The money quote: "Government should never be able to do anything you can't do."
Another memorable quote: “Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving it to the rich people of a poor country.”
For a man in his seventies, Congressman Paul never sounds like a codger. It must be because he speaks well, with passion, and also speaks plainly (as opposed to pompously).
Word on the street is that he received 9 standing ovations for this speech.
Update: I like Dr. Paul's friendly admonition to 'his' attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference gathering: "I ask that you please remain respectful of all speakers and presenters as you attend the numerous events throughout the weekend. Though you may have opposing views with some, it is vital we act in a professional manner which builds up our movement."
This is in line with my post below.
'Nother Update: And he wins the presidential straw poll for the second year in a row.
Update to 'Nother Update: The Doc responds to the poll, and, says, he hasn't decided to run for president.