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Ron Paul Kicks Butt in MSNBC Poll

Ron Paul makes surprise showing in poll
I was surprised to see the MSNBC poll regarding the GOP debate ...Ron Paul kicked butt ! Why the GOP hasnt had him "Wellstoned" yet surprises me.... Go Ron !  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18436681/

Ron Paul is Least Offensive of the Group 04.May.2007 12:40

Kilgore Trout

Paul is a libertarian on many issues, and a "conservative" on many others. See:  http://www.ontheissues.org/TX/Ron_Paul.htm

He does, however, oppose federal funding of stem cell research, and he is anti-choice. He voted to restrict bankruptcy rules, therebye hurting the poor.

Yes on "protecting the Pledge of Allegiance".

YES on banning gay adoptions in DC.

Rated 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record.

YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks.

NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges, but YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools, and supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer.

YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refineries. Vote to repeal the gas tax.

NO on increasing AMTRAK funding.

Rated 76% by the Christian Coalition.

NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction.

NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China.

Rated 76% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record.

Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record.

Rated 56% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues.

YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. YES on deploying SDI.

Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration.

Rated 47% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a mixed record on union issues.

Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox.

NO on establishing "network neutrality".

Abolish federal welfare; leave it all to states.

Ron Paul is a real conservative 04.May.2007 23:38

Fred Bauer

Two of the things I like about him is that he's against the Federal Reserve and for a real 911 investigation. He's no Liberal though. Polls say he won the debate, but you'd never know it from the media coverage. Ron Paul will be ignored and made out to be too "radical". The party will offer a more "moderate" (Manchurian) candidate.

Read about the Illuminati, Federal Reserve Act, Private International Bankers. 27.Jun.2007 02:49

S. K.

Did you ever notice that we are more and more distanced from our moral compass as a nation? That the media is just there to distract you and make you dumb. Did you know that the same people that own the Federal Reserve own the media, the Council on Foriegn relations, The Bank of England, and your house, and car, and everything else you borrowed for? Oh yeah they also own many of our critical public officials(obvious).

Our governments only real purpose when form was to protect the peoples liberties. Not be an oppressive regime. We are being treated as cattle, slaves, for private banking intrests that have a completely different agenda, and it attacks our soverienty, as individuals, and as a nation. I'm not sure what the answer is, but it certainly doesn't involve bombing other countries. The U.S. has spilled the blood 12 -15 million people in the past 50 years, overthrew democratically elected governments, and install dictators all under the smoke screen of freedom, liberty, justice.

The question is... WHO is running our government? Follow the white rabbit. Look up the Illuminati

What else 16.Oct.2007 16:14

ConfusedAboutPolitics

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.

misinformation media center 20.Jan.2008 02:48

aaaky

Kilgore -

First of all, to understand Ron Paul you need to understand that he's a strict Constitutionalist. The primary role of the US constitution is to protect against future tyranny. In other words, to enforce extremely small gov't.

Now, then, on to your... list.

Let's start with, say,

1. Yes on "protecting the Pledge of Allegiance".

Hmm. Well, to quote Dr. Paul himself:
"Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to support, and cosponsor, the Pledge Protection Act (HR 2028), which restricts federal court jurisdiction over the question of whether the phrase "under God" should be included in the pledge of allegiance. Local schools should determine for themselves whether or not students should say "under God" in the pledge."

In other words, he doesn't think the gov't should have ANY role in dictating what kids say (or don't say) in school. It's none of our Federal government's business.


Ok... let's move on. Let's pick something realllly nasty sounding... the next item.

"YES on banning gay adoptions in DC."

Bzzzt. Wrong. You're talking about H.AMDT.356 to HR 2587, which was an amendment that prohibited any funding for the joint adoption of a child between individuals who are not related by blood or marriage.

KEY WORDS: "prohibited any funding"

Ron Paul did not ban anything. He voted against federal funding. He ALWAYS will vote against federal funding like this, regardless of content, because he doesn't think the federal gov't should play any role in such things. Sure, that means he votes against some things that 'sound good'... but the point is, he votes against them all. Case in point? People that want to smear him as racist point out that he voted against funding a congressional gold medal for Rosa Parks. Sounds MEAN, doesn't it? Guess what? He voted against one for Mother Teresa too. But look into and you discover that his issue was with the federal gov't spending money on these things - in fact, he offered $100 of his own money and challenged the rest of the house to pony up $100 each to pay for the medal out of their own pockets. No one, not one single person, took him up on that offer. His response to them was perfect - "It's easier to be generous with other people's money." Ron Paul is a man of principle.

Continuing on this theme, it's worth mentioning that when asked about gay marriage, his response was "I am supportive of all voluntary associations and people can call it whatever they want." If you want to dig deeper, you might discover that he doesn't think the federal gov't should have ANYTHING to do with marriage (gay, straight, or otherwise), period. One more case of gov't overstepping their bounds and getting involved (blood tests, anyone?) in things they have no right being involved in.

Now I realize you spent a lot of time cutting and pasting your list from some website or another. That's ok, I don't mind doing your research for you. Shall we continue?

OK, we're on the internet right now. So let's go with:
NO on establishing "network neutrality".

Ron Paul does not think the Federal Gov't should have anything to do with regulating the internet, and that includes THIS law.

OK, one more for you, and i'll even get controversial. "Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record." Yep, Ron Paul guilty as charged... defending the second amendment of the constitution. Personal disclosure: I don't own a gun. I will NEVER own a gun. I have been vegan for years. I respect all life. But please, do NOT take away my rights. Do not take away my freedom.

OK. it's late. I'm bored of this.

I know it's really easy to keep your head in the sand and read these biased lists of bullshit and think you're actually 'researching a candidate', but newsflash - you aren't. Dig deeper. Read the mans words and discover WHY he voted one way or another on a bill.

Peace,
aaaky