Saturday, April 21, 2007

My Candidate for 2008 - Congressman Ron Paul

No one believes that Ron Paul has a snowball's chance in hell in winning the Presidential nomination from the Republican party because he has no big money and has limited name recognition. But if we don't back someone with principles we will never have the right type of leadership.

I need to believe that we can have a better future or my having children would be tantamount to pure ego on my part. The hope for a better future still resides within my cynical soul and at times I to can be Don Quixote and blaze through the fierce jungle to bring a golden civilization to the land (okay it is just cutting the back yard that is over grown).

In my search for a candidate that I can believe in I have found perhaps the last principled member of our Congress. The republican party sponsored a candidate against Mr. Paul because he refuses to tow the line.

He believes in our constitution and is the type of politician that I would try and emulate if I ever obtain a political office within our government.

I have mentioned him to others and some already want to write him off as someone who is too off the beating path to support. SO YOU WANT WHAT WE HAVE TO CONTINUE! HILLARY, OBAMA, EDWARDS, GUILLIANI, MCCAIN are still the same beasts that we have in office today.

I have already donated money to his campaign and will give more and will campaign for him in anyway that I can. Look at his record, check what he believes, this is a man that should be our President.

Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record:
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.

His official website for running for the President is


  1. Yeah yeah but is he on myspace?

    What's his favorite color?
    Who was he listening too when he made the web page?
    What CD's are in the car?

    I can't vote for the man if I don't know his taste in music.

  2. This guy just seems like a sit-on-his-hands congressman to me. You tell us what he never did, but nothing about what he actually has done. I have the same record as him and I'm not even in Congress. His biggest downfall for me is that he voted against the Iraq War. While in hindsight we can see that the reasons for going to war were erroneous, any sitting President presented with the intel from Russia, England and our own CIA regarding Saddam and does nothing about it is not worthy of the office. We cannot be reactive in the War on Terror. I want a candidate who will be proactive and buck the UN if necessary to protect our country. In that, if nothing else, Bush was correct.

    This guy you point out doesn't seem to stand for anything. What are his positions? What issue does he see as more pressing? Is a global warming moron like Gore? Will he do anything about the border with Mexico or illegal aliens? What will he do about the destruction of the Middle Class? We are being taxed out of existance and having the security of retirement pensions, 401Ks and benefit packages taken away from us while Congress just bickers with the Prez and neither branch does anything to help a disappering middle class. We need a Prez who isn't a billionaire nor a professional politician. Someone who can relate to the struggles of the working class and is not beholden to big business as all the current candidates for president, both democrat and republican, are.

  3. Jeff - Check out a youtube piece when he was interviewed by Bill Maher. Now Maher was trying to make fun of the guy, but he is more up your alley then you may believe. On Iraq you and he disagree, but check him out in more detail and I think you would like him. He is more of an everyman then any other candidate.

  4. Jim----I am a minimalist in nature. I do not believe in wasting money or resources on obtaining vast quantities of material possessions. Your possessions are your burdens in this life. As such, I do not go in for things like cell phones or high speed modems. I have dial up at a cost of less than $10/month. The only downside of this is that I have to be a little more patient and I cannot view streaming video. So YouTube is out. No big loss. I recently watched VH-1's top online stars and was shocked by how many people had wasted their time watching these ridiculous videos posted online that had only marginal entertainment value. Guess people have too much time on their hands.