Be sure to see the last two positions on stopping the superhighway and Animal ID at end of article that were not included before.
The Other Side of Ron Paul
Answers to Questions Why I Voted For Ron Paul
I have had some people to challenge me on why I voted for the candidate I did in the Primary (Early Voting). I never named the candidate on purpose - the clues were supposed to give it away. Following are some more clues. I also wonder how many people, like myself, had no idea about these characteristics of this candidate. I even discovered from listening to videos that given the right opportunity this candidate is an eloquent speaker, not all as he appears in the debates in the strained hostile environment. (Be sure to note the links to videos below)
*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.
*He is and has been an unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family values.
*He continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government (see quote below on this)
*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 regulating the Internet.
*He tirelessly works for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies.
*He introduces numerous pieces of substantive legislation each year, probably more than any single member of Congress.
*He once voluntarily relinquished his House seat and returned to his medical practice.
*He advocates Closing Dept. of Education, but not dismantling public schools
*He encourages homeschooling & private school via tax writeoff, saying " The parents have to get control of the education. It used to be parents had control of education through local school boards. Today it's the judicial system and the executive branch of government, the bureaucracy, that controls things, and it would be predictable that the quality would go down. The money goes to the bureaucrats and not to the educational system.
*Ronald Reagan once said of this candidate, "He is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country.”
*This candidate said, "We spend too much, tax too much, & print too much money It's absolutely a threat to our national security because we've spent too much, we tax too much, we borrow too much, and we print too much. When a country spends way beyond its means, eventually it will destroy the currency, and we're in the midst of a currency crisis. Our dollar is going down rapidly as we speak. It's because we have lived beyond our means. We can't afford the foreign policy that we have. We have to cut back. We have to live within our means. If we're going to spend money, we ought to spend it at home, and that is why we have to change this foreign policy. We can't afford it to do what we're doing today because it will destroy our dollar."
To learn more about this presidential candidate see these videos:
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/1115#comment-4716 (Two videos on this page) Be sure to watch until the end of these videos) There are several quotes that are very good interspersed throughout the videos.
Also see this article: http://www.ronpaul2008.com/about/
Stop the National Animal ID System
Ron Paul, May 29, 2006
The House of Representatives recently passed funding for a new federal mandate that threatens to put thousands of small farmers and ranchers out of business. The National Animal Identification System, known as NAIS, is an expensive and unnecessary federal program that requires owners of livestock-- cattle, dairy, poultry, and even horses-- to tag animals with electronic tracking devices. The intrusive monitoring system amounts to nothing more than a tax on livestock owners, allowing the federal government access to detailed information about their private property.
Any movement toward a North American Union diminishes the ability of average Americans to influence the laws under which they must live. The SPP agreement, including the plan for a major transnational superhighway through Texas, is moving forward without congressional oversight – and that is an outrage. The administration needs a strong message from Congress that the American people will not tolerate backroom deals that threaten our sovereignty.
http://www.truthnews.net/world/2006050031.htm link for entire article
Dr. Ron Paul is a Republican member of Congress from Texas.
The NAFTA Superhighway
by Ron Paul October 31, 2006
NAIS means more government, more regulations, more fees, more federal spending, less privacy, and diminished property rights. It’s exactly the kind of federal program every conservative, civil libertarian, animal lover, businessman, farmer, and rancher should oppose. The House has already acted, but there’s still time to tell the Senate to dump NAIS. Please call your Senators and tell them you oppose spending even one dime on the NAIS program in the 2007 agriculture appropriations bill.
By now many Texans have heard about the proposed “NAFTA Superhighway,” which is also referred to as the trans-Texas corridor. What you may not know is the extent to which plans for such a superhighway are moving forward without congressional oversight or media attention.
This superhighway would connect Mexico, the United States, and Canada, cutting a wide swath through the middle of Texas and up through Kansas City. Offshoots would connect the main artery to the west coast, Florida, and northeast. Proponents envision a ten-lane colossus the width of several football fields, with freight and rail lines, fiber-optic cable lines, and oil and natural gas pipelines running alongside.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul349.html (See entire article at this link)