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Thank You Dr. Paul

As I hope many other Paul supporters agree, I have a bitter-sweet feeling toward Congressman Paul's announcement to not seek re-election to congress. I am absolutely thrilled that he is focusing 100% on the presidency and that he is in it to win it. However, I am sad to see that the champion of the Constitution is moving on from Congress.

We will hear no more speechs on how our currency is being devalued. No more lectures on how endless wars actually grow the size of government and cause more harm than good. Never again will we see the ultimate defender of liberty stand before the House of Representatives, talking about how our basic freedoms our disappearing and the dire consequences of our Constitution being violated. No longer will we hear about the 434 to 1 votes that took place in Washington. It is as if the flame of liberty is starting to go out in this great nation.

I'm sure I speak for all Paul supporters when I say that we will never forget what you have done for America, Ron. We will never forget how you have dedicated your political career to defending the very ideas that this country once stood for. We will always remember your military service in which you fought for this country, your medical practice in which you brought new life into the world, and your political career in which you have stood up for all of our rights. Throughout the years, you have warned us about the dangerous path we were on and how to lead us back to prosperity. You have educated us about sound money, non-interventionism, free markets, and most importantly: liberty. The halls of the House Chamber will never be the same again without the echoing sound of your voice calling for the restoration of freedom.

But we must look at the end of this chapter as a new beginning. Even though Ron is moving on from Congress, he still has an excellent shot at taking the presidency. Now more then ever, the message of liberty is resonating with the American people. They are sick and tired of the status quo and want real change in Washington. That is why it must be our goal and our top priority to get this man into the White House. People, this is possible. I know that I was not here among you in 2008, but if we can reunite through the grassroots effort like we did in the previous presidential election cycle, but with ten times the energy, I know that we can win this. Remember; it will not be easy. It was not easy when the founders fought against tyranny in the 1700's. It was not easy when Gandhi stood up to the imperialists for Indian independence. But the hardest part is over. We no longer have to worry about Ron being excluded from debates and we no longer have to fear other politicians calling Ron crazy and out of touch. When I watched the CNN debate, I think that it is fair to say that every candidate on that stage referenced Ron Paul's statements at least once. The ideas of liberty are continuing to spread, and it must be our goal to bring Ron into the White House, for the sake of the country. And let me say with complete confidence: Ron Paul WILL be the next president of the United States if we truly give this everything we have got.

Let me conclude by saying that we must be confident in Dr. Paul. We must be confident that he will be in the White House in January of 2013. But I know I speak for all of us when I say that your service to this country and to the cause of liberty will not go unnoticed. And most importantly, you have been successful. Just think, 10 years ago, no one would have thought that Federal Reserve Chairman would have to give a public news conference. We all owe you thanks for your time in Congress and look forward to you serving as the 45th president of the Untied States of America.
Thank you Dr. Paul.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Gandhi

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Redistricting

Although Dr. Paul is too much of a gentleman to mention it, I wonder how much of a factor redistricting was in his decision.

The Texas GOP (puppet of the national GOP) has proposed changing Dr. Paul's district. The proposal would remove the city of Victoria, Texas from his district and replace it with Galveston. Victoria has been solidly behind Dr. Paul for years. Galveston is staunchly Democrat and much more populous.

To me the plan seems like the Texas GOP is willing to let the 14th go Dem just to get rid of the good doctor. Redistricting like this would require Dr. Paul to spend a lot of time and money to retain his seat.

I am a resident of both the current and the future 14th District and will be sad to see Dr. Paul retire.

Let's be realistic here

Ron has a great chance of winning, and I sincerely hope he does, but it's not a guarantee. The white house has a good chance of being held on to by Obama or even taken by another Republican candidate. As much as it would kill us all inside to see this happen, we must never give up the fight.

Ron Paul may be close to retirement, but his ideas are newly risen. If Ron does not make it to the White House and decides to leave politics, we will have to take up his role as our own. He may have been one of the greatest things to happen to modern day America, but who is to say that one of us couldn't do better?

Ron is no longer alone; there are many leaders of the liberty movement, and there is always room for more. Whether Ron wins or loses is irrelevant. We must all focus our efforts into turning this movement into a revolution. We can all become leaders and share the torch that Ron Paul has carried for so long.

Remember, a movement moves a certain distance and then it stops. A revolution gets it's name by always coming back around in your face. Long live the revolution.

I am sorry Grandfather Paul has made this decision. You can get

elected just by being a candidate, without doing any campaigning. He is probably capable of that. Hmmm you must be a candidate & be on the ballot or you won't get elected, its negotiable whether you campaign or not. The incumbents who ought to be ousted have been successful at that. They have had the gall not to show up for debates.

For some reason, we're expected to know every law that exists in America & in our state so we don't break it. We're supposed to know this when we're 18. There's no litmus test for them, as in the 10 commandments or rhyme or reason. C.U.R.E.

Thank you to the Good Dr.

Great read, brought a tear to my eye. Thank you Dr.Paul for helping in giving us a voice. You have done so much and now it's time for us make sure you get that presidential seat.

