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supermario21
03-20-2013, 10:32 AM
Looks like he'll be giving a large speech/lecture on free market ecnomics.


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torchbearer
03-20-2013, 11:30 AM
at first, I thought united kingdom, then thought about how that made no sense. university of Kentucky? most likely.

supermario21
03-20-2013, 11:32 AM
Yeah, pretty sure this is the business school at the University of Kentucky. Young people!!!

supermario21
03-27-2013, 12:39 PM
Linda Blackford ‏@lbblackford 18m
Huge crowd for Rand Paul

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Shannon Denniston ‏@denniston 12m
Attending Rand Paul speaking engagement at Worsham Theater in Lexington, KY

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Looks like he's getting positive vibes from the college students.



Emma Willinger ‏@ELWizzle 20 Mar
Rand Paul coming to Worsham Theater next Wednesday! #happybunny #RaisedRight



Stephanie Robb ‏@You_Been_Robbed 45m
In Worsham to hear Rand Paul speak.....theatre is completely full



Matthew Wilson ‏@mattwilsonky 42m
Bout to hear my boy Rand Paul speak at Worsham!



Heather Coley ‏@hhheathermarie 31m
So bitter that I skipped stats to see Rand Paul and the entire worsham theater is full


Sam Stark ‏@sammystark27 17s
Thought I got there early to see Rand Paul... #false #soldout



Victor Puente ‏@thevictorpuente 2m
Senator Rand Paul speaking at UK. So many showed up they had to turn away about a hundred people. pic.twitter.com/CcAbjoFnDc

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FSP-Rebel
03-27-2013, 03:07 PM
Is this Rand's first big college speech outside of the YAL tours?

supermario21
03-27-2013, 03:09 PM
I think it is.


http://bluecoastlive.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/senator-rand-paul-speaks-at-uk/


Sen. Rand aul spoke at UK’s Worsham Theatre to a packed house. His presentation, “Economic Freedom” was sponsored by BB&T and the Gatton College of Business and Economics. He received a short introduction by John Garen, endowed professor of Economics who said that “economic freedom is often in the foreground of the discussion, while economic liberty is deeply underappreciated”. Dr. Garen recalled that the University of Kentucky was one of the first to hear of the then Dr. Rand Paul’s candidacy for Congress when he visited the campus in 2009.

Sen. Paul did not, however, begin his speech on economic freedom, but with a statement about his recent filibuster of a bill that would allow the Federal government to use drones for aerial surveillance in American airspace and which might someday include drone attacks against American citizens on American soil without due process. He said of his thirteen hour filibuster. ” I didn’t start out the day to do it. I didn’t wear my best shoes and I didn’t call my wife.” The crowd, which was comprised overwhelmingly of white, young males with a peppering of senior citizens and young females, laughed at his self-deprecating humor. He also said, ” I may have said some things that weren’t said as they should have been. I wasn’t concerned that the President would actually drop drones on Americans, but that he wouldn’t say that he wouldn’t.” Sen. Paul said he only wanted to know if the president had the power to drop the drones.

Sen. Paul also stated that he didn’t believe in mandatory sentencing. He told the audience, made up of mostly students, that he was aware that students sometimes did things that they shouldn’t, but that one wrong shouldn’t automatically add up to a 20-year sentence. He specifically referred to the mandatory sentence one might get if arrested for a minor drug violation, but arresting officers find a weapon, not involved in the drug violation, in the home. From this he launched into a discussion of immigration reform which he said should involve work visas for “people who are here anyway”, but should include no access to welfare benefits. He said the Republican party needs to get its priorities straight. “We, as Republicans, have to figure out that immigrants are good people. We need to normalize their existence. Why can’t we be the first to come up with a solution?” for immigration reform.

Sen. Paul began the economic freedom part of his speech with, ” The bottom line is what you think government should do. Everything is losing money because of entitlements.” He made a joke about why the entitlements were such a burden on the national debt with the punchline “because your grandparents had too many kids.” He said he believes in means testing for the rich and that young adults should be able to opt out of Social Security, investing instead in a 401k plan that bring economic freedom. He cited governments in Galveston, Texas and Chile that allowed people to opt out as examples of success. He said entitlement programs like Social Security are a “race and poverty thing” and that nothing is gained by the entitlements. When a citizen dies his family will not receive any of the Social Security money that would have been paid to the retiree, essentially impoverishing those left behind. He also said that Obama’s healthcare plan will cause economic distress on the Kentucky state government.

Sen. Paul also made it clear that government doesn’t need to rectify all social problems. “If you are truly disabled, you should get help, but able-bodied people should get a job. Idleness breeds the other problems,” he said referring to the massive drug abuse problem in Kentucky and the number of people in Eastern Kentucky that receive disability checks.

As his speech came to a close, he indicated that economic freedom is about opportunity, not promises.”You can offer opportunity, but no promises. If all are rich, then nobody would be rich.” He said he wants a system where everybody has a chance to do well. He said governmental policy makes a huge difference. He encouraged students to vote. “Especially for me,” he said with a laugh.

Sen. Paul’s speech was followed by a brief question and answer session which includes questions about his positions on Kentucky hemp, immigration and Obama’s healthcare plan.

twomp
03-27-2013, 03:45 PM
He encouraged students to vote. “Especially for me,” he said with a laugh.

Asking for their vote. Something Dr. Ron Paul was too modest to do. Sometimes you just have to ask for it if you really want it.

Bastiat's The Law
03-27-2013, 05:11 PM
Hope there's video. What a great turn out.

jct74
03-28-2013, 05:55 AM
here a couple video reports on the event from some local TV stations:
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Sen-Rand-Paul-speaks-at-UK-pushes-for-national-hemp-legislation-200325041.html
http://www.whas11.com/news/politics/Ky-senator-Rand-Paul-draws-crowd-at-UK-campus-200334401.html

lib3rtarian
03-28-2013, 08:29 AM
Here are couple of videos of the event which a guy took with a potato:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk00e7Tm4co
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdkd10QOIVY

Sola_Fide
03-28-2013, 09:36 AM
Okay write up....but I wish Rand would speak about actual liberty more. Oh well, I guess that is just not in the cards...

FSP-Rebel
03-28-2013, 10:33 AM
Okay write up....but I wish Rand would speak about actual liberty more. Oh well, I guess that is just not in the cards...
Uh, he is. And he's doing it issue by issue and showing the practicality of more liberty is beneficial. You obviously read the write up so there's no need for me to repeat the plethora of issues he touched on. Maybe his delivery and terminology isn't radical enough for your tastes but I believe this is the first time many of those KY students have been exposed to a Paul. And, Rand also proved that he can be a real Paul in terms of being able to and starting to court younger people like his dad did/does. What other republican these days is known for speaking with college students?

jtstellar
03-28-2013, 02:09 PM
Uh, he is. And he's doing it issue by issue and showing the practicality of more liberty is beneficial. You obviously read the write up so there's no need for me to repeat the plethora of issues he touched on. Maybe his delivery and terminology isn't radical enough for your tastes but I believe this is the first time many of those KY students have been exposed to a Paul. And, Rand also proved that he can be a real Paul in terms of being able to and starting to court younger people like his dad did/does. What other republican these days is known for speaking with college students?

some people always find things to nag about. and get this--they think they're helping. most ppl in this movement plly avg iq130+ in various communities, but there's always someone who thinks nagging is going to help us all, the same way they treat ubiquitous iq60ers. so ridiculously funny.