Congressman Ron PaulCongressman Dr. Ron Paul of the Texas 14th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, although a Republican by brand, has been a major voice in the opposition to the once sweeping neo-con movement, including, and especially, the Patriot Act. In July 2003, Mr. Paul gave his "Neo-Conned" speech to Congress in which he called out Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, among others, as being part of the modern Neoconservative movement hell bent on expanding governmental power to the hilt while stripping away the rights of the people. Mr. Paul also believes that the Federal Reserve, Internal Revenue Service [IRS], and income tax should be abolished, along with most Cabinet departments. He's also a big advocate for reform in the monetary system and withdrawal from the United Nations. Ron Paul has been an outspoken critic of US involvement in Iraq as well as the "war on terror", which he's charged as being used as a tool to curtail our civil liberties.

Most recently, Mr. Paul has been running his campaign for the US Presidential Nomination under the Republican ticket, although holding stong to his Liberterian values. A seemingly orchestrated attempt by most mainstream media outlets to run almost no coverage at all regarding Ron Paul and his campaign had sprung up early following his success in the first two Republican debates. Polls on all major new outlets showed that Mr. Paul had won in exponentially larger numbers than the other candidates combined, yet CNN and MSNBC gave hardly any mention of him the day after each debate; instead choosing to beef up "front-runners" like John McCain, Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani. Even though Mr. Paul was the only candidate on stage that didn't support the war in Iraq, he was still barely mentioned in the post-poll coverage around the nation.

Ron Paul's campaign runs strong as he's been noted for having raised more money than other so-called "2nd tier" candidates in late summer 2007. He's been a guest twice on Real Time with Bill Maher, as well as the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report. You can find out more about Ron Paul's campaign, his positions & values, as well as how to support and donate to his campaign at

Ron Paul is also a frequent guest on the Alex Jones Show.

Notable quotes by Ron Paul:

Congressman Ron Paul
Failing to understand why 9/11 happened and looking for a bureaucratic screw-up to explain the whole thing -- while using the event to start an unprovoked war unrelated to 9/11 -- have dramatically compounded the problems all Americans and the world face.

The proponents of the Iraqi war do not hesitate to impugn the character of those who point out the shortcomings of current policy, calling them unpatriotic and appeasers of terrorism. It is said that they are responsible for the growing armed resistance, and for the killing of American soldiers. It's conveniently ignored that if the opponents of the current policy had prevailed, not one single American would have died nor would tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians have suffered the same fate.

Unfortunately, the biggest failure of our government will be ignored. I'm sure the Commission will not connect our foreign policy of interventionism -- practiced by both major parties for over a hundred years -- as an important reason 9/11 occurred. Instead, the claims will stand that the motivation behind 9/11 was our freedom, prosperity, and way of life. If this error persists, all the tinkering and money to improve the intelligence agencies will bear little fruit.

"The Lessons of 9/11" April 22, 2004 [floor speech]

"[The audience member] asked if there was an international conspiracy to overthrow our government. The answer is 'Yes'. I think there are 25,000 individuals that have used offices of powers, and they are in our Universities and they are in our Congresses, and they believe in One World Government. And if you believe in One World Goverment, then you are talking about undermining National Sovereignty and you are talking about setting up something that you could well call a Dictatorship - and those plans are there!"

Austin, Texas - August 30th, 2003
Read letters "from the desk of Ron Paul" regarding political developments in the US: