January 09, 2008

The Oddities of Ron Paul

Ron Paul has some questions to answer. It appears that his newsletter sent out for over twenty years has published racist, anti semitic, homophobic material. The most shocking moment to me is that he apparantly has allowed a publication in his name to go out which compares Israel to the Nazi State of the 1940s. Paul may not have written these newsletters but they all went out under his name and regularly contained these attacks- if he read them he must have been aware of their content. Either he has had a change of heart- or he is an inappropriate candidate to be in a position of high office, such as that he aspires to. Its time he made a statement to clarify whether he thinks all blacks are just after welfare, gays contaminate heterosexuals with physical contact or that Israel planned the World Trade Centre bombing.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

He has publicly rebuked the ideas of racism. He finds them incompatible with a message of freedom.

Ellee Seymour said...

It is certainly not acceptable, a very worthy post.

Gracchi said...

Anon he has publicly rejected them- but its still unclear as to whether he actually wrote those things down in the first place. He needs to make that clear- I'd like to know whether Ron Paul is a racist if I were an American casting a vote in a primary.

Ruthie said...

Ordinarily I go out of my way to play devil's advocate and I hate to attack any candidate...

That said, Ron Paul is so right-wing he's practically falling over the edge. He may not be crazy (I think he's sincere, just a real extremist) but many of his supporters are. For real.

That's in my extremely limited experience, of course.