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Ron Paul: Republican for President

Often voters have to vote for the least bad candidate, but this time around there are candidates that present vivid alternatives.

Today and tomorrow we'll talk with candidates from both sides of the aisle that endorse real alternatives when it comes to foreign policy.

Today we'll talk with Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. He represents the 14th congressional district in Texas (South and Southwest area around of Houston, including the city of Galveston) .

Ron Paul served in the US House of Representatives from 1976–1977, again from 1979–1985, and he has been elected every two years since 1996 by his constituents.  He is a medical doctor, specializing in obstetrics/gynecology, who has delivered more than 4000 babies. 

His most recent book is A Foreign Policy of Freedom.

From Ron Paul's Website:

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.
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