The Oberlin Review

Progressives, Ron Paul Just Isn’t That into You

Will Rubenstein

April 19, 2013

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Oberlin, we need to talk. I know that since you’ve gotten to know Ron Paul, your time with him has seemed absolutely dreamy — especially because your past history with candidates for federal elected office is pretty dismal. You can’t count the number of times you’ve been wooed by a slick Democrat spouting liberal sweet talk about compassion and social justice, only to find yourself in bed with a plutocrat who’s bankrolling authoritarian juntas and locking up small-time drug users, just like the last creep you swore you’d never campaign for again. People said that Ron Paul wasn’t the right public figure for you, and for a while you may have believed them. Getting involved with a Texas Republican probably...

Off the Cuff: Ron Paul, Libertarian and Former Presidential Candidate

Julia Herbst and Rosemary Boeglin

April 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

You recently announced on your Twitter that you’re going to have a homeschooling curriculum geared at K–12 students. You said on the website that the second phase of ‘the Revolution’ should be about education and that homeschooling is an important part of that. Why do you think that? Well, we talk about ‘the Revolution,’ which, really, that term came up in 2007 as [part of ] the ... presidential campaigns. [The idea was] that we had to have a revolution — a peaceful intellectual revolution — to get people to have their minds changed. ... So in many ways my whole effort, in Senate and in being involved in politics, was always that: to try to get people to look at the ideas. Being in office was alway...

Ron Paul Promotes Libertarian Ideals

Julia Herbst, News Editor

April 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

Ron Paul, former Congressman and three-time presidential candidate, spoke to a packed house in Finney Chapel on Sunday night, the first of two speakers hosted this week by the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians. He covered a range of topics in his address, titled “Liberty, Defined,” including his views on the economy, foreign policy and personal freedom. Paul, who was introduced by Nick Miller, College senior and president of the OCRL, received a standing ovation by much of the crowd as he walked onstage. He began by directly addressing the college students in the audience. “All the young people and all the young at heart who love liberty, thank you for inviting me,” said Paul. “It is great...

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