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Ron Paul's Liberty Movement Spreads in Congress

The retirement of Congressman Ron Paul from the House of Representatives last week did not end the Texas libertarian's influence in Congress. And if the first week of the new Congress is any indication, his influence has only multiplied.

Congressman Paul's battles to audit and ultimately abolish the Federal Reserve Bank have been picked up by his former colleague Paul Broun of Georgia, who scored 92 percent on The New American's “Freedom Index” in the last Congress. “I applaud Congressman Paul’s efforts. He was fighting for liberty,” Broun told The Hill newspaper, which covers Congress from Washington, D.C. The story, entitled “Georgia's Broun keeps Ron Paul's anti-Fed mission alive in new Congress,” details how Broun — like former Congressman Paul, a medical doctor — has continued the anti-Fed mantra of Ron Paul. “My plan is to pick up right where Congressman Paul left off,” Broun said on his congressional website, “I’m just going to stand on his shoulders and go forward in that same fight.” Broun's bill to audit the Fed, which is identical to Paul's bill in the last Congress, is H.R. 24. Broun has also introduced legislation to fully repeal the Federal Reserve Act and abolish the Federal Reserve Bank (H.R. 73) and a bill to withdraw U.S. membership in the United Nations (H.R. 75) — causes championed by Dr. Paul.

The influence of Dr. Paul could also be seen in the vote on House Speaker January 3. Although Dr. Paul didn't vote against John Boehner as speaker two years ago, he was so frequently a lone vote of dissent against his own party he obtained the nickname “Dr. No” in the House. On January 3, some 13 Republican congressmen declined to vote for Boehner, many of whom got their start with the Ron Paul movement or were endorsed by Paul in the most recent election.

Those 13 Republicans who voted against Boehner as speaker included veteran Representative Walter Jones (“Freedom Index” 97 percent), who was probably more influenced by Ron Paul than any other member of Congress, as well as freshmen Ted Yoho of Florida, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, and Steve Stockman of Texas. Yoho, Massie, and Stockman received an endorsement from Paul and a contribution from Paul's PAC in the past election.

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Glad to see Stockman back in

Glad to see Stockman back in the snake pit. He strikes me as one of the good guys.

sadly

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No longer available...today was supposed to be another of weekly Ron Paul Straight Talks -- there is nothing.

Sad day.

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You don't have to be sad:

Texas Straight, alive and breathing: http://www.dailypaul.com/268941/ron-paul-fiscal-cliff-vote-s...

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Well, retired or not, I think

Well, retired or not, I think Ron will continue to connect with people in a very visible way.

There is no reason to stay silent

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Especially now.

Dr. Paul could continue his weekly 'Straigh Talk' up until his son becomes a president and perhaps beyond.

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Impatience for liberty mounts

After many decades of playing nice and trying to effect change through peaceful means and proper political channels, Ron Paul has a lot of moral authority, and his followers are pushing forward with his methods and his ideals to guide them, but, and I say this with sadness, I just feel this rise in a sense of urgency that people are done with DIPLOMACY, and the loyal opposition is about to become a more concerted resistance movement, with public acts of civil disobedience, and heavy handed police tactics continuing to escalate.