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October 14, 2007

Ron Paul for President

by Dan

I have been reading quite a bit about Ron Paul over the last few weeks. At first, he seemed a bit like a fad honestly. I’d pretty much decided to vote for Mitt Romney because of his ability to improve many of government programs as governor without increasing taxes. I like his ability to bring both parties together.

However, I believe I’m being pulled in another direction now. Ron Paul has quite a big following on the Internet and I’ve read quite a bit about him. He’s more of a Libertarian, someone in favor of smaller, less-expensive government; someone who values personal and economic freedom. The Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman argued many of the same policies and values, and I’ve come to admire both men. Ron Paul, a 10 year congressman from Texas who’s been married to the same woman for 50 years, could bring back many of the great and inspirational things about America that have been lost over the years through larger, more invasive, and more aggressive government.

This 9 minute YouTube video is a pretty good introduction on him and what he stands for. Just be prepared for sappy background music. :-)

He’s the first presidential candidate I’ve ever considered donating money to. However, I don’t think I’m crazy enough to put a bumper sticker on my car yet. Visit his website, which is pretty well done, for more information.

UPDATE: I’ve written more of my thoughts about Ron Paul.

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