Ron Paul's last broadside at government

Despite my animus towards Ron Paul over the years, you have to hand it to the guy; his ideas attracted a following far beyond his limited political abilities would have justified. Yesterday, Rep. Paul gave what he billed a farewell speech: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) delivered a blistering farewell speech on the House floor Wednesday in which he ripped the drastic tilt of the U.S. toward expanded government, a devalued currency, persistent wars and the constant erosion of personal freedoms. Paul, who ran for president and decided this would be his last term as a House member, said at the start of his 16-page prepared speech that, by many measures, he accomplished very little during his 23 years in office. "In spite of my efforts, the government has grown exponentially, taxes remain excessive, and the prolific increase of incomprehensible regulations continues," he said. "Wars are constant and pursued without congressional declaration, deficits rise to the sky, poverty is rampant ...(Read Full Post)