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Study: Ron Paul = Most Conservative Congressman in 65 Year Span

From 1937 - 2002 Ron Paul ranked the #1 most conservative member of Congress in a study by the American Journal of Political Science.

As cited by TheStreet.com:

"A list put together at voteview.com found that out of the 3,320 individuals (1 being the most liberal and 3,320 being the most conservative) who had served in the House or Senate from 1937 to 2002, Santorum ranked 2,674, while Paul ranked 3,320.

"Four or five times he voted to raise the national debt, so that tells you how conservative he is," Paul said Saturday about Santorum. Based on the survey, Paul could question pretty much any politician's conservative record against his own.

The scores were based on all roll calls cast in the period. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slotted in at 2,893."

Link to Article:
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11373512/1/ron-paul-is-more-c...

Link to data from AJPS:
http://voteview.com/is_john_kerry_a_liberal.htm



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Finally...

a study showing that which we already knew!

awesome

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Good post!

Good post!

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Great Study

Take that Dick "Ron Paul is a leftist" Morris. If I'm not mistaken that study was done by Keith Poole, a UGA Political Science professor.

Bump!

Shameless self promotion I know, but this is gold for all the 'Ron Paul is not a conservative' nay-sayers.

"Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books...Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: 'I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can. And my children will."

-Jimmy Stewart

You have to watch out for the

You have to watch out for the bump police

More Conservative Than Barry Goldwater!

Most conservative Congressman over the entire 70-year period.

This man is one in a million.

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard