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Ron Paul drew thousands to Cornell University Thursday night. (Photo: Matt Richmond)
Ron Paul drew thousands to Cornell University Thursday night. (Photo: Matt Richmond)

Ron Paul campaigns in Ithaca

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Ron Paul's presidential campaign came to Cornell University on Thursday ahead of next week's all-but-decided Republican primary.

As the Innovation Trail's Matt Richmond reports, Congressman Paul's speech was half-lecture and half-rally cry.

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It may come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Ron Paul¿s presidential campaigns to hear that he thinks Washington passes far too many laws.

During Thursday’s speech, he called for a repeal of the PATRIOT Act and the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the military the power to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely without trial. He questioned the need for laws against drugs and called for an end to the Federal Reserve.

For Congressman Paul, politics aren’t just about liberals versus conservatives.

“I’m trying to change that to show that it’s liberty versus tyranny.”

About four thousand enthusiastic mostly young people filled Cornell’s hockey arena for Paul’s speech.

 

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