Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lew Rockwell Calls for Grassroots Campaign to Draft Ron Paul for House Speaker

Ludwig von Mises Institute founder Lew Rockwell published a blog post on Saturday calling for a grassroots campaign to pressure the U.S. House of Representatives to elect former Congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul to the position of House speaker, reports TruthInMedia.

According to Rockwell, TIM goes on, Ron Paul Peace and Prosperity Institute executive director Daniel McAdams, who also served as Dr. Paul’s foreign affairs adviser during his time in Congress, says the U.S. House of Representatives is not required to elect one of its current members to serve as speaker. Consequently, Dr. Paul, who retired from Congress in January of 2013, could in theory be eligible to be elected to lead the House.

A Facebook page dedicated to promoting the election of Ron Paul to House speaker, which was created in 2010, saw new activity this week in response to the buzz around Rockwell’s call.

(ht Michael Edelstein)



  1. But why? What good could RP do as speaker?

  2. Ron's passion involves speaking truth to power and educating the benighted. This would give him an additional pulpit.

    Though he's unlikely to achieve Speakership, simply being in the race would also give him another platform and more media attention for his advocacy.