Candidate Profile: Ron Paul

David Bartholomew

Ron Paul


Life begins at conception, therefore life should be defined this way by passing a “Sanctity of Life Act.” By effectively repealing Roe v. Wade and preventing activist judges from interfering with state decisions, abortion can be removed from federal jurisdiction.


No big government spending program can or will solve our nation’s education problems; one-size-fits-all central planning simply does not work. Therefore, the Department of Education needs to eliminated and home-schooling and educational freedom efforts must be supported.

Gay marriage

The federal government should have no business in defining marriage. Whether defined as a union between one man and one woman or anything else, recognizing or legislating marriages should be left to the states and not subjected to judicial activism.

Health care

It is unconstitutional that the federal government mandate that all Americans must carry only government-approved health insurances and therefore President Obama’s health care plan must be repealed. Tax credits and deductions should be provided for all medical expenses.


Instead of policing the world, America’s borders are what need to be secured the most. No amnesty shall be given to illegal immigrants, birth-right citizenship must end and the protection of lawful immigrants must be upheld.

Military/Foreign policy

By acting as the world’s police man and nation-building, the United States is becoming weaker. The United States ought to avoid expensive and catastrophic wars and American soldiers should only be sent to fight where there is a clear mission with all the tools necessary to accomplish it and bring them home. The Constitution must be the only means through which the United States declares war and captures or kills terrorist leaders.


Keeping taxes this high in a down economy would be a mistake. A liberty amendment should be added to the Constitution whereby income, death and capital gains taxes would be completely eliminated. Additionally, the federal budget should be balanced at every year, unnecessary regulations on small businesses should be repealed and a full audit of the Federal Reserve should be undertaken to ensure the strength of the American dollar and, reflexively, the economy.

*This information came from either the candidate’s website or a statement made in a GOP debate.