Since I’m only two months into blogging, I’m not sure how sensitive people are about things like religion and politics, but it doesn’t seem to get the same stigma as bringing it up in person does. So here goes. Smart people are backing Ron Paul. My husband is a smart person, and he told me so. So I did some reading myself. Here are some facts:
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 the Patriot Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.
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.
Congressman Paul introduces numerous pieces of substantive legislation each year, probably more than any single member of Congress.
Can’t say the same for the other guys…
I know a lot of you readers are mommies and homeschoolers and Christians. Guess who doesn’t support school vouchers? Mike Huckabee. Guess who does? Ron Paul. Guess who has voted consistent with that for which he stands? Ron Paul. Guess who doesn’t get a fair chance to participate in debate on major networks (because they know he would pulverize his opponents)? Ron Paul. In fact, Jay Leno had him on last night to discuss this very thing (see below). I encourage you all to do your research (read comments from folks here–will point you to some good stuff). Thoroughly. I know I will be. I will no longer be voting for someone just because they’re a Republican or a Christian. I will vote for a person who will lead our country in the way it was set out to be run. There is a reason that Ron Paul is generating great support among opponents of Big Government across the nation.
Tell your friends.