Put down your laptop and throw on your Magic the Gathering T-shirt, Libertarian folk hero Ron Paul is bringing the discussion out of the Internet chatrooms and into real life at the Morrison Center on Saturday, March 27. Paul, a Republican Congressman from Texas, is known for his grassroots presidential campaigns in 1988 and again in 2008. Frequently the lone "no" vote in the House, Paul advocates for the dissolution of the Federal Reserve and a drastically reduced Federal government, among other things.
These policies have earned Paul a very dedicated and vocal following--often called Paulites--and in February, these supporters led Paul to win the Conservative Political Action Conference's presidential straw poll with a full one-third of the vote. (Take that, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, with your measly 7 percent.)
So, whether you see eye to eye with Ron Paul or find his policies a-paul-ing, be sure to catch the former physician prescribe his own brand of tough medicine for this ailing government at the Campaign for Liberty forum at the Boise State Special Events Center at 2:30 p.m., or again at the Morrison Center at 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 27, 2:30 p.m., Boise State SEC, 1800 University Drive, sub.boisestate.edu. 7 p.m., $5-$15, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1110, idahotickets.com.