Ron Paul Is Crazy. Admit It.

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Ron Paul, crazy person.
Congressman Ron Paul grabbed the lion's share of headlines among GOP presidential candidates last week, and not just because he is the latest improbable figure to challenge the inevitable nomination of Mitt Romney.

The conservative Weekly Standard ran a rehash by writer James Kirchik of an article he wrote for the New Republic in 2008 that collates, to deadly effect, the astoundingly bizarre, racist, and anti-Semitic comments Paul broadcast in a series of newsletters he published for two decades. Paul implausibly claims the newsletters (written in the first person and bearing his name) were produced by others, but it really doesn't matter. The time has come, as Kirchik helpfully reminds us, to recognize Paul for what he is.

He is not -- as some disillusioned moderates and media pundits like to believe -- a refreshing, small-government Republican with a healthy distaste for Wall Street and foreign adventurism. He is a clinically paranoid (and likely bigoted) conspiracy theorist. And you don't even have to cite his newsletters to prove it.

I paid some attention to Paul's 2008 campaign, because at the time I was assigned by my newspaper to cover two of his biggest fans: Ed and Elaine Brown, a pair of New Hampshire tax cheats who engaged in a months-long standoff with the U.S. Marshals Service over the couple's refusal to pay federal income taxes. The Browns believed they lived on a sovereign enclave atop a hill in rural Plainfield, N.H., stockpiled scary weapons, and threatened violence against any federal agents who came on their property.

You would think a presidential aspirant would want to distance himself from such wackos. Not Paul, who declared in a videotaped interview that the Browns were "heroes":



Then there are Paul's oft-cited, but never less than stupefying, pronouncements on secret government plans to create a "NAFTA Superhighway" that will lead to the eventual dissolution of American sovereignty. Paul envisions -- no, really -- an unholy union of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico in a single totalitarian state. As he wrote in 2006:

This superhighway would connect Mexico, the United States, and Canada, cutting a wide swath through the middle of Texas and up through Kansas City. Offshoots would connect the main artery to the west coast, Florida, and northeast. Proponents envision a ten-lane colossus the width of several football fields, with freight and rail lines, fiber-optic cable lines, and oil and natural gas pipelines running alongside...

The ultimate goal is not simply a superhighway, but an integrated North American Union -- complete with a currency, a cross-national bureaucracy, and virtually borderless travel within the Union. Like the European Union, a North American Union would represent another step toward the abolition of national sovereignty altogether.

Please pass the bong, congressman.

The instances of fear-mongering and plain insanity in Paul's newsletters are legion, but they really just add to what's already in the public record (and on video) to buttress the case against him.

Do Paul's supporters really want to carry the banner of a man whose publications, as Kirchik revealed, called Martin Luther King Jr. Day "Hate Whitey Day;" praised the 1990s militia movement that culminated in tragedy at Oklahoma City; spread fears of syringe-bearing, preteen black women wandering the streets of New York infecting white women with HIV; and speculated that the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was secretly engineered by Israeli spies? Seriously, how much more evidence of a politician's deserved place in the extremist fringe could any reasonable person expect?

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chumbawamba31
chumbawamba31

So, what should I admit is crazy about him? His desire to end the wars? I see no problem with that. He speaks avidly about it, if you'd bother to listen. He speaks of blow back, the very cause of 9/11. He speaks of a non-interventionist policy, not an isolationist policy. He believes that every human has certain, irrevocable freedoms, and he wants Americans to have more liberties. He wants to remove the Fed, resulting in a stronger dollar, more money for the country, and less special interest groups and lobbyists. He wants to end the Drug War, colossal muck up that was. That would net us $67 billion a year right there. He wants Americans to thrive in the world through ending sanctions, opening trade markets with other countries, destroying enemies by befriending them. He's against Wall Street and their unregulated, mafioso style business. He's against the private prison system that makes billions off of millions of nonviolent drug offenders. He wants to remove the stagnant Department of Education. He wants to cut programs that are only hindering economic growth and costing us money in taxes and bailouts. So, what about him is crazy, I ask again? His belief in personal liberties, his desire to create economic growth, his want to end some of the most corrupt departments of this country? Are those the things that make a man crazy? If so, put me in a straight jacket, too, because I'm all in for Ron Paul this year. Now, who do you support half-assedly? Who do you believe to be the lesser of two evils? Obama? Romney? They're both politicians. Ron Paul isn't a politician, he's a man. A man of the people, he's cut from a different cloth. He's a man who isn't out for himself. He's a public servant, not a corrupt mobster. Draft Ron Paul 2012, what do you say?

