From the article, clearing up a common smear tactic:
One of my favorite stories about the congressman is his vote against awarding a congressional medal in honor of Rosa Parks. As eyebrows rose -- what, you don’t like the sainted troublemaker? -- Mr. Paul explained that he was all for the medal. But instead of using tax money to pay for it, he proposed that members of Congress kick in $100 of their personal money, as he would be the first to do. He had no takers.They appreciated her enough to spend YOUR money, but not theirs. Ron Paul appreciated her enough to spend his own money, and in fact brought in a $100 bill that day and put it on the desk in front of him hoping to find others doing the same. What. Now who's the racist.
The Congressional Medal of Honor can cost upwards of $30,000. Dr. Paul has also voted against giving them to Ghandi, Tony Blair, Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Charles Schulz. Not only is he racist, he's anti-Brit, anti-Catholic, anti-Gipper, and anti-cartoonist. Someone MUST stop him.
Or you can thank him for trying to prevent the government from stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from you in order to say thanks to people. I have an idea. A thank-you letter costs about a dollar, including stationery. I'm sure the government would find a way to make it cost $10,000, and Dr. Paul would oppose that too. Seriously, someone's gotta stop him from saving us money! He's a madman!!