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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  1. That dufus Ron Paul does not speak for Texas/Texans, and neither does his smelly band of anti-government, anti-Law Enforcement propagandists.
    The crazies have escaped the hospital.

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  2. Good luck with your Socialist Police State.

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  3. had a parent with a concealed weapon been there Newtown would never have happened

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  4. I would have hoped that Ron Paul would have put a bill into congress to restore prayer to schools and the 10 Commandments back into the buildings including the supreme court , change from within can only occurr when they people are confronted with the options , newtown would have happened had the laws in Connecticut provided for parents of students to carry firearms inside the schools on the basis of one parent aday volunteer to be in the school , armed guards will only make children uneasy

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  5. *"Averting" the Fiscal Cliff --- Or, patching the Titanic with bubble gum!*

    Rightly the Democrooks and Republicons knew that Nothing will change while the sheeple can still stuff themselves galore with Bic Macs and Fried Chicken… so, more taxation and no spending cuts will work AGAIN.
    ----------------------------------------------------

    But the moment the sheeple begin to starve, will be the instant all hell breaks loose… and sadly, the Criminals in DC — the non-producing leeches called Politicians — are blindly (or purposefully) working to this End!

    Mark my words --- in a year or two, you'll be fighting your neighbor for a loaf of bread...so sad, that you've allowed the Politicians to do that to US.

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  6. There would not be a war. The united States is too "humaine" to take American lives over anything. There would only be a cold war. But it would have to be many states not just a few. They would make it seem like some random rouge state that doesn't have any valid reason for seceding. The southern state's economies survived off of slavery (although it was wrong) and states rights are very important.

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  7. wRONg Paul and paultard were very childish. Creative I'll give you that... but I mean really, what the hell are you trying to accomplish? Voltaire said "I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom." If you go about day to day with an attitude like this you'll get shot. (At least in Texas) "Good luck with your hopeless revolution" If it is so hopeless why do you care?

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  8. God Bless Ron Paul for opening the minds of millions of people

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  9. Love you Dr Paul!! God Bless you and your family this year. The Lord is coming soon!

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  10. i love you and i miss you already.. You are the true American hero. I hope people write lots of book about you.. Generations behind us have the right to know who you are to and what you have done for us over the last 30 year.. Please people write the story of Ron Paul so our grands kids and all kids behind them will know him like we know him. Ron Paul is my president 2012 and beyond.

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  11. Robin,

    My God! All Obama has to do to get out of his depression is to make little scumbag Jesse Benton his Vice President. ..lol

    Robin, go to Infowars.com and listen to today's show in audio. All you have to do is click on the button "Window media" under the résumé of the the daily show. I often listen by AUDIO when I have other things to do, it's like listening by radio. The broadcast runs constantly, so you don't get it necessarily at the beginning of it, but you can listen to the point you start listening. Today he has two great guests: Larry Pratt and Gerald Celente. Also there are incredible good articles today on the site.

    Here is the résumé of the today's show:

    "On the Friday, January 4 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex runs down the war being waged on the Second Amendment and the debt bubble that continues to metastasize out of control reaching now $16 trillion. Alex also welcomes executive director of Gun Owners of America Larry Pratt to discuss the red level alert that has ammo and firearms flying off American gun store shelves. Also on the show today, trends forecaster Gerald Celente joins us to break down the looming financial crisis and how to prepare for what's to come. We'll also cover other news items and take your calls."

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  12. ATZMON GILAD is RIGHT! AMERICA must do a reassessment now.

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  13. damn i love this man

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  14. damn i love this man

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  15. French Canadian,
    Let's see what 2013 h0lds for us here. I just came across this and had to share it with you. http://12160.info/group/vote-for-in-2012/forum/topics/jesse-benton-i-have-never-been-more-proud-of-a-boss-than-i-am-of-

    Keep meeting more like=minded people lately. Other people like us that woke up who were former liberal democrats. There is still hope in our state, although in Portland most people have still bought into the lies. Just read that Obama is suffering from severe depression and most likely on psychotropic drugs. An insider said more information will be revealed as it has not hit the mainstream yet..The guy is a megalomaniac, so of course he is in distress that so many of us do not worship the ground he walks on.

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  16. GREAT video!

    Demand A Real Plan
    http://www.infowars.com/demand-a-real-plan/

    January 3, 2012

    In response to an incredibly misleading Hollywood propaganda piece calling for the state to disarm the American people, the Infowars crew created a video response to call attention to the most potent and deadly threat to humanity: government.

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  17. (⃕‿⃕) ╭∩╮➨ RONPAUL=NARCOPOLITICIAN
    THE HONORABLE OPPORTUNIST WANNABE REBEL CORRUPT POLITICIAN.

    NARCOCAPITALISM = druglords+politician = NARCOPOLITICIAN who SOCIALIZE. LEGALIZE. DECIEVE. PROFIT . TERRORIZE. KILL. innocent honest hard working happy peace & freedom loving people.

    CONTITUTIONALISM = BUNCH of OPPORTUNISTIC CORRUPT MANIPULATIVE LAZY SALESMAN POLITICIAN. who sell your rights.

    " DIRTY CAPITALISM can CONTINUE but WE ARE 99% AWAKEN FREEMAN "

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  18. Ron Paul the best politician never to be President

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  19. The bill passed by congress on Jan 1, 2013 means that 62 billion dollars per year will not be added to the national debt.

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  20. Have you seen Rand Paul's recent comments on the fiscal cliff. Search "Rand Paul says NO on fiscal cliff deal." In the C-Span video, he says, "The problem is that YOUR grandparents had too many children."

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