This title is reproduced from Newsmax.com. It has a piece accusing Ron Paul of serious racist and anti-Semitic statements in his past. I don’t know if any of the charges are correct. I have no opinion except for the fact that I have called Paul “petulant” on this blog. I expect people who support Paul on the Internet, Facebook and even on this blog to come out and say either, ” Can’t be true,” or, “I don’t care.” It’s not much to ask for.
Note: The giant letters on this message are not intended by me . The title is a “copy and paste.” It determined the size of the font in my text, following. I don’t have the skill to control the font. Sorry.
12/23/11 Newsmax is pursuing the story. The blog (Newsmax.com) contends it has more evidence of Ron Paul’ s responsibility. My own mind is not made up. I am only perpetuating this matter because I think the accusation deserves a response by Ron Paul’s partisans, of whom I am not one. Their silence makes me increasingly uneasy.
The lack of response encourages speculation, it’s inevitable. He is one ( a speculation): When I was younger I did a number of things of which I am not proud. When they are brought to my attention, I don’t say that someone else did it. I may try to explain; I may apologize; I never blame others.
Update December 26th 2011. The questions have been amplified over the past couple of days about Ron Paul’s past statements or associations. He says the statements are not his, nor are the newsletters containing the statements. But one has to guess that he knew the people who were putting out newsletters entitled “Ron Paul Newsletter.” Hence the question about Paul’s “associations.” When the time comes and Congressman Paul is president, I will say that the disturbing questions about whether Ron Paul is a racist or was a racist, were put up in a blog, called “Facts Matter.” Whoever is the man behind “Facts Matter” is a completely different question, obviously. Don’t be absurd!
And no, I am not calling Mr Paul a liar. I think rather that he is irresponsible and petulant, and perhaps a little cracked. Remember that he chose to tell us in a presidential debate with precious little time allotted to him that the US armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan spent “20 billion dollars” each year on air conditioning. You could buy some nice small countries for that kind of dough.