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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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Even though it won't be a President Paul's Farewell Address

I have no doubt this will be just as prescient, historic, and important as any speech he's given. It's just too bad that the nation he will be speaking about is one that has chosen a path toward tyranny rather than freedom.

It hurts to think of what could have been, but it's that same vision that gives me hope despite the dark days which are sure to follow.



"sometime between 2:30 and 4:30" MAYBE SOONER

Tweeted by Ron Paul

2 hours ago
"Looks like I will get to give Part 1 of my farewell speech sometime between 2:30 and 4:30 on the House floor today. Details to follow."

31 minutes ago:
"Floor schedule moved faster than we thought and I will be giving my speech shortly..."

Watch House online: http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/


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Oh, God. Obama has a live webcast RIGHT NOW!

They better not preempt Ron Paul.

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I think this will be epic...

He mentioned on the AJ show that one of his bullet points in his farewell address was pretty much how the Central banks run everything, i.e politicians and the war machine. I hope it will go down in youtube history and probably will, cant wait to see it. I hope i don't get choked up though- it sucks that he won't be in the house anymore :(

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Prediction: C-Span will have technical difficulties

Something will go wrong, IMO. Hopefully, I'm wrong.

Website says they are having

Website says they are having technical difficulties right now. How ironic.

just got an email from c4l...

it says the speech is at 1:30 ET....a few minutes from now, anyone know whats up?

Liberty or Death

I didn't get that memo.

Put on CSpan and learned that this session is for hour long speeches (in the plural) and that Dr. Paul is "coming up later today". Can you post what you got from C4L here for us? Maybe his speech will be earlier than 3 pm?

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

I'd stay tuned in to C-SPAN right now at least

This anthropomorphic Democrat is taking up the time.


I saw this guy's name (Frank Pallone) and I can't help but superimpose it over every one of Norm Macdonald's Frank Stallone jokes.

"In economic news, unemployment figures rose slightly for the month of October, with declines in the Dow Jones and NASDAQ. The reason for the sudden downturn? You guessed it—Frank Pallone."

"According to the EPA, it will cost an estimated $295 million to clean up toxic waste at the former Lockheed Martin Military Air Craft Plant in California. The cause of the toxic waste? You guessed it—Frank Pallone."

"In Princess Anne, Maryland, state health officials have discovered what caused the mysterious death of 200,000 fish at a Somerset county fish farm. The culprit? You guessed it—Frank Pallone."

"Entertainment Weekly's list of the 101 World's Most Powerful People in Show Business is out. At number one, Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch. In second place? You guessed it—Frank Pallone."

"And, finally, the votes are in and Entertainment Weekly has chosen its Funniest Man Alive. And who is the Funniest Man Alive? You guessed it—Frank Pallone!... Congratulations, Frank Pallone!"

"Recent photos sent from the Galileo space probe orbiting Jupiter’s moon Europa suggest that it meets the conditions necessary to support a primitive life form. Just what kind of life form? You guessed it—Frank Pallone."

"And the British Sunday Times is reporting that Belgian doctors have accidentally cloned a human being. The human being? You guessed it—Frank Pallone."

"And finally, the #1 selling doll this Christmas is Tickle-Me Elmo. And the least popular selling doll? You guessed it—Tickle-Me Frank Pallone."

Hope he's on soon. It drives

Hope he's on soon. It drives me crazy listening to these bastards talk non-stop about about how much more the govt needs to steal from me and spend.

I hope the speech comes soon!

I hope the speech comes soon! And please give a YouTube link too somebody!! :)

One hour is a LONG speech.

One hour is a LONG speech. That's pretty amazing. He would have been working on this for months.

In the meantime

Congress is trying to stamp out the "illegal cigarette black market". Reason cited? They're not making enough tax revenue to meet their salaries.

Watch the House Session live online

Watch the House Session live online:


It may be earlier

Ron Paul ‏@RepRonPaul
Floor schedule moved faster than we thought and I will be giving my speech shortly...

southernavenger ‏@southernavenger
I'm being told that Dr. Paul will now speak around 1:30. #ronpaul

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

He just posted on twitter

He just posted on twitter he'll be giving the speech shortly. "the floor scheduled moved fast than expected"

thanks for the info

thanks for the info

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On My Calendar Now

I just blocked out 3:00 - 4:00 on my work's Outlook calendar so that no one tries to schedule me on a conference call at that time! I want to hear it live. I'm sure I'll be cheering him from my office.

If our Doctor( ever so diplomatically, of course),

tells those bastards off, shames them and puts them in their place, it will make my entire year! Maybe even my decade!

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


I had just called C SPAN and requested that this "historic" speech be televised
and here it is. :)

I'll be crying like a baby, I know it!

God Bless you Doc. You are THE best!

Ron Paul is My President

Thanks for the heads up Michael

Big bump.

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I am VERY gratified to hear that he is allowed to occupy one

full hour of the House floor. He has been working on this speech for some time now. May the entire nation LISTEN to him with utmost attention!

P.S. I hope Kucinich gets to leave an official fairwel speech as well. . . or maybe a better strategy is to have him regain his house seat in two years :-)

Ron Paul is a Constant

He is a statesman; to many he is our president; and he will exist in history books for a long, long while after many current "wannabes" are long forgotten. He leaves behind a legacy...those of us who believe in liberty due to his actions and words...not to mention his tenacity, his loyalty to principles, his many books, his speeches...oh and did I mention the liberty movement? I'm not taking any bets he is disappearing from the scene.

Terrific Michael!

Thanks for posting brother in liberty...



He makes South Carolina his new home

and smacks Jesse around!

I'm a grown man

But I still expect to squeeze out a tear or two watching this. =(

Eyes got watery from the

Eyes got watery from the headline...