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Ron Paul to speak at Lied Center on Friday, according to Facebook event

March 4, 2012

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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will speak at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Ave., on Kansas University’s campus, according to a Facebook event set up on Saturday.

His campaign could not be reached to confirm.

Paul’s website confirms that he will be appearing in Wichita, at the Kansas State Tea Party Convention, at 3:30 p.m. earlier that day.

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JayhawkFan1985 2 years, 10 months ago

Don't we already have enough GOP nuts in Kansas already?

andrewl85 2 years, 9 months ago

Ron Paul is not your typical GOP candidate. He supports ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing the troops home, ending the war on drugs, closing Guantanamo Bay, repealing the PATRIOT Act and NDAA which violate our constitutional rights, and he's the only candidate who would balance the budget. Perhaps this is why he polled better than Obama in a recent Rasmussen poll -- http://rt.com/usa/news/ron-paul-obama-rasmussen-555/

yourworstnightmare 2 years, 9 months ago

He is also pro life and has dabbled in racism.

His economic policies would remove so much capital from our economy that it would cease to function as an engine of wealth.

He is an idealistic little man that just happens to be correct on a few issues that part from the standard GOP line, but for reasons that are bugnutty.

Extreme isolationism, disregard for drug addicts, and naive slash and burn economic policies.

The Ron Paul Revolution! Take us back to 1789!

andrewl85 2 years, 9 months ago

@yourworstnightmare How has he "dabbled in racism"? Someone wrote a few controversial newsletters in his name, so that makes him a racist? I think actions speak louder than words, and when you look at Paul's record over the past few decades, he is most certainly not a racist. He wants to end the war on drugs that has disproportionally affected blacks. This would be the opposite of racism. Even when he was practicing medicine, he delivered a baby for a mixed race couple for free because they couldn't afford it -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rv0Z5.... If he was racist, why would he do this?

His economic policy would balance the budget by removing wasteful government spending. Why do we need 250+ military bases around the world? Why should the federal government be involved with local school districts? And why should we be bailing out private businesses whenever they make mistakes? Our national debt is more than $15 trillion. We can't continue spending money on unnecessary endeavors. Ron Paul is the only candidate who would balance the budget. Obama added $5 trillion to the national debt in his first term, and he will add even more if he gets a second term.

Your argument that he is an "isolationist" is completely off base. Isolationists want to put tariffs on foreign trade or end it completely. Ron Paul wants the opposite -- he supports free trade with all countries. The reason is simple -- free trade builds relationships with other countries and prevents unnecessary wars. We haven't been allowed to trade with Cuba for over 50 years. On the other hand, we've been trading with Vietnam since we the war ended in the 70s. Which country do you think is better off?

kochmoney 2 years, 10 months ago

He'll use leprechaun magic to transport himself. That or it will be a reaally short talk in Wichita to make the three hour drive here.

kernal 2 years, 9 months ago

May the Kochs will lend him their jet. lol.

newmedia 2 years, 10 months ago

Local stores report run on aluminum foil.

RogueThrill 2 years, 10 months ago

They should take him over to the special collections library to show him all of his newsletters. He would get a kick out of it.

moonflower 2 years, 10 months ago

remember please bring your own chairs, and don't use any of that government funded ventilation system. Seriously hold your breath... the whole time... that air is corrupting...

that's right, good night sweet prince, dream of oscars for atlas shrugged...

andrewl85 2 years, 9 months ago

I didn't realize the federal government paid for the Lied Center.

btownjhawk 2 years, 9 months ago

You don't need to rent out the Lied Center for 30-40 people. How strange.

gsxr600 2 years, 9 months ago

Strong ignorance. If he comes to KU you can bet the place will be over capacity standing room only.

Belcher 2 years, 9 months ago

The Youtube video "Ron Paul Michigan State University Auditorium Intro and Crowd - 2-27-12 " shows over 4,000 people at that event. You're off by a couple orders of magnitude.

kernal 2 years, 9 months ago

The special collections library should make sure his fingers aren't sticky if he asks to see those papers.

yourworstnightmare 2 years, 9 months ago

Paul is a joke. A christian, pro-life libertarian? Give me a break!

somedude20 2 years, 9 months ago

He should have NO policy if he were a true Libertarian as they believe the govt should NOT be in your life, as in, "I will not tell you one way or the other what to do with your body" as it is yours and goverment has no business being in your life

jafs 2 years, 9 months ago

Unless he believes that a fetus is a life, and thus the government should protect it's "right to life", since that's one of government's core functions according to Libertarians.

yourworstnightmare 2 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, I guess it is all in how you define "life, liberty, and property".

