Ron Paul is not going to legalize anything. “Leaving it up to states” is NOT the same as legalizing. Besides that, no one can not do a damn thing to change a law without the approval of congress and the senate. So I would not drink the Ron Paul koolaide if I were you. He is an old bigot who is completely full of shit.
In 1981, a lawyer tried to subpoena Ron Paul to testify in the trial of Don Black, a Grand Wizard for the Ku Klux Klan who would later go on to found the white supremacist, neo-Nazi website, Stormfront. Black was charged along with two other Klansmen with planning to violently overthrow the small Caribbean country of Dominica in what they called ?Operation Red Dog.? While a judge refused to subpoena Paul, Don Black would come back to haunt him many years later.
In 1981 a group of American and Canadian white supremacists lead by Klansman and mercenary, Michael (Mike) Perdue planned on taking over a small West Indian country called Dominica by overthrowing the government and Prime Minister Eugenia Charles and restoring its previous prime minister, Patrick Johns into power. The group planned to create an Aryan paradise in Dominica and make money through casinos, cocaine and brothels.
On the day the group of white supremacists were supposed to travel to Dominica, they were arrested by ATF agents and were found with over thirty automatic weapons, shotguns, rifles, handguns, dynamite, ammunition, a confederate flag and a Nazi flag. The plan would be dubbed ?The Bayou Of Pigs? after the failed invasion of Cuba.
The leader of the group, Michael Perdue, would plead guilty to planning the coup and turned state?s evidence. Perdue would testify that several other people helped organize and fund the coup and that two Texas politicians were aware of the plan. Among those Perdue implicated were infamous white supremacist, David Duke, former Texas Governor, John Connally and Congressman, Ron Paul whom he claimed knew about the plot. Connally was credited with helping Paul win his first congressional election.
A judge refused to subpoena Paul and Connally despite the fact that Perdue had claimed that both of them were aware of the plot. Don Black?s friend and fellow KKK Grand Wizard, David Duke was called to testify before a grand jury but claimed that he would take the Fifth Amendment and never testified. While Duke was never charged with a crime, several books points to Duke as the organizer who connected Perdue to the other mercenary Klansmen and the people who funded their endeavor. (1 2 3) Everyone else implicated by Perdue was charged with the plot.
Perdue implicated three men as funders of the plot, L.E. Matthews of Jackson, Mississippi, James C. White of Houston, and David Duke?s close friend and backer, J.W. Kirkpatrick. Kirpatrick would kill himself before he could stand trial and White and Matthews would be acquitted in court. Former Prime Minister of Dominica, Patrick Johns would be sentenced to 12 years in prison for his part of the plot. Michael Perdue, Don Black and seven other Klansmen would be sentenced to only 3 years in prison.
Ron Paul has never made a statement denying knowledge of the plot despite the fact that he was implicated by Perdue and almost subpoenaed. Two of the people involved in the plot, Don Black and David Duke have gone on to become two of the most prominent white supremacists of the modern era, and also two of Paul?s most controversial supporters.
Paul would be once again tied to Don Black 26 years after the Bay Of Pigs. After it was revealed that Black donated $ 500 dollars to the Ron Paul Presidential campaign, Ron Paul?s campaign refused to give it back. Paul was photographed with Black and his son by David Duke?s former assistant, Jamie Kelso who was an organizer for Ron Paul and the owner of white supremacist sites, WhiteNewsNow.com and TheWhiteRace.com and a moderator for Black?s neo-Nazi website, Stormfront.
Black would become one of Paul?s most enthusiastic supporters and helped rally the white supremacist community around Paul, through Stormfront. Paul would praise another Operation Red Dog planner, David Duke in his newsletters and Duke would return the favor calling him ?our king? and endorsing him for President.
This would not be the first time Paul was tied to white supremacists. In 80s, Paul claimed that the best source of his campaign donations came from a list from notorious neo-Nazi, Willis Carto?s publication, The Spotlight. In the 90s, Paul?s newsletters were originally discovered from an online neo-Nazi directory. As recently as 2006, Paul was scheduled to appear on David Duke?s white supremacist protégé, James Edwards? radio show, ?The Political Cesspool.?