trav
trav

Believe your government no matter what?? slave

the_dabbler
the_dabbler

You think that taking one or two paragraphs from an article clip and posting them out of context is argument enough that he's crazy? ...at least the guy presents ideas that spark controversy and debate. Doesn't mean you have to be afraid of him. 1) He's not another yes man. 2) He's not another yes we can man. and most importantly, 3) he's not a complete driveling moron like his oh-so-elegant competition. I love that Ron Paul doesn't even have to resort to slander or put out distasteful ads; they just make themselves look bad, it really is hilarious sometimes.

Oh yes, standing firm to your ideals is so crazy, who would ever do such a thing? I mean, I don't personally believe 100% of what the guy says will work; no one's perfect, after all. But I can say without any doubt he's the most consistent and noble politician I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. and that's why he has my vote.

Ron Paul 2012. No more lies.

Charley Hankins
Charley Hankins

1)  don't believe there are those who wish to pursue a "NAFTA Super Highway"?  

The North America's Corridor Coalition (NASCO) is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop an international multi-modal transportation system along the International Mid-Continent Trade Corridor, which it claims will improve trade competitiveness and quality of life in North America.andThe North American Forum on Integration (NAFI), also known as Le Forum sur l'Intégration Nord-Américaine (FINA) or Foro sobre la Integración NorteAmericana (FINA), is a North American think tank based in Montreal, Quebec that advocates closer ties between Canada, Mexico, and the United States, including a common currency and common EU style parliament. Not so stupefying as you would have folks believe.  

WeDidit
WeDidit

Ohhhh,, I see,,, this is an old regurgitated slanted hit piece, full of inaccurate innuendo and subtle slander in order to marginalize the most experienced candidate running, basing his campaign on peace and prosperity. Not just saying what will provide peace and prosperity, but exactly how it can be accomplished (as opposed to the other candidates, including Obama, who just double speak). For a minute there, I thought it might be bringing some accurate information to light, but I was wrong. My bad...

Ben Swann, on Reality Check, debunked the racist newsletters with the names and an admission of the real authors, but that won't stop people from using this article as an effort to assist a "bought and paid for" mainstream media, who wants to control people and ensure their corporate masters continue on the course of corruption and dissolution of the Constitution. Heaven forbid we do a full audit on the Federal Reserve because that might hurt their feelings. How dare we not trust a central bank who controls our money, consequently our lives and the future of our country. That would be insulting to all the fine humans who operate in secrecy and over-print our money into worthless paper. They lost 9 trillion dollars.. Lost it.. Like it was left in their other pants. "Ooopsy, it was only 9 trillion, we can print more." We have lackey journalists who will cover for us... ;)

As far as the NAFTA Superhighway?http://www.lewrockwell.com/pau... Hopefully people won't actually click the little text link you made to site your sources, preferring instead to take your slant at face value. When reading the whole source article, the proposal was real, and our tax money was spent on looking into it. In the light of the Patriot Act, Homeland Security, NDAA, The TSA, etc etc.. one could actually become wary of the government pulling something sneaky. There is even more to that proposed superhighway, not mentioned in the brief article, that lends more credence to Paul's wariness, but that would require people to look further.

