“The truth is, the message is spreading very well if we compare it to two years ago, four years ago, or ten years ago. It’s dramatically different and it’s growing exponentially. And there’s a good reason for that: not only is it a great message, the message of liberty, but there is a deep need for it in this country. We’re seeing the consequence of not following our Constitution, and not being dedicated to the cause of liberty. We have a mess; the answers can be found in our Constitution and in the understanding of what individual liberty is all about.” – Dr. Ron Paul, April 4 @ UCLA
LOS ANGELES — Thousands gathered tonight at UCLA’s Strauss Stadium to show their support for GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul.
While a specific head count has not yet been released, it would not be unreasonable to suggest that as many as 8,000 attended. Dr. Paul himself acknowledged that tonight’s overwhelming attendance surpassed his Chico rally which took place yesterday; the Chico event drew 6,200.
“Last night we were in a different part of California up in Chico — we had a little rally up there — and they set a record with the number of people coming out. But the record has been broken today.”
He continued, “The message of liberty cannot be quelled; it’s going to continue to spread, and it is. It’s a wonderful message and I am so delighted that the young people of this country are responding.”
While Paul addressed his usual concerns with Big Government and the welfarist-warfarist policies coming from Washington, he also mentioned the mainstream media’s lack of accurate coverage as it pertains to his campaign.
Referring Chico, Paul said, “It is very accurate to say that we had over 6,000 people there. I came across one story that said ‘they had hundreds of people’ … but it wasn’t all that bad, somebody reported there were a thousand.” He continued, “But the headline actually was a little bit more catchy. The headline said, ‘Where’s Ron Paul?’ … so tonight, I hope we are able to send a message where they do hear from us!”
In his 50 minutes of speaking, candidate Paul discussed monetary policy, the economy, and bringing home the troops; he also warned against the “40,000 laws passed on January 1st, 2012″ one of them being the National Defense Authorization Act.
After Paul closed his message, he received an excited and loud standing ovation that stretched across the stadium end to end. It is clear that the revolution is indeed continuing: tonight has proven it.
This article was written by Kyle Ebersole for Conservative Action Alerts.