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Oh boy, looks like I was wrong

July 15, 2009

…about Ron Paul. Dammit, I was having a good day; had researched health care and had most of the post written. I’ll save it for another day.

You know, I was so pissed off at what little Bush’s admin was doing to  – or attempting to do – the Constitution, that when Ron Paul spoke about the Constitution, I was relieved that someone remembered what that document was. Little did I know what he really thought.

At this point, you know how racism in any shape or form toward any group ticks me off. While reading Have White Supremacists Really Gone Mainstream, I followed a link to  this I knew about his speech to the Birch society, but unless something was scrubbed, I don’t remember anything standing out as knock-me-on-my-ass-shocking. I’ll have to go back and check. But this, that he wrote in his newsletter years earlier, is pretty damn disturbing:

  • “Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action,”Paul wrote.
  • Citing reports that 85 percent of all black men in the District of Columbia are arrested…
  • “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,” Paul said.
  • Paul also wrote that although “we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers.”
  • He added, “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.

Paul’s explanations are lame. Very.

Dave Weigel’s best statement: “Scratch a conservative Republican and you’ll find a racist; dust off a Republican idea and you’ll find a policy that would elevate the white majority over racial minorities.”.

Read about the concern that white supremacists are joining the military? Kiddos, home grown terrorism is happening.You’d better wake up and smell the coffee.

Paul also wrote that although “we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers.”
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