At any rate, you can listen to a 1000 speeches directly from Paul, read his books, articles not under ghost writers and find nothing that sounds racist. Meanwhile, Obama and Romney are funding their campaigns with money from the big Wall Street bankers that we taxpayers just bailed out with trillions of dollars. So, I could also slant and say "Romney and Obama are using our own tax dollars to run massively expensive campaigns to our own detriment". That would probably have more truth in it than this article.

Dec. 26, 2010... Hope you had a good Christmas.Here's what our military was up to on Presidents day (no one is reporting it) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...(if it doesn't hypelink, paste into a browser, safe YouTube link)

Imagine, soldiers not wanting to die or be maimed, just so billionaire Wall Street war profiteers can make millions of bucks. They are crazy for that,, admit it.

Debra Bryant
Debra Bryant

 I am opposed to bailouts. Therefore, I will vote for a candidate who supported TARP.DO you feel stupid yet, Peter Jamison?

Guy Stauber
Guy Stauber

I love your posting style, you rock!

Ron Paul 2012

Debra Bryant
Debra Bryant

 Even though practically everyone was caught by surprise in the 2008 financial crisis, which we are still reeling from, it’s a good idea not to vote for the one man in politics who predicted exactly what was bound to unfold, all the way back in 2001. Ron Paul did speak on the record against the financial crisis, and still you ignored him.

Debra Bryant
Debra Bryant

 I am concerned about taxes. Therefore, I will not vote for the one candidate who has never supported a tax increase. A vote for Romney, Gingrich or Santorum, is a guarantee your taxes will increase all across the board.

Debra Bryant
Debra Bryant

Even though the Constitution had to be amended to allow for alcohol prohibition, and even though I claim to care about the Constitution, I don’t mind that there’s no constitutional authorization for the war on drugs, and I will punish at the polls anyone who favors the constitutional solution of returning the issue to the states. 

Debra Bryant
Debra Bryant

 Indefinite detention for U.S. citizens seems like nothing to be worried about, especially since our political class is so trustworthy that it could never abuse such a power.

Debra Bryant
Debra Bryant

I do not trust the media. But when the media tells me I am not to support Ron Paul, who says things he is not allowed to say, I will comply.

Debra Bryant
Debra Bryant

 I know the media will smear or marginalize anyone who would really fix this country. But when the media smears and marginalizes Ron Paul, I will draw no conclusion from this.

Debra Bryant
Debra Bryant

 I think it’s a good idea to vote for Mitt Romney, whose top three donors are Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley, and a bad idea to vote for Ron Paul, whose top three donors are the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force.

Debra Bryant
Debra Bryant

Ron Paul isn't crazy.  What is crazy is an American that wants to elect another Obama or worse yet, one the media tells them to elect instead of a man they chose. 

What is crazy is an American that wants to live like other third world countries, enslaved and never able to seem to get above water.

What is crazy is an American that doesn't like his freedom and liberty, and wants to elect a president that might put them in indefinite detention sometime in the near future.  Call it fear mongering, but Id rather know they can't than take a chance by letting the law stand, that is what crazy is.

What is crazy is being to selfish and self gratifying all the time instead of attending to your civil liberties, instead of watching football or playing video games, or whatever it is you do with your free time, oh, I know, its trash people on the internet that you know nothing about because your too coward to stand up for yourself or your family.

Shall I continue?  nah....your not worth it.  At least the ignorant writer of this column gets paid for his ignorance, what do you negative bloggers get that agree with his unamerican opinion.  Nothing, you get nothing, and how many use their real name?  Yeah, we know.  Save your bowing to your masters behind closed doors, don't you know how degrading it is for an American to do what you are doing.  You deserve neither freedom or liberty!

