Presidential candidate Ron Paul paid a visit to the UCSD campus on the evening of May 4, attracting an estimated 3500 supporters, mostly students.
UCSD’s Youth for Ron Paul group invited the Texas Republican to the Torrey Pines campus. He gave his standard one-hour-long stump speech amid cries of "President Paul" from the admiring crowd. He railed against the Federal Reserve and America's penchant for living beyond its means with deficit spending. He declared that we alienate the world with our aggressive behavior and endorsed a foreign policy based on "not bombs and intimidation but friendship and trade." He said it's time to eliminate the sanctions against Cuba because "the Cold War is over."
Another popular Paul sentiment: "The war on drugs is much more dangerous to our liberties than the drugs themselves." Paul criticized the DEA for recently locking up a UCSD student and then forgetting about him for several days.
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