Latest True Fact-checks on Ron Paul Ron Paul stated on June 14, 2015 in an opinion column: "Jasper County in Texas raised property taxes by 7 percent in order to pay for one death penalty case." Ron Paul stated on November 12, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate in Spartanburg, S.C.: "Torture is illegal by our laws. It's illegal by international laws." Ron Paul stated on July 16, 2011 in an interview with the 'Telegraph': "When the Republicans were in charge, they actually expanded government health care with the prescription drug program." Ron Paul stated on July 20, 2011 in an interview.: Says members of the military have sent him more campaign contributions than they’ve sent President Barack Obama and more than twice what they’ve sent other Republican presidential candidates. Ron Paul stated on July 5, 2010 in a CNN interview: "We're spending $1 trillion a year on our foreign policy." Ron Paul stated on December 12, 2007 in a debate in Johnston, Iowa: "It used to be the policy of the Republican Party to get rid of the Department of Education. We finally get in charge and a chance to do something, so we double the size of the Department of Education." Ron Paul stated on November 28, 2007 in a debate in St. Petersburg: "I get the most money from active duty officers and military personnel." Ron Paul stated on September 17, 2007 in a statement on his campaign Web site.: "He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership."