7,790 responses to “Ron Paul’s Farewell Address to Congress”

  1. omzdog

    The story is a bit more complicated then that. The main reason tuition costs have had hyperinflationary increases when compared to consumer price index inflation is because the federal government allowed almost limitless loans to students to pay for college in order to make it more affordable. The greedy financial departments of the colleges followed suit by hiking up tuition costs hoping to make a profit from students. So one sees that the college free market private industry doesn't work.

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  2. jedslather

    When Ron Paul leaves office in January, he will have been more successful than many of the legislators who spent decades maligning him. Paul's ideas have gradually gone from marginal to mainstream, and his record shows how much even a single determined man of principle can do to change a movement. In foreign policy especially, the Texas congressman leaves behind a new generation of leaders, both libertarian and conservative, who challenge the disastrous bipartisan consensus.

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  3. Mike M

    This is very sad

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  4. TheUmbrex

    you only get one. and you didnt vote for him

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  5. e hizz

    45 minutes of reality there my friends.

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  6. omzdog

    Look Im just suggesting that instead of having an oversized military budget, prison budget, anti-drug budget, Super PAC's, and things that Republicans tend to aggravate, we could at least agree to put some federal funding to educating our citizenry beyond GED's and not exposing college graduates to overwhelming student debt vassalage.

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  7. wiseorwiseazz

    if we had an honest press this man would have been president and we would be much better off for it

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  8. wiseorwiseazz

    the main reason for the vast increase in tuition rates is because the gov't hands out cash so there is more money to be spent the price goes up

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  9. ComradeBuka

    You recycle, you send $5 a month to some Somali orphan, and you did your duty." But really, we've been tricked into operating safety valves that allow the status quo to survive unchallenged?

    So, yeah, utopia is indeed hard work.

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  10. ComradeBuka

    I read something the other day that caught my attention:

    Like when you buy an organic apple, you're doing it for ideological reasons, it makes you feel good: 'I'm doing something for Mother Earth,' and so on. But in what sense are we engaged? It's a false engagement. Paradoxically, we do these things to avoid really doing things. It makes you feel good.

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  11. BoboShanti92

    RON PAUL FOR LIFE :)

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  12. male20Colorado

    Must be new to Ron Paul. Those statements contradict his message. Please watch more Ron Paul

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  13. Jononutoob

    Liberty is hard, it is gritty, life is no utopia. The only reason Americans have not burned DC down is because it has been able to maintain its benefits to us. It is still pumping out those food stamps and insurances so people are content with the bullshit. But all of it is made from debt. we have to stop being scared of liberty, we have to take our own lives back. More localized governance and participatory voting with a constitution granting and limiting the feds in their scope of power.

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  14. chessversuscheckers

    Anti-Ron Paul "Pastor" Bob Enyart of Denver Bible Cult is the religious psychopath GUILTY of murdering Jonbenet Ramsey & framing her parents for the crime. His ShadowGov is the "Small Foreign Faction" with a "Group of Individuals" who kidnap, rape, torture & murder the innocent as a perverse political "mission from God" to judge the world. Google "Document Dump Ransom Note" for more info or go to GenerationXpose(.)com. Bob also is responsible for the DISMEMBERMENT of 10 yr-old Jessica Ridgeway.

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  15. Filip Minic

    One of the reasons I would fight for free education is precisely because of this, can't you see that without proper understanding people can not make an informed decision, without making an informed decision democracy doesn't work at all. So to solve this everyone should be able to educate themselves properly and be in good health, so they can benefit society the most and be able to participate in the social and political life of it.

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  16. ComradeBuka

    From a corruption point of view, we are in agreement.

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  17. doctormayhem14

    You can not refer to the power which big business currently posseses as a representation of what results of corporate greed in a truly free market. The current system of corporate welfare creates behemoth industries (agribusiness, wall street, oil, big pharma etc.) which are impervious to strict free market regulations through subsidies, bailouts and tax loopholes.

