Skip to comments.Murray Sabrin - Ron Paul: Champion of the Constitution
Posted on 01/28/2008 8:02:27 AM PST by jmc813
Murray Sabrin is a professor of finance at Ramapo College in Mahwah and a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey.
TWO HUNDRED years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, a Republican physician from Texas was chosen by the voters in his district to head to Congress in a special election. Of course, 1976 was a presidential year, and incumbent President Gerald Ford was actively working to shore up support from the Republican Party to earn the party's nomination for a new term.
So Ford called this freshman congressman into the Oval Office, congratulated him on his victory in the special election and then asked the young doctor for his support in the Republican presidential primary.
"I'm sorry, Mr. President," said the man in 1976, "but I cannot support you. I am backing Ronald Reagan."
That courageous man was Ron Paul, and now, 32 years later, he himself is seeking the Republican nomination for president of the United States. And the platform on which Paul is running would make Ronald Reagan proud, because it represents a return to the limited government principles that made the Republican Party great, and can make it successful again.
Paul calls himself a "champion of the Constitution." His record in Washington, where his votes against runaway federal government spending have earned him the nickname "Dr. No," shows that he is more an heir to the legacy of Reagan than any other candidate running for president.
Quite simply, Paul does not equivocate on the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. He forcefully rejected the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform package, which trampled on our political free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. He has been one of the most strident advocates of Americans' Second Amendment gun rights and a steadfast defender of the Fourth Amendment, voting against the depredations of the American people's privacy by the federal government.
Paul has also been the most vocal critic in Congress of the Federal Reserve's "legalized counterfeiting." Since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the U.S. dollar has lost more than 90 percent of its purchasing power. And since 1971, when President Nixon ended the last link between the dollar and gold, the U.S. dollar has lost about 80 percent of its value.
To some, that may sound like complicated economic theory. But it's actually quite simple. When we live beyond our means as a nation, we must borrow money from others to make ends meet. When we can't borrow any more, and our government lacks the courage to cut spending, we have no choice but to just print more money.
Sooner or later, this causes the price of goods to increase, especially imports, and the middle class will be squeezed.
President Paul will not allow that to happen.
Paul served this country for five years in the Air Force during the Cold War. So he is strongly attuned to the need for a formidable national defense. That is why he voted in favor of invading Afghanistan in 2001, in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, and why he wants all terrorists brought to justice.
He will never compromise the integrity of America's borders, and has taken a hard line against illegal immigration, calling for an end to benefits for those who enter this country illegally.
Paul believes that if we continue to subsidize illegal immigration, we will invariably get more of it.
So if you miss the principles of Reagan that made the Republican Party so strong, and you believe that we need a president who will restore the federal government to its constitutional size, then Paul is the only choice.
He backed Reagan in 1976 because he foresaw the great legacy in advance America prospers when government gets out of the way and allows the wealth and talents of the American people to flourish. Ron Paul is the only Republican who has recaptured that spirit, and that is why he is our best hope for president.
So many odd bedfellows!
Mainstream media folks like to paint Ron Paul as a nut job, while they fawn all over big spending, big gummint fans such as McCain and Huckabee. Ron Paul is a pro-life Christian who sounds very reasonable to me.
Watch the video on this page:
Ron Paul is a KOOK. McCain and Romney are Liberals. Rudy is an anti-Gun person. Huckabee is a liar. The MEDIA and POLLSTERS has pushed these losers on you people and you’ve LET them!
You’re going to get exactly what you didn’t want... Hillary.
And you're the champion of n00bishness. How about a friendly $100-donation-to-FR bet on Paul's congressional race? Paul wins, you pony up, Peden wins, I pony up. That way, we all win? Deal?
How about we bet taglines then? Paul wins, you have something like "jmc813 owns my face" as your tagline for a month and if Peden wins, I'll put something like "Ron Paul sucks and jrooney rulez" in mine.
You got a good laugh out of me and very good try but I do not change my tag line for anyone but myself, sorry.
LET THE RON PAUL REPUBLICAN Revolution PING CONTINUE.
Whoops, look for Murray to get thrown under the bus by FR “conservatives.”
Very good video. Thanks for sharing.
I in now way endorse McCain, but Paul has created a lot more big spending that McCain in terms of pork. He leads all Texas congressmen in the amount of earmark requests ($400Million in 06), versus McCain who doesn't request earmarks.
Hey, the Stormfronters love Paul. Too bad Matt Hale is in prison. He could have been Paul’s running mate.
Help us, Ron Paul. You’re our only hope!
True. McCain’s spending restraint is one good thing about him, but one can still be a big-government Republican while being good on earmarks. Despite this, I still think your boy Mutt would be hands-down the worst when it comes to pissing away government money.
No matter what else anybody says, this fact cannot be denied. He's rock solid on this.
The dude who penned this piece is Jewish. Self-hating, I suppose?
I like the new tagline, by the way.
