Posts tagged EQUAL RIGHTS
GAWKER posted a “Make Your Own Racist Newsletter with Our Magnetic Ron Paul Kit” which is pretty much brilliant!
Energized by The New Republic’s new excerpts from the racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic conspiracy newsletter published (though not specifically authored) by Ron Paul in the early 1990s? Disappointed that they’re no longer being published? Unable to hire Lew Rockwell to write most of it for you? Fret not, alternate Vince Foster death theory enthusiasts: just use the Gawker-brand Ron Paul Magnetic Newsletter Kit to make your own!
One People’s Project notes that Ron is still taking campaign contributions from white supremacists.
Remember in 2008 when Ron Paul was catching hell for accepting a $500 donation from Stormfront owner Don Black? Well since that time Virginia Abernethy, board member and currently vice-presidential candidate of the White Supremacist political party American Third Position (A3P) has donated over $4000 to Rep. Paul, $2275 for his currently presidential campaign alone. To all his supporters trying to defend him against the racism charge, it just got harder.
Despite the controversy that had arisen in in Presidential run in 2008 from accepting a campaign donations from white supremacists, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) is again receiving donations from those circles, most notably from a longtime supporter who serves on the board and is also the vice-presidential nominee of a political party whose mission statement states they “will provide the leadership and representation demanded by the majority white American population.”
Virginia Abernethy a retired college professor who is closely associated with the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens, contributed a total $2275 last year to Ron Paul’s Presidential campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records. Beginning in May, her last contribution was in September.
In June, Abernethy joined the board of American Third Position (A3P), which was founded in May 2009 as the “Golden State Party” by a California neo-Nazi group called Freedom 14, who changed their name and reorganized after their former chairman Tyler Cole was revealed to have been a convicted felon. Political Cesspool host James Edwards, who is also a supporter of Rep. Paul and was once supposed to have him on as a guest on his show in 2006, is also a board member. On Jan. 12, A3P announced that Merlin Miller is their nominee for President with Abernethy as his running mate. “Each nation has the right to maintain the identity upon which it was founded,” A3P said in a press release. Our slate of candidates is morally, ethically and intellectually above those offered by the Democrats or Republicans.”
Abernethy has donated to Rep. Paul and his son Rand in the past. She contributed a total of $2500 to Rep. Paul’s presidential campaign in 2008 as well as $500 to Rand’s successful run for Senator of Kentucky in 2010, as did A3P Chairman William Johnson in 2009. She has also donated to Pat Buchanan’s 2000 presidential campaign as well as to a 1999 congressional run for Christina Jeffrey, who in 1995 was fired as the House of Representatives historian by then-Speaker Newt Gingrich when she that complained Nazi views weren’t represented in a Holocaust course.
During the holiday season, the New York Times wrote an article about Rep. Paul that addressed controversial newsletters that was racially charged and the support from white supremacists that he had enjoyed in the past, noting the $500 donation to his 2008 run that he received from Stormfront owner Don Black. In it, it was noted that Paul did not explicitly disavow their support, saying, “If they want to endorse me, they’re endorsing what I do or say — it has nothing to do with endorsing what they say.”
TNR Exclusive: More Selections From Ron Paul’s Newsletters
“Ron Paul has recently suggested there was only a “total of about eight or ten sentences” of “bad stuff” in the newsletters that he regularly used to publish under his name. This assertion was patently false: As TNR has shown, the newsletters contained dozens of statements marked by bigotry and conspiratorial thinking. In light of Paul’s continuing evasions about the newsletters, and with hopes of clarifying the matter definitively, TNR is now making more of them available.”
~ OH HEY! Just reading through more Ron Paul propaganda. You know.. The racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, conspiracy building shit newsletters that he published and made million from for over 30 years? Yeah, those.
The Newly released Ron Paul newsletters so far include the following pressing issues:
- Why white Americans should be able to discriminate against “the blacks” and “gays.”
- How programs and facilities designed to increase racial integration pose a threat to “the average white American” and their taxes.
- The injustice of not allowing citizens to “discriminate in renting or otherwise.” (P.s-When Paul says “The Civil Rights Act infringed on property owners rights & was unconstitutional,” he means “The right of business owners to deny services to people based on sexuality, race, gender or religion is unconstitutional.”)
- Why gay people should be oppressed.
- The secret truth about AIDS being airborne. How to treat a person with AIDS, and the evil conspiracy behind forcing doctors to work on AIDS patients.
- Why Nazis and Germany rule.
- Why Israel, Zionists and Muslims suck.
- The Clintons and all the Jews that love them.
- Why white people in South Africa deserve their own homeland.
- Why Nelson Mandela is evil.
- Things that make Ron Paul upset, like when the media speaks out against known racists and bigots. (*Oh the irony..)
- The truth about the Oklahoma City bombing, the Branch Davidians, and other batshit crazy cult/cnspiracy busllshit.
- Other highly entertaining nonsense that no person pf sound mind would ever think, say or write. - Ever.
Yes.. I know Paul fans:
“HE DIDN’T WRITE THEM AND THERE’S PROOF!!”
“THE BIG GOV REPTILIAN MARXIST SOCIALIST NEO-CON ZIONIST PRO BIOTIC ACROBAT AMOEBIC MEDIA CONTROLLED LAME STREAM SHEEP DOG PEOPLE ARE SMEARING HIM!!!”
