Ron Paul coming to speak at Texas Tech on Oct. 8

Ron Paul coming to speak at Texas Tech on Oct. 8

Provided by Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University Free Market Institute will host a public lecture by former U.S. Rep. and presidential candidate Ron Paul from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Student Union Building's Allen Theatre.

The lecture, titled "Markets vs. Government: The Importance of Freedom," is open to the public and admission is free. It is part of the Free Market Institute's public speaker series.

"We're thrilled to host a public lecture on campus by Ron Paul," said Benjamin Powell, director of the Free Market Institute. "Dr. Paul has done more than anyone else in the last decade to introduce more people, particularly students and young adults, to ideas about free markets and liberty."

Paul enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty and is the leading spokesman for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency.

Since his retirement from Congress in 2013, Paul has continued to work for limited constitutional government through organizations he founded, including the Foundation for Rational Economics and Education, Campaign for Liberty, and Liberty PAC.

He is the author of several best-selling books. His most recent work, "The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System," offers a provocative look at how Americans need to change their thinking about the education system in order to fix its problems.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and books will be available for purchase. Free parking will be available in the R11 lot, south of the Music Building, on a first-come, first-served basis. Park and Pay stations will be available in parking lot R03, located west of R11.