Ron Paul (Ronald Ernest Paul)
Born: August 20, 1935
Religion: Christian (Baptist)
- B.S. Biology, Gettysburg College (1957)
- M.D., Duke University School of Medicine (1961)
- Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives (1974)
- Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Texas (1976-1977)
- Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Texas (1979-1988)
- Member, U.S. Gold Commission (1982)
- Candidate, U.S. Senate, Texas (1984)
- U.S. Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party (1988)
- Chairman, Republican Liberty Caucus (1996)
- Board of Advisors, Republican Liberty Caucus (1996-Present)
- Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Texas (1997-Present)
- U.S. Presidential Candidate, Republican Party (2008)
- Captain, Flight Surgeon, U.S. Air Force (1963-1965)
- Captain, Flight Surgeon, U.S. Air National Guard (1965-1968)
- Medical Practice, Obstetrics (1968-Present)
- Founder and Chairman, Foundation for Rational Economics and Education (1976-President)
- Distinguished Scholar, Ludwig von Mises Institute (1982-Present)
- President, Ron Paul & Associates (1984-2001)
- Co-Owner, Ron Paul Coins (1985-1997)
Ron Paul 2012The Ron Paul I Know
(Carol Paul, December 14, 2007
)Why Ron Paul Matters
(The Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2011
)911:Ron Paul on 9/11 and Eric Dondero
(Reason, May 22, 2007
)Age of Consent:
Ron Paul wants to simply abolish Federal
not State age of consent laws. State age of consent laws vary between 16-18 years of age. Worldwide these vary even more, Spain (13), Italy (14), Puerto Rico (14), Denmark (15), Sweden (15) ect…Worldwide Ages of ConsentIran:'Wiped off the Map' – The Rumor of the Century
(Arash Norouzi, May 26, 2007
"The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.
" - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, October 25, 2005Pipeline Avoids Strait of Hormuz
(New York Times, January 11, 2012
)Israel:Ron Paul: "Israel can Take Care Of Itself"
(Video) (1:27) (CBS News
)Ron Paul: Cut Foreign Aid, Unshackle Israel, Leave Iran Alone
(Video) (6:10)Open Letter to the Republican Jewish Coalition on Ron Paul
)Military Service:Ron Paul - He Served
(Video)Ron Paul Campaign Tops Others in Q3 Active-Military Donations
(BusinessWire, October 18, 2011
(The New York Times, December 21, 2011
)Newsletters:Reality Check: The Truth About Ron Paul's "Racist" Newsletters
(Video) (6min)Author of Ron Paul Newsletter Racist Articles Uncovered
(Video) (5min)Reality Check: The story behind the Ron Paul newsletters
(WXIX-TV, January 4, 2012
)Reality Check: The name of a 'Mystery Writer' of one of Ron Paul's 'Racist' newsletters
(WXIX-TV, January 5, 2012
)Ron Paul: The "Newsletters" Question FAQWho Wrote Ron Paul's Newsletters?
(Reason, January 16, 2008
"During the period when the most incendiary items appeared—roughly 1989 to 1994—Rockwell and the prominent libertarian theorist Murray Rothbard championed an open strategy of exploiting racial and class resentment to build a coalition with populist "paleoconservatives," producing a flurry of articles and manifestos whose racially charged talking points and vocabulary
"Why the Beltway Libertarians Are Trying to Smear Ron Paul
(Taki's Magazine, January 18, 2008
)Ron Paul addresses charges of racism on CNN
(Video) (8:36)Paul Disowns Extremists' Views but Doesn't Disavow the Support
(The New York Times, December 25, 2011
)Statement from fmr. Ron Paul staffer on Newsletters, Anti-Semitism
(Right Wing News, December 26, 2011
)Ron Paul: I Wrote Parts of the Newsletters, Just Not Those Parts
(Slate, December 29, 2011
"Well, the newsletters were written, you know, a long time ago. And I wrote a certain portion of them. I would write the economics. So a lot of what you just mentioned... his would be material that I would turn in, and it would become part of the letter. But there were many times when I didn't edit the whole letter, and things got put in. And I didn't even really become aware of the details of that until many years later when somebody else called and said, you know what was in it? But these were sentences that were put in, a total of eight or ten sentences, and it was bad stuff. It wasn't a reflection of my views at all. So it got in the letter, I thought it was terrible, it was tragic, you know and I had some responsibility for it, because name went on the letter. But I was not an editor. I'm like a publisher. And if you think of publishers of newspapers, once in a while they get pretty junky stuff in newspapers. And they have to say that this is not the position of that newspaper, and this is certainly the case. But I actually put a type of a newsletter out, it was a freedom report, investment, survival report -- every month since 1976. So this is probably ten sentences out of 10,000 pages, for all I know. I think it's bad that happened but I disavowed all these views, and people who know me best, people of my district, have heard these stories for years and years, and they know they weren't a reflection of anything I believed in, and it never hurt me politically. Right now, I think it's the same case, too. People are desperate to find something.
