Sunday, August 14, 2011

80 Reasons to Vote for Ron Paul

Ron Paul continues to be ignored by the main-stream media, even after statistically placing first, along-side Michelle Bachmann in the Ames Straw Poll on August 13th. I thought it was crucial to help spread the word to other voters about the incredible amount of good things Ron Paul can provide to our great country. Below, is a list of 80 reasons why you should vote for Ron Paul. I'm sure I'm missing some, so add your own reasons in the comments!

  1. Ron Paul served his country as a Flight Surgeon in the air force and the air national guard.
  2. Ronald Reagan has called Ron Paul one of the most outstanding leaders: “Ron Paul 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.” – Ronald Reagan
  3. Believes national defense is the single most important responsibility the Constitution entrusts to the federal government.
  4. Voted to authorize military force to hunt down Osama bin Laden and authored legislation to specifically target terrorist leaders and bring them to justice.
  5. He will Make securing our borders the top national security priority.
  6. He will avoid long and expensive land wars that bankrupt our country by using constitutional means to capture or kill terrorist leaders who helped attack the U.S. and continue to plot further attacks.
  7. He will guarantee our intelligence community’s efforts are directed toward legitimate threats and not spying on innocent Americans through unconstitutional power grabs like the Patriot Act.
  8. He will end the nation-building that is draining troop morale, increasing our debt, and sacrificing lives with no end in sight.
  9. He will follow the Constitution by asking Congress to declare war before one is waged.
  10. He will only send our military into conflict with a clear mission and all the tools they need to complete the job – and then bring them home.
  11. He will ensure our veterans receive the care, benefits, and honors they have earned when they return.
  12. He will revitalize the military for the 21st century by eliminating waste in a trillion-dollar military budget.
  13. He will prevent the TSA from forcing Americans to either be groped or ogled just to travel on an airplane and ultimately abolish the unconstitutional agency.
  14. He will stop the government from taking money from the middle class and the poor to give to rich dictators through foreign aid.
  15. Ron Paul’s national defense policy will ensure that the greatest nation in human history is strong, secure, and respected.
  16. He iss the leading spokesman in Washington for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency.
  17. He is known among both his colleagues in Congress and his constituents for his consistent voting record in the House of Representatives
  18. Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution.
  19. A man of principle and family values. He has been married to Carol for over 50 years, and are the proud parents of five children and have eighteen grandchildren.
  20. Ron Paul consistently voted to lower or abolish federal taxes, spending, and regulation, and used his House seat to actively promote the return of government to its proper constitutional levels
  21. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.
  22. He has been a distinguished counselor to the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and is widely quoted by scholars and writers in the fields of monetary policy, banking, and political economy
  23. He has received many awards and honors during his career in Congress, from organizations such as the National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, the Council for a Competitive Economy, and countless others.
  24. Dr. Paul’s consistent voting record prompted one Congressman to comment that “Ron Paul personifies the Founding Fathers’ ideal of the citizen-statesman.
  25. Ron Paul will Veto any unbalanced budget Congress sends to his desk.
  26. Will continue Refusing to further raise the debt ceiling so politicians can no longer spend recklessly.
  27. Will continue fighting to fully audit (and then end) the Federal Reserve System, which has enabled the over 95% reduction of what our dollar can buy and continues to create money out of thin air to finance future debt.
  28. Will fight for Legalizing sound money, so the government is forced to get serious about the dollar’s value.
  29. Will END the corporate stranglehold on the White House.
  30. Will drive down gas prices by allowing offshore drilling, abolishing highway motor fuel taxes, increasing the mileage reimbursement rates, and offering tax credits to individuals and businesses for the use and production of natural gas vehicles.
  31. Will work to eliminate the income, capital gains, and death taxes to ensure you keep more of your hard-earned money and are able to pass on your legacy to your family without government interference.
  32. Will oppose all unfunded mandates and unnecessary regulations on small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  33. Ron Paul will fight to put you back in control of your health care decisions, save you money on medical expenses, and institute reforms that will once again make America’s health care system the standard for other nations to follow.
  34. Ron Paul will repeal Obama-Care and end its unconstitutional mandate that all Americans must carry only government-approved health insurance or answer to the IRS.
  35. Ron Paul will allow purchase of health insurance across state lines.
  36. Ron Paul will work to provide tax credits and deductions for all medical expenses.
  37. He will work to exempt those with terminal illnesses from the employee portion of payroll taxes while they are suffering from such illnesses or are incurring significant medical costs associated with their conditions.
  38. He will work to give a payroll deduction to any worker who is the primary caregiver for a spouse, parent, or child with a terminal illness.
  39. Will ensure that those harmed during medical treatment receive fair compensation while reducing the burden of costly malpractice litigation on the health care system by providing a tax credit for “negative outcomes” insurance purchased before medical treatment.
  40. Guarantee that what is taken from taxpayers to pay for Medicare and Medicaid is not raided for other purposes.
  41. Make all Americans eligible for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and remove government-imposed barriers to obtaining HSAs.
  42. Stop the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from interfering with Americans’ knowledge of and access to dietary supplements and alternative treatments.
  43. Prevent federal bureaucrats from tracking every citizen’s medical history from cradle to grave by prohibiting the use of taxpayer funds for a national database of personal health information.
  44. As an OB/GYN who delivered over 4,000 babies, Ron Paul knows firsthand how precious, fragile, and in need of protection life is.
  45. Dr. Ron Paul spent his entire career in the medical profession working to uphold this simple principle of "Do No Harm" by ensuring his patients received the best care he could give them, even if they could not afford it.
  46. Ron Paul believes it would be inconsistent for him to champion personal liberty and a free society if he didn’t also advocate respecting the God-given right to life—for those born and unborn.
  47. After being forced to witness an abortion being performed during his time in medical school, he knew from that moment on that his practice would focus on protecting life.
  48. As a physician, Ron Paul consistently put his beliefs into practice and saved lives by helping women seek options other than abortion, including adoption.
  49. Ron Paul will work to help Immediately saving lives by effectively repealing Roe v. Wade and preventing activist judges from interfering with state decisions on life by removing abortion from federal court jurisdiction through legislation modeled after his “We the People Act.”
  50. Will remove restrictions on drilling, so companies can tap into the vast amount of oil we have here at home.
  51. Will Repeal the federal tax on gasoline. Eliminating the federal gas tax would result in an 18 cents savings per gallon for American consumers.
  52. Ron Paul will lift government roadblocks to the use of coal and nuclear power.
  53. he will eliminate the ineffective EPA. Polluters should answer directly to property owners in court for the damages they create – not to Washington.
  54. Make tax credits available for the purchase and production of alternative fuel technologies.
  55. Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.
  56. Will stand by granting no Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.
  57. Ron Paul will Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.
  58. Ron Paul will End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.
  59. Ron Paul will Protect Lawful Immigrants – As President, Ron Paul will encourage legal immigration by streamlining the entry process without rewarding lawbreakers.
  60. He will Help parents better educate their children by providing parents with a $5,000 per child tax credit for tutors, books, computers, and other K-12 related educational needs.
  61. Paul will Ensure that the federal government treats high school diplomas earned through homeschooling the same as other high school diplomas.
  62. Dr.Paul is a strong supporter of the National Right to Work Act.
  63. Voted to defeat Big Labor’s “Card Check” scheme.
  64. Voted against the Police and Firefighter Monopoly Bargaining Bill.
  65. Ron Paul’s exceptional record on Right to Work issues earned him the prestigious Everett Dirksen Award from the National Right to Work Committee.
  66. Ron Paul is Introducing legislation to repeal the “Brady Bill” and the so-called “Assault Weapons Ban.”
  67. Authoring legislation to end U.S. membership in the anti-gun United Nations to ensure American tax dollars are not used to fund global gun control schemes like the so-called “Small Arms Treaty.”
  68. Ron Paul is Writing a bill that would allow pilots and specially trained law enforcement personnel to carry firearms in order to protect airline passengers and help prevent future 9/11-style attacks.
  69. Ron Paul has stood as a champion for law-abiding gun owners, and he will continue protecting your Second Amendment rights as President.
  70. Paul will support a Liberty Amendment to the Constitution to abolish the income and death taxes
  71. Ron Paul will eliminate the IRS!
  72. Capital gains taxes, which punish you for success (and interfere with your efforts to hedge against inflation by purchasing gold and silver coins), will also be repealed.
  73. Ron Paul has consistently endorsed legislation to let Americans claim more tax credits and deductions, including on educational costs, alternative energy vehicles, and health care.
  74. Dr.Paul believes it is immoral to tax senior citizens twice by requiring them to include Social Security benefits in their gross income at tax time.
  75. Would Restrain federal spending by enforcing the Constitution’s strict limits on the federal government’s power, which would help result in a 0% income tax rate for Americans.
  76. Will work for passage of comprehensive audit legislation, and he will also fight to legalize sound money so Americans will have alternatives to the Fed’s inflated paper money.
  77. Ron Paul will lead the charge to end the dishonest, immoral, and unconstitutional Federal Reserve System, enabling America to take a giant step toward economic security, financial responsibility, and lasting prosperity.
  78. Will allow the liquidation of bad debt.
  79. Will allow bankruptcies to occur, no more bailouts!
  80. Ron Paul has introduced a bill to eliminate the $1.6 trillion the United States owes the Federal reserve.


