Defending Ron Paul From Charges Of "Racism"
Before I begin, let me drop in the link to the The One Hundred Million Dollar Penny - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dl1y-zBAFg - for those of you who did not catch it from my last posting.
It's really worth a watch.
In New York Magazine, Jonathan Chait posted a piece which purports to paint Presidential candidate Ron Paul as a "racist" - http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/12/news-bulletin-ron-paul-is-a-huge-racist.html. There were, back in the 90's, newsletters with Ron Paul's name in the masthead with some very sharp commentary.
Ron Paul HAS stated that he is against the Civil Rights Act, but he would NOT abolish the Jim Crow laws.
Does this make him a "racist"?
His opinion is that the CRA has not been used for its proper purpose. I believe he is correct here.
This is not the only instance of a law performing the actual opposite of its intended function.
The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) is making the act of voting more difficult and and less trustworthy. I say, bring back the big booths - they don't have to be the huge metal monstrosities, but they can be designed as they were - but modernized with lighter materials, but just as secure. Electronic vote machines are too easily hackable, as demonstrated in the film, Hacking Democracy.
CALEA was purported to be a more efficient method of enacting wiretaps, but if you read Carl Cameron's four part report, it was demonstrated that those being wiretapped were somehow made aware of the fact, and many investigations were thwarted. It was also noted that there were backdoors into the newly established wiretap process, something that wasn't possible beforehand.
The "Patriot" Act isn't "patriotic"; it is caving in to the highest degree. Telling on your neighbor was always bad policy; if you're talking about pedophilia or murder, that's one thing; whining about what they wear behind closed doors is just creepy.
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, removed a key component of the Military Commission Act that would have nullified habeas corpus in the United States.
One hopes that we will hav a 9-0 decision in regards to similar language in the recently-passed NDAA.
My take on this rehashing of what is proving to be utterly baseless propaganda from 2008 is the "Howard Deaning" of the Ron Paul Campaign.
If you'll recall, former Presidential candidate Howard Dean was kicking tuchis in his campaign, and had just given a rousing speech, to which his audience responded favorably. He then did a fist pump, and let out a triumphant yell.
That was the end of his campaign.
I still don't get it, people.
Did he do this in a library?
Had he violated an established campaign noise ordinance?
Despite Sheldon Adelson's granting of $20 million to Newt Gngrich's campaign (Shelly - why didn't you just flush afterward? What's next? Are you going to invest on the re-release of the Yugo?) - Ron Paul is surging!
He is appealiing to what really matters most to Americans - lives being wasted in wars for profit, and the utterly failed and untruthful "War on Drugs", as the latest escapades of Eric Holder and Fast and Furious/Operation: Gunrunner will attest. In his interviews with Wolf Blitzer, he was able to get out one salient point to counter his purported "racism" - he would pardon every non-violent personal drug offense, Black, White, whatever. He realizes, as I do, that the "War on Drugs" is a RACKET. It exists only for the disenfranchising of family and communities, and for the enrichment of the pharmaceutical industry.
Were you aware that Prozac, for example, is 94% fluoride? Just eat your toothpaste, and you'll have that same, empty-headed look mental patients have.
Please DON'T - that's called a DISCLAIMER.
For my part, Trader Joe's has a great non-fluoride toothpaste - I recommend it highly.
Americans are seeing through the fog of always-broken promises and realizing who is invested in OUR BOTTOM LINE, not their own.
Rick Perry? He's "resigning early" and will have establshed a monthly income of $8,000.
That's cute, coming from someone who wishes to cut programs, isn't it?
Don't you wish your family had access to just ONE of those one-hundred-million-dollar pennies?
It was YOUR MONEY, after all. Why do you not have benefit of them?
It's because you keep voting for those who tell you NOT TO THINK.
Once you STOP THINKING, who cares what you say?
Let me quote from our last President:
"Fool me once, shame on...you?
Fool me - CAN'T GET FOOLED AGAIN!"
So, America - we've been fooled, more than once.
Will you be fooled again?
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