Thursday, November 29, 2012

Freedom's Swan Song

This is long, over 45 minutes, but well worth your time no matter which camp you are in. For those who desire freedom, bow your heads. For those who value authoritarianism and believe that you can control it for your own benefit, raise your arms.

History is replete with those who believed they could seize power and wield it wisely. History is also filled with the graves of those who stood in the way of this desire. I pray our new overlords are kinder than others have been.

Ron Paul, in his last address on the House floor, makes a plea for freedom, even in these final hours.

Ron Paul may have his "crazy moments", but this speech is perhaps the last speech about real freedom that we will ever hear from an elected official. It gets really good at around 10:00 minutes in.


  1. I like a lot of what Ron Paul said, but he had just enough of Teh Krazy going on that I couldn't really get behind him. This is a great speech, which will, like so many things, be ignored or dismissed by the very people who need to hear and understand it the most.

    1. Your assessment exactly mirrors mine. I have strong libertarian leanings and really WANTED to like Ron Paul, but he always wandered out into the weeds and I would just think, "Someone needs to go get Uncle Ron."

      And, yes, for exactly those reasons (and that it's 45 minutes long and the average attention span of the average American is no longer than the PSY Gangnam Style Video), this video will not be seen by more than a handful of people.

      If I were queen, every SINGLE kid in America between the ages of 15 and 18 would be required to watch this. And write a two page report.