Ron Paul Says Goodbye

by Ryan on November 15, 2012

in Economy,Election 2012,Politics,Stupid government

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is retiring from the House.  Yesterday he gave what amounted to a farewell address in Congress.  Here’s a video of the full speech.

I admire Ron Paul’s fidelity to the Constitution and respect the preponderance of his voting record.  His limited government, libertarian philosophy is often so consistent, for instance, that Paul’s stance on foreign policy makes him look a bit wacky.  Security of American interests abroad facilitates the freedom to make a wider range of choices at home.  Interventionism for its own sake is not necessary, but pretending it’s 1928 also is a bit naive.  But he’s an idealist and he will be missed by those who love a libertarian tirade once in a while.

I do really like prescient this warning from his speech:

If it’s not accepted that big government, fiat money, ignoring liberty, central economic planning, welfarism, and warfarism caused our crisis we can expect a continuous and dangerous march toward corporatism and even fascism with even more loss of our liberties, prosperity for a large middle class though will become an abstract dream.

Amen.

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