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Ron Paul called Martin Luther King a “gay pedophile”

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posted on Jan, 12 2008 @ 11:44 PM
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Ouch!
Pretty strong words sure to make waves.
Quite controversial for someone still trying to get past the primaries.




posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 12:25 AM
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Oh look..Another one of these threads.

Ron Paul, on Martin Luther King


“Rosa Parks is one of my heroes, Martin Luther King is a hero because they practice the Libertarian principle of civil disobedience, non violence.” He continued, "Racism is a collectivist idea you see people in groups, civil libertarians like my self see everybody as an important individual. It is not the color of the skin that is important as Martin Luther King said it is the character that is important.”

“I attack two wars that Blacks are suffering from” Paul said, referring to the Iraq war and the drug war. Paul also said, “I would pardon all blacks, all whites, everybody that was convicted of non violent drug crimes.”



posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 12:34 AM
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Then maybe he should put his money where his mouth is and return the money donated to his campaign by the KKK?


apc

posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 12:43 AM
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My head's gonna explode!!



posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 04:02 AM
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Originally posted by Alxandro
Then maybe he should put his money where his mouth is and return the money donated to his campaign by the KKK?


I would REALLY like to get the facts to back-up that statement. Strong allegations require proportionately concrete facts. MSNBC may not be the best place to "look" for these facts.



posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 11:32 PM
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NAACP President: Ron Paul Is Not A Racist

Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder, who has known Ron Paul for 20 years, unequivocally dismissed charges that the Congressman was a racist in light of recent smear attempts, and said the reason for him being attacked was that he was a threat to the establishment.
www.prisonplanet.com...



posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 11:43 PM
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STFU! Im tired of these stupid people that don't know what in the hell they are talking about. Ron Paul is not a racist. Get over it. Sorry you don't want your freedoms like he does. GTFO of here if you don't want freedom!



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 12:57 AM
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Well I have been thinking bout voting for RP but after doing
some research into his newsletters and political reports
I think I'm gonna have to agree that there is sufficient evidence
in my opinion to back up the claims against RP.

The New Republic has posted a web page which shows the details
(hand typed) letters which show exactly what they are claiming
he said and his viewpoints as described in that youtube video.

For those of you who want to take the time to read ALL the excerpts
that they are speaking about then by all means feel free to do so.
I will post a link to the web page that has the excerpts in question.
And guess what RP said he didn't write them. But funny thing is:

his signature is on some the paperwork. So if RP did not write them
and these are really not his beliefs then why in the he!! did he not
sue the crap out of these people for signing his name to the documents.

He is either lying about this or he is stupid for letting it go on for
10 years 1986-1996 in his name. So I'm assuming that there were
never any charges filed against anyone and his signature is on
the documents. Then he wrote it.



Now for those of you who want to see the documents !!!!

Selections from Ron Paul's newsletters

NOTE: Not all of the letters shown are complete, they are just excerpts
of a total document to prove the point they were making. Not all of the
excerpts show RP's signature. But one thing I did note that stuck out
in my mind. RP said he wrote some of them and others he didn't. Well
to me the ones he approved he wrote AND the ones he said he didn't
all were typed on the same type-writer. Look at the fonts, style and
charisma in the writing style and you can see my point.

this is quite disturbing to me and will make me think twice about
my vote and support for RP at the current time.



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 03:15 AM
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after all that, I'd like to quote what John McCain said about
Ron Paul in 1988 when RP ran for president at that time.



2008 campaign chair Kent Snyder first worked for Paul on the 1988 campaign—
when U.S. Senator John McCain told him, "You're working for the most honest
man in Congress."


Source

i thought it rather ironic that now McCain is running against Paul
for the REP nomination and he's not saying that same thing now



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 12:35 PM
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Thought this was a very good response to one of the blog posts mentioning the Ron Paul Newsletters and the New Republic.

The reliance on the idiot box in this country is staggering indeed.

Source: www.reason.com...


It’s also important to consider the source of this story and the person and publication being held up by the likes of CNN, MSNBC, National “Public” Radio and others. James Kurchick and The New Republic are the source of this “new” revelation that happened to break on the eve of the New Hampshire Primary – where Dr. Paul was expected to see his best turnout.

Let’s first look into The New Republic’s past. There’s Stephen Glass’ fabrication of a story called “Hack Heaven” in 1998. In 1995 Ruth Shalit was fired for repeated charges of plagiarism and factual errors. Lee Stiegal, who still writes for the publication called internet detractors of his “blogofacists” for revealing that he was ghostwriting support for himself, a charge he first denied and then turned out to be a liar. Good writer credentials there.

[...]

I’m guessing there will be some pending litigation in James Kirchick’s future, in that he slandered historian and author Thomas DiLorenzo who responded, “Only an ignorant conspiracy theorist like Jamie Kirchick would assume that anyone who studies secession in a scholarly way is necessarily some kind of KKK-sympathizing kook. He knows that Ron Paul will not sue him for defamation because he is a public figure. I, however, am not a public figure.”

[...]

Then there are the actual comments by presidential candidates. Sen. Hillary Clinton on Jan. 15, 2006 said that the Republican leaders have run the U.S. House of Representatives “like a plantation.” Or the speech where she introduced a quote saying, “It’s from Mahatma Gandhi. He ran a gas station down in St. Louis for a couple of years. A lot of wisdom comes out of that gas station.”

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani dressed in African attire and mocked an African lion for being lazy. He then tried to convince a zoo worker to let the lion free (not funny considering recent news reports) to find a job. I guess all Africans like to laze around collecting welfare.

Mitt Romney used the term “tar baby”, yikes! How about John McCain’s wonderful quote, "I hated the gooks. I will hate them as long as I live." As far as I can tell, former Gov. Mike Huckabee is most racist against white people.

He likes calling people racist for requiring illegal immigrants to prove citizenship before they could get a driver’s license and saying those who opposed his giving financial aid for college to illegal immigrants racist. And at a League of United Latin America Association, he told the crowd, “Pretty soon, southern white guys like me may be in the minority.”

Of course if you’re the Secretary of State or former Secretary of State or a distinguished senator from New York, you’re not qualified to be president according to Fred Thompson, because you’re be a woman. "This year, it's a man, and next year, it's going to be a man,'' said the actor and former US senator from Tennessee. "I can see no one else who's qualified to be president of the United States.''

Now, show me the direct quote for Rep. Ron Paul that proves he’s a racist - a video; an audio clip; anything from his congressional record or one of his books. I’ve never seen one. In fact, I’ve seen the exact opposite.


I don't know that I could have said it better myself.

[edit on 1/15/08 by The Axeman]



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by TheScribe

Originally posted by Alxandro
Then maybe he should put his money where his mouth is and return the money donated to his campaign by the KKK?


I would REALLY like to get the facts to back-up that statement. Strong allegations require proportionately concrete facts. MSNBC may not be the best place to "look" for these facts.


Don't be so thentitive, he's only human.
but..
Be careful what you ask for..



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 02:26 PM
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Same tired quotes from the same less-than-authenticated newsletter.

See my above post.

Can't please all the people all the time. I'll take more credible sources and his own words on the issues over some political hacks' blogs anyday.

I wouldn't expect socialists and left-wing liberals who want the government to change their diapers for them to support RP! I'm at least somewhat realistic!


[edit on 1/15/08 by The Axeman]



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