It was the voice of one crying in the Congressional wilderness. But he didn't depart in shame. He went out with the guns of Constitutional liberty a-blazing. In his exit speech, there was no utopian rhetoric, no endorsements, no boasting about personal successes, no lofty promises that usually spew forth from the mouths of politicians. But in his voice you could discern the disappointment with his many colleagues.No, his speech was dripping with blunt realism. He made sure he left upon our minds no illusions about the present state of our nation and the world. I'm proud of him. I was one of many who wrote his name into the blank space on the ballot. I knew full well he wasn't going to win. Didn't matter. I read his books, heard him talk, observed him being disrespected and ridiculed for his stand on sound principle. He left a permanent footprint on my consciousness. He awakened me to the idea that if no one else, especially our government, embraces the principles of the Constitution, our national law, which is under-girded by the Bible itself, I still have the responsibility to know it, understand it, and even suffer for it if and when it comes to that. He said, "I can no longer participate in a government that's out of control." How's that for conscience? He is a living example of a prophet not being welcome in his own country. His unyielding stance against every liberty-destroying thing, from the Federal Reserve's destructive influence on monetary policy to our government's insatiable desire to control other countries in the name of "democracy". But it's a dangerous message, at least to those who stand to lose from such a message. So he has to be silenced. They tried, but his message got out to the people anyway. They were persistent in their attempt to silence him. They severely limited his talking time during the Republican debates. They shut him and his delegates out of the Republican National Convention. Isn't that illegal? His message was the right message, but no one wants to hear the right message, the message of real accountability.
Well, one thing for sure. The message of Constitutional and biblical liberty will not die.There are a few Davids out there who will thoroughly educate themselves and others, and gear up to challenge, Declaration-of-Independence style, the government Goliath.
Ron Paul's Resignation Speech