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. The "free economy" republicans ideology and plan: Deregulate the financial market, allow stocks to be over-capitalized so those in the know can drain IRA savings and create financial instruments to enrich themselves and crash the housing market Give tax cuts to the rich and say they will create jobs but hoard the money in bank accounts and campaign to eliminate the capital gains tax. Then blame Social Security, Medicare, the poor, and disabled for the economic crisis.

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  2. what about Judge Napalitano

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  3. ron paul, so awesome. i wont be a jew basher. it's probably what hurt the movement.

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  4. Screw both parties and all the congress in the whit house

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  5. THE MILITARY SUPPORTS YOU! WE DO NOT SUPPORT CORRUPT, CORPORATE-CONTROLLED PRESIDENTIAL PUPPETS!

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  6. Secession is unconstitutional. As is nullification. Paul is a revisionist who gets his history learn' from radical leftists(KBG,) WWII non interventionists(Gerald Nye) and deranged conspiracy theorists(Lyndon Larouche.) If you want to sell batshit you've got to hide the smell. Rothbard was a kook. Ayn Rand was a kook. They have more in common with radical leftists than with any serious, right thinking conservative. Paul is an interloper in the GOP. Radical libertarians are kooks.

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  7. Secession is unconstitutional. As is nullification. Paul is a revisionist who gets his history learn' from radical leftists(KBG,) WWII non interventionists(Gerald Nye) and deranged conspiracy theorists(Lyndon Larouche.) If you want to sell batshit you've got to hide the smell. Rothbard was a kook. Ayn Rand was a kook. They have more in common with radical leftists than with any serious, right thinking conservative. Paul is an interloper in the GOP. Radical libertarians are kooks.

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    • @ "Barrack Obama"

      and its shills like you who come on the internet to confuse and distract the real issues. You must not be very bright, or must be getting paid a bunch of fiat currency by your masters to completely ignore what Doctor Paul is saying.

      So what's wrong with the Constitution, genius? Oh thats right it gives people rights which can't be changed at whim by tyrannical neoconservatives who change their morals at every turn. That bothers you doesn't it? It's retardos such as yourself who support and defend the Fascists which have taken over this country that will be the ones that VOX POPULI will be coming for.

      We will not forget you
      We will not forgive you
      Expect Us

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  8. Take a deep breath fella. Calm down. We won't let anyone hurt you. What meds are you taking fella? Who's your treating psychiatrist?

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  9. Take a deep breath fella. Calm down. We won't let anyone hurt you. What meds are you taking fella? Who's your treating psychiatrist?

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  10. "JUDEA DECLARES WAR ON GERMANY": The March 24, 1933 issue of The Daily Express of London described how Jewish leaders, in combination with powerful international Jewish financial interests, had launched a boycott of Germany for the express purpose of crippling her already precarious economy in the hope of bringing down the new Hitler regime. It was only then that Germany struck back in response. It was the worldwide Jewish leadership, not the Reich, that effectively fired the first shot in WW2.

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  11. If you care to keep your guns, this is the interview for you. Fantastic solutions. Every word of this interview is important. When you finish listening, send it to all your friends. You've got to beat these scumbags criminals.

    January 1, 2013
    Alex Jones talks with Oath Keepers’ Stewart Rhodes.

    Video: How Will Military & Police Respond to The Systematic Gun Grab?
    http://www.infowars.com/how-will-military-police-respond-to-the-systematic-gun-grab/

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  12. What the fuck are you even refering to?

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  13. What the fuck are you even refering to?

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  14. And yet nothing in your rant is an argument. x2

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  15. Just report him for harassment, and select his comments as evidence from these videos under the report page. They will display all his garbage for every video you link and search, then just check them off.

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  16. Ron Paul to Congress: do your job please and preferably as the founding fathers intended.

    Your congress right now is looking pretty pathatic.

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  17. Thank you Paul Love n Peace 2 u

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  18. Obiwan Kenobi : " No, there is another"

    We can only pray one makes himself/herself evident.

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  19. Dr. Paul is Wish you the best of health and propriety for 2013. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Peace

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  20. I am sorry to see him go. I know he has earned a break such as a good retirement. I know he can retire with the knowledge of having the highest marks in his class, for every year I listened to the others there. I hope that is enough of a reward, because the business as usual crowd that run the government, and media, will never give him anything else.
    Good luck, and long life, Ron Paul!
    - Eddie -

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