It's time to do work!!

Right on man! Thank you Paul!

Right on man! Thank you Paul!

I feel so emotional..

I've got a lump in my throat. Of course I'm so happy he's devoting all his energy to his campaign, but the thought of Congress without Ron Paul makes me want to burst into tears. Hopefully there will be others who carry the torch, but there will never be another Congressman quite like him. Thank you, Dr. Paul. Ok, pass the Kleenex please...I'm about to belt out 'To Sir With Love.'

With all do respect...

... Spell check is free, and this is a serious site. I too have mixed feelings about this announcment. However...awhh never mind..I am just upset and hold mixed emotions... God bless you Dr. Ron Paul and thanks for all that you have shared. I will continue to be in the "rEVOLution" for all of us. Thank you for showing me the way/light.

Ron Paul 2012!!

P.S. To other supporters on this site...Spell check is free, and friends don't let friends post on the internet with out a proof read!

P.S.S. Flame away!

Sorry that the spelling is

Sorry that the spelling is not perfect. I wrote this in a rush after I heard the news about Ron retiring, so it might not be perfect. But thanks for letting me know, I will try to edit out some of the spelling errors now and I will try to avoid them in the future.
-Chuck

with all

due respect.....

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Thanks to the Good Dr. I was

Thanks to the Good Dr. I was only 1/2-way awake until I discovered him in late 2007. He made me realize how one person can really affect many...

Dr. Paul Cured My Apathy

Dr. Paul will be back in the House of Representatives after this election giving his state of the union speech. Hopefully we can have dozens of his supporters having taken up the case for Liberty and elected to the House as well to carry on his legacy.

HUGE A$$ BUMP!

Wipe a tear ... NOW LET'S GO BACK TO WORK! LAST CHANCE PEOPLE - LAST CHANCE!

I Had to Fight Back a Tear...

when I read this news earlier. I haven't looked at politics or the news in the same way ever since I learned about Ron Paul in 2007. He's been an inspiration for me in a myriad of ways. It's because of him that I decided to go back to school to pursue my MBA in finance. I've tried to live by his recommendation to strive for "virtue and excellence" in everything that I do. He's the first real hero I ever had. I'm going to do everything I can to help put that man in the White House. He's the man who will change the world. Thank you, Dr. Paul!

Hope he still makes blog or

Hope he still makes blog or video releases. His opinions are golden.

I believe

God has a great spot for Ron Paul in Heaven. If we fall as a country, it was because we did not know, we are playing a game of catch up like never before. We were decieved and did not understand all of this because they have manipulated our media for many years. Let's do what we can do, and that is all we can do. Let's keep inching ahead!!!! God bless Ron Paul!!!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

No matter what, we will still

No matter what, we will still hear his speeches--and maybe it is better that there are more ears than Congress' which may not be deaf to them. He will be around, even when not President any longer..

thank you Dr. Paul

We love you!

AMEN!!

AMEN!!

I'm sensing a little Candy Ass-ishness right now...

Share thanks, quit moping... The Good Dr. Paul has chosen to sacrifice his seat in the house for a run at the presidency because of US!!

He's putting on his game face... time for us to do the same.

Viva La Revolution!!!

Somewhere there are men planning the next destructive and evil ploy to make this world their own... The common man is not part of that plan as we would see fit... Merely pawns to be used against one another.

I'm not trying to mope, just

I'm not trying to mope, just trying to bring Congressman Paul's excellent record and history into the light...but you are right, now is the time to get real serious about the presidential election

Show me your warface TruckDuck!

You call that a warface?!?

I SAID SHOW ME YOUR WARFACE!!!!!!!

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Dr. Paul, we love you. We thank you. And we'll do our

darn best to follow your herculean charge to bring LIBERTY back to the central stage of the USA political, economic, cultural & private individual lives. We are SO fortunate to be given such clear and noble task in our otherwise puny, repressed, mundane lives.

BTW,
is this info on electoral college system & rules correct? If YES, then even we, in minor states, should redouble our efforts to have every single electoral college vote count. We EACH can make THE difference literally. . . to bring about Pres Ron Paul.
See: "Secret Way to have Ron Paul win 2012 Election"
http://www.dailypaul.com/170444/secret-way-to-have-ron-paul-...

Well, if you are about to become President

you need to give up your seat in Congress!!!

A thousand thanks, Dr. Paul!!!!

Three cheers for the Champion of the Constitution!

Dr. Paul has fed the flame of Liberty, spreading wisdom with his words and deeds. God Bless that man!

*Tear*

Ron Paul is inspiring. The message of freedom and liberty is universal, but it is HIS unparalelled principle and consistent leadership that makes it inspiring. Thank you for insipiring millions, not just in America, but around the world to stand for something greater than themselves..

ln

Dr. Paul...

Cured my apathy... Thank You.

-Ron Paul 2012-

Looking for people active in the DC/Alexandria, VA area!

Ron Paul changed my life

and that ain't no fish story...

THANK YOU Dr. Ron Paul!

Thanks Chuck

"...look forward to you serving as the 45th president of the United States of America"

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