not groups.
- The government's monetary role is to maintain the integrity of the monetary unit, not participate in fraud.
- The lives and actions of people are their own responsibility, not the government's.
- Then Internet should be unregulated and open to express all viewpoints.
- He wholeheartedly supports homeschooling and keeping federal government out of education.
REMOVE - RENEW - RESTORE
Remove "New World Order" politics.
Renew trust in public servants with accountability.
Restore a constitution based federal government.
Read an Interview from reason Magazine here.