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Old 12-23-2011, 10:16 PM
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Ron Paul has already assumed responsibility for the content in the newsletters.

Anyone who does not know that is either not paying attention or is purposely construing their argument around omitting it.
It has not been brought up that I have seen. Please enlighten me as to when he took responsibility for racially slanted material?
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:41 PM
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It has not been brought up that I have seen. Please enlighten me as to when he took responsibility for racially slanted material?
He never took responsibility for writing the racist material, but he did take responsibility for it appearing and his newsletter and disavowed the content in question.

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To clear up the issue regarding Ron Paul and the newsletter controversy...

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Newsletter Controversy

Controversial claims made by an unidentified author in Ron Paul's newsletters, written in the first person narrative, included statements such as "Boy, it sure burns me to have a national holiday for Martin Luther King. I voted against this outrage time and time again as a Congressman. What an infamy that Ronald Reagan approved it! We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day." Along with "even in my little town of Lake Jackson, Texas, I've urged everyone in my family to know how to use a gun in self defense. For the animals are coming." Two other statements that garnered controversy were "opinion polls consistently show only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions". In an article titled "The Pink House" the newsletter wrote that "Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities."

These statements were first brought up by Paul's opponent in 1996 Congressional Race, Charles "Lefty" Morris. At the time Paul admitted to writing the newsletters, stating that they were taken "out of context" adding "If someone challenges your character and takes the interpretation of the NAACP as proof of a man's character, what kind of a world do you live in?" In March 2001, Paul stated that the documents were authored by ghostwriters, and that while he did not author the challenged passages, he bore "some moral responsibility" for their publication.

At the end of 2007, both the New York Sun and The New York Times Magazine reprinted passages from early 1990s publications of Paul's newsletters, attacking them for content deemed racist. These were the same newsletters that had been used against Paul during his 1996 congressional campaign.

On January 8, 2008, the day of the New Hampshire primary, The New Republic published a story by James Kirchick quoting from selected newsletters published under Paul's name. The credibility of Kirchick's article was disputed by Justin Raimondo who, writing in Taki's Magazine, opined "The crudeness of Kirchick’s cut-and-paste method shows how little he cares for the concept of truth." Raimondo went on to cite the complete text of Kirchick’s selective references.

Responding to the charges in a CNN interview, Paul denied any involvement in authoring the passages. Additionally, Paul's campaign claimed through a press release that the quotations had come from an unnamed ghostwriter and without Paul's consent. Paul again denounced and disavowed the "small-minded thoughts", citing his 1999 House speech praising Rosa Parks for her courage; he said the charges simply "rehashed" the decade-old Morris attack. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer said that the writing "Didn't sound like the Ron Paul I've come to know." Later, Nelson Linder, president of the Austin chapter of the NAACP, also defended Paul.

Everybody knows in my district that I didn't write them and I don't speak like that... and I've been reelected time and time again and everyone knows I don't participate in that kind of language. The point is, when you bring this question up, you're really saying 'you're a racist, or are you a racist?' The answer is no, I'm not a racist. As a matter of fact, Rosa Parks is one of my heroes, Martin Luther King is a hero, because they practiced the libertarian principle of civil disobedience and nonviolence. Libertarians are incapable of being a racist because racism is a collectivist idea: you see people in groups. A civil libertarian as myself sees everyone as an important individual.
—Ron Paul, CNN, January 10, 2008

The newsmagazine Reason republished Paul's 1996 defense of the newsletters, and later reported evidence from "a half-dozen longtime libertarian activists" that Lew Rockwell had been the chief ghostwriter. Rockwell denies this charge, and "has characterized discussion of the newsletters as 'hysterical smears aimed at political enemies.'"
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Again you make that leap and automatically assume that because media moguls bring it up "it must be so!"
There must have been a seed of mistrust there or dislike for you to make such a claim.
No, the TRUTH of the matter is that he blamed an unnamed ghost writer, which is downright cowardly since there is no way to verify anything about it.
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So maybe Mr. Paul isnít racist, as he says Ė which is what I would rather believe of him. Maybe itís just the ideology itself that attracts support from Stormfront and the KKK. I donít know if Ron Paul is racist or not, but in my opinion, some of the authors (whoever they might be) made racist statements.
Certainly Paul's opposition to the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act would have an appeal to such groups, as would his view that gays don't deserve equal protection of the law.
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He has already answered these questions a number of times. He has denied these charges. There is no proof whatsoever that he wrote the newsletters. There is proof that a ghostwriter did write this stuff and Paul has apologized for allowing these remarks to have been published in the newsletters. He had every right to walk out on an interview where this redundant question came up again. It is time to move to issues that are more important to the American people and this election.

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Yes... I believe they did.
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