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Rep. Paul touts libertarian values in farewell speech

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Ron Paul, who is leaving Congress next month after coming up short in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination earlier this year, made a plea for a more libertarian America today in his farewell speech on the floor of the U.S. House.

“I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out ‘the plain truth of things,’” the Texas Republican said. “The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people worldwide, is to pursue the cause of liberty.”

He called for a less-militaristic America on the international stage:

“A moral people must reject all violence in an effort to mold peoples’ beliefs and habits. A society that boos or ridicules the Golden Rule is not a moral society.”

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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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