Ron Paul doesn't take a pension nor has he ever voted on it, or increasing his salary.Who do you have that does that?  Obama, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum?Long time congressman Ron Paul has always refused to participate in the congressional pension system, labeling it "immoral"  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

His denial to receive pensions isn't just a pledge, it's a reality. For the decades he's been in Congress he hasn't accepted one pension, whereas every other Congress member but one other has. That right there sets a pretty big gap between him and every one else.

Did I also mention Ron Paul doesn't accept Medicare payments in his private practice? When low-income families try to pay him with Medicare, he refuses to accept their payments and has frequently given them free service.

Ron Paul is the only Presidential candidate that has pledged to take the average working American's salary, of around $40,000, if elected. Normally the President's salary is around $400,000.http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ti...

Lets hope the rest of America is not as ignorant as this writer and his bloggers cheering him on!

Strange thing that occurs when people have too much free time on their hands, maybe all you that don't want to be free could go help those slaves in third world countries do their work since you don't like living under freedom and liberty, where a Constitution is your guarantee that government cannot step over the line.  Since you don't like the freedoms in the Constitution, you wont mind if Obama makes you practice and adhere to his religious principles.You wont mind that you have to pay for medical insurance whether you receive medical care or not.  Romneycare is no different than Obamacare, check out the facts.

You have your facts wrong on the superhighway.  That was Bush. Obama has continued with the policy, even going so far as to letting the president of Mexico come here and stand at our White House and lecture us on immigration.

Ron Paul is the only candidate that will ensure your national sovereignty.  Where in the world did you get your facts?  Did Acorn bring them to you?

Man your about an idiot, Peter Jamison.  Just remember this article if he doesn't get elected and then cry all by yourself, at what a fool you were.

Greenmachine3131
Greenmachine3131

I should have voted for Pat Paulsen hahahaha wait -----maybe I did !!!hahah

Dave
Dave

Good article. I expect the comment board will be swarming with people like me, and libertarians calling you a corrupt corporate stooge. Its funny how they never cease to call both parties (the Dems and GOPmen) corrupt, but their entire ideology, their entire living, breathing ideology, would totally eviscerate the last divides between money and power. They think that they'll improve the lives of the masses. The opposite will occur, as it has in most 'laissez faire' nations, such as our own in the early century.  personally, I also distrust any ideology that hasn't had a chance for hands-on experience with power. Governance is a difficult, tricky business. i'll trust the pragmatic over the ideological libertarians anyday. I could totally see Ron Paul running this nation into the ground within a year or so...

Guy Stauber
Guy Stauber

And yet you can't see any other candidate doing a worse job ?Exactly what would Ron Paul do that is so much worse than the others ?He would end foreign wars and bring troops home. The rest would continue and start moreHe would end wasteful and bloated corporate bureaucracies the rest would expand. He would stop baling out failed companies, the rest would continue

generally speaking all of your fears are unfounded and you are just a scaredy cat!

LESTR97
LESTR97

Guy, how do you know he will do this? Obama promised and still promises change, but is too busy golfing to make a difference. First of all, you need to realize you can't just end "foreign wars" by quitting. That just gives the enemy more free time to find new ways to kill you and get people to blame your government. Also, I heard about how he wants to make a $1 trillion cut in gov. spending, which would DESTROY our economy. Stop praying to Ron Paul and get a clue.

Guy Stauber
Guy Stauber

We have no evidence other than his 30+ years of congressional record, consistently challenging the constitutionality of every bill. Compared to Mitt or Baracks history of turning in the political winds like a childs top I would say he has a better track record of sticking to his principles than either of the faux pretenders to the claim of consistent honesty.

We most certainly can walk away from foreign wars as fast as we walk into them.  Our "enemies" represent very little true danger to us being the most advanced super power on the planet. You are advocating for more and continued wars - that seems very neo-connish - war-mogering at its finest. Do you by chance work for the pentagon or military in some way?

