Conservative political commentator Candace Owens draws massive crowd to LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - It was a packed house inside the LSU Student Union Theater for Conservative political commentator Candace Owens on Tuesday, March 21.
Owens spoke as part of Turning Point USA’s ‘Live Free Tour,’ and talked about her American values and the power of family.
Turning Point USA at Louisiana State University is hosting the event.
There was a massive line outside the Union ahead of the speech.
“Just to see what she’s got to see, I like the way I’ve heard her on television. Came to see what facts she’s laying out,” said George Myer, who attended the show.
“I started following her and other people like her, and that’s when my brain was like, wait a minute, this is really happening in America. I had no idea these things were happening,” said Pamela Lacayo, who attended the event.
While most of the people who were in line to attend are big fans of the sometimes controversial Owens, others simply wanted to hear what she had to say.
“I’m just here to see, I have an open mind, and I want to see different opinions and I’m here to see that,” said Geneva Baraskova, who went to the event.
Inside the theater, there were barely any empty seats. And right off the bat, Owens started by asking who came to listen to her speak, even if they don’t agree with her.
“Raise your hand. This is awesome, give these people a round of applause. You’re allowed to do that, you’re allowed to show up and hear the opinion of someone you disagree with, and almost always walk out smarter than that. Because you’ll actually know what that person thinks, and not what the media is telling you that they think,” said
Owens gave her talk on a lot hot button cultural issues, and things she disagrees with like feminism and climate change.
“And so you look at today, and you think think, that they probably got tired of making up catastrophes. And they said, let’s just call it climate change. That way, whether it’s cold, hot, rainy, snowy or totally normal, we can say you’re all going to die,” said Owens.
She said she believes America is heading towards a socialist society. And that there’s one thing that poses a threat to the government.
“There is a reason, there’s one thing that connects all of these topics, there’s one thing that they are attacking at the exact same time, with all of these various narratives, and that answer is family,” said Owens.
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