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    Ron Paul's Farewell Speech to Congress: We Must Reject Coercion as a Tool to Mold Social and Economic Behavior - Hit & Run : Reason.com

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    Wow, that is one heck of a great speech. What a send off. Thank you, Ron Paul.
    The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. - George Washington August 26, 1776.

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    Of course, I strongly disagree. Human economic behavior, in the absence of coercion, laws, or governance, leads to some pretty disastrous consequences.

    Nevertheless, I respect Paul for at least being honest about what he believes, which is more than you can say about most politicians.
    Distribution of wealth is not in any way democratic. It is, in fact, tyrannical, in that a very select few own almost all of it, while most have little to no access. To have a country that prioritizes wealth over individual rights is the antithesis of democracy.

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    Is there a short version? No way will I spend 49 minutes listening to anyone other than Ron White or Larry..
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    I don't think there is a short version, but the transcript is circulating somewhere, which you can probably just scan if you want.
    The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. - George Washington August 26, 1776.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballmich View Post
    I don't think there is a short version, but the transcript is circulating somewhere, which you can probably just scan if you want.
    This is the first Google hit:

    Transcript of Farewell Address | Campaign for Liberty
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    I think it went something like this: "Blah, blah, blah and finally blah..."
    He did his best work in the Delivery Room...
    I do have to give him credit for being a straight-forward politician and not a liar and waffler as most of the others...
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    That's the speech.
    The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. - George Washington August 26, 1776.

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    He's irreplaceable. In my opinion a true American hero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino View Post
    He's irreplaceable. In my opinion a true American hero.
    No way. He's crazy Uncle Ron who lives in the attic. :-)

    I liked this part;

    Some complain that my arguments makes no sense, since great wealth and the standard of living improved for many Americans over the last 100 years, even with these new policies.

    But the damage to the market economy, and the currency, has been insidious and steady. It took a long time to consume our wealth, destroy the currency and undermine productivity and get our financial obligations to a point of no return. Confidence sometimes lasts longer than deserved. Most of our wealth today depends on debt.

    The wealth that we enjoyed and seemed to be endless, allowed concern for the principle of a free society to be neglected. As long as most people believed the material abundance would last forever, worrying about protecting a competitive productive economy and individual liberty seemed unnecessary.
    The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it - John Kenneth Galbraith

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    Quote Originally Posted by hueytaxi View Post
    Is there a short version? No way will I spend 49 minutes listening to anyone other than Ron White or Larry..
    What, you don't like Bill Engvall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasfh View Post
    What, you don't like Bill Engvall?
    Those guys were on TV one night. We were watching. The bride had never seen them. Bill was talking about men, said something about "creatures that drop their undershorts, catch them with their foot, and toss them up so you could catch them" which he mimicked on stage. She about blew a gasket laughing. Here she thought I was the only "creature" who did that.

    Too funny. Love the "here's your sign" stuff too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasfh View Post
    What, you don't like Bill Engvall?
    He can make Larry seem intelligent I suppose. Yeah, I just forgot about him.
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