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Does Ron Paul's farewell mean the fight for freedom is over?

DALLAS November 14, 2012 – Today, a speech by a graying old man in the House of Representatives heralded the end of an era. It was quintessential Paul, long on liberty and short on government, hence the nickname “Dr. No”.

It is a fitting title that he bears with honor because it is not the sort of title one earns by compromising on principle or the constitution. Ron Paul believed that a vote for almost any law put before the House was a vote against freedom, so his vote was generally “No.” Quietly, with conviction, he bucked the two-party system his entire life.

His conviction was that law, especially federal law, is the greatest threat to our liberty. It would be hard to argue otherwise.

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As hard as it may be for us, Ron Paul doesn't want to control us

Paul has been fighting freedom all his life...and will continue to do so, but he doesn't want to tell us what to do, who to vote for, etc.

It seems to be a big waste of the massive organization we have, but he doesn't want followers, people dependent on him. He wants us to own our freedom, to lead ourselves, etc...to support each other, not to form a hierarchial wolf pack.

Most of us are used to people ordering them around: parents, teachers, bosses, politicians. The concept of being free is alien to us...which is a shame in this country. It seems that overcoming our animal instincts to follow is our biggest obstacle...and Paul's hands-off, lead-by-example style encourages us to overcome it.

The overall fight for freedom is not Ron Paul's to control. He only controls *his* fighting for freedom. And apparently, he is finished fighting for freedom from his Congressionary office.

It is up to each of us to own our part in the fight for freedom...thus, the overall fight for freedom will never be over.

It's Not Over - It's Merely Entering a New Phase

As Obi-Wan Kenobi told Darth Vader: Strike me down and I will become more powerful than ever.