Total bullsh*t. He was inclined to vote against it and instead use a Letter of Marque, but his staff apparently revolted and threatened to quit en masse.
Source on that, please? I've never heard about this.
I can’t find it again right now, and with the ever-increasing amount of conspiracy kook crap that his psychotic fans are dumping all over the internet, it may be impossible to find again where one of his former staffers said so. Given his increasing erratic behavior after that, it doesn’t ring false.
Remember, he recently said that he would agree to go to war if we were attacked, but that we’ve never been attacked.
Or are you demanding proof that he wanted to do the Letter of Marque crap?
Have you kept up with the recent meltdowns of the Rudy supporting former freepers lately? I wouldn't go bringing up the sanity of other candidates' supporters.
Freedom and liberty is for everyone.
What Stormfronters do with their freedom is their business, not Dr. Paul's. Paul doesn't endorse their views.
At least Rudy’s supporters aren’t a bunch of 911 “truthers” who live in their mommies’ basements.
Why are you supporting Ron Paul when he doesn’t have any faith in his own campaign? I mean, why else is he still running to keep his taxpayer-funded job in the House? And I do hope that Chris Peden (http://www.chrispeden.org) finishes him off in the primary.
No, Rudy's supporters wear their mommies' clothes
Good Answer. LOL
Everybody seems to say they want SC judges that hold an “original intent” interpretation of the Constitution but nobody seems to want a politician that practices it.
He doesn’t distance himself from them and their hideousness. He also actively chooses to associate with the likes of Alex Jones and Willis Carto.
He sure poses for photos with them and accepts their money.
Alex Jones is just a radio show host and his views are irrelevant to Paul's.
Paul has already denounced the white supremacists, the Troofers, and the anti-war leftists. Thanks for playing.
He didn't "pose" with anyone. He didn't know who Don Black was when that picture was taken. Prior to the liberal media and conservatives resorting to knee-jerk leftist tactics and stupidly giving Black and the white supremacists publicity, I didn't know who Don Black was from a hole in the wall.
That money was already spent - on FREEDOM, not on advancing some white supremacist nutso manifesto.
ROFL. After tonight Rudy will be doing vaudeville shows again.
Why are you supporting Ron Paul when he doesnt have any faith in his own campaign?
You're in the midst of a beautiful rope-a-dope campaign by Paul as he rides into the convention and fight for the heart and soul of the GOP. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
I mean, why else is he still running to keep his taxpayer-funded job in the House?
Because it's Texas law.
And I do hope that Chris Peden (http://www.chrispeden.org) finishes him off in the primary.
Chris Peden is to Paul what the team that plays the Harlem Globetrotters are.
Why would someone repeatedly appear on a radio show when his views are not ones that the candidate shares - and should find repugnant?
Paul has already denounced the white supremacists, the Troofers, and the anti-war leftists. Thanks for playing.
Oh really? And has he returned $$ that they've contributed to them? Has he told them that he does not want them endorsing and promoting his candidacy?
It’s Texas law that an incumbent is compelled to keep running for re-election???
Or is it a Texas law that each party has to keep one total kook in federal office? The Dems have Sheila Jackson Lee, and the GOP has had Ron Paulnuts.
Say whatever you want about Chris Peden, but he knows who is at fault for the 9/11 attacks on us. Hell, even Hillary Clinton knows.
He was invited to the show, just like Pat Buchanan and Judge Napolitano have before him. Jones has a juicy niche audience too, lots of libertarians, populists, and independents who listen to him.
Oh really? And has he returned $$ that they've contributed to them?
Why would he give Black back his money from someone's else donation? What part of "donation already spent" do you not understand?
Has he told them that he does not want them endorsing and promoting his candidacy?
Hey if it's on the books, why not take advantage of it? Thank you, LBJ!
The Dems have Sheila Jackson Lee, and the GOP has had Ron Paulnuts
Now what makes Paul a kook? Because he wants the troops to come home? That's one-half of one issue (foreign policy) I can disagree with Paul on. What about Paul's other positions? Being pro-2nd Amendment, pro-civil liberties is kooky too?
Say whatever you want about Chris Peden,
Yeah, he's gonna lose.
but he knows who is at fault for the 9/11 attacks on us.
Paul has never blamed America for 9/11. That is the biggest falsehood since Bush's "mysterious" Naitonal Guard service.
Wow. You are so out of touch with reality that there is no point in trying to have a rational discussion with you.
I'm sorry if you never heard him bleat and sniffle about "blowback" and how we brought 9/11 upon ourselves. He can rot in hell for that, as far as I'm concerned.
murray is running for us senate.
The Laut will resign from office after the November election and Corzine will appoint a RAT to fill the term before he himself goes on to join the Clinton administration. Said RAT will handily beat whoever the Republican challenger is.
It’s not easy being in NJ.
Its not easy being in NJ. >>>
you’re right..to say the least.