Attention Ron Paul libertarians, free marketeers, private sector entrepreneurs and liberty lovers of all kinds and categories: Dr. Ron Paul will make a one-time noon luncheon appearance in Dallas on Friday, October 31 in the Dallas Ballroom of the Omni Hotel Dallas.
But in the true libertarian TANSTAAFL tradition that “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch(eon)” get out your wallets, credit cards, debit cards, mobile banking apps, online electronic payment programs or mad money and make your reservations because tickets for this limited seating engagement range from $85 for a single open seat to $2,500 for an exclusive reserved table for you and nine of your BFFs.
It’s all taking place as part of the Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series under the auspices of The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).
According to event details the former Texas Congressman will be speaking “on the dysfunctional American political system. Using anecdotes from his 23 years in Congress, Dr. Paul highlights the need for limited government and individual liberty as he discusses how so many issues facing America today are the result of the federal government’s failure to follow the Constitution.”
For those not in the know, the Distinguished Lecture Series is a forum created by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, which was established by US Congressman from Texas Hatton W. Summers in 1947 “to encourage the study, teaching and research into the science and art of self-government.”
As for background on the NCPA, it’s a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983 with the goal “to develop and promote private, free-market alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.”
A condensed biography of Ron Paul is likely unneeded for virtually all libertarians and libertarian-leaners but here it is for newcomers: Former Congressman Ron Paul served as US Rep from two Texas congressional districts from 1976 to 2013 minus a few years hear and there. He ran for President of the US in 1988 on the Libertarian Party ticket and contested for the GOP nomination in 2008 and 2012, making major waves in the establishment status quo. In retirement Paul founded the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and established the Internet broadcast “Ron Paul Channel.”
Mark Davis, conservative Dallas/Ft. Worth radio talk show host will introduce Paul at his Omni Hotel appearance even though he once disparaged Paul’s foreign views with “bizarre and dangerous,” “national security naïveté,” and “outlandish view of the world” in a Dallas Morning News article.
Aside from Davis, Hatton, NCPA, Ron Paul and libertarians just might make the perfect lunchmates.