Harris Center Presents An Evening With Ron Paul
The 2018-19 Folsom Lake College Speakers Series commences on March 12, 2019 with An Evening with Ron Paul. Dr. Paul ran for President of the United States three times - as the Libertarian Party candidate in 1988 and the Republican Party candidate in 2008 and 2012, at which time he received 190 delegate votes at the Republican Convention. Serving in Congress during the 1970-80s, he served on the House Banking Committee. An unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family values, he voluntarily relinquished his House seat in 1984 and returned to his medical practice. He returned to Congress in 1997, serving on the House Financial Services and Foreign Affairs Committees. He is the author of several bestselling books.
An Evening with Ron Paul will take place Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $32-$62; Premium $72; Students with ID $12. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 12 noon to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
The lecture is sponsored by the Foundation for Harmony and Prosperity.
Born in Pennsylvania in 1935, Ron Paul began his professional career in medicine. After graduating from Duke University's medical school in 1961, he served with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. National Guard. Elected to represent Texas, he served in the House of Representatives from 1975 to 1976 and again from 1979 to 1984.
While serving in Congress during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dr. Paul served on the House Banking committee, where he was a strong advocate for sound monetary policy and an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve's inflationary measures. He also was a key member of the Gold Commission, advocating a return to a gold standard for U.S. currency.
Returning to the House again in 1997, Paul served eight more consecutive terms, until leaving office in 2013. The longtime congressman, who became known on a national scale for his libertarian stances, is the father of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
Dr. Paul is pretty good baseball player: "In 1979, according to The Washington Post, Paul swatted a two-run homer over the left-field wall for the Republicans in the 18th annual congressional baseball game. But his team lost to the Democrats 7-3." (National Public Radio). NPR also reported that Dr. Paul delivered more than 4,000 babies over the years, and that, according to his biographer Karen Kwiatkowski, he "has also been an outspoken proponent of midwifery, market-driven health care and, in his medical practice, he refused to accept federal funds." Despite pressure from the Texas branch of the Texas Medical Board and the American Medical Association, Kwiatkowski adds, "Dr. Paul refused to accept Medicare and Medicaid funding even as he served many of the poorest residents of Brazoria County."
Since his retirement from Congress, Dr. Paul has continued to work for limited constitutional government through organizations he founded, including the Foundation for Rational Economics and Education (FREE), Campaign for Liberty, and the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
Dr. Paul, the author of several best-selling books, most recently released Swords Into Plowshares, offering a personal reflection on American's history of war, foreign intervention, and prospects for peace, and The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System, offering a provocative look at how we need to change the way we think about America's dysfunctional education system in order to fix it.