Ron Paul’s New Year’s Message to Congress: Follow the Constitution

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 read 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 the special interests, they have broken trust with their constituents and violated their oath. Congress does not exist to serve the 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 the 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 preemptive war that now dominates both parties.

All foreign aid should end, which 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 taxpayers’ dollars.

Congress needs to stop accumulating more debt. U.S. 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 ever 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 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 every single member’s of Congress due in 2013.


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  • I’m just fuckin’ around! These guys take everything I say so SERIOUSLY! My parents taught me not to dicuss politics or religion with strangers, but I just get a kick out of ridiculing some people, that I just can’t RESIST it! Yes it’s immature, that’s the POINT! All the indignation and hateful replies are the reason I keep egging them on, for my own amusement! Seriously, if people want me to go away all they have to do is IGNORE ME. I’ll just pick some other poor to saps pick on. Music fans!?

  • …….and Twinkie pretty much describes your sexual orientation too, eh Cupcake?

  • *Twinkies*

  • Get a job Dopey, and while you’re at it, take a bath and brush your teeth! Nobody wanting a filthy dope fiend hanging around the work place! ….and you can’t afford a shotgun. I think you meant you’re gonna blow me shotgun from your stinky old BONG! Thanks anyway, but I don’t smoke loco weed to ESCAPE REALITY! Now put down the Tweenkies and the comic books and do the right thing!

  • …….but I’m RIGHT and everyone knows it but YOU fuckin’ DORKS!

  • Get a job, Dopey!

  • …..and you suck your mother’s twat with that mouth, eh Fucky?

  • That’s not what your mother said, Dopey.

  • so anyone else wanna go beat the shit out of iamhewhoam
    ill fucking give this faggot my address and fucking see his pussy ass come near my fcking house shit hell have my pump shote down his throat so fast he wont even know what hit him before his fuckin head goes pop

  • a faggot thats who we happen to have the shitty luck to be typing to

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  • Oh, I know what I’m talking about. However, YOU don’t know who you’re talking TO! I know a little something about the difference between fact and fantasy! You might want to make sure your brains are loaded before you shoot your mouth off…….asshole!

  • ….so sayeth the prophet.