  1. Re: #52 – "Ron Paul will lift government roadblocks to the use of coal and nuclear power." Great, strip-mine the last remnants of our Appalachian wilderness and pollute the Earth with poisons that will last for hundreds of generations. Good thinking! (Not.)

  2. So out of my list of 80 reasons, you were only able to disagree with one of them? Quite interesting I might add. You came in here determined to find one you disagreed with.

  3. Ron Paul supporter here.

    I actually kind of agree with dale at least partially.

    There is nothing wrong with clean coal unless you are a nutjob that thinks plant air (CO2) is a toxic gas. There is however something wrong with strip mining historic pieces of land just for coal. There are other less invasive ways to mine the coal.

    Nuclear fission with unstable isotopes like uranium and plutonium are insane to continue to allowed to be done ANYWHERE. However, I see no problem with for example thorium fission reactors as thorium is a stable isotope. This protects from the devastating scenarios that unstable isotopes allow, by continuing fission without something forcing the reaction.

  4. There are others I disagree with but #52 leaped out as especially egregious.

  5. It comes down to what you think the role of government should be. If you think it's the role of government to tell states what they can produce or what they're allowed to trade, then I could understand agreeing with Dale.

  6. So I guess peeps would rather pay ten-triple the price of energy and pay carbon tax than be free of the burden of big government.

  7. If #52 offends you; you OBVIOUSLY skipped over #53