Given the scrutiny given to presidential candidates, shouldn?t Paul?s connection to an attempted violent invasion of a small island by white supremacists be re-investigated. If the media investigates every accusation of affairs or sexual harassment for Herman Cain or Newt Gingrich, shouldn?t they investigate accusations that Paul knew about a white supremacist plot to violently overthrow the government of a small Black island, especially with Ron Paul’s other connections to white supremacists?
Ron Paul is not a Libertarian! There it needs to be pointed out.
In this video, Winnipeg Libertarian, and former Ayn Rand supporter, Clancy Smith says Ron Paul as U.S. president would be a “disaster, and is “a damn fool”. He says Paul hasn’t learned the lessons of the 1930’s about isolationism and appeasing Hitler. Our view is that, like his isolationist and appeasement policy on Iran’s upcoming nuclear weapons, Paul would have allowed Hitler to continue to develop an atomic bomb. Ron Paul is an appeaser like Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister who allowed Hitler to continue, until the great Winston Churchill stood up to Hitler, and with U.S. support, finally defeated him. If Paul had been president back then, Germans would now rule the earth. Paul’s now infamous newsletters show him to be virulently anti Israel, anti black, and anti gay. Based on all that, if the Holocaust scenario would happen again, Ron Paul would let six million Jews die (again).
The mis-characterization of Ron Paul’s political philosophies has led to much confusion. This confusion is especially prevalent in younger generations or those who are not well versed in political philosophy. There are clear cut reasons why Ron Paul is not a Libertarian.
Libertarianism, is a philosophy which shares a deep love for liberties in society. The Libertarian agrees with the rights of every individual in society and their ability to enjoy their freedoms as long as it does not infringe on theirs. The libertarian view point respects different liberties and does not believe in the drug war, oppressing minorities, abrogating the rights of immigrants, a woman’s right to choose, or gay and lesbian issues etc. The true Libertarian will stand against any individual that tries to infringe upon the rights of the people in society. However there is something humorous about Ron Paul, he does not believe in a woman’s right to choose. The self dubbed Libertarian believes that a woman must have a child regardless of any circumstance. To try to regain credibility with true Libertarians Paul has gone as far as to argue that he is protecting the “civil rights of the fetus.” This is a bold contradictions as by protecting the unborn he is completely taking away the rights of women. In yet another fine example of Ron Paul’s co called Libertarian views he believes the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to be wrong and improper. When it comes to to civil rights as well Ron Paul believes in civil liberties also if you are not homosexual. The man who claims to be a paragon of freedom does not believe that Gay marriage should be legal. Once again here is a man who portends to be a libertarian clearly infringing on the rights of those who are in the Gay and Lesbian Community. The icing in Ron Paul’s so called love for civil liberties is his hardline stance on immigration where he does not even want to assist immigrants on a path to citizenship and in fact obsesses with border security. These view points further emphasize the hypocrisy of his viewpoint and makes the message clear that to Ron Paul civil liberties are only for straight white men, this goes against the core of the Progressive message.
It is clear that one look at the social Platform and Ron Paul is nothing more than a typical Republican. He clearly advocates against minorities, immigrants, Gays and Lesbians and yes even women. This philosophy of denying rights to everyone except white males goes against the principles of civil liberties. Liberties are color blind and in this case Ron Paul is basically treating everyone as a second class citizen. The sad thing is that because of his pro drug and anti war platform he is ironically attracting young minorities are conned into voting for Ron Paul.
“As a reformed member of the Libertarian Party, I can assure you, Ron Paul is not the conservative, libertarian, republican messiah his followers would have you believe. He is a kook who occasionally lands on the correct position on a few issues by pure luck, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.”
“Ron Paul is perhaps the most libertarian of all of the Republican presidential candidates, but does that make him truly representative of Libertarian ideas. Some Libertarians are having a hard time supporting Paul — and a few are even worried that he’s damaging their movement.”
Jere Brower, his wife Clara, and his 4-year-old daughter Ana, have a very good reason to believe Texas Congressman Ron Paul when he said people view his supporters as “dangerous.”
The 38-year-old Atlanta man and his family have been targeted by militant Ron Paul supporters, one of whom threatened to “kneecap” him, then rape his wife and young daughter. Mr. Brower said he has also received death threats from supporters of Ron Paul.
The trouble started when Brower and some of his Facebook friends decided to have a laugh over Ron Paul’s ties to racist and anti-semitic groups.
He wrote a post on Facebook intended to be a joke, but some Paul supporters took it seriously – too seriously.