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  18. Filip Minic

    Your understanding of biology,politics and economics is not adequate, most scientist would never suggest using any of the principles of Darwinism in forming modern societies. Slavery is when you own somebody, I don't really see how it relates to taking part of your income so that in can be invested in healthcare and education? You are going by the principles of animals, the principle I think is best is allowing well being to the amount that wouldn't be infringing upon others well being.

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  19. toria555

    Don't put words in my mouth. I don't support the current militarism we have going on today and the Federal Government has done a shitty job with elementary education, what makes you think that the government throwing more money at higher education will improve the current system? You have to much faith in the government. Everything thing the government touches goes to shit. Education, healthcare, Social security, post office, etc, etc.

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  20. Sonphan100

    Ron Paul many time place second place in many state but they did nothing to cover him. instead they talk more about people in 3rd or 4th place

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  21. herzog31

    This guy lost me with his climate change denial, unable to acknowledge the major moral question of our time. Being unwilling to accept basic scientific facts because of ideology is a massive character flaw, no matter how principled it appears.

    Also, the government shouldn't ever interfere with the transcendent good of free enterprise? I guess we should go back to pre-union days of 90 hour work weeks and child labor, or even further back when we could own other humans.

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  22. Jononutoob

    Well im going off your comment that "govt will always be corrupt", we agree there. Now if govt is always corrupt then it would have to be inherently or naturally corrupt, as the word 'always' implies cant be reversed. I would simply prefer a small(limited) corrupt entity opposed to a large corrupt entity. The issue of bribes is hard to explain in a regulated youtube comment board. Why do lobbyists go to DC? Because the power is in DC. They like large centralized power, far easier to manipulate.

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  23. ComradeBuka

    Well put.

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  24. loud4trth

    Quite blaming wall street Ron Paul didnt have the backing of the American people

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  25. ComradeBuka

    Maybe I am missing something completely obvious, but in my mind, it is easier to bribe 1 person, than 100. If you however argue that it is easier to replace a corrupt government if it is 1 person, then we are, mostly, in agreement. If that is what you indeed are arguing?

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  26. jspoonhour

    God Bless Ron Paul.

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  27. jvgooch59

    This guy should have beat Romney but didn't have Wall St backing him and therefore we missed out on a man who could have been a great President! Sad to hear this speech. We lost a fine man. A man who should have been President!

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  28. 987657654321

    Ron Paul has done nothing but tell the truth for the last 30 years

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  29. libertyYESbignannyNO

    What's a "zionist" in terms of the USA. I thought "zionists" were people in the past who wanted a nation of Israel.
    In terms of the USA, does a "zionist" want a big nanny socialist government, or does a "zionist" want a smaller and more limited government?

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  30. Jononutoob

    You have said it many times, perhaps because I dont accept that nonsense as truth is why you have to repeat yourself. You are ignoring the compounding aspects of a corrupt govt. As a govt or corporation gets larger, it gets harder to remove the corruption or stop it. Just like as a street gang grows more corruption gravitates to it. You are being very simple minded by claiming size doesnt matter.

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  31. anphernie

    Too true. The worst part is watching the people you care about get suckered into this election charade of false choices in which there is no actual choice

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  32. bwc3821

    I like people who fight for truth, so obviously I don't like Ron Paul.

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  33. Jononutoob

    If govt will always be corrupt, then you bet your ass it matters how big it is. You are saying the width of the scope of a corrupt entity doesnt matter. If I have to explain to you how that makes no sense then I dont see us getting anywhere. This supports my point because I am for limited govt as I and the founders knew power leads to temptation. Hence a constitution. A rulebook so govt didnt get too big that the people couldnt defend themselves. Many men died for liberty, is that selfishness?

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  34. libertyYESbignannyNO

    Alexis de Tocqueville said that our constitutional republic can only last until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury and politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.

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  35. jedslather

    You must be a TSA worker right? they hate freedom too....

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