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YouTube Update: Ron Paul's Farewell Address


Dr. Paul gave his "Farewell to Congress" speech on the House floor/CSPAN today. The speech is over, but it is now archived on CSPAN.

Thanks to DPers RP_nexus and Katniss Everdeen for the C-Span video clip. Thanks to eduardo89 for the YouTube:


See here for the Full Text of Ron Paul's Farewell Address

Also, thanks to DPer Katniss Everdeen for the information that #ThankYouRonPaul is Trending on Twitter in the United States

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Greatest speech ever given.

Greatest speech ever given.

"Let us give up our longing for welfare, our love of war, and our desire to see the government control and shape our fellow citizens. We must come to imagine liberty again, and believe that it can be a reality. We must recapture what it means to be free."

Where is the retirement party going to be?

I would like to buy a plane ticket or plan a road trip. Has there been any talk of a farewell gathering?

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.

James Wilson

It would be an injustice

If Ron Paul wasn't thrown a huge retirement party.

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.

James Wilson

I want to know too

I keep telling people that we should line the streets of D.C. and wave him on as he leaves Washington. I want to know his last official day there so that I can plan if at all possible.

Who's with me?

Great Idea

If it could be big enough it would also serve to call attention once again as to why Dr. Paul is so loved and revered. I doubt anyone leaving Congress has had such a send off and hopefully it would get folks asking once again....what is it about this guy that people love him so much?

Dr. Paul's mantle to ALL current and future Liberty-lovers

Every idea and ideal that Dr. Paul brought to the floor of Congress over twenty-three yrs. served in office, over that thirty-six yr. period; was summed up perfectly in his farewell speech. It will be an interesting read for those brave enough to go through the archives in search of any inconsistencies between the principles of individual Liberty, as rooted in the Constitution, and Congressman Paul's many speeches given throughout over his third of a century of faithful service.

Whether he is on record in the halls of Congress, or a phone-video in a coffee shop, Ron Paul is the same man with the same message. May his example revive the last of the remnant of public-servants in high offices that still have souls unsold to tyranny.

For there to be future Liberty-lovers, we who hold the line today must bring our conscience and convictions to become our best in all ways possible. As the good doctor has practiced, so let us do within our circles of influence.

"This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:
*There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: *Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
*Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
*The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
*Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good." - Ecclesiastes 9:13-18

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

We Will Miss You!

Wow, this was a big speech. The time and effort you put into writing this speech did not got unnoticed by me. You will be sorely missed Dr Paul. Enjoy your family, enjoy your retirement, the effort you've done in changing people's hearts and minds is astounding. While your disappointment in the lack of freedom lovers is evident, take heart in the fire you've lit in so many in '08, and the leaps and bounds in '12. It won't be long before the people you've touched have touched others, and we will truly become a more free society, a hopefully more moral society, and a society that contains people that believe in themselves, and believe in the honesty of putting in a good day's work and the esteem they get from accomplishing something. We must reach out to others with the same compassion and honesty that Ron has used to reach out to others. We must not be demeaning, or talk down to others for they will shut down and not hear this important message. We must listen to them, answer them, and skillfully lead them into seeing things from the angle of liberty, for once the seed takes, it grows into a mighty oak that can drop seeds on others.

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The ultimate doctor, Dr. Ron Paul! His compassion for the

sick (dying?) country, razor-sharp crystal-clear diagnosis, rational loving instructions for cure are all the hallmarks of a GREAT DOCTOR. But, he cannot MAKE us get cured. WE have to do the healing ourselves: each of us has to want and follow the remedies one step at a time. . . freely and with the passion and faith of innocent children.

Dr. Paul is one of the

Dr. Paul is one of the greatest Americans that ever lived. He surely deserves the "thank you for your service" mantra.

"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." Ben Franklin

We the People

Missed a great opportunity to have a true patriot as our POTUS!
I have not heard so much truth spoken in congress in my lifetime...
So it was either a sad day or the beginning of their end!
The choice is ours!!!

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

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Not a government employee next time he speaks

He'll be able to speak without the indignant designation of being a congressman next speech.

Currently consuming: Gatto: "Underground history of education..", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

Hello Liberty

Thank you Dr. Ron Paul

May we find virtue and excellence

1 Chronicles 29:11-13

"Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name."

Thank you DR PAUL for making yourself available to serve.