Brower said that he received a number of threatening emails and messages from angry Ron Paul supporters before adjusting the settings on his phone so as not to receive any more messages.
One of the messages read:
You are a f*****g idiot a*****e. TO stoop as low as I see you are willing is enough to gag a maggot. Keep up the s**t and drive this country into a civil war you f*****g moron piece of human trash. How about I come on over. Maybe, I will start by kneecapping you with my HK 45. Then, while you wither in pain, I will give your wife the best f*****g she ever had. I will treat her nice. Then, maybe your daughter needs to become a real woman. How would you like that. It is not too hard to find out where you live you neocon f**kwad.
Brower then filed a complaint with the DeKalb County Police, and said he contacted the FBI.
No one was availble for comment at the DeKalb County Police Department as of this writing.
Brower, a retired Army Captain who served four tours in Iraq, said there was a time he seriously considered supporting Ron Paul.
“I took a good hard look at Ron Paul,” he said, but after hearing racist messages and witnessing disrespectful behavior at gatherings of Ron Paul supporters, he thought twice.
Brower’s wife, Clara, is Asian, and the talk againt interracial marriage bothered him. He said he began looking into the controversial newletters that have dogged Paul’s career for years and went to other meetings to learn more.
But, he said, the more he was exposed to Paul’s militant supporters, the more concerned he became.
“Good and bad – everything comes in different colors,” he said.
The two-time Bronze Star winner says he is not too worried and can take care of himself.
But the threats against his family have him concerned.
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been spending large amounts on airfare as a congressman, flying first class on dozens of taxpayer-funded flights to his home state. The practice conflicts with the image that Paul portrays as the only presidential candidate serious about cutting federal spending.
I really don’t give a damn if he wrote his newsletters or not. The fact is, he published them from his home, he was listed as the editor and publisher on many issues of these letters, his face and signature was planted all over each issue, they sounded like he was talking in first person about “my wife Carrol” and so on, and besides that he made MILLIONS off of this kind of disgusting BS! IT’S NO EXCUSE! 20 years later he is somehow MORE responsible to run a country? He’s the one who voted for term limits year after year in the 80’s and 90’s! The man is a hypocrite and he is much older which does not help things at all. Ron Paul is disgusting.
Blitzer: A healthy 30 year old man decides to go without insurance, but develops a serious and prolonged illness. Who’s going to take care of him?
Paul: Well…well…well….we gotta get off this dependence on government…and…and…and…we gotta stop expecting the government to take care of us…and…err…umm…
Blitzer: But who’s going to pay the bills of this 30 year old man who decided not to purchase insurance???
Paul: Well….the church will take of him. His neighbors will take care of him. Like they did in the old days.
At a campaign stop, Ron Paul told breast cancer survivor Danielle Lin that insurance companies should not be required to offer coverage to people who are already sick.
“It’s sort of like me living on the Gulf Coast, not buying insurance until I see the hurricane,” said Paul, whose Galveston-based district was devastated by a hurricane in 2008. “Insurance is supposed to measure risk.”
The response left Lin in tears. While her insurance covered her treatment, she said, several of her friends were not so fortunate. “I watched three friends die because they didn’t have insurance,” said Lin, a registered Democrat who is looking for a Republican candidate to support this time. “Nobody can afford private insurance, nobody can. And they’re dead.”
The response left Lin in tears. While her insurance covered her treatment, she said, several of her friends were not so fortunate.
“I watched three friends die because they didn’t have insurance,” said Lin, a registered Democrat who is looking for a Republican candidate to support this time.
“Nobody can afford private insurance, nobody can. And they’re dead.”
At one of the earlier Republican presidential debates, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Ron Paul whether a 30 year old who gets in a catastrophic accident should be allowed to die if he doesn’t have health insurance. Tea Party audience cheered in approval, shouting “yes!” Mr. Paul had just finished explaining that the patient expects the government to take care of him and that he should “do is whatever he wants to do and assume responsibility for himself. That’s what freedom’s all about, taking your own risks.”
Is this what “Christian values” are all about? ThinkProgress discussed the matter with students at Liberty University, a conservative Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The students were unanimous in their disapproval, calling it “un-Christian” to simply allow a person to die because they were uninsured.
Unlike the cheering Tea Party audience, Liberty students we spoke with said the “Christian thing to do” would be to provide care to those in need, regardless of their personal situation.