Former 12-term Congressman and three-time Presidential Primary Candidate Ron Paul will deliver the first speech of his 2013 College Tour on Tuesday, January 15 at 7 PM in Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University. Doors open at 6 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Lee Chapel attire required. The event is sponsored by Contact Committee, the Washington and Lee Politics department, and the Washington and Lee College Republicans.
There will be a table in the Elrod commons on Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Stop by to learn more about the event, for free Contact Committee gear, and for a chance to win free VIP seating.
Congressman Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency.
He is known among both his colleagues in Congress and his constituents for his consistent voting record in the House of Representatives: Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the “one exception to the Gang of 535” on Capitol Hill.
At the podium, Dr. Paul delivers a candid look at the dysfunctional American political system. Using anecdotes from his 23 years in Congress, he highlights the need for a limited government and more personal liberties. Dr. Paul captures audiences’ attention by relating the occurrence of current national issues such as debt, privacy and freedom to the government’s neglect to follow the constitution.
Despite the less than ideal condition of the country, Dr. Paul is an optimist. His unwavering passion leaves audiences motivated to speak out, wake up and let politicians know what they want.