You don't understand the first thing about economics, preventing the government from spending 1 trillion that doesn't exist every year is insane in your eyes ? The devaluation of the dollar in comparison to large numbers of foreign currencies shows that the value of the dollar is dropping in direct response to new issues of money by the federal reserve. The more Bernanke prints the less the dollar is worth but hey lets just give them a blank check!

Daniel Ros
Daniel Ros

youtube. com/watch?v=lGuR7FvGMqk &feature=share If you think this makes us safer your not aware that people in other parts of the world have the same capacity for anger, hate, despair, sense of injustice, sadness, depression, and ability to be PISSED off that you do! Were this done to us we would all be TERRORISTS waiting for revenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guest
Guest

A group of countries banding together into a "union" and each giving up their sovereignty?  Impossible!  I've never heard of such a thing!

Maybe the "author" is the crazy one.

Greggrwag
Greggrwag

Its not impossible the europeans did it and it's called the EU, and look how thats turning out for them it would be foolish to think it won't happen.

Dirti Freedom
Dirti Freedom

I'm not a Ron Paul supporter yet....but his past speaks for itself. He is the same man today that he was then. He still carries the same views and believes there is too much inequality...especially for minorities. He predicted we would be EXACTLY where we are today...10 years ago. Conspiracy theorist my butt......this guy just knows all the lies being told to us. Check this video out on YouTube where he predicts our wars, government growth, spread of inequality and the price in gold...... 10 years ago. He is nowhere near as crazy as so many people are getting paid to say he is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... 

ArchieMudd
ArchieMudd

I first heard Ron Paul speak in 1988 on Firing Line with William F. Buckley. Since that time I have watched hundreds of videos of the man speaking in his own words, some of his speeches on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives are legendary. I've read his books, and many of the newsletters published under his name. I have also extensively studied his voting record. He has basically predicted every significant event related to American History over the last decade, the housing bubble and economic collapse, the bailouts, the war in Iraq, the loss of American Liberties (Patriot Act, NDAA), etc, the man is a modern day prophet.

But since this laughable piece focuses mainly on the newsletters, let's talk about the newsletters for a minute. If you are in any way familiar with his writing style, it is clear that he did not author any of the handful of newsletters that are so often quoted when attempting to label him as racist. He has repeatedly disavowed the comments in question, and clearly stated that there was negligence on his part and taken full responsibility for their publication. I'm not sure what more you could expect from the man? 

The better part of Ron Paul's life has been spent fighting for the rights of all Americans as spelled out in the U.S. Constitution. Ron Paul's Libertarian core prohibits him from seeing people in groups, to directly assert or even imply that he is a racist individual is beyond absurd. In the future, should you still insist on setting yourself up as judge and jury, at least have the good sense to base your judgments on what the man has actually said and done, rather than a few quotes which cannot be directly attributed to him and that he has completely disavowed. 

I suppose I should not be surprised by the irrational hatred, slander and libel directed at Americas Last Great Statesman. Humanity has a long history of scorning it's innovators, imprisoning it's enlightened, and killing it's prophets, Galileo, Tyndale, and Christ are just a few examples. More modern examples of this truly insane behavior would be the assassinations of President Kennedy, his brother Bobby and one Martin Luther King. Presently, very few would argue that these were nothing less than great men who greatly served our Republic. It would serve all of us well to consider, that the collective national nostalgia we now have for these fallen heroes, is in no way representative of how well received they were during the hour of their earthly struggle. These men were loved by many millions, but they were also sorely hated by many more than a few. History will remember Ron Paul not only with the likes of Kennedy and King, but Washington, Jefferson, Henry, Paine, Madison, Mason and others. The only question is, will that American history be written by the free and prosperous people of a Constitutional Republic or by those who sift through her ashes?

Matty
Matty

The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people ; )

Justsayinhere
Justsayinhere

So it's smart to be a closet racist/homophobe, deny or give credence to denials a scientific theory supported by over 100 years of solid data (which actually has nothing to do with the creation of the universe), and honestly believe that there's no such thing as a gold bubble despite solid data from the past couple of months implying one?  Wow, you've just redefined the word for me. I'm going to drop out of college, stop studying science, and go spread the truth around the Internet!

