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Ron Paul's Farewell to congress


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#1    OverSword

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

So long Ron.  You did a fine job! :tsu:
from the article:
This may well be the last time I speak on the House Floor. At the end of the year I’ll leave Congress after 23 years in office over a 36 year period. My goals in 1976 were the same as they are today: promote peace and prosperity by a strict adherence to the principles of individual liberty.
It was my opinion, that the course the U.S. embarked on in the latter part of the 20th Century would bring us a major financial crisis and engulf us in a foreign policy that would overextend us and undermine our national security.
To achieve the goals I sought, government would have had to shrink in size and scope, reduce spending, change the monetary system, and reject the unsustainable costs of policing the world and expanding the American Empire.
The problems seemed to be overwhelming and impossible to solve, yet from my view point, just following the constraints placed on the federal government by the Constitution would have been a good place to start.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:25 PM

If only he could have influenced more...


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:30 PM

*snip

Edited by OverSword, 14 November 2012 - 11:30 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:30 PM

Did he get voted out or is he just retiring?
Also, the subtitle song off this thread always seemed to me to be the tune to play when you're happy to see someone go. JMO

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:32 PM

Oversword, nm what I said above. Thought you liked Ron. We posted at the same time. Why'd you snip that?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

I didn't back everyone of his ideas but if he had of been the republican candidate I would of voted for him.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

Can't say I really knew much about him. I know I liked some of his ideas but I still do not like most on that side...It was nice to see him take a stand this last go around. I wonder if the Libertarian Party would have gotten more votes if he ran on that card. A lot of Ron Paul supporters around here.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:05 AM

Ron Paul is the man. He has helped open my eyes to many of our governments tyrannical ways. He will be missed. He is the one guy in government to whom I can say thank you for a job well done. To bad he wasnt 20 years younger.

Now that he is leaving, there isnt anyone I can trust in congress.

Edited by preacherman76, 15 November 2012 - 02:09 AM.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:10 AM



Great guy, too bad we don't have more like him. He would've been a good president.

Edited by WoIverine, 15 November 2012 - 02:13 AM.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:11 AM

View PostHuttonEtAl, on 15 November 2012 - 12:23 AM, said:

Can't say I really knew much about him. I know I liked some of his ideas but I still do not like most on that side...It was nice to see him take a stand this last go around. I wonder if the Libertarian Party would have gotten more votes if he ran on that card. A lot of Ron Paul supporters around here.

Neither did he.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:20 AM

Too bad he's leaving..
I'm not even american, but this guy really seemed like the only one who made any sense..


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:24 AM

I can't say I agree with all his ideas, but the man has always seemed to be consistant in his views.  Not in an obstinate way, but true to his values.

It's hard not to respect that, especially in a climate of political flip-floppery.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:29 AM

Sorry guys, Over Sword, if you read this, didn't mean to step on your toes, I didn't see your original thread. :tu:


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:35 AM

I like Ron Paul, but then every now and then he gets up in front of the camera and goes way out into never, never land. Still, you gotta love the guy.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:12 AM

Ron Paul "We need an intelectual awakening...."

Oh hell yeah..!





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