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Vince Vaughn introduces Ron Paul

LPAC 2011: Ron Paul – Pt. 1

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Congressman Ron Paul speaks at LPAC 2011, along with Actor Vince Vaughn, Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Manager John Tate, and Campaign for Liberty Vice President Matt Hawes.

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I love the politics of Ron Paul although I differ with him a few points. However, I really believe that he best understands what the constitution really wants for our country. The limits of the constitution have been ignored for years as the expanding federal budget as made a mess of everything it gets involved in.

Ron Paul and Vince Vaughn are good friends:

The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that actor Vince Vaughn will introduce Dr. Paul at the Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC).

The exchange will take place tonight, Friday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time in Reno, Nevada.

“Ron and Vince are friends, with Vince not merely interested in Dr. Paul’s philosophy but he also graciously invited Dr. and Mrs. Paul to the premier of his film ‘Couples Retreat,’” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton, referring to the October 6, 2009 film premier in California.

Mr. Vaughn, for his part, endorsed Dr. Paul’s 2009 book End the Fed with the following enthusiastic quote: “Everyone must read this book–Congressmen and college students, Democrats and Republicans–all Americans.”

End the Fed was published in hardcover on September 16, 2009, exactly two years ago today, and debuted at number six on The New York Times Best Seller list.

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Last Updated: 08/01/2008Issues of faith and religion come to the forefront quite often during elections and presidential campaigns. In preparation for the primary elections, I thought it would be helpful to provide a “faith snapshot” of each of the 2008 presidential candidates. I have sent each candidate a brief questionnaire about their faith. This project will be continually updated as I receive responses and find additional faith-related statements from the candidates. Please check back often!

Ron Paul’s Political Profile:

Party: Republican
Age: 72
Education:
Gettysburg College, B.A.
Duke University School of Medicine, M.D.
Current Position: U.S. Representative, Texas
Experience: Surgeon, Obstetrician, Gynecologist, U.S. Representative, Texas
Declared Candidacy: Mar. 2007

Ron Paul’s Faith Snapshot:

Religion/Church: Baptist

Ron Paul was raised by Lutheran parents and attended the Lutheran Church regularly during his childhood. Before deciding to pursue a medical career, for a short time Paul considered becoming a Lutheran minister. Two of Ron’s brothers, David and Jerrold, are Lutheran ministers. While in college Ron Paul was married to Carol Wells an Episcopalian, and together they baptized their five children in this denomination.

Eventually the couple stopped attending the Episcopal Church and began frequenting a Baptist church in Texas. Although Paul says he is uncomfortable discussing his faith as part of his political efforts, for those who ask, he has published a statement of faith on his campaign Web site.

Ron Paul’s Expressions of Faith:

In a summary about his faith, Ron Paul writes, “I have never been one who is comfortable talking about my faith in the political arena. In fact, the pandering that typically occurs in the election season I find to be distasteful. But for those who have asked, I freely confess that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior, and that I seek His guidance in all that I do. I know, as you do, that our freedoms come not from man, but from God. My record of public service reflects my reverence for the Natural Rights with which we have been endowed by a loving Creator.”

Speaking about the First Amendment, Ron Paul says, ” Similarly, the mythical separation of church and state doctrine has no historical or constitutional basis. Neither the language of the Constitution itself nor the legislative history reveals any mention of such separation. In fact, the authors of the First amendment … routinely referred to “Almighty God” in their writings, including the Declaration of Independence. It is only in the last 50 years that federal courts have perverted the meaning of the amendment and sought to unlawfully restrict religious expression.”
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Ten Reasons for Christian to Vote
for Ron Paul for President


By Nathan Radcliffe


The Covenant News ~ December 12, 2007


1. Ron Paul does not believe the government is God. Paul believes the federal government should be limited to its Constitutional size and scope. He wants to withdraw the US from all organizations that violate our national sovereignty (i.e. the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the International Criminal Court, et. al.)

2. Ron Paul is a humble man who advocates a humble foreign policy. He does not believe the US should be the policeman of the world.

3. Ron Paul confesses that “Jesus Christ is my personal Savior,” but he does not use the Lord’s name only to pander for votes. He doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk.

4. During his 20 years in Congress, Ron Paul has sponsored more substantive legislation than probably any other single members of Congress. Congressional Quarterly has named him one of the “Fifty Most Effective Members of Congress.”

5. Ron Paul is a 72-year-old grandfather whose service as a statesman has reflected the time-honored principles and values of America’s Founding Fathers.

6. Dr. Paul is pro-life. He has delivered over 4,000 babies and says he has “never once considered performing an abortion, nor did I ever find abortion necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.” Paul also opposes unjust wars of aggression and will bring our troops home from Iraq.

7. Ron Paul believes marriage is between a man and a woman. He has been faithful to his own wife for 50 years.

8. Ron Paul is committed to protecting property rights. He opposes government theft through “eminent domain” abuses. He has worked to eliminate the income tax and the IRS, inheritance taxes, and the “inflation tax.” He has never voted to raise taxes.

9. Ron Paul is a man of integrity who takes his oath to uphold the Constitution seriously. Congressman Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposal is expressly authorized by the Constitution.

10. Ron Paul has never taken a government-paid junket and has never participated in the lucrative congressional pension program. Lobbyists do not even bother to visit Congressman Paul’s office because they know his vote will not be bought.