For Paul Family, Libertarian Ethos Began at Home
Behave yourself and be polite” is how Representative Ron Paul describes his regulatory philosophy about rearing five children.
Healthcare and Economic Realities
by Ron Paul
With passage of last week’s bill, the American people are now the unhappy recipients of Washington’s disastrous prescription for healthcare “reform.” Congressional leaders relied on highly dubious budget predictions, faulty market assumptions, and outright fantasy to convince a slim majority that this major expansion of government somehow will reduce federal spending.
House Rejects Bill To End Afghan War
The House voted down a challenge to President Obama’s conduct of the war in Afghanistan Wednesday, rejecting a measure that would have compelled U.S. armed forces to leave the country within 30 days.
A Real Conservative: Congressman Paul Returns Over $100,000 to Treasury
Dr. Ron Paul doesn’t just talk a big game about fiscal conservatism, he lives it. Dr. Ron Paul’s congressional office has just paid back $100,000.
Government Stimulus, One Year Later
by Ron Paul
Last week marked the one year anniversary of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, or the stimulus bill, passing into law. While the debate over its success has been focused on whether or not it is stimulating the economy and on various questionable uses of funds, in my estimation this legislation is accomplishing exactly what it was intended to accomplish – grow the government.
Fox News Scrambles To Discredit CPAC After Ron Paul Wins Presidential Poll
The Conservative Political Action Conference’s presidential straw poll, a key marker of the mood among conservative voters, apparently didn’t mean anything to the network once Ron Paul became the winner.
Spending Freeze Not Likely
by Ron Paul
Last week politicians in Washington made a few things clear about how they really feel about the state of the union. First, they are beginning to hear the growing discontent with the size and scope of government and the broken promises that keep piling up. Certain events in Massachusetts recently made that statement loud, clear and unavoidable. In the face of those events, the powers that be made the determination that some populist rhetoric was in order, and the idea of a spending freeze in Washington was proposed, albeit with several caveats.
Keynesianism Delivers a Decade of Zero
by Ron Paul
This past week we celebrated the end of what most people agree was a decade best forgotten. New York Times columnist and leading Keynesian economist Paul Krugman called it the Big Zero in a recent column. He wrote that “there was a whole lot of nothing going on in measures of economic progress or success” which is true. However, Krugman continues to misleadingly blame the free market and supposed lack of regulation for the economic chaos.
Ron Paul Challenges Ben Stein To Debate
Ron Paul has officially challenged Ben Stein to a formal debate following the recent Larry King segment where Stein accused Ron Paul of being an Anti-Semite.
The Tea Party Movement Has Been Hijacked
by MJ Harris
The Glenn Beck’s and Sean Hannity’s of the Republican party have been trying to capture the momentum created by the truly independent outrage of the average American. Big government and big corporations have teamed up on both sides of the aisle and now there are people who want to profit from the backlash.
Iran Sanctions are Precursor to War
by Congressman Ron Paul
Last week the House overwhelmingly approved a measure to put a new round of sanctions on Iran. If this measure passes the Senate, the United States could no longer do business with anyone who sold refined petroleum products to Iran or helped them develop their ability to refine their own petroleum. The sad thing is that many of my colleagues voted for this measure because they felt it would deflect a military engagement with Iran. I would put the question to them, how would Congress react if another government threatened our critical trading partners in this way?