Imjessiefreeman
Imjessiefreeman

Sad cuz Dr Ron Paul said, "In a peaceful manner." That is not how the article presents it. Another example why the media can't be trusted. ~peace

j_maddux@yahoo.com
j_maddux@yahoo.com

Hey numnuts stop with the hit jobs. HE DIDN'T WRITE THOSE LETTERS!

Canis Dirus
Canis Dirus

So he is either a liar, greedy, or incompetent.

There is no upside to making loads of cash on newsletters signed by him, and then saying he did not write them or read them.

Eatshit
Eatshit

This is the most fucked up article I have read to date about Ron Paul. It's a clear sign of writer's fear that Paul may take the entire election and actually attempt to bring back the Republic that has been highjacked. Fear the constitution do you? No reason to fear common sense but fear your beliefs.

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Mikoe Wozz
Mikoe Wozz

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Merkley Merkley
Merkley Merkley

to be racist is to have a dumb opinion. dumb opinions are everywhere. this article is a dumb opinion. we allow for dumb opinions. critics survive on dumb opinions.

while i have not seen one word come out of ron paul's mouth that suggests anything other than rational individualism and libertarianism -- consistently over decades mind you, i wouldn't give a flying poop if, at one point, he made a general, collectivist type remark such as "most ducks have butts".

he isn't trying to enact anti-duck butt legislation so WHO CARES!?

look at the votes. look at the record.

you got nothing.

if you don't like libertarian principles, FINE,  just stick with that, say something socialist or be a nudist and try to distract us THAT way. 

at least it would be fun. 

but these pointless red herrings are insulting to us all.

you know how when certain dudes get all angry and indignant about gays and homosexuality only to be discovered weeks later playing footsie with george michael in the airport bathroom?

i think it works the same way with people who get all angry and indignant about racism.

she doth protest too much!

when you're an individualist, you simply don't give a shit.

to each their own.

Thomas Mc
Thomas Mc

Only neonazis and ostriches support Ron Paul now. Who would pay to publish and mail a news letter, in his own name, for 22 years, without ever even READING one of them? If that's the way he runs a newsletter, gods help us if he ever gets in the White House!

It's seldom that people are wrong about EVERYTHING. Ron Paul says a lot of things that make a lot of sense, and need to be heard. 

But, I would never, EVER vote for for such a BIGOT!

Pa Ul
Pa Ul

Thomas, Dr. Paul has stated emphatically that he will pardon ALL nonviolent drug "offenders" in this country.  And to claim that is the action of a racist man is pathetically unfounded.  65% of nonviolent drug offenders are African American.  This action alone means RETURNING freedom to MILLIONS of black Americans who have been disenfranchised of it, and also returning their lawful right to own a gun.  It is beyond question that Dr. Paul is NOT a racist.  Actions speak louder than words.  This promise alone makes him the LEAST racist candidate running for office. 

guest
guest

Peter Johnson,  you are the definition of a SHEEP.  BAAAAAAH

Guest
Guest

Paul is not the problem -- the real problem is his brainwashed adherents posting like starry-eyed cult members on every thread on the web.

thekaleb
thekaleb

Why are you so fearful of Ron Paul's popular message? You cannot attack directly, so you attribute writings to him that he did not write? That is libelous and not journalism. Ron Paul is the voice of millions of disenfranchized voters for true beneficial change.

Peter Jamison
Peter Jamison

Readers,

Thank you for your response to the above story. I tried to make the point that -- notwithstanding the disputed authorship of the crazy newsletters, on which subject I wholly concur with SF Weekly Managing Editor Alan Scherstuhl's comment -- Ron Paul's views are still crazy. Will nobody ride to his defense regarding his apocalyptic views of a NAFTA Superhighway? (With fiber-optic cable lines, no less!) Or his praise of militant tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown? Or his oft-expressed conspiracy theories on the origins and role of the Federal Reserve? I allow that Paul's foreign-policy stances are palatable to many Democrats, independent voters, and moderate Republicans; what's at question is his proud espousal of some, or all, of the tenets of radical right-wing lunacy.

