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Ron Paul, Racist?
While Ron Paul supporters celebrate this long awaited candidate that will call out Congress and all the skeletons in its closet, they embarrassingly have decided to ignore all the skeletons in HIS closet. And what’s the best way to turn a pressing issue into a frivolous one? Remove any and all importance on the topic.
Not surprisingly, this is what Ron Paul supporters have chosen to do. When asked about the racist newsletters that Ron Paul published—a newsletter with his name on it, endorsed by him, and which was printed under his knowledge and supervision for two decades—the response is always the same, He’s not a racist. Hmmm…well, okay, but only because you say so.
Ron Paul Does Not Support Civil Rights
In the clip above, Ron Paul claims that while he is for personal freedoms and property rights, he is sure that no one would be stupid enough to hang up racist signs on their store fronts, or discriminate. Okay, but I think the picture with him and neo-nazi and white supremacist supporter Don Black are proof that he knows there are people stupid enough to do just that—and he supports their right to do so!
Against Women's Rights, Too?
While racism is bad, since the Ron Paul sheeple are choosing to undermine its importance in any candidate’s background by simply ignoring this glaring fact, I’ll move on. Let’s talk Roe v Wade, another non-issue with Ron Paul supporters.
So, let me get this right—his stance on Roe v Wade, and the fact that he wants to overturn it, isn’t a reflection on his view of women’s rights, but a reflection of how he is true to the Constitution—right? He’s not really against abortion—he just wants to let the states get to decide, am I right? Then let me ask you this, Ron Paul fans, why has he chosen this Supreme Court ruling, among hundreds of others, to make his point? It doesn’t sound like he is advocating less government or strict constitutionalist views. It sounds like he is belittling women’s rights. But, again, the typical response to this accusation from the Ron Paul bots is, You shouldn’t believe what the media says. Well, this isn’t what the media has said, this is what he has said, but okay.
Freedoms, or Abuses?
This candidate and his supporters seem to have an answer for everything—and they appeal to people who are against the government. I’ll admit I’ve even found myself agreeing with certain things he advocates. The problem is this—he is removing the responsibility for his actions and the actions of others and saying that personal freedom should rein supreme. I don’t think that has ever worked, for obvious reasons. I guess Ron Paul and his supporters are just so blinded by their power lust to see it.
I find it increasingly frustrating to have to explain this to die hard Ron Paul fanatics, and let’s be honest, they are all die hard fanatics. Fanatics—not responsible, well informed, rational voters—more of a fan club that is rooting for the underdog. But my point is simple. If you are choosing to back up a candidate because of something he says, does or promises to do, shouldn’t all the things he says, does or promise to do be taken into consideration? Is it really smart to back someone up because of what could be considered the “good” aspects of what he represents, but ignore all of the bad aspects?
Believe me, I understand the frustration of having only a handful of greedy, bloodsucking politicians to choose from year after year in every election. I know what it feels like to want change, and want it so bad that you are desperate enough to try anything. But, tossing out everything we have worked so hard for in the past, just so we have to “earn” it again under new rules doesn’t make any sense. And giving everyone the freedom to discriminate makes even less sense.
The bottom line is this—personal freedoms are great, that’s what makes this country a great place to live in—sometimes. But with all freedoms there has to be boundaries. You have the right to free speech, but you can’t yell fire in a crowded movie theatre—unless there is an actual fire, that is. It's there for a reason—because there ARE people stupid enough to do just that, and when they do, they will be punished. Yes, you can have the right to own any kind of store you want but you do not have the right to discriminate--and yes, there are people stupid enough to do just that.
Ron Paul is advocating a utopia of sorts, and anyone whose read George Orwell’s 1984 knows the dangers of that scenario. It doesn’t work. It won’t work. Freedoms can be taken too far. While he advocates freedoms, he also has his opinions on certain things, like a women’s right to choose. If he is elected president my right to choose will be overshadowed by his will. That is not my idea of personal freedom.
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