Paul Goodrich, the student leader who organize Ron Paul campaign rally at University of California San Diego yesterday, describe it a very important event in his life. After Mr Goodrich six months preparation, 5,000 supporters show up to listen to Ron Paul’s message of individual liberty and limited government.
“You have the right to your life, you have the right to your liberty, and you should have the right to keep all fruit of your labor!” exclaimed Ron Paul to thousands of cheering enthusiastic crowd.
Speaking to local news network San Diego – CW6, Ron Paul explains his appeal to young people.
“I think things are all mess up. And they can’t trust the people in office. They hear they say things but they don’t believe them, and they tell me that they believe what I’m saying,” Ron Paul explained.
Asked about his intention on staying in Republican presidential primary despite of mainstream media (MSM) delegate counts, he responded “We have victory in sight one way or the other. We know what the odds, we know the numbers are. The votes are not been counted yet.” He says he still believes he can make a difference, win or lose.
At the moment, according to MSM, Mitt Romney has 847 delegates and Ron Paul has 80.
However, an independent reviewer from www.thereal2012delegatecount.com tells a different story: the true delegate count is 647 for Romney and 148 for Ron Paul. Romney has a long way to go to reach the required 1147 delegates before being crown as Republican presidential nominee, making a brokered convention a likely scenario on GOP National Convention at Tampa, Florida this coming August.
The highlight of Ron Paul campaign at UC San Diego is when he criticizes the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for leaving Daniel Chong, a UC San Diego engineering student, in a detention cell for five days without food or water.
DEA detained Mr Chong for drug related case along with other suspects. Mr Chong was detained in a dark 5 x 10 foot windowless cell without provision.
DEA spokeswoman Amy Roderick explained what happen “Each suspect was interviewed in separate interview rooms, and frequently moved around between rooms and cells…The individual in question was accidentally left in one of the cells.”
Mr Chong narrated his ordeal, “I had to recycle my own urine…I had to do what I had to do to survive." He had hallucinations, ate a broken glass and lost 15 pounds.
After DEA discover his situation on April 25, they took him to Sharp Hospital and took him five days to recover from dehydration, cramps and perforated lungs.
"We know about the case of Daniel, one of the students here, of being arrested and thrown in a prison and forgotten for five days ending up in an intensive-care unit," Paul said drawing loud boos. "And then it's done in the name of being a compassionate conservative. That's not compassion at all."
Ron Paul despised the injustice "What I would like to do is make sure that any agent of government that abuses the rights of an individual, they personally are liable and should be sued."
Mr Chong was released without charges.