Monday, February 22, 2016

Ron Paul speaks about American liberty at Rutgers

-Camilo Montoya-Galvez
Retirement from a more than 30-year tenure in Congress has not wavered former Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s (R) lifelong libertarian vision for America.

On Saturday night, Paul, a three-time U.S. presidential candidate, spoke about individual liberties, freedom of speech and what he sees as failed domestic and foreign policies in his address to a convention hosted by Young Americans for Liberty in the College Avenue Student Center.

“In the last 100 years, it is pretty accurate to say that personal liberty has been diminished greatly. But not the spirit of liberty, not the understanding of liberty,” Paul said.

In what he believes is a representation of the peril that liberty faces in contemporary America, Paul shared his thoughts on Apple’s refusal to comply with the FBI and unlock the cell phone of one of the perpetrators of the recent shooting in San Bernardino, California.