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Ron Paul, American Hero

Missourimule2 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 7:39 PM
Ron Paul could have been an "American Hero", if he could have ever beaten back his inner dingbat - but too often, that was the persona that rose to the surface and destroyed what good ideas he could have had. Was this a great speech? Absolutely - but his strange goofiness and his weird ideas that went right alongside his good ones made it impossible for him to accomplish what he could have.
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:40 AM
Re: Missourimule2,

-- if he could have ever beaten back his inner dingbat --

Yes, he does not want to murder brown people. Why, the man should be committed!
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 9:25 PM
Yeah, that Ron Paul, what a bunch of goofy ideas! Like--

1) Taking the Constitution literally, and following it. Crazy!

2) Staying out of insane, ginned-up foreign wars. What a nutball!

3) Auditing and closing down the Federal Reserve Counterfeiting Operation (FRCO). Why, that's nuts!

4) Ending the insane and unconstitutional War on (selected) Drugs! What a dingbat!
Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 9:24 PM
Yeah those ideas about following the Constitution and about personal liberty really were weird...

On Wednesday, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) delivered a 48-minute farewell address on the House floor after serving 30 years in Congress. His farewell speech is arguably the best in his career.

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Here are a few highlights.

Note: For ease in reading, I dispense with my normal blockquotes (indentation).

Paul Highlights

The major stumbling block to real change in Washington is the total resistance to admitting that the country is broke. This has made compromising, just...