Regards,Peter Jamison

Thinknauts
Thinknauts

"(With fiber-optic cable lines, no less!)"   

   You act as if that is the nail in the crazy coffin.  What, do you think that is from sci-fi or something? 

 During the last 20 years, about 85 million miles of fiber optic cable were installed in the United States, 33 million of them in just the last year.   It is quite the norm to install electrical, water, and yes - communications infrastructure along with the construction of roads.  If they had said "phone lines" would that have caused your repeated mentioning of fiber-optic lines as clearly proving RP is crazy?    

How is his NAFTA prediction much different than predicting to the Pilgrims that there would be transcontinental railroads and highways from NY to LA someday ?   That their little Plymouth colony would one day be connected with thousands of other distant large zones which would be individual states that are ultimately swallowed into a large group called the United States of America..  etc...    

Have you ever watched the evolution of a colony of anything?  Bacteria, animals, and yes people spread out and grow connections across the voids between the populations, forming a network.  NAFTA is not conspiracy theory, it is SCIENCE.

Even without any conspiracy or nefarious intentions, it will happen.  It is just a matter of time as long as populations keep growing.  (which is questionable, but a different topic)

You should brush up on a little technology and history before you try to use them as arguments in Political discussions.  In fact, enrolling for some general studies classes at your local Community College would be a great start.  Come back when you can have a logical rational conversation.  Thanks.

Pa Ul
Pa Ul

Peter, you sound like a person who is unprepared to do actual research of your own into the NAFTA Superhighway.  It is not hokum, and it is not good news.  Do you enjoy shooting the messenger who brings to you news of which you are not aware and do not want to hear?  Have you heard of the "Amero"?  What about that do you find to be representative of American sovereignty?

Pat Kittle
Pat Kittle

Peter, you pretend to care immensely about "conspiracy theories" so why don't you explain this one away?

Invite readers to google "uss liberty" & find out who attacked a US Navy ship with rockets, napalm, torpedos, bombs & machine guns?

Hint #1): It wasn't Iran.Hint #2): It was Israel!

And EVERY surviving member of the crew is adamant that Israel knew EXACTLY what it was doing, in spite of Israel pretending it was a "mistake"! Explain THAT "conspiracy theory," Peter.

(Are you going to pretend you don't see this comment, or are you going to make it "disapper"?)

Ian Mullen
Ian Mullen

First they ignore you, Then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win. 

Pat Kittle
Pat Kittle

Google "uss liberty" and take a good long look, if you have any doubts about what Israel is capable of getting away with.

I wouldn't vote for Ron Paul because he's as ignorant of ecological limits as every other candidate, regardless of party.

Nevertheless, if we peek behind the curtain we can see why those who control the mass media so desperately try to sabotage Ron Paul -- he won't genuflect to the Israel lobby. And that's why comments like this often "disappear" (if they appear at all).

Berlin Brown
Berlin Brown

Why would you post something from a newsletter from 20 years ago but when Ron Paul has recently and on several occasions called Martin Luther King one of his heroes?   That would make too much sense.

Px200m
Px200m

ron paul is americas only hope ;)

LESTR97
LESTR97

I beg to differ. NOT having him is our only hope. Who in the right mind would want a guy that plans a set up a weak defense, let everybody cross the border, abolish gov agencies (which give people JOBS), and views his own country as some nosy bully towards everyone else? Ron Paul would just be another Obama, making promising, appealing changes (to some) and never doing anything good for the country despite saying he would. Ron must've cut out his frontal lobe as a flight surgeon.

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