" - Ron PaulNewsletters - AIDS:HTLV-III in saliva of people with AIDS-related complex and healthy homosexual men at risk for AIDS(Science, Volume 226, Number 4673, pp. 449-451, October 1984)
- J.E. Groopman et al.
"HTLV-III was also isolated from the saliva of four of the ARC patients and four of the healthy homosexuals. Virus was also observed by electron microscopy in material prepared by centrifugation of the saliva of one AIDS patient. ...the possibility that HTLV-III can be transmitted by saliva should be considered.
"AIDS Studies Hint Saliva May Transmit Infection
(The New York Times, October 9, 1984
)Racism:The Compassion of Dr. Ron Paul
(Video)Do Black Americans Believe Ron Paul Is Racist?
(Video)22 Reasons Ron Paul Is Not A Racist"Racist" Voting Record:1997 - Voted To Honor Jackie Robinson
- H. Con. Res. 61 [105th]
"Honoring the lifetime achievements of Jackie Robinson.
"2000 - Voted To Make Discrimination Claims Against The Department Of Agriculture Easier To File For African-American Farmers
- H. Con. Res. 296 [106th]
"Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the necessity to expedite the settlement process for discrimination claims against the Department of Agriculture brought by African-American farmers.
"2000 - Voted To Honor The Importance Of African-American Music
- H. Res. 509 [106th]
"Recognizing the importance of African-American music to global culture and calling on the people of the United States to study, reflect on, and celebrate African-American music.
"2001 - Voted To Honor African-American Pioneers In Colorado
- H. Res. 54 [107th]
"Commemorating African-American pioneers in Colorado.
"2005 - Voted To Honor The Tuskegee Airmen
- H. Con. Res. 26 [109th]
"Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen for their bravery in fighting for our freedom in World War II, and for their contribution in creating an integrated United States Air Force.
"2007 - Voted To Recognize African-American Spirituals As An American Treasure H. Res. 120 [110th]
"A resolution recognizing the African-American spiritual as a national treasure.
"2008 - Voted To Honor African-American Inventors
- H. Res. 966 [110th]
"Honoring African-American inventors, past and present, for their leadership, courage, and significant contributions to our national competitiveness.
"2009 - Voted To Place A Marker To Acknowledge The Use Of Slave Labor In The Construction Of The Capitol
- H. Con. Res. 135 [111th]
"Directing the Architect of the Capitol to place a marker in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center which acknowledges the role that slave labor played in the construction of the United States Capitol, and for other purposes.
"2010 - Voted To Honor The NAACP On Their 101st Anniversary
- H. Con. Res. 242 [111th]
"Honoring and praising the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of its 101st anniversary.
"2010 - Voted To Commemorate The 45th Anniversary of Selma's "Bloody Sunday"
- H. Con. Res. 249 [111th]
"Commemorating the 45th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the role that it played in ensuring the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
"2010 - Voted To Honor African-Americans Who Made Major Contributions To Science.
- H. Res. 1133 [111th]
"Recognizing the extraordinary number of African-Americans who have overcome significant obstacles to enhance innovation and competitiveness in the field of science in the United States.
"Poll: Ron Paul would fare best against Obama among non-white voters
(The Daily Caller, December 22, 2011