First and foremost, we do not speak, nor claim to speak, for all veterans or members of our military. The military is a microcosm of society composed of people from all walks of life with different and diverse backgrounds and beliefs.
But we do speak for ourselves.
We are an organization of combat veterans from all branches who support Ron Paul for President in 2012. We have all served our country in time of conflict. Although many of us are no longer in uniform, we are still serving her today. We took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. We took this oath very seriously.
We believe that our country is facing a time of grave danger. Our constitution has been trampled by the sell-out politicians who serve the establishment, not the people. Our brothers are still dying in foreign lands because our elected officials in Washington either don’t understand, or perhaps, don’t respect the Constitution. They don’t listen to what our founding fathers told us. They pursue a reckless foreign policy of nation building that puts our troops and ultimately our nation in danger.
Congressman Ron Paul, a veteran himself, is the only Presidential candidate willing to stand up to the special interest controlled establishment and fight for our country. And we, the troops that so many of you support with your stickers and yellow ribbons, stand ready to help Dr. Paul in his fight to save the Constitution that so many of our brave men and women have died to defend.
You CAN make a difference in 2012. You don’t have to choose the lesser of two evils. There is another choice… Ron Paul.
Thank you for your time. Please take time to read and learn about Ron Paul. Don’t let the media and the Washington establishment select our candidate for us.
Liberty, Peace, Prosperity.
“Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it political? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular – but one must take it simply because it is right.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Congressman Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman in Washington for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency. He is known among both his colleagues in Congress and his constituents for his consistent voting record in the House of Representatives: Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the “one exception to the Gang of 535″ on Capitol Hill.
Ron Paul was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine, before proudly serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s. He and his wife Carol moved to Texas in 1968, where he began his medical practice in Brazoria County. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies! He and Carol, who reside in Lake Jackson, Texas, are the proud parents of five children and have eighteen grandchildren.
While serving in Congress during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dr. Paul’s limited-government ideals were not popular in Washington. He served on the House Banking committee, where he was a strong advocate for sound monetary policy and an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve’s inflationary measures. He also was a key member of the Gold Commission, advocating a return to a gold standard for our currency. He was an unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family values. Dr. Paul consistently voted to lower or abolish federal taxes, spending, and regulation, and used his House seat to actively promote the return of government to its proper constitutional levels. In 1984, he voluntarily relinquished his House seat and returned to his medical practice.
Dr. Paul returned to Congress in 1997 to represent the 14th Congressional district of Texas. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. On the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Paul serves as the chairman of the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology. He continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government and a return to constitutional principles.
Dr. Paul is the author of several books, including The Revolution: A Manifesto, End the Fed, Liberty Defined, Challenge to Liberty; The Case for Gold; and A Republic, If You Can Keep It. He has been a distinguished counselor to the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and is widely quoted by scholars and writers in the fields of monetary policy, banking, and political economy. He has received many awards and honors during his career in Congress, from organizations such as the National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, the Council for a Competitive Economy, and countless others.
Dr. Paul’s consistent voting record prompted one Congressman to comment that “Ron Paul personifies the Founding Fathers’ ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes it clear that his principles will never be compromised, and they never are.” Another Congresswoman added that “There are few people in public life who, through thick and thin, rain or shine, stick to their principles. Ron Paul is one of those few.”