Retiring Rep. Ron Paul plans to deliver speeches on college campuses next year and beyond, continuing his message of liberty and reducing the size of the federal government.
In an interview with The Hill, the Texas Republican clearly indicated that he isn’t ready for the rocking chair.
The 77-year-old physician-politician said, “I’m excited about spending more time on college campuses, not less. College campuses will still be on my agenda. That’s where the action is.”
He added, “The young people don’t like the debt they are inheriting, the violation of their civil liberties. They don’t like the war and it’s a fertile field. The people up here sort of ignore them.”
During the 2012 GOP presidential primary campaign, Paul said that he visited at least 36 college campuses. He was surprised that the best turnout occurred at the historically liberal bastion, U.C. Berkeley, where 8,500 students attended his event.
“The same week I went to Texas A&M, which is conservative, I got like 4000 [students]. They thought that was good, but we went out to Berkeley and they said that [crowd] wouldn’t have happened in the 60’s,” Paul said with a chuckle.
Ron Paul knows that young people are the future. He knows that the best way to affect change is to spread the message of liberty. When you combine the two, a speaking tour of college campuses makes perfect sense. Even after finishing his campaign, and retiring from Congress, Ron Paul will still continue to have a far greater impact on the future than any other politician.