Sorta my point.

Belcher 2 years, 9 months ago

It sounds like a lot of the Dr Paul hating posters don't know the first thing about him. I hope you people enjoy poverty, because that's what you will get with four more years of Obama.

JohnEWright 2 years, 9 months ago

Really? Please do expound on your reasoning here.

yourworstnightmare 2 years, 9 months ago

"I hope you people enjoy poverty, because that's what you will get with four more years of Obama."

I doubt it. Chicken-little predictions only deprive the predictor of credibility.

Obama and Bush saved the economy through TARP, the stimulus, and the bailouts. The economy is showing signs of improvement, and it makes teapublicans batcrazy.

andrewl85 2 years, 9 months ago

@yourworstnightmare, I would love to hear your thoughts on why you think the bailouts "saved" the economy. Taxpayers have lost over $5 billion from the GM bailout -- http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/18/news/companies/gm_bailout/index.htm. Ford never even received a bailout, and they are doing just fine. How is it fair that GM and Chrysler got a bailout and Ford did not? These companies should have been allowed to file for bankruptcy protection and reorganize. Many airlines have done this in the past, and the airline industry has done just fine. Bailouts are unconstitutional, unnecessary, and a moral hazard.

JohnEWright 2 years, 9 months ago

True, Ford did not take a bailout. However, they had no problem taking low interest loans. http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2011/09/19/ford-looks-hypocritical-in-new-anti-bailout-commercial/

But you are correct, the bailouts were not saving anything except putting money into companies that had shot themselves in the foot long ago with paying crazy amounts to union workers when money was good. Not looking to long term plans.
Much like the banks manipulating people wanting their "American Dream" and giving loans that they couldn't afford.

bookemdano 2 years, 9 months ago

If indeed this is true I bet it will be very well attended. Ron Paul has a fervent, if somewhat under-the-radar following. You can bet not only will there be a large KU student crowd, but also people will drive from KC, Topeka and beyond for this.

I think just about everyone can agree with something that Ron Paul believes. I know there is plenty with which I disagree with him on, but what I can't help but admire about him is his authenticity. In this day and age where you can't believe a single word that comes out of any politician's mouth, it is refreshing to see a guy up there who is clear on his positions and isn't afraid to stand behind them. I think that is a huge factor on why he has as much appeal amongst youth as he does (of course his stance on drug policy is probably another reason).

He has absolutely no chance of being nominated, much less winning the presidency--even he knows that. But what he's doing by staying in the race is getting libertarianism out in the public sphere and trying to get people accustomed to it. I think his hope is that eventually enough people are going to be so fed up with our democrat/republican BS that they might seriously consider a third party like the libertarians.

If nothing else, he alone made those eleventy billion republican debates interesting--because when he speaks it provides such a vivid contrast with all the phonies in suits spouting party talking points all night.

JohnEWright 2 years, 9 months ago

Have you looked at the polls that involve people other than just the Republicans? Ron Paul is the only one that has consistently gone head to head with Obama with numbers saying he could win. In the national election, the Reps aren't the only ones voting. That is a concept that they seem to forget.

He pulls more new voters, youth, Independents, and Dems than any of the other Rep candidates and he pulls votes from people that voted for Obama 4 years ago. I'd say that gives him a better chance to win then any of the others, certainly better than "no chance".

As it is, even if I wasn't a supporter I'd like to go hear him to make up my own mind rather than just what the media says. I'd do the same for many other politicians if they didn't have events with prices that drive out us low and middle class people. Ron Paul is the only one that seems to actually want to give plain and very straightforward talk rather than false promises of what he thinks people want to hear.

somedude20 2 years, 9 months ago

bet half the drugs in Lawrence will be in attendance..... hope for dope?
Dopes for hope? Dopes for Dope?
Legalize Paul? I'm palsy for Paul?

yourworstnightmare 2 years, 9 months ago

Ron Paul is like a broken clock. He is correct "twice a day", but for reasons that are bugnutty ( the "broken clock" part).

I do like Ron Paul for one reason. He makes teapublicans very uncomfortable.

andrewl85 2 years, 9 months ago

He's correct twice a day when other politicians are hardly ever correct. Can you name one politician who understands the economy better than Paul? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S3lXD...

JackMcKee 2 years, 9 months ago

I think the Ron Paul supporters are rolling into town. I noticed a purple haze on the horizon as the sun was setting.

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