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From a Ron Paul staffer on the last day.

And posted by LewRockwell on his FB page:

"They came to shut down Ron Paul's office today. Took the computers and keys. We had packed up already the decades of papers, Colleague letters, and funny little notes from the boss. A history of the era hastily assembled in various boxes. He toasted us in a final little tipple with touching words that moistened our austere gazes. We took a final (actually the first) group photograph and he was off, with his trademark wave and grin. And then silence. We struggle through the sadness of the end of that era; the battles, disappointments, triumphs, laughs.

So many are grateful for his achievements and leadership; our gratitude is also personal and private, different and special.

But we are thrilled and excited by what he has in mind for his next chapter. What a life-changing ride it has been. And will yet be!" says Daniel McAdams.

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**Smiling with teary eyes**

I was lucky enough to visit Dr. Paul in DC on Thursday because of one of his wonderful staff. It was an amazing moment for me and my Son and while I sat in the front office waiting you could just feel the sadness of everyone. Don't get me wrong, they were still polite, funny and warmly professional...but you could plainly see that they knew that this was one of those "life changing" moments. Much like graduating from High School, College...or moving away from home for the first time.

Before I left I actually hugged them..because I couldn't help it. They were just so damn nice. And I have to tell you, I was really sad and down all the way home and all today..UNTIL this post...

This post made me realize that this is the tipping point. Dr. Paul isn't "part" of our Government anymore and so he's not there doing our work. It's time for us to step up our game. And now that he's free..I agree with what another poster said..."He's going to be a much bigger force."

Blessings and Positive Energy to each and every one of us..and of course to Dr. & Mrs. Paul.
I'm actually feeling more hopeful than I have in quite a while.

Thank you!

I believe that Ron Paul is

I believe that Ron Paul is nothing less than this generations Thomas Jefferson. I sincerely hope and believe that we have only begun to receive the benefits of this mans relentless pursuit of all that is good and just. I feel privileged and honored to be a part of this movement. While I am fearful for the path we currently find ourselves traveling as a country I find solace in the fact that when I have children and grandchildren I will be able to look them in the eye and tell them that we were the generation that took our country back. An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped and any army or any government!

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but an irate tireless few keen on setting the brushfire of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams

Nothing to stop him now!

No campaigns, no worries. Now, just leadership of millions...all over the world, to begin the Liberty Campaign.
How much will it take Dr. Paul. Let's get on with it.

Name the figure, let us know how. We are ready.

A

bittersweet day, for sure...but I am waiting for the good doc to "knock our socks off" now that he is not constrained politically...
Yeah, baby!!

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

river of Liberty flows...

...

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Ron Paul will do more

outside of Washington just look at the size of audiences he drew
during the campaign.
Thanks Dr. Paul for your convictions on the march to get our country back to a Constitutional government.
Also Mrs. Paul, Thanks for sharing your husband with us you both represent CLASS, may God be with you always !

"Freedom is a right that can never be won in war,only by each individual "

Tho sad

he is no longer a voice of Liberty on the hill we the people have not heard the last of our good Dr. Paul. Thank you for representing us.

roseinnw

I'd love to see that group pic

I'd love to see that group pic if that can be shared. I have so many mixed emotions right now.

I have been a Ron Paul

I have been a Ron Paul supporter to the very end but the majority of young voters of whom he spoke so highly let him and America down.Both in 2008 and again in 2012. Just look at the 2008 and 2012 exit polls.

Bob Marshall

LOL

Thank god no one is pointing fingers, that'd be silly and pointless. It might even result in those young voters pointing at the older cadre and asking them how they got us into this terrible mess to begin with.

Eric Hoffer

When the 2008 kids hit about

When the 2008 kids hit about 30 to 35 years old, I am predicting real change.

ytc's picture

This smooth, peaceful, unassuming transition. . .

is SO typical for the Good Doc Congressman Ron Paul!

May his message of liberty, peace & prosperity spread throughout the world BECAUSE of this humble beautiful peaceful man. May there be a confluence of strength with D Kucinich & J Carter followers.

Our Liberty Movement is about to exit WA DC and spread in all directions where WE each live. Peacefully, decisively and joyfully.

TY Dr. Paul

He is definitely the 'Johnny Appleseed' of liberty.

I hope he takes a few months off before he returns to his sowing.

Goodbye Dr. Paul.

Thanks for the memories.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

The most good

Will be done off of capital hill. Apparently no one up there was listening anyway. The Paul legacy has just begun.

dave anderson

Wonderful.

The shackles are off!

This next phase could prove the most remarkable.
Ron Paul still has my support.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

God bless Dr. Paul

Thank you sir. You have greatly impacted my life. Thank you for building a coalition of all those who love freedom, a common ground which has long been undermined by all the false choices that have divided America.

Attn: Statist lackeys, (Groveling Media, "Officials", "Authorities", Academic Conformist) We the free and independent people have a voice which can not be silenced, the more you repress us the more you reveal your identity and the more we will press on, each in our own capacity.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Thomas Jefferson

A heartfelt thank you

to Dr. Paul (and his staff) for many years of dedicated service and for educating and inspiring a new generation of liberty loving citizens. We love you.

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war- starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
-Ron Paul

Dr Paul Is Our Champion

Dr Paul is our champion.

n. cham·pi·on

1. One that wins first place or first prize in a competition.

2. One that is clearly superior or has the attributes of a winner:

3. An ardent defender or supporter of a cause or another person:

4. One who fights

v. cham·pi·oned, cham·pi·on·ing, cham·pi·ons

1. To fight for, defend, or support as a champion:

2. To defy or challenge.

adj.

1. Holding first place or prize:

2. Superior to all others:

I have the highest regard for Dr Paul and willingly follow him into the next battle that he leads!

I'm Free In Jesus Christ

And all of these definitions fit

like a glove. Good post.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

A salute to Dr Paul!

I can't help but feel heavy in my heart with this news, I feel a great loss.

But I also understand that the good doc will be more free to say and do what he wants.

To the future, and Liberty!

End the Fed!

A door closed, but check out that window over there...

We shall see... but like the poster below, I suspect this will be like the end of a prison term for the man and I can hardly wait to see what he has to say absent the constraints of political pressure.
Three cheers for Dr. Paul, the kindly man who delivered babies to his little town. Three cheers for Congressman Paul, the man who stood firm in DC and said "NO." But how many cheers are yet to come, for whatever it is he is about to do?

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

I'm not sad. I'm happy.

The man is finally free!

He can now be 3-5 times more effective (was gonna say 10 times but let's be realistic).

Maybe he'll go and deliver a baby just for the fun of it!

"Damn the pandas, full steam ahead"

-Admiral David Farragut

I'd love to hear he did that...

The picture of him with his great granddaughter is one of my favorites. I would love to see his picture with a new mom & her baby. (

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Bump, for the end of a statesman's time in office

moving on to better things. We will miss your voice in the House.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15