Ron Paul's Farewell Address

Candice Bortz
Nov 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM

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Yesterday was an important day for many Americans. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the father of the liberty movement, gave his farewell speech in Congress. After 23 years in office, Rep. Paul had much to say. The transcript can be found here, and the video can be found here:

There is much to be learned from his farewell address. One segment in particular drives home the relevance of considering human nature while promoting the cause of liberty:  

Political action, to be truly beneficial, must be directed toward changing the hearts and minds of the people, recognizing that it’s the virtue and morality of the people that allow liberty to flourish.

The Constitution or more laws per se, have no value if the people’s attitudes aren’t changed.

To achieve liberty and peace, two powerful human emotions have to be overcome.  Number one is “envy” which leads to hate and class warfare.  Number two is “intolerance” which leads to bigoted and judgmental policies.  These emotions must be replaced with a much better understanding of love, compassion, tolerance and free market economics. Freedom, when understood, brings people together. When tried, freedom is popular.

Although this is a sad day for many as Rep. Paul is retiring from Congress, this isn’t the last that we will see of him. He has returned to his post as Honorary Chairman of Campaign for Liberty, and will undoubtedly remain active within the political community for many years to come. 

I also thought the envy and intolerance quote was excellent, and it subtly critiqued the left's economic policies (envy) and the right's social policies (intolerance). He talked really fast, but it was a great speech.

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Well he didn't make it, the idealist, though I had my reservations about him. I think Clinton may be the next president, which will be a strange one. Never could have expected that, but at the same time, I couldn't have expected that I would be writing about error 37 codes for a living.

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