Ron Paul versus Racism
In a new round of attacks by the official media on presidential candidate and Constitutional stalwart Ron Paul, his nose is again being rubbed in some obscure newsletter issues written under his name some twenty something years ago which spoke unflatteringly of the racial nature of welfare - and cast blacks in a less than favorable light.
While the Doctor had already disavowed authoring the articles since they were first used against him in his earlier Congressional campaigns, and while they were written in a style that is clearly not his own, the establishment is anxious to slow or reverse his meteoric rise in the presidential race at all costs. And to the dismay of the GOP hawks, their attack on his noninterventionist foreign policy has been working against them - thanks to a war-weary public. So this needle in a haystack seems to be the only dirt that anyone can find on St. Paul.
But to charge this long-time unrelenting champion of individualism with "racism" is the apex of irony. The two are polar opposites. This teachable moment should give the good doctor a golden opportunity to shine, and work to his advantage. And were Dr. Paul a racist, he would be defending at least one racist position.
Racism is the grouping of people by the color of their skin. Racial quotas - which are used in many government programs - fall under this definition. Federal requirements for banks to loan to minorities that are incapable of paying - which caused the subprime banking collapse - are racist. Many welfare programs are racist. Rather than requiring individuals to take responsibility for their actions, politicians grant immunities to their cronies. For the "left," these cronies are often racial groups. Orwellian double-speak in its finest hour.Continued on the next page