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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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Not done, yet...

That was part one of two! He'll be back!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

so there you have it...

I'm not sure how I feel right now. Right off the cuff i feel sad and deeply troubled. I have two you girls and I have no idea what is in store for them. I found Dr. Paul in 2008. I was 27. I feel very fortunate to have been exposed to the ideas of liberty and personal responsibility so early in my life.

Liberty or Death


I know what you mean. My kids are my #1 worry. Their vulnerability is my #1 concern in terms of economic collapse and in terms of government retaliation. We have to just keep bringing them up right.

And I vow to do just that Merry Mom

I will raise my girls to be fiercely independent, To never trust anyone from the gunverment, to never believe the propaganda in state issue text books, to never follow the destructive FDA food guide, to never believe the disinformation put out by the pharmaceutical industrial complex, to never turn their health and well being over to bureaucrat, to know what real money is, to know that the federal reserve is the single most oppressive and evil institution in the history of mankind, to never ever rely on anyone else but themselves, and last but not least, my babies will know who Dr. Ron Paul is/was. They will know that in a see of madness one lone man stood in defiance. They laughed at him, ridiculed him, called him crazy and he always stood tall. He never lost his way. His principles NEVER ever wavered. One single solitary man re-lit the fires of liberty in the hearts and minds of millions. I will never quite fighting this battle.

Liberty or Death


Your daughters are fortunate to have you. Keep on keeping on.

Wow - tuned in at 3 pm and

Wow - tuned in at 3 pm and he was done - THANK YOU in advance for the video upload to come.

I missed it

I thought it was at 3 pm Eastern? Anyone have it up on youtube yet?

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    Love, compassion, tolerance and free market economics.


    After listening to such inspiring message, what is next?

    A witch from San Francisco!

    A good way to defend your freedoms: www.libertymagazine.org


    When Pelosi started speaking, I literally felt ill. And this is who is supposed to be speaking for women? All of the women around her looked deranged as well. I had to switch it off after about 30 seconds.

    there was clapping after he

    there was clapping after he ended his speech. the chairman(?) had to remind people they are not to signal approval/disapproval

    "My theories explain, but cannot slow the decline of a great civilization. I set out to be a reformer, but only became the historian of decline."
    - Ludwig Von Mises

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    What did Ron Paul say to the chairman after this? I couldn't hear him that well. I only heard the chairman responding "ayes have it."

    It Appeared That

    ....the chair recognized the "gentleman from Texas" who said as he was walking out..."I move to adjourn."

    What a poignant farewell, metaphorically speaking, that was. He adjourned it...he said farewell. My job, here, is done. I did my best, but you did not listen then...I'd hoped you'd listen now.

    As I shake my head and say..."behold the man." He told the truth...right up until the last moment serving.



    Thanks for the clarification =)

    Motion to adjourn.

    The he said the "ayes" had it but, I still didn't hear a peep.

    “It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
    ―Emmet Fox

    You didn't hear a peep...

    ...because there was likely nobody there, except spectators in the gallery. He wasn't very welcome in Congress, but that's okay because the people love him and that's what matters.

    He just made the motion to

    He just made the motion to adjourn.

    Too late...too bad...so sad

    Let's just hope they're not all arrested though :-)

    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

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    Applause from the gallery. Yes! Was anyone else there?

    Love it!

    CSPAN has crapped out, can't

    CSPAN has crapped out, can't even load it now.

    Southern Agrarian

    Good for RP...

    I knew that it REALLY bothered RP when he was booed for suggesting the golden rule for our and everyone else's foreign policy. I'm glad he called our ignorant war-mongers out on that.


    A Moral Society

    "A society that boos the golden rule is not a moral society."


    Ideas are very important to the shaping of society. In fact, they are more powerful than bombings or armies or guns. And this is because ideas are capable of spreading without limit. They are behind all the choices we make.

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    Produce a DVD of this speech & make 6.5B copies.

    One for every person in the world.

    It is almost a humanitarian

    It is almost a humanitarian duty.

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    The silence is deafening

    Apparently statists on both sides of the aisle don't appreciate being called out.

    "Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." - Ronald Reagan

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    What makes you think there are any more

    congressmen/women there now than there was in the past when Dr. Paul was speaking?

    “It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
    ―Emmet Fox

    If anyone gets a transcript of his homeschooling comments

    would you please pass it on to me? Thanks!

    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

    RP's Homeschool comments

    "Expect the rapidly expanding homeschooling movement to play a significant role in the revolutionary reforms needed to build a free society with Constitutional protections. We cannot expect a Federal government controlled school system to provide the intellectual ammunition to combat the dangerous growth of government that threatens our liberties." http://www.campaignforliberty.org/national-blog/transcript-o...

    I Voted For Gary Johnson

    But I understand those that refused to do so.

    He's not this kind of thinker. Few are, of course.

    "Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

    Someone more social network

    Someone more social network knowledgeable than me:
    Do his supporters abroad know the speech is airing right now?

    Southern Agrarian