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Originally posted by geemony
So what he took money from a man who pushes white pride. Whats the difference here, its the same as Al Sharpton taking money from the NAACP a black pride organization.
Originally posted by dirtonwater
Ron Paul is such a nobody that it doesn't matter that some undesirables send him donations. Personally, I don't have respect for anyone that gives any politician any money. Especially to someone like Rotten Paul who has absolutely no chance at the nomination. He has consistently polled in the lower to middle single digits. Oh but the MSM controls the polls ..... yeah yeah yeah...
Black said he supports Paul's stance on ending the war in Iraq, securing U.S. borders and his opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants.
"We know that he's not a white nationalist. He says he isn't and we believe him, but on the issues, there's only one choice," Black said Wednesday.
"We like his stand on tight borders and opposition to a police state," Black told The Palm Beach Post earlier.
Originally posted by xEphon
Now please enlighten everyone why his personal ideology is even in question regarding the donation?
You talk of ethics and morality concerning a neutral political contribution - in which race has no bearing - and expect people to be offended somehow?
It' amazing how far you have to dig to find dirt on Ron Paul.
Surely your ilk can do better than this.
I live in Northern VA and the Paul signs are everywhere here.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
When is the last time you saw anything positive on candidate Paul in the MSM besides the report of his record breaking internet fundraising?
Originally posted by IAF101
Apparently, people still dont get it. Its not what is illegal and what isnt. Sleeping with your neighbors wife may not be illegal. But its morally wrong to do so. Just as it was wrong for Bill Clinton to have an extra martial affair. There is something called principles and morals that in this nation people still hold dear.
Now, be it 5 cents or 5 millions dollars the fact that he choose to keep it shows that he doesnt mind accepting money from the KKK and the like to further his campaign. Something nobody with any principles would do. This tells a lot about character and the kind of President he is going to be. If its just $500 why doesnt he "just" return it ? Or better yet give it to a charity for black kids etc?
The ability for him to not see this as something wrong is disturbing.
Originally posted by CoffinFeeder
Its odd.. seems the mud slinging is working, isn't it?
For whatever reason the money was given and by whom.. who's to say or even question why on either side of this?
So, the person who gave money has views that differ from yours, does this make him evil?
I'm not a RP supporter. I don't support any of the politicians at this point, but I have to say that keeping the money is a decent move. Why? Just becuase the donator doesn't follow the same path as you, does that mean he's not allowed to be an american like you? does his voice count for less than yours? does he not have the same rights to free speech and thought that you enjoy? who are you to judge and who are you to pull a holier than thou attitude?
Originally posted by grimreaper797
I watched an intereview on fox with ron paul about this, and honestly the guy could hardly keep his head up while talking after Ron Paul gave his explaination.
They got 35,000 donors in 1 day, you want them to screen each and every one and send money back to people that the majority of the public finds repulsive? Thats ridiculous. This money isn't changing his morals or influencing the Ron Paul campaign, so it doesn't matter who gave the money. It is like saying if I give you something as a gift and you accept, you support all my views. That is simply ridiculous and logically doesn't have any ground to stand on.
[edit on 19-12-2007 by grimreaper797]
Originally posted by FredT
reply to post by NGC2736
I think it goes beyond a persons rights.
Yes that man no matter how twisted his beliefs are is entitled to "Try" to make a donation. However it is also the right AND responsability of the Paul campaign to look at where his money is comming from.
If he takes money from white supremists, what about NAMBLA? Hizbollah? or any of the other groups most here find repugnant.
He and his campaign can make up whatever reason they want as to why they are going to keep it, but this will cost him in the long run far more than the $500 he got from this guy. It speaks to charecter, ....