- “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.”
- “We are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational.”
- “An article referred to Martin Luther King Day as “Hate Whitey Day.”
- After the Los Angeles riots, one article in a newsletter claimed, “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.”
- A warning to readers that there was going to be a race war in America soon.
- Martin Luther King: “a world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours” & “seduced underage girls and boys.”
- Another article said that AIDS patients enjoyed the pity they got for being sick.
This is absolutely disgusting!
When I first read these quotes, I was sure that they came from the Ku Klux Klan or Stormfront Newsletter. Sadly, they come from 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul’s newsletter.
Of course, Ron Paul denies he wrote these articles. He disavows them. But I’m skeptical. If someone was publishing something that had my name on it, I’d be sure to read it first to make sure that I approved of the message. Ron Paul claims that he doesn’t even know who wrote these offensive articles that were published under his name. This is very suspicious to me. I wonder if his deranged son, Senator Rand Paul, had anything to do with this.
The letters are written in 1st person. It sounds as if Ron Paul is writing directly to his reader. He talks about his son in medical school. It is written like a friendly, family newsletter (with a dark twist). The Ron Paul Freedom Report starts out by saying, “Dear Friends…” The newsletter is signed with Ron Paul’s signature.
These newsletters are very ugly and contain messages of hatred and racism. They also feature conspiracy theories and fear mongering. Paul talks about nuclear war and gestapo IRS tactics. He warns that AIDS patients can spread their disease by eating in restaurants. He talks of Waco and Ruby Ridge. He refers to the ATF as a bunch of “thugs.” The newsletters are very provocative and inflammatory.
And didn’t Ron Paul already take responsibility for these newsletters when Texas Monthly investigated them in 1996? I remember that he said these ugly words were just “taken out of context.” What?
Maybe Ron Paul should just admit that these are his views. I doubt it will hurt him politically. Sure, he’ll lose the black vote and the gay vote, but he’ll gain the racist vote. There are a lot of racists in America. They’ll be really happy with Ron Paul for writing these bigoted newsletters.
The New Republic has an archive of Ron Paul’s newsletters if you have the stomach to take a look. You can read them here: