Saturday, May 26, 2007

Someone Please Put The Paul Campaign Out Of Our Misery

Luckily CQ is doing their part:

Folks, real conservatives don't propose to create special distinctions of criminals based on the color of their skin. (Neither do real libertarians, for that matter.) Here's the entire text of Ron Paul's newsletter, and another snippet (emphasis mine):

Regardless of what the media tell us, most white Americans are not going to believe that they are at fault for what blacks have done to cities across America. The professional blacks may have cowed the elites, but good sense survives at the grass roots. Many more are going to have difficultly avoiding the belief that our country is being destroyed by a group of actual and potential terrorists -- and they can be identified by the color of their skin. This conclusion may not be entirely fair, but it is, for many, entirely unavoidable.
Anyone who thinks that a man with this in his past can get elected President (as opposed to, say, the Senate seat from West Virginia) is as deluded as Ron Paul. Anyone defending these statements marginalizes himself.

Having Paul around for the debates discredits the Republican party every bit as much as the Democrats discredited their party by allowing Al Sharpton to share their highest platform.

Paul supporters need to get a life.


Anonymous said...

Idiot, much?

Nice of you to bring up thoroughly debunked 10 year old smears.

Since you can't debate the man, you really need to try harder to smear him.

The Iconic Midwesterner said...


That is like saying we should give Sharpton a pass because Twana Braley was SO LONG AGO. That is complete and utter BS.

And what, pray tell, was "debunked" about it? Nothing!!! Paul says "Oh I have to take responsibility for things put under my name," in one breath, and THEN claims "But its not my fault." What the hell does THAT prove? All it proves is that Paul isn't man enough to ACTUALLY own up to the things he put under his name.

Paul may not be as bad as David Duke, but he brings the Republican party into just as much disrepute.

KineticReaction said...

You're not very smart. This has been thorougly debunked.

Ron Paul is the only hope. If you don't understand this it is because you are extremely ignorant about the issues and the dynamics at work.

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

I swear to God it is the Princess Bride all over again, except its the word "debunked" instead of "inconceivable."

Paul's performace is the lamest thing this side of "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

If "debunked" means YOU don't have a problem with his cop outs, then fine. You have fun with all that.

I'll remain appalled. Or is that "aPauled"

Anonymous said...

Does he or does he not believe it?

That is what matters to me. He apologized for it. What more can he do?

According to him...and his decades of writings, he does is not a racist.

You're grasping at straws.

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

"Grasping at straws" about Paul's perpetual single digit support candidacy??

Call me when Paul can count on the support of 1 out of 9 Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Stop your race baiting, it is old and stupid.

Racist! Racist! Racist! Racist! Everywhere!!!

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

If you think this is bad you ain't seen nothing yet. Were Paul ever to poll more than 4 or 5% (which is pigs flying, hell freezing over territory), you would be confronted with 10 times worse. If you are blowing a gasket now, you'd have a stroke then.

Adam said...

Government and Racism
by Ron Paul

April 16, 2007

The controversy surrounding remarks by talk show host Don Imus shows that the nation remains incredibly sensitive about matters of race, despite the outward progress of the last 40 years. A nation that once prided itself on a sense of rugged individualism has become uncomfortably obsessed with racial group identities.

The young women on the basketball team Mr. Imus insulted are over 18 and can speak for themselves. It's disconcerting to see third parties become involved and presume to speak collectively for minority groups. It is precisely this collectivist mindset that is at the heart of racism.

It's also disconcerting to hear the subtle or not-so-subtle threats against free speech. Since the FCC regulates airwaves and grants broadcast licenses, we're told it's proper for government to forbid certain kinds of insulting or offensive speech in the name of racial and social tolerance. Never mind the 1st Amendment, which states unequivocally that, "Congress shall make NO law."

Let's be perfectly clear: the federal government has no business regulating speech in any way. Furthermore, government as an institution is particularly ill suited to combating bigotry in our society. Bigotry at its essence is a sin of the heart, and we can't change people's hearts by passing more laws and regulations.

In fact it is the federal government more than anything else that divides us along race, class, religion, and gender lines. Government, through its taxes, restrictive regulations, corporate subsidies, racial set-asides, and welfare programs, plays far too large a role in determining who succeeds and who fails in our society. This government "benevolence" crowds out genuine goodwill between men by institutionalizing group thinking, thus making each group suspicious that others are receiving more of the government loot. This leads to resentment and hostility between us.

The political left argues that stringent federal laws are needed to combat racism, even as they advocate incredibly divisive collectivist policies.

Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals. Racists believe that all individuals who share superficial physical characteristics are alike: as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called "diversity" actually perpetuate racism. Their obsession with racial group identity is inherently racist.

The true antidote to racism is liberty. Liberty means having a limited, constitutional government devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than group claims. Liberty means free-market capitalism, which rewards individual achievement and competence, not skin color, gender, or ethnicity.

More importantly, in a free society every citizen gains a sense of himself as an individual, rather than developing a group or victim mentality. This leads to a sense of individual responsibility and personal pride, making skin color irrelevant. Rather than looking to government to correct our sins, we should understand that racism will endure until we stop thinking in terms of groups and begin thinking in terms of individual liberty.

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

That's fine. Even a blind dog can find a bone.

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