Skip to comments.WHAT HAS RON PAUL ACCOMPLISHED?
Posted on 06/29/2011 6:52:39 AM PDT by no gnu taxes
Apparently, Ron Paul wasted no time jumping into the pool of candidates, running for the Presidency 2012. As I understand it, this is his third time running for president, and has been elected 12 terms as Congressman from Texas. This means he has conducted 15 political campaigns.
My question what has he accomplished? He has held a seat of power in Congress 24 years, while this country has been on a fast track slide into Socialism. What has he done to stop it or even slow it down?
No need to remind me he has an ongoing campaign to audit the feds. A farfetched notion, that takes up time and space and goes no place. Anyway, the feds are already audited. Seems to me if anyone really wanted to change that government boondoggle in effect since 1913, it would be more logical to change the laws to do away with it. This country thrived and did well before it was established.
What is his voting record? Is there anything in it, that presents any evidence Congressman Paul has done anything of any significance to salvage the Principles upon which this nation was founded?
There are 535 congressmen elected to occupy a seat of power in Washington. These representatives took an oath to uphold the Constitution. All of them draw substantial salaries, and most, if not all, maintain offices in Washington and their home state with staff. They all have travel expenses and other perks of expense. Occupying this seat of power for 24 years, conducting all the political campaigns, must have cost the citizens of this country a lot of money.
What has Congressman Paul done to curtail the trillions of indebteness, as one of the 535 who have deliberately placed this once great nation this far in debt? What has he done for victory of the unwinnable wars the Congress has backed, lo these many years?
The school system in this country has an annual cost of 100 billion, and does not educate, instead indoctrinates young children into the tenets of Socialism. What has Congressman Paul done in past 24 years to effect any change in this system? Just to mention a few questions.
In his campaign speeches, debates, newsletters, and TV interviews, I hear what he says, and he is quite well informed about economics, but what has he done to effect changes for the better in any areas of the ditch this country is in? He talks the talk but does not walk the walk.
Im just absolutely amazed at all the current hoopla over his latest announcement, i.e., candidate for President of United States, by so many well-intentioned, intelligent people in this country. Where is the rationale of pinning hopes for a solution to the crisis we face, on one individual who has occupied a position of power over the citizenry for over 24 years, at a cost of untold millions, showing no meaningful solutions nor results?
Despite all the propagandi to the contrary, each passing year, month, and day, conditions in this country go from bad to worse. Are we living in a pepetual Emperors Clothing parade, or what? Why is there such a huge blindspot and denial of who and what got us to this place in history? Why does the average person refuse to recognize the truth about what got us here, and insist upon repetitition?
And more importantly, how come the majority thinks we can vote ourselves out of the ditch we voted ourselves into? Ours is not a nation of stupid people, but why the repetition of stupid acts? Who out there has not heard what Einstein said? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. What is it about that simple statement of fact, so difficult to understand?
Why is it so many are listening and supporting Ron Paul, when after 24-plus years, being one in a position of power to effect positive changes, just simply continues being part of the problem, talking the talk, and not walking the walk. To consider taking off rose-colored glasses, I suggest going back and reading my posted article during last election cycle and reading Debates & Dear John Letter. The problem and solution so simple a child can understand it.
Alexis de Tocqueville said: All those who seek to destoy the liberties of a democratic nation, ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish that.
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Yes, Ron Paul sucks.
The same can be said of most public officials. So, why the ad hominem attack on Ron Paul?
Re Dr Paul...the extremely poor judgment and otherwise complete lack of thinking ability people cannot cover up regarding anyone of ability explains why we are presently up to our @$$es in gators; but why it took over 200 years to get here is truly remarkable...
having watched him for the last 20 something years he’s been a lone voice he believes in constitution
Why, a rEVOLution, of course.
Pass me a joint!
At least Ron Paul has been consistent to his oppositions to unconstitutional use of govt. spending, wars, etc. His voting record reflects that. Perhpas that’s why he’s called “Dr. No”. He is much better than the whole host of neo-cons that have gotten us involved an multiple wars and gone on a spending sprees with their Democrat buddies. He isn’t flip-flopping on issues and give a frank, unvarnished view of the situation. Is it the fact he’s not part of the Republican establishment that irks you? When Bush was in office with with Republican majorities in both houses, where were all these so-called conservatives? They were shouting down true conservatives like Paul.
welcome to FR, no need for all caps in the titles of articles posted. This is really a boring article. It could have been stated in 2 sentances.
What has Paul actually done with his power. (according to the author) nothing at all.
Which is so unlike some of his congressional douchetards who use the power to dirty naked pictures to girls, continue to crap on the constitution and drive our country off the cliff.
In a United States so locked into a march step mentality among its War Leaders, and Politicians, in leading their citizens into further expansion of their World War, Congressman Paul crossed the line, according to Russian Political Scientists, when he recently stated upon the floor of the United Congress:
Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty.
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Well he did bring home more
pork earmarks than any other congressman.
That's how it was written in the article. I just cut and pasted it.
Honorably, capably and productively served this nation his entire adult life - as an Air Force officer, a doctor, and as one of the very few Congressman who takes his sworn oath to uphold the Constitution seriously.
Every vote he casts is in accordance with the Constitution. He's voted against all the legislation originating in the House that has facilitated the decline of this nation - often the lone vote.
Years or even decades ago, he correctly predicted and warned us about the causes of the problems we face today.
He's led an exemplary life - an upstanding Christian who raised 5 children who have become successful, productive citizens.
Brought a passion for liberty and limited, constitutional government to millions of young men and women, and even a few older people like me.
Applied his knowledge of economics to the investment of his middle class income and became a multimillionaire as a result.
What have you done with your life? Whatever you've accomplished, I'm sure it pales in comparison to the achievements of a great American Patriot like Dr. Paul.
Agree w/ya, Joe!
aka: Dick G
Libertarian w/small l; Marine w/big M!
The ranks of us libertarian Marines here at FR has increased again - I ran into a new one on another Ron Paul post (can't remember his screen name).
If our numbers keep growing, maybe we could have our own ping list - I propose naming it after the original libertarian Marine - Gen. Smedley Butler.
Yeah, Butler would be good!
The use of 10s of millions of dollars in cult funds has enabled him to live a much more glamorous life than he would have lived, without it.
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