The founders were right in letting states sort out the more difficult problems. On both gay marriage and abortion, Paul differs from most of his Republican rivals and from much of the conservative Republican base in not urging a federal law either to define marriage or ban abortion. Today, while speaking to students at Straight A Academy, a small non-traditional private school, a year-old college student who would not give her name quizzed Paul about his position on gay marriage.
Photo via. Most politicians enjoy kissing babies, but Ron Paul is the only guy on the frontline of American politics who enjoys guiding their soft little heads down a slippery birth canal, then grabbing at them expertly with the salad spoons to wrestle them over any bumpy bits. Paul is the Republican presidential candidate who you've heard of but probably forgotten about.
You are now logged in. Forgot your password? Regardless of whether he wins the Republican primary, makes an independent run, or bows out of the presidential race altogether, this aspect of Ron Paul 's future is indisputable: Come Januaryhe will no longer be a member of the House of Representatives.
Rather than taking a direct stand against gay marriage, the Texan expressed tacit approval of state-based marriages, but insisted he thinks the traditional institution should stay in the church:. There was a time when only churches dealt with marriage, and they determined what it was. Ron Paul rocks! I just went to two of his rallies this past weekend, and the man is brilliant!
In a series of studies and an ebookDavid Kirby and I have been examining the libertarian segment of the American electorate. Rand Paul R-KY is about to test that analysis. Paul has been arguing that he's the Republican who can expand the Republican base to include more young people, independents, and even minorities.
As a Republicanhe has represented Texas's 14th congressional district in the U. House of Representatives since and had previously served as the representative from Texas's 22nd district in and from to He retired from Congress at the end of
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The political positions of Ron Paul R - TXUnited States presidential candidate in, andare generally described as libertarian but have also been labeled conservative  and constitutionalist. No"  reflects both his medical degree and his assertion that he will "never vote for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution ". The central tenet of Paul's political philosophy is that "the proper role for government in America is to provide national defensea court system for civil disputes, a criminal justice system for acts of force and fraud, and little else.
Ron Paul, the Republican congressman from Texas, has become a living legend for many due to his outspoken libertarian views. Perhaps many of his followers are attracted by his vocal drug-legalization views. Either way, he has attracted a multi-generational following that occasionally borders on cult-like status.