Congressman Ron Paul Honored With the Ron Paul Legacy AwardSubmitted by PWA on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:58
Ron Paul has had a long and varied career that includes over 20 years in and out of Congress, three intermittent presidential runs and a delivering over 4,000 babies as a gynecologist.
Yesterday his career came to a pinnacle when the House finally passed his "Audit the Fed" bill. His flagship issue throughout his political career, the bill requires a full audit to the Federal Reserve, which Paul says is producing too much money, putting the American economy at risk. This legislative Victory, as well as his esteemed career and character, were honored with the the first annual 'Ron Paul Legacy Award' at a Young Americans for Liberty conference.
Ron Paul is sometimes called the "Godfather of the Tea-Party" Movement, and the truth is that he has been defending the Constitution long before there was a tea party. His Libertarian views have garnered a strong grassroots following, albeit too small to keep him in the 2012 presidential race. Some of his beliefs, like returning to the Gold Standard or eliminating certain Federal Agencies, have kept him from building a following with the mainstream public or in Congress. Nevertheless, he has relentlessly worked in Congress to uphold his values and to rekindle the Liberty that our Founding Fathers envisioned.