By Joel Joseph
Congressman Ron Paul may look his age, 76, but it seems the older the man gets, the younger he becomes. Paul is the political world’s Benjamin Button. With the majority of his followers under the age of 35, Mr. Paul has become the spokesman for the nation’s youth.
The reasons for his ascension are the reasons true conservatives dislike him. Congressman Paul has a racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic past, wants to legalize drugs and end the fed, and his foreign policy is to the left of President Obama. How exactly is he running on the Republican ballot?
Ron Paul Newletters
Below are quotations from Congressman Paul’s newsletters:
- “Opinion polls consistently show only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions,”
- “If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be,”
- "Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”
If Congressman Paul is telling the truth—if he did not write these statements—why not give the name of the individual that did?
Legalization of Drugs
Two weeks ago, Rapper Snoop Dogg endorsed Congressman Paul and cited his stance on the legalization of marijuana as the primary reason. Pot enthusiasts around the country lit their doobies to that. Congressman Paul also wants to legalize all kinds of drugs including heroine and methamphetamines. Paul’s radical stance on drugs is neither conservative nor constitutional.
Congressman Paul has an unrealistic fiscal policy. He wants to cut one trillion dollars and end the Fed. Ending the Fed would give power over the currency to Congress. More Americans distrust Congress right now than they distrust the Fed—and that is saying something. Congressman Paul’s aim to drastically cut spending may be from good intentions but he will be unable to coax a bipartisan congress to agree on such cuts. Ron Paul has only passed 1 bill out of the 620 measures he has proposed. Such a track record will not accomplish a task that President Reagan could not accomplish.
Congressman Paul’s foreign policy stance should have you shaking your head. He does not believe that Iran is a threat to Israel or America and he wants to bring soldiers from every base home. Paul also believes that American foreign policy caused the 9/11 attacks.
Congressman Paul may be a decent man but his connection to controversial newsletters, implausible economic solutions, radical drug policy, and hazardous foreign policy make him a man unfit for office. Congressman Paul’s stances are not only deplorable, but downright liberal.