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Ron Paul's New Year's Resolutions for Congress

by Ron Paul

As I prepare to retire from Congress, I’d like to suggest a few New Year’s resolutions for my colleagues to consider. For the sake of liberty, peace, and prosperity I certainly hope more members of Congress consider the strict libertarian constitutional approach to government in 2013.

In just a few days, Congress will solemnly swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. They should reread Article 1 Section 8 and the Bill of Rights before taking such a serious oath. Most legislation violates key provisions of the Constitution in very basic ways, and if members can’t bring themselves to say no in the face of pressure from special interests, they have broken trust with their constituents and violated their oaths. Congress does not exist to serve special interests, it exists to protect the rule of law.

I also urge my colleagues to end unconstitutional wars overseas. Stop the drone strikes; stop the covert activities and meddling in the internal affairs of other nations. Strive to observe “good faith and justice towards all Nations” as George Washington admonished. We are only making more enemies, wasting lives, and bankrupting ourselves with the neoconservative, interventionist mindset that endorses pre-emptive war that now dominates both parties.

All foreign aid should end because it is blatantly unconstitutional. While it may be a relatively small part of our federal budget, for many countries it is a large part of theirs--and it creates perverse incentives for both our friends and enemies. There is no way members of Congress can know or understand the political, economic, legal, and social realities in the many nations to which they send taxpayer dollars.

Congress needs to stop accumulating more debt. US debt, monetized by the Federal Reserve, is the true threat to our national security. Revisiting the parameters of Article 1 Section 8 would be a good start.

Congress should resolve to respect personal liberty and free markets. Learn more about the free market and how it regulates commerce and produces greater prosperity better than any legislation or regulation. Understand that economic freedom IS freedom. Resolve not to get in the way of voluntary contracts between consenting adults. Stop bailing out failed yet politically connected companies and industries. Stop forcing people to engage in commerce when they don’t want to, and stop prohibiting them from buying and selling when they do want to. Stop trying to legislate your ideas of fairness. Protect property rights. Protect the individual. That is enough.

There are many more resolutions I would like to see my colleagues in Congress adopt, but respect for the Constitution and the oath of office should be at the core of everything members of Congress do in 2013.

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Thank you

Thank you Dr. Paul for all the education and learning you have provided for each and every one of us. We will miss your voice in Congress.

Thanks Paul for all you

Thanks Paul for all you done.
Your words, are what will live on.
Times like today, we needed them.

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Reposting on my congresscritters FB wall

I hope a lot of you do the same and sent it to your congresscritters web page as well.

RP R3VOLution

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Sending to my critter and senators, as it applies to them as

well.

Debbie

I Sure Hope They Take Their Oath Of Office Seriously

I am hopeful, but I don't trust they will do the right thing unless and until the people pressure them to do so..

Happy New Year Dr. Paul!

If only they'd take the advice... (long sigh)

Sigh: "verb (used without object) 1. to let out one's breath audibly, as from sorrow, weariness, or relief. 2. to yearn or long; pine."

Another long sigh....

Thank you Ron Paul

for teaching us all to be critical thinkers and continuing to be the voice of truth.

We Love You Ron Paul!!!

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Thanks for posting.

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Amen &

amen.

With all due respect, I will no longer be a voting prostitute for Constitution rejecting harlots.