REMEMBER: Ron Paul knew nothing about his Newsletters!
FACT: RON PAUL IS NOT A MAN OF PRINCIPLE. He’s a grifter and an opportunist:
I’ve been following Paul a long time. And I can say that Ron Paul never does the hard, right thing. He always does the easy, opportunistic thing. In the 80s and 90s, that meant publishing paranoid, racist tracts to make money. In the 00s and 10s, that’s been grandiose pontificating, pandering to a liberal crowd desperate for an anti-Bush Republican and grabbing all the pork he can – all the while posing as a statesman that the “system” can’t handle.
[...] Ron Paul is not a man of principle. He has no interest in doing any of the hard work it takes to put his ideas into practice. He just wants to live comfortably on his royalties and government paychecks as he grandstands against the very Federal government without whom he’d be much poorer.
— read more: Ron Paul’s ‘Principles’
GRIFTER? OPPORTUNIST? YES. HERE IS A LETTER WRITTEN BY PAUL (on his stationary, apparently signed by him) that has recently been revealed (PDF copy):
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A direct-mail solicitation for Ron Paul’s political and investment newsletters two decades ago warned of a “coming race war in our big cities” and of a “federal-homosexual cover-up” to play down the impact of AIDS.
The eight-page letter, which appears to carry Paul’s signature at the end, also warns that the U.S. government’s redesign of currency to include different colors – a move aimed at thwarting counterfeiters – actually was part of a plot to allow the government to track Americans using the “new money.”
The letter urges readers to subscribe to Paul’s newsletters so that he could “tell you how you can save yourself and your family” from an overbearing government.
Subscribe to my newsletters! Save yourselves from the coming race wars and federal homosexual cover-up on AIDS!! Oh my GAH!!!
[...] Paul’s letter went on to describe various plots and schemes that he had “unmasked,” including a “plot for world government, world money and world central banking.” He also claimed to have exposed a plan by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to “suspend the Constitution” in a falsely declared national emergency.
Despite being “told not to talk,” Paul wrote that his newsletters also “laid bare” the “Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like a cheap harmonica,” and a “federal-homosexual cover-up on AIDS.”
Paul claimed that his “training as a physician” helped him “see through” this alleged cover-up.
THE NEWSLETTERS: did he or didn’t he?
[...] But let’s suspend disbelief for a second and pretend that he didn’t write them. Let’s say Lew Rockwell wrote them, as many Paul defenders have claimed (Rockwell denies this, and Paul has never specifically implicated anyone else, except in 1996 when he acknowledged that he did write them.) He certainly profited from them (to the tune of over a million dollars) and allowed them to be published using the first person POV, under his name, and with his signature.
There are [only] three options:
1) Paul wrote the newsletters, which are undeniably racist.
2) Paul published the ghostwritten newsletters, tacitly supporting and profiting from their racist rhetoric.
3) Paul is so unbelievably incompetent that he founded a newsletter, kept a staff on his payroll and then never read a single copy in the years between 1978 and 1996 while it published racist drivel in his name. And you want someone this incompetent to run the country why, exactly?
This is not some conspiracy to torpedo Paul’s campaign (Republican primary voters will take care of that). This is a real issue that he has yet to sufficiently address and has changed his stance on multiple times. These racist, homophobic views, combined with his positions on the Civil Rights Act, the 14th amendment and Lawrence v. Texas, etc., pose a very real threat to racial and gender/sexual minorities in the US. To throw up your hands and write them off as unimportant is an endorsement of minority oppression.
FINALLY HERE’S A ROUNDUP OF PAUL’S MOST INCENDIARY NEWSLETTERS from TNR…