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Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national
reputation as the premier advocate for
liberty in politics today. Dr. Paul is
the leading spokesman in Washington for
limited constitutional government, low
taxes, free markets, and a return to sound
monetary policies based on commodity-backed
currency. He is known among both his colleagues
in Congress and his constituents for his
consistent voting record in the House
of Representatives: Dr. Paul never votes
for legislation unless the proposed measure
is expressly authorized by the Constitution.
In the words of former Treasury Secretary
William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one
exception to the Gang of 535" on
Paul was born and raised in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. He graduated from Gettysburg
College and the Duke University School of
Medicine, before proudly serving as a flight
surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the
1960s. He and his wife Carol moved to Texas
in 1968, where he began his medical practice
in Brazoria County. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology,
Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies!
He and Carol, who reside in Surfside Beach,
Texas, are the proud parents of five children
and have seventeen grandchildren.
serving in Congress during the late 1970s
and early 1980s, Dr. Paul's limited-government
ideals were not popular in Washington. He
served on the House Banking committee, where
he was a strong advocate for sound monetary
policy and an outspoken critic of the Federal
Reserve's inflationary measures. He also
was a key member of the Gold Commission,
advocating a return to a gold standard for
our currency. He was an unwavering advocate
of pro-life and pro-family values. Dr. Paul
consistently voted to lower or abolish federal
taxes, spending, and regulation, and used
his House seat to actively promote the return
of government to its proper constitutional
levels. In 1984, he voluntarily relinquished
his House seat and returned to his medical
Paul returned to Congress in 1997 to represent
the 14th Congressional district of Texas.
He serves on the House of Representatives
Financial Services Committee, and the International
Relations committee. On the Financial Services
Committee, Rep. Paul serves as the vice-chairman
of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee.
He continues to advocate a dramatic reduction
in the size of the federal government and
a return to constitutional principles.
Paul is the author of several books, including
Challenge to Liberty; The Case for Gold;
and A Republic, If You Can Keep It. He has
been a distinguished counselor to the Ludwig
von Mises Institute, and is widely quoted
by scholars and writers in the fields of
monetary policy, banking, and political
economy. He has received many awards and
honors during his career in Congress, from
organizations such as the National Taxpayers
Union, Citizens Against Government Waste,
the Council for a Competitive Economy, Young
Americans for Freedom, and countless others.
Paul's consistent voting record prompted
one Congressman to comment that "Ron
Paul personifies the Founding Fathers' ideal
of the citizen-statesman. He makes it clear
that his principles will never be compromised,
and they never are." Another Congresswoman
added that "There are few people in
public life who, through thick and thin,
rain or shine, stick to their principles.
Ron Paul is one of those few."
Navellier is one of Wall Streets renowned
growth investors. He has earned a national reputation
as a savvy stock picker and portfolio manager. The
New York Times has called him an icon among
growth stock investors.
Navellier is Chairman and Founder of Navellier &
Associates in Reno, Nevada. He and his team of more
than 50 professional analysts and staff manage over
$5 billion in mutual funds and institutional accounts.
Navellier also writes four newsletters/trading services
for individual investors, Emerging Growth, Blue
Chip Growth, Quantum Growth and Global Growth. He
has established one of the most exceptional long-term
track records of any financial newsletter editor
in America. His longest-running publication, Emerging
Growth (formerly MPT Review), has gained 5,163%
in the last 23 years according to The Hulbert Financial
Digest. Those returns outpace the S&P 500 by
Navellier travels the country hosting seminars for
individual investors, and can frequently be seen
giving his market outlook and analysis on Bloomberg,
Fox News and CNBC.