Draft Ron Paul – A Modest Proposal

by | Sep 26, 2015


Writes Lew Rockwell on his Political Theater blog:

Draft Ron Paul! He doesn’t need to be a Member of Congress to be Speaker of the House, points out expert Daniel McAdams, and he could do most of it from Texas and his TV studio. The real outsider, the authentic anti-establishment candidate, the man everyone can trust. Ron Paul for Speaker!

Think of the money that would be saved having a Speaker based in Clute, TX, instead of the corrupt halls of Washington! What high-powered lobbyist would dream of making the journey down to what they view as fly-over country? And if they did arrive, guess what kind of welcome they would receive. Would they try to bribe Speaker Paul with the delectable selections from DJ’s Barbecue across the street from the Liberty Report studio? Fat chance!

The House Floor agenda would no longer be secret, sprung on Members at the last minute in order to coerce them to vote one way or the other. No more having Members vote on bills they were not even able to read. Dr. Paul has his Liberty Report which could take a good look at legislation well before it appears before the House. All Americans could tune in and get an idea of what is coming down the pipe!

And the Floor schedule would be so light under Speaker Paul that even more taxpayer money could be saved by making Membership in Congress a part-time job. That could save 50 percent off the top on Member salaries, not to mention the reduced staffing needs that a scaled-back schedule would produce. Billions!

Reform Congress? Speaker Paul!

Note: This suggestion is presented in jest and is not intended to endorse anyone for Speaker of the House.


  • Daniel McAdams

    Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and co-Producer/co-Host, Ron Paul Liberty Report. Daniel served as the foreign affairs, civil liberties, and defense/intel policy advisor to U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-Texas) from 2001 until Dr. Paul’s retirement at the end of 2012. From 1993-1999 he worked as a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary, and traveled through the former communist bloc as a human rights monitor and election observer.

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