Ron Paul and Ron Reagan – Unelectable

October 7, 2007 at 12:38 pm | Posted in ron paul | Leave a comment

During their meeting, Ford urged Reagan to concentrate on three key issues: unemployment, weak national defense and the vagaries of Carter’s foreign policy. About that charge of Reagan’s being unelectable, Ford said he changed his mind when the economic news grew worse. He also felt that Reagan had “moderated” some of his earlier views. Reagan did not quite accept that. He said that changes had occurred in the “perception of my viewpoints rather than my viewpoints themselves.”,9171,924192,00.html

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This is like deja vu all over again.

Yogi Berra

Ron Paul – we can safely assume that 95 percent of black males in Washington DC are criminal

September 23, 2007 at 7:09 pm | Posted in ron paul | 1 Comment

In 1992, a copy of his newsletter, the Ron Paul Survival Report, criticized the judicial system in Washington, D.C., before adding, “I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.” Under a section headlined “Terrorist Update,” the following sentence ran, “If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.”

Can somebody help me out here? Ron Paul seems like a pretty upstanding guy. I wish he would drop his stand on prayer in school and on abortion. I don’t think anyone could disagree that abortion is the worst form of birth control.

But what was he thinking when he said this? Was he simply right? Are there some statistics that back this up? A truth no matter how ugly is still a truth, it just strains the imagination that this claim could be factual.

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If you’d bother to do a little research, you’d find out that Ron Paul DIDN’T write those words, but they appeared in his newsletter. he says it was a mistake and he takes full responsibility for it. Plus, he has written articles which appear on his congressional website OPPOSING racism.

The entire “Ron Paul is racist” bit was discredited a couple days ago. If you’re going to waste time, don’t do it spreading bogus information.

Says one source, “Ron Paul didn’t know about those comments, or know they were written under his name until much later when they were brought to his attention. There were several issues that went out with comments that he would not ordinarily make. He was angry when he saw them.”

Ron Paul has said that he did not write the comments in question, but, nonetheless, has taken “moral” responsibility for them.

Paul stood his ground. He said only that his remarks about Barbara Jordan related to her stands on affirmative action and that his written comments about blacks were in the context of ‘current events and statistical reports of the time.’

Citing reports that 85 percent of all black men in the District of Columbia are arrested, Paul wrote:

“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.

If the 85% statistic is correct and there is is not a great bias toward false arrests in Washington D.C. I guess the statement is defensible.

Not enough yet? How about Paul’s suggestion that the age of adulthood for criminal prosecution be lowered — for blacks?

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.”


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