In this very auditorium, Northrup, I saw two significant events as a student at the University of Minnesota, before moving to Alaska in 1980, following the “Carefree Highway”:
- Gordon Lightfoot, who meant so much to me as I sought answers to what plagued America
- And amazing hate off the charts as creationist, Duane Gish debated a U of M professor on creationism verses evolution. I walked away perplexed, because to me, it was a no-contest win by Gish. From my perspective, all the U of M professor could do was get really angry while trying to keep face, unable to refute even one of Gish’s long list of facts. But then I saw that not all of the students were so convinced. Didn’t they hear what Duane Gish had to say?
Well, these 4000 students, etc. got to see Ron Paul, and amazingly, everyone seems to be on the same page!!!
[This video probably shows the enthusiasm even better, but I didn’t post this series, because it abruptly ends halfway through the speech, just a Paul is making his key point on inflation that I transcribe below.]
“Not only does the Constitution not give us the authority to do it.
It’s immoral to use force to…make other people live like we do.”
“The elderly, the middle class, and those who are dependent on fixed incomes are getting poorer every year. The inflation rate is much higher than the government will admit. The inflation rate for most individuals, when you add up the cost of energy and medical care and education could be 10 or 15%. It’s never the same for everybody. But what did Social Security recipients get last year? They got a 2% raise. So they’re losing 8 or 10% a year.”