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Is Ron Paul a racist?

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(Submitted as a letter to the editor. Feel free to use this letter in your own local paper. Be sure to give the paper you name, address, and phone number when you send it, as they may not publish the letter without this means of identification.)

Questions of Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul’s opinion of minorities, especially blacks and homosexuals, has come into question. Chiefly, these questions have arisen out of newsletters that were published under the congressman’s letterhead, some twenty years ago.

The newsletter was one of many, and part of a publishing company Ron Paul helped form in 1984 called the Ron Paul & Associates corporation. All of the published newsletters used “Ron Paul” in their title: including Ron Paul’s Freedom Report, the Ron Paul Survival Report, the Ron Paul Political Report and the Ron Paul Investment Letter.

Ron Paul has stated he did not write the newsletters, and did not know who was responsible for the statements. Lew Rockwell, a contributing editor to the newsletters, was also uncertain who was to blame. Rockwell told The New Republic that the publishing outfit employed 7 or 8 freelance writers during his tenure.

“Everybody in my district knows I didn’t write them, and I don’t speak like that.” said Paul to CNN in January of 2008, “Nobody has ever heard me say anything like that.”

Paul left the company largely to its own devices in order to focus on his medical practice. He takes responsibility for the error of oversight, and regrets what amounts to be about eight sentences within the entire body of literature published.

Ron Paul has cited Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks as his personal heroes. Moreover, Paul credits his stance to abolish drug laws, which have been statistically shown to target blacks and other minorities before whites, as being the most important anti-racism measure that can be taken today.

Nearly thirty years after the infamous newsletters, freelance writers with marginalized opinions are still drawn to Ron Paul, like moths to a flame. During Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign, Paul caught flack for support among the “911 truthers” movement – a group convinced 911 was an “inside job” and that president Bush knew about the impending attacks. Paul denounced such conclusions, calling them “complete nonsense” and “off-the-wall,” in an interview with ABC News.

Ron Paul symbolizes, for many, a strikingly different way of doing politics. His talk of ending the Federal Reserve, abolishing the income tax, and withdrawing troops from military bases around the world energizes many formerly apathetic voters — but unfortunately, also brings the crazies out of the woodwork.

 

Written by Jonathan Mark

January 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Wyoming for Ron Paul – Grassroots Letters to the Editor

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Wyoming Republicans for Ron Paul have begun a “Letters to the Editor” campaign on Facebook.

Ron Paul supporters are free to use this letter in its entirety or as a boilerplate for their own letter to the editor. I wrote it with the typical Wyoming Republican in mind. Happy writing!

NOTE: I will send this one to the Casper papers. They might get testy if they receive more than one copy of the same letter.

FURTHER NOTE: Remember to put YOUR NAME in the letter. In your email to the Editor, include your name, address, and phone number or they might not publish the letter.

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Dear Editor,

I am writing in regards to 2012 Presidential Candidate, and Texas Congressman, Ron Paul.

As you may know, Paul finished third in the Iowa Caucuses, bringing out many first time caucus-goers, and is raising millions of dollars online. In spite of this, I believe many people are still learning about Ron Paul, and want to know more.

Ron Paul, more than any other candidate, stands for policies that maximize personal liberty and minimize government encroachment into our lives. Ron Paul is a Pro-Life candidate. Practicing as an OB/GYN, he has delivered over 4,000 infants. Paul is committed to preserving the right to LIVE.

Ron Paul has worked in healthcare for many years. He will fight to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with laws that will allow purchases of health insurance across state lines, and provide tax credits and deductions for all medical expenses.

Ron Paul will fight to abolish the death tax, capital gains tax, income tax, and eliminate tax on gratuities (restaurant server tips) to help American’s working in the food service industry while attending school.

Ron Paul will fight to END THE FED, the pseudo-governmental entity that creates money out of thin air and devaluates the dollar to make us pay for corporate mistakes!

Ron Paul will continue to protect gun rights. He has never once voted for any legislation that would threaten our Second Amendment Rights.

Ron Paul is a humble, religious conservative who loves liberty. He was the only presidential candidate to go home to Texas on the Sunday before the Iowa caucuses. Political analysts criticized Paul for taking a break only two days before the polls opened, but Ron Paul had his priorities straight! While others were shaking hands and eating pizza on TV, Paul was at home, with his family.

Readers can learn more about Ron Paul on his official campaign website: http://www.ronpaul2012.com

 

For America,

Jonathan Mark

Letters to the Editor – Wyoming

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If you are interested in writing a letter to the editor, and are from Wyoming like me, here is a list of papers and corresponding email addresses where you can send your letters. Feel free to post links to your own state’s papers in the comments.
Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number. Many papers won’t publish your letter without it.
Casper Star-Tribune

letters@casperstartribune.net

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
opinion@wyomingnews.com

Basin Republican Rustler
breditor@tctwest.net

Bridger Valley Pioneer
dterry@bridgervalleypioneer.com

Buffalo Bulletin
bbulletin@buffalobulletin.com

Casper Journal
editor@casperjournal.com

Cody Enterprise
office@codyenterprise.com

Douglas Budget
mailto:publisher@douglas-budget.com

Dubois Frontier
duboisfrontier@wyoming.com

Gillette News Record
publisher@gillettenewsrecord.com

Glenrock Independent
glrkindependent@aol.com

Green River Star
grstar@sweetwaterhsa.com

Greybull Standard
greysta@tctwest.net

Guernsey Gazette
ggeditor@guernseygazette.com

Jackson Hole News and Guide
editor@jhnewsandguide.com

Kemmerer Gazette
rcapellen@kemmerergazette.com

Lander Journal and Wind River News
newsdept@wyoming.com

Laramie Daily Boomerang
newsone@laramieboomerang.com

Lingle Guide
torr.news@torringtontelegram.com

Little Chicago Review
editor@kdis.net

Lovell Chronicle
lcnews@tctwest.net

Lusk Herald
lusk.news@luskherald.com

Moorcroft Leader
mleader@collinscom.net

Newcastle News Letter Journal
editor@newslj.com

Northern Wyoming Daily News
bobv@wyodaily.com

Pine Bluffs Post
news@pinebluffspost.com

Pinedale Roundup
editor@pinedaleroundup.com

Planet Jackson Hole
editor@planetjh.com

Powell Tribune
editor@powelltribune.com

Rawlins Daily Times
dtimes@trib.com

Riverton Ranger
ranger@wyoming.com

Rock Springs Rocket Miner
rocket@fascination.com

Saratoga Sun
saratogasun@netcommander.com

Sheridan Press
editor@thesheridanpress.com

Shoshoni Pioneer
pioneer@trib.com

Star Valley Independent
svisarah@silverstar.com

Sublette Examiner
examiner@wyoming.com

Sundance Times
Jeff@sundancetimes.com

Sweetwater Times
rspain@sweetwatertimes.com

Thermopolis Independent Record
irecord@directairnet.com

Torrington Telegram
torr.news@torringtontelegram.com

Uinta County Herald
mottinger@uintacountyherald.com

University of Wyoming Branding Iron
bi@uwyo.edu

Weston County Gazette
gazette@tribcsp.com

Written by Jonathan Mark

January 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm