RIPBiker, very true... politicians lie. But, we've got to pick one, right?
If you look at Ron Pauls' very own voting record in Congress, you'll see he has extreme integrity in not unjustly using peoples' tax dollars.
One case, was where Ron Paul voted against giving Ronald Reagan the Congressional Medal of Honor
, since it costs the tax payers $30,000. Is Ron Paul anti-Reagan? Nope. He was actually one of his best friends, and helped get Reagan elected back in the 1980s!
As you can see, his integrity is astounding. Go read many of his speeches to Congress! In one, he says: "Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this bill, since it simply makes government bigger."
Ron Paul is called "Dr. No" in Congress, because he always votes "NO" to anything that puts further burden on the tax payer, or votes "NO" to anything that even thinks about infringing on American citizens' Constitutional Rights.
He even disagrees with some of the Amendments of the Constitution that are unjust when compared to the context of the founding fathers' spirit. Like the Amendment the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, that gave private bankers control over our currency! And ultimately took the gold away from backing it, and put interest on each dollar borrowed by the government... and thus why we're in such huge debt today: Overspending, and interest on each dollar borrowed. And this is why the inflation is so high. Our dollars' worth is going down all the time, since the Federal Reserve prints out more and more, with no gold backing it.
Read up on Ron Paul here: http://www.ronpaullibrary.org/
The more you learn of Ron Paul, and his history, the more you'll start to see something different, and say to yourself "Wow... he isn't the usual politician I've known of!"
But even then, we never trust government. No matter how nice they are! I agree! We always protect our liberty and the Bill of Rights, as if it was a diamond, carrying it in the midst of thieves.
But, again, we've got to vote someone
in, after all. And Ron Paul doesn't look like the usual "lesser of two evils" we're so used to seeing. No. He actually does look "GOOD!"
He puts blame of 9/11 also, on pilots not being armed. The government refused to arm them, and even today hardly any are armed.
He speaks of the Virginia Tech school shooting, and how, if anyone else was armed, this murderer would've been stopped a lot sooner, and more lives would've been saved. Or, it could've been prevented, since the killer would think: "Wait, others are armed in this school, so I will not have much a chance in killing many people. I'll try elsewhere."
You never know.
Click on the link I posted above, and then click on the link that says "Gun Control and the 2nd Amendment" to read up on Ron Pauls' stance on the gun issue.