is not a true Republican or true conservative.
Ron Paul represents
the Republican Party better than any other candidate.
Paul has been asked multiple times why he’s seeking the nomination of the
Republican party. He has been attacked numerous times for his libertarian
positions, and the fact that he ran as the Libertarian nominee for president
in 1988. While it is fair to say that Ron Paul isn’t like the other
Republican candidates, it isn’t fair to say that he doesn’t represent the
party, and it definitely isn’t fair to say that he isn’t conservative.
Paul is the only Republican candidate against the war in Iraq, and against a possible future war with Iran. While this is considered going against the grain
of his party, this is only because of the current stances the
party is making. The Republican Party historically always ran on the
platform of small government, and non-intervention. To promote a strong
military while refraining from using it unless necessary. Theodore Roosevelt
is famously quoted, “speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”
Somalia. Started off as a humanitarian mission,
then changed into a nation-building mission, and that's where the mission
went wrong. The mission was changed. And as a result, our nation paid a
price. And so I don't think our troops ought to be used for what's called
nation-building. I think our troops ought to be used to fight and win war. I
think our troops ought to be used to help overthrow a dictator that's... when
it's in our best interests. But in this case, it was a nation-building
exercise. And same with Haiti, I wouldn't have supported either.
the sanctity of life, Dr. Paul is a licensed OB/GYN who has delivered over 4
thousand babies in his Texas
district, and so is staunchly a supporter of the right to life. He has been
criticized though for supposedly not being pro-life, but rather, for state
rights. This distinction is meaningless and counter productive. It is long
believed that the reason abortion is legal and viable is because of it
artificially being protected by the federal government through the 1973
Supreme Court ruling of Roe V. Wade.
By reverting the rights back to the state on this issue (as with any issue),
American citizens would be given an opportunity to protect or abolish the
practice of abortion in their state. By taking away the decision from a mandate
by the federal government to a choice made by the state, the
citizenry of that state have a chance to promote their values, giving the
pro-life movement a long waited opportunity to be able to end his practice,
by fighting at the local level. It
should be noted that Ron Paul has been endorsed by Barbara J, Hagan, a
leader in the pro-life cause, because of his strong pro-life stance.
freedom Ron Paul has never voted for a tax increase and he has never voted to
regulate the Internet. In
Ronald Reagan’s inaugural speech, he made his famous quote that “in this
present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is
the problem.” This is indeed the fundamental platform on which Ron Paul
stands; that people should be free, and this can only happen when the
government is small and remains in its proper role.
While it is true that Ron Paul did run as the
Libertarian presidential candidate in 1988, this is the only instance in
which he has run under that banner. Congressman Paul has served 10 terms in 2
districts in the state of Texas, always as a Republican. He has always
campaigned for the ideals of the Constitution and promoted conservative
values in social, economic, domestic, and foreign matters.
Here’s an ad for one of
his bids for Congress in Texas (be advised that the style of this video is