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?
If I was to describe libertarianism or even modern conservatism in a single phrase, it would be that it’s about personal responsibility. If someone borrows money, they are responsible for understanding the dozens of pages of legalize. If someone buys a product, they are responsible for knowing that it was made in an unregulated factory, using child labor and lead based paint. If they eat at a restaurant, they are responsible for knowing the conditions of the kitchen. If they take a pharmaceutical, they are responsible for knowing the side effects, even if the doctor and pharmaceutical company refuse to disclose.
So why is it that one of their favorite Presidential candidates, the one who touts personal responsibility as his perennial meme, is not held to the same standards?
By now, pretty much everyone knows that Ron Paul has a newsletter problem. For those who don’t know, back in the 80s and 90s, Paul (or Paul’s staff) published a series of newsletters. Here’s a taste of some of the doozies:
“If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.” – Ron Paul, 1992
“Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.” – Ron Paul, 1992
“We don’t think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such.” – Ron Paul, 1992
“What else do we need to know about the political establishment than that it refuses to discuss the crimes that terrify Americans on grounds that doing so is racist? Why isn’t that true of complex embezzling, which is 100 percent white and Asian?” – Ron Paul, 1992
His newsletters spoke of a “federal homosexual coverup” of the AIDS epidemic. They called Martin Luther King, Jr., ”the world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours” and who “seduced underage girls and boys.”
Recently, Paul has defended the newsletters by claiming that he had nothing to do with the newsletters (blaming them on his staff). Just this week, he walked off the set of a CNN interview saying, “I never read that stuff. I became aware of it probably ten years after it was written, and it has been going on for twenty years that people have been pestering me about this, and CNN does it every single time. So when are you going to wear yourself out? I didn’t write them, I didn’t read them at the time, and I disavow them.” There are really only two problems with that defense.
- Blaming it on your staff is a little like refusing to pay your credit card because it was your teenager who charged up the card. Where’s the libertarian personal responsibility?
- It’s a lie. In a video that recently surfaced, Paul was talking about the newsletters as early as 1995.
Ron Paul’s racist newsletters. Page one from an issue of the Ron Paul Report. The “special” issue on “Racial “Terrorism”
Ron Paul Is A Racist Proof:
Ron Paul is clearly a racist and needs to be stopped and exposed. He can’t hide from his record. Make no mistake about it, scum like Ron Paul will not, be allowed in our high offices.
100% Proof Ron Paul Knew About His Racist Newsletters – Pictures. Links. Evidence.
I’ve had this information out here for years in bits and pieces. Let’s put it all together for all the Paulbots who are still in denial. The most efficient place to start is to show that Ron Paul knew about his newsletters and what was in them. Paulbots will either say someone else was making this newsletter without Paul’s knowledge, or they’ll point to Paul’s denials as evidence he had no clue what was in there.
PROOF RON PAUL KNEW ABOUT HIS NEWSLETTERS
In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, which you can purchase at this link, Ron Paul shows clear knowledge of these newsletters and justifies what’s in them. Now if he didn’t know they existed, and if he had nothing to do with them, then how come he’s justifying them? Here’s his own words.
Dr. Paul, who is running in Texas’ 14th Congressional District, defended his writings in an interview Tuesday. He said they were being taken out of context.
Dr. Paul also said he did not know how his newsletter came to be ! included in a directory by the Heritage Front, a neo-Nazi group based in Canada. The newsletter was listed on the Internet under the directory’s heading “Racialists and Freedom Fighters.”
In the interview, he did not deny he made the statement about the swiftness of black men.
“If you try to catch someone that has stolen a purse from you, there is no chance to catch them,” Dr. Paul said.
He also said the comment about black men in the nation’s capital was made while writing about a 1992 study produced by the National Center on Incarceration and Alternatives, a criminal justice think tank based in Virginia.
Citing statistics from the study, Dr. Paul then concluded in his column: `Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”
“These aren’t my figures,” Dr. Paul said Tuesday. “That is the assumption you can gather from the report”
There is no longer any denying that Ron Paul knew about these newsletters. He even went as far as to justifying the content. So now that it’s clearly established that these newsletters are indeed his, and that he justified what is in them, where do we go from here? How bout we look at content in the newsletters! (More sources proving the above.)
RACIST STATEMENTS MADE IN THE NEWSLETTERS
“We don’t think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such.”
“Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions,”
“I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal,”
we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational.
More proof that Ron Paul does not value equal rights for minorities.
Ron Paul has sponsored legislation that would repeal affirmative action, keep the IRS from investigating private schools who may have used race as a factor in denying entrance, thus losing their tax exempt status, would limit the scope of Brown versus Board of Education, and would deny citizenship for those born in the US if their parents are not citizens. Here are links to these bills: H.R.3863, H.R.5909, H.J.RES.46, and H.J.RES.42.