Retiring Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul delivered a farewell speech last wednesday that stacks up to the political diction revered by America's forefathers. Paul, who spent over 23 years in office, said since 1976, he has kept the same goal of "promoting peace and prosperity by a strict adherence to the principles of individual liberty." So why hasn't America backed Paul's libertarianism ideals? Don't we want to achieve autonomy without undermining our government? Are we so concerned with our economic welfare that personal liberties are being eliminated one by one for our own "safety"?