If Ron Paul had a theme song right now, I’d guess it would have to be free falling by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.  Ron Paul had a CNN interview in which he was confronted by the comments published under his name.  The comments were very racist in nature.  Below are some of the comments found in Ron Paul’s newsletters:

  • Shooting is the best way to kill young blacks. “You should leave the scene immediately, disposing of the wiped-off gun as soon as possible. Such a gun cannot, of course, be registered to you, but one bought privately (through the classifieds for example).
  • Gangs of African-American girls were roaming the streets of New York in 1989 in a campaign to spread AIDS. “At least 39 white women have been stuck with used hypodermic needles — perhaps infected with AIDS,” the piece read. “Who can doubt that if the situation had been reversed, if white girls had done this to black women, we would have been subjected to a months-long nationwide propaganda campaign on the evils of white America?”
  • The first attack on the World Trade Center could have been “a setup by the Israeli Mossad,” even after the first arrest had been made. “From my point of view, it’s hard to believe the perpetrators could be as stupid as the authorities maintain,” said an article in the April 1993 issue of “The Ron Paul Survival Report.”
  • Order returned to the streets of Los Angeles after the 1992 riots only “when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.”
  • Martin Luther King was a “world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours” and “seduced underage girls and boys.” King even “made a pass at” fellow civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy.
  • Martin Luther King Day was described as “our annual Hate Whitey Day,” and a short-lived campaign to rename New York City after King was ridiculed: “Welfaria,” “Zooville,” “Rapetown,” or “Lazyopolis” would be better names.
  • Israel is “an aggressive, national socialist state.”
  • Professors in Washington, D.C., were teaching that whites were committing genocide against blacks, and they had “invented crack and AIDS a part of The Plan.”
  • Advice to anti-government militias issued just three months before the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing included suggestions such as, “Keep the group size down,” “Leave no clues,” “Avoid the phone as much as possible,” and “Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

Even if I take Ron Paul at his word, these comments did appear in his newsletter under his name.  At the end of the day, I have to ask myself, how could I vote for someone who recklessly allowed a racist biggot to write your newsletters under your name in the first place.  If this stuff is in your name then you are responsible for it’s content.  How could I trust someone foolish enough to get themselves in this predicament in the first place?

Ron Paul may be in first in Iowa but I think that is going to be where he peaks at.  Yesterday, Ron Paul blew up at a CNN interview where he was asked about these statements.  Ron Paul says these things are insignificant.  I disagree with Ron Paul.  If this is how you run newsletters under your name, how can I expect you to run the country.  At this point, you’d have to be a complete moron to vote for Ron Paul.