View Full Version : Farewell to Congress by Ron Paul

11-14-2012, 04:03 PM
I think this speech should be posted in General Politics too.

Farewell to Congress

This may well be the last time I speak on the House Floor. At the end of the year Iíll 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...


11-14-2012, 04:38 PM
It was beautiful

11-14-2012, 08:53 PM
yes it was. If you can't watch the whole thing right now, go to about the 48 minute mark where he starts his conclusionary remarks....