Thank you to all my fellow south east Texans who for decades kept fighting to keep Dr Paul in Congress. We fought against every form of cheating from the DNC and the GOP and in spite of all odds we have kept Ron Paul in congress as long as he willed to do so.

I also am so ashamed of my nation that we could not get RP in the presidency in spite of the lies cheats propaganda medial

But once again blow back will rule the day and in the end we will have a Dr Paul to lead a republic. Hope its TEXAS.


The Good Doctor

has just given his final prognosis on the ills of this country, and the constitutional prescription to cure them.

Take a good look, for we shall not see his like again in the halls of Government.

Dr. Paul has summed up more political and economic wisdom in that speech than all the political pundits--Krugman, Krystal, Rush, Hannity, Levin, Coulter, Savage, etc. have in their entire careers. And watch those hyenas steal and co-opt them in the days ahead, just like they and other Republicans did since Ron Paul campaigned back in 2007. Of course, they still will cling to their chicken-hawk flag-waving warfare stance that America must run the world by the barrel of the gun and the missile of the Predator drone.

More I'd like to say, but time does not permit. Thank you Ron Paul, for showing us the way. The rest is now up to us.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

No one can replace him, but represent him WE can!

Ron Paul represented us for all these decades and against all odds, now it's up to us to represent the Good Doctor!

So let's all represent Liberty's Representative, all over the world!

From Holland with love.. for Liberty and Ron Paul.

Some complaints will allways remain about his style and delivery. I for one must say that - more than anything - it adds to his message, going straight to my heart (and then to my eyes, when I can't help myself tearing up.. with a smile).

Kind regs from / Amsterdam /,


I salute you Dr Paul!

Dr Ron Paul you are an American Hero , Patriot , Philosopher, and I salute you from the other side of the world in Australia!

You are truly an inspiration in showing what this world could achieve, if only if it would be let free!

We must end the central banking system, and we must continue to educate people on what is truly happening, we must explain to people, that the world they think they are living in, does not exist . . . That takes time for people to comprehend, so keep on starting those brushfires in the minds of men.

And I am sure this will not be the last you hear of the Good Doctor!

The U.S of A has just lost one of the most honest, admirable, intelligent and most brave Congressman, or Statesman for that matter, to have ever held office.


Let's represent Liberty's Representative..

All over the world!

Kind regs from / Amsterdam /,


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A Speech for the Ages.

Timeless. Thank you Dr. Paul is not enough to say, but THANKS, THANKS AND EVER THANKS.


Always true


Nice find.

I was digesting this speech trying to find words to describe the thoughts and feelings it evoked. "Wake up now, 'cause all of this is real" really captured everything that went through my head during the speech, and summed it all up in that one short line. Perfect selection, boss. Thanks

can anybody recommend

a good, freeware piece of software for ripping youtube videos? I would love to put this on a DVD.


It is a Firefox browser extension. It allows you to save videos as the original flash (flv format) or convert to mp4, avi, mov, etc.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis



Kind regs from / Amsterdam /,

I use this to download Youtube videos - it's free and it works..


Don't install the toolbar - watch what buttons you check.

Restore the Foundations - "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"


Wow! What a speech every American should hear this!

End The Fat
70 pounds lost and counting! Get in shape for the revolution!

Get Prepared!

Thank you Ron Paul

You showed so many of us that it is possible to be an honest,principled politician/statesman with integrity.Rare indeed!I'll never forget when I first saw the video of Ron in the debate with Giuliani where he had the"Ron Paul moment".I was planning on voting for Giuliani in the primary at the time,but after hearing Ron I was immediately swayed by his shockingly honest comments.It was kind of surreal!lol.Hoping that we get to hear much more from Ron in the future.Truth,freedom and peace will win thanks to people like Ron Paul and all of you who hold these principles so dear.Cheers!

Ron Paul, pass his story on.

Ron Paul, pass his story on. At the edge of his career he was the little push an idea needed to blossom.

Spread the seeds my friends!

The Message Lives On.

Thank You,

Ron Paul for lighting the Fire for the cause of Liberty. Your Legacy is forever instilled upon us.

God Bless you Ron. You are an

God Bless you Ron. You are an amazing man. This is certainly not the end. It is but the beginning. I look forward to you being out amongst your people where you belong! Or perhaps, running for President of Texas? Mwahahahahahaha