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Skip to comments.NAACP President: Ron Paul Is Not A Racist
Posted on 01/14/2008 1:18:38 PM PST by Calpernia
Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder, who has known Ron Paul for 20 years, unequivocally dismissed charges that the Congressman was a racist in light of recent smear attempts, and said the reason for him being attacked was that he was a threat to the establishment.
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This is getting interesting.
I don’t recall the NAACP making this statement when Kanye West told the American public during a telethone for Katrina victims that “President Bush doesn’t like black people”.
Now he will be denounced for being in cahoots with the NAACP.
Takes one to know one.
Well, the libs have his back. GWB is a racist, Clarence Thomas is a racist, but that Ron Paul is a stand up feller.
Of course they like Fred for his support of the cause.
Methinks their assessment of public figures' attitudes is more reliably predicted by the public figure's political agenda than by any other criterion.
Antiwar = not racist.
I would love to know what is going on behind the scenes with this!
Its perplexing that the NAACP would DEFEND the things Ron Paul has written (or has seen written under his Editorship).
True conservatives have been bludgeoned into submission by the NAACP for FAR lesser offenses. This smacks of “well, he’s liberal — so we’ll give him a “get out of jail free” card” ... the same preferential treatment that has kept Robert Byrd in the Senate, and Bill Clinton from being tarnished by his admiration of Fulbright.
I think he probably isn’t a racist, he is just a tool for all the little people with agendas he has surrounded himself with. His good pal Lew Rockwell was kicked off of National Review for his racist rants and Eric Dondero quit his campaign because of the anti-Jewish attitude the campaign was taking.
Of course, we should also add in that Paul did admit to writing those articles in 1996 and tried to defend them at that time, so this is really a twisted story that keeps getting stranger and stranger.
Ru Paul may not be a racist but he is a moron
Government and Racism
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. Its 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.
Its also disconcerting to hear the subtle or not-so-subtle threats against free speech. Since the FCC regulates airwaves and grants broadcast licenses, were told its 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.
Lets 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 cant change peoples 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.
Congressman Ron Paul
It would be interesting to see what Linder has said about Byrd.
I know the NAACP groups don’t like smart activist people like Rev. Perryman, Star Parker and Bill Cosby. But why are they standing up for Ron Paul?
A newsletter put out by Ron Paul had many articles that spewed racist rhetoric...period.
It’s silly to think that he didn’t know these articles were being written in his own newsletter.
Actually, it’s insulting for him and his supporters to make that claim.
Know how we know he’s not a true Republican? He’s not being excoriated for these racist rants. If he were a true member of the GOP who mostly spouted the GOP line, he’d already be gone...not just from this race but from Congress.
Let’s be real, please.
Now in all fairness, how do we know Paul wrote that? We were told by his campaign staff last week that he has had ghost writers publishing stuff in his name for over a decade that Paul was completely oblivious to.
There is money for the NAACP to make with people like Al Sharpton. He keeps people off balance and they cash in. What do they have to make off of Ron Paul?
The company Ron Paul keeps are the scum at the bottom of the barrel.