...he just respects the constitution.
Congress voted last week 422-1 to award Arnold Palmer the Congressional Gold Medal for his lifelong achievement in the game of golf. The one dissent: Ron Paul.
Says Mr. Paul's spokeswoman: “It is certainly nothing personal against Mr. Palmer. In fact, Congressman Paul admires him greatly. Dr. Paul opposes using public monies for any and all of these gold medals given to private citizens, just on principle. Not to mention, it is unconstitutional to use taxpayer dollars in this way. He even suggested on the House Floor before he voted against Rosa Parks’s medal that if it meant so much to the Members of Congress, why not fund the award out of their own pockets? He pulled $100 out of his own wallet, but had no other takers. At a time like this when all budgets are stretched so thin, it seems especially inappropriate to lavish gifts like this on private citizens, as much as he may admire the individual.”
Yet another example of how Congress concerns itself with a matter that should be left up to the private sector and not waste tax dollars. And somehow along the way the story is turned by the shallow minded and uninformed sheeple that Ron Paul is some kind of hater of Arnold Palmer. Amazingly pathetic.