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Election 2012 / CAMPAIGN 2012

The Beat of His Own Drum: Paul's Odd Policies -- PICTURES

December 14, 2011

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has always been known for his fervent supporters and it appears that he's finally on the rise in the GOP nomination race polls. In this gallery, we take a look at some of his more eccentric political beliefs and campaign promises.

Drink It Raw: While railing against federal regulations during a New Hampshire rally on Dec. 13, Paul said, "I would like to restore your right to drink raw milk anytime you wanted to." The line got him a standing ovation. Watch the moment in the next slide.(Chet Susslin)

Kill the Income Tax: Paul strictly adheres to the Constitution, meaning that he will not support any legislation that wasn't explicitly allowed by the Founding Fathers. As a result, he opposes the income tax in any form. For years, he's advocated repealing the 16th Amendment and eliminating the Internal Revenue Service.(CHET SUSSLIN)

 

End the Fed: Hand-in-hand with his tax policy, Paul believes that the Federal Reserve is unconstitutional. He also thinks that it is often the cause of America's economic troubles. Since 1999, he has introduced the Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act five times -- and it has died each time in committee.(Chet Susslin)

Stop Regulating Drugs: As a libertarian, Paul also believes that the federal government doesn't have the right to prohibit drugs or drug use. In June, he introduced a bipartisan bill with Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., to remove marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances. It was referred to committee, but hasn't been touched.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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