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.

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MoralProWarLibQueer MoralProWarLibQueer

    Ron Paul is Satin

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MoralProWarLibQueer MoralProWarLibQueer

    The government is good to all you bigited losers who hate it

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=myfree77 myfree77

    If any one of the states secedes, it would be great to see him lead

    Then an objective comparison could be made as to what he’s been saying all along creates a better nation or worse, whether people feel govt represents them more/less, whether they get out of debt faster or not, whether they feel more secure, more free/strong individually and so on. And we could learn from each other’s successes and failures

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  • http://omanuel.wordpress.com/ Oliver K. Manuel

    Thank you, Dr. Paul, for many years of selfless service to society and to the basic rights, to which “we were endowed by our Creator”, to establish and/or abolish governments that protect our Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

    “The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America”, adopted in Congress on 4 July 1776: http://www.constitution.org/usdeclar.htm

    Best wishes for the New Year,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo
    http://omanuel.wordpress.com/

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    • Brad

      Thanks Oliver K. Manuel my main questions are where, when, why and how did it get so opposite in a mere 100 years?
      Happy New Years!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=PaxAeterna7 PaxAeterna7

    HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE TEACHINGS OF ISRAEL, the Synagogue of Satan:
    Sanhedrin 106a . Says Jesus’ mother was a whore: “She who was the descendant of princes and governors played the harlot with carpenters.”
    Gittin 57a. Says Jesus is in hell, being boiled in “hot excrement.”
    Yebamoth 98a. All gentile children are animals.
    Sanhedrin 57a . When a Jew murders a gentile (“Cuthean”), there will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a gentile he may keep.
    Read Truth About The Talmud online.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=JoshWrights29 JoshWrights29

    Sorry to say this but Allah is a false idol too; it’s Satan that a billion people are praying homage for five times a day.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=JoshWrights29 JoshWrights29

    Happy New Years to you too Bud

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=LordStarkillerbro LordStarkillerbro

    Wow……instead of giving good reasons why you are against Ron Paul’s positions, you stoop to insults and ad hominem attacks. This shows that you don’t really know what you are talking about.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ScottDowner Scott Downer

    I would rather sweat for freedom then to bleed to a socialism .

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=VilaMusicDude VilaMusicDude

    I find it funny that ‘iamthemoocher’ doesn’t Cate for the rights of human beings. Fuck off.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=IAMHEWHOAM IAMHEWHOAM

    “looter/moocher”? What the fuck is that even mean? You are one serious fuckin’ dumbass!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=IAMHEWHOAM IAMHEWHOAM

    Fuck wRONg Paul and his paultard cult! You are the most pathetic fuckin’ weirdo cult to come down the pike since the Hare Krishnas of the early 70’s. You’re just a bunch of high school dropouts with two digit IQs! Real people can’t take seriously a batshit crazy mob of freaks like you. You’re all insane, and everyone knows it but you. Good luck with your hopeless revolution……you miserable fucktards!

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  • http://www.OnlyWay.com David McElroy

    Thanks for your service to Truth, Justice, & Liberty for Americans, Dr. Paul. I hope you can continue to inspire freedom fighters for many years. I am just amazed that such a principled and courageous man like yourself is leaving the District of Criminals alive! God bless you!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=magichandpuppet magichandpuppet

    whatever, you looter/moocher troll.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=IAMHEWHOAM IAMHEWHOAM

    Fuck wRONg Paul. He’s a fuckin’ jackass. I hope he dies at midnight! Fuck you paultard cultists for supporting him! The whole world laughs at you! You’re just another loony pseudo- messiah cult! Face it, you’re a rabble of losers with no identity of your own. Shame on you fuckin’ crybabies!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=defkon99 defkon99

    Thanks for your service !! From TX

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=JoeSmith Joe Smith

    “Civil disobedience is the sacred duty when the state has become corrupt, and those who defend the state share its corruption”~Mohandas Gandhi

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  • Luigi Grimaldi, Anarcho-Capitalist.

    Break the corporate interests. End the Fed here and all over the world via the Bank of International Settlement. Destroy socialism. Restore Republicanism and make democracy a bad word. Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness is all you need. You want the price of gas to go down? De-regulate, de-tax and open up refineries and competition for all and not a few. Watch the price plummet!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=PDPresents PDPresents

    Our country has been usurped by traitors, international corporations and foreign interest. I’m disappointed you don’t address this even after your retirement when you have nothing to lose. I know you didn’t speak much on 911 as you were running for pres. but that’s all over now. why the continued silence?

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  • Allan Kjeldbjerg

    Thanks for defending the individual freedom and the Constitution!
    Your Libertarian voice is heard by future generations and will prevail!
    Please re-run for President in 2016 !

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