Ron Paul bid the political world adieu yesterday in a farewell address to the House of Representatives.
In a speech that ran nearly an hour, the The Washington Post notes
, the outgoing Texas congressman and staunch advocate for limited government touched upon everything from the gold standard - an issue among those closest to his heart - to the regulation of raw milk and the prospect of his son Rand Paul running for president one day.
Jim Antle at The American Conservative
fleshes out the elder Paul's contribution to politics in more detail
When Ron Paul's remarkable congressional career comes to a conclusion, he can return to Texas with the satisfaction of knowing that his educational mission revived an honorable political tradition: an American conservatism dedicating to conserving, not destroying. The Texas congressman leaves behind a new generation of leaders, both libertarian and conservative, who challenge the disastrous bipartisan consensus.
Via The Washington Post and The American Conservative