*I’ll finish reading the rest of the newsletters later because my head is about to explode.
p.s- I’m glad Ron Paul is old and I will leave it at that.. (plus the dick eating- he should continue doing that.)
Don’t get it twisted. Ron Paul is a homophobic fuckface.
Even though Ron Paul is against civil rights, hate crime legislation, and sexual harassment laws, he really does care about discrimination!
What a kind, non-racist, white people loving, sack of shit. Aww…
*please die. xox
This is probably true, yes. Ron Paul is a homophobe who claims he would let the states decide on marriage. That’s swell, but he would also allow states to decide laws on sodomy, which could make homosexual male sex illegal. Ron Paul voted against hate crime legislation and gay adoption. Plus the following:
The Paul campaign website recently posted a press release on the endorsement of a minister who said: “Difficulty in implementing Biblical law does not make non-Biblical penology just, But as we have seen, while many homosexuals would be executed, the threat of capital punishment can be restorative, leading gays to “repent.” After the bad press, it was deleted.
* Like always, Paul and his staff have made no further public statement on the matter.Info: http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/12/28/Paul_Endorser_Death_to_Unrepentant_Gays/
Ron Paul has also said this: http://www.towleroad.com/2011/12/ron-pauls-homophobia-in-context.html
And this: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul207.html ”If I were in Congress in 1996, I would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, which used Congress’s constitutional authority to define what official state documents other states have to recognize under the Full Faith and Credit Clause, to ensure that no state would be forced to recognize a “same sex” marriage license issued in another state. This Congress, I was an original cosponsor of the Marriage Protection Act, HR 3313, that removes challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act from federal courts’ jurisdiction. If I were a member of the Texas legislature, I would do all I could to oppose any attempt by rogue judges to impose a new definition of marriage on the people of my state.”
“Having studied this issue and consulted with leading legal scholars, including an attorney who helped defend the Boy Scouts against attempts to force the organization to allow gay men to serve as scoutmasters, I am convinced that both the Defense of Marriage Act and the Marriage Protection Act can survive legal challenges and ensure that no state is forced by a federal court’s or another state’s actions to recognize same sex marriage.”
See what he did there? Ron Paul makes Bills to protect the things he votes against. He likes to have his cake and eat it too. Both these Bills would prohibit legal gay marriage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_Protection_Act and http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h539/show -What else?.
This: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul120.html ”The Court determined that Texas had no right to establish its own standards for private sexual conduct, because gay sodomy is somehow protected under the 14th amendment “right to privacy.” Ridiculous as sodomy laws may be, there clearly is no right to privacy nor sodomy found anywhere in the Constitution. There are, however, states’ rights — rights plainly affirmed in the Ninth and Tenth amendments. Under those amendments, the State of Texas has the right to decide for itself how to regulate social matters like sex, using its own local standards. But rather than applying the real Constitution and declining jurisdiction over a properly state matter, the Court decided to apply the imaginary Constitution and impose its vision on the people of Texas.”
P.s- These are from his books, not his newsletters. Yes, he really is that twisted.
And then all of this:
Ron Paul is Pro-Gay:
He is not anti-gay, and thats a step in the right direction. His views on homosexuality is that it is up to the local level if they are willing to allow it. IE Oklahoma can stay a anti gay state, while California and New York can legalize it. That’s a smart move. Power to the local levels.
sj-ska -A Ron Paul fan.
Here’s the thing..
Allowing states to “stay anti-gay” is pretty fucking anti-Pro-Gay. I think I’ve listed an infinite amount of reasons why Ron Paul is most definitely not in any way a friend to the LGBT community, but if you need further proof, so be it..
Latest Title: Family Protection Act
Sponsor: Rep Paul, Ron [TX-22] (introduced 8/19/1980) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 8/19/1980 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.
Title V: Domestic Relations - ”Prohibits the expenditure of Federal funds to any organization which presents male or female homosexuality as an acceptable alternative life style or which suggest that it can be an acceptable life style.”
So just stop-
Um.. What?!?- “Ron Paul supports gay marriage because he believes the federal government should not be involved in defining marriage.” -Hmm.. Even though Ron Paul was upset with President Obama about DOMA, plus the fact that he introduced the We The People Act AND co-sponsored The Marriage Protection Act, and published some pretty vile things about gay people in the 90’s Ron Paul Political Report? Mmm..hm. Sure!
Lets review this article titled: Ron Paul Condemns Obama’s Decision to Abandon DOMA-
Congressman Ron Paul issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Obama Administration will cease to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) against legal challenges.
“The Defense of Marriage Act was enacted in 1996 to stop Big Government in Washington from re-defining marriage and forcing its definition on the States. Like the majority of Iowans, I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman and must be protected.”
“I supported the Defense of Marriage Act, which used Congress’ constitutional authority to define what other states have to recognize under the Full Faith and Credit Clause, to ensure that no state would be forced to recognize a same sex marriage license issued in another state. I have also cosponsored the Marriage Protection Act, which would remove challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act from the jurisdiction of the federal courts.”
The people of Iowa overwhelmingly supported, both houses of the Legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law the Iowa Defense Of Marriage Act in 1998. Iowans then valiantly recalled three activist Judges who spurned the will of the people by over-turning the state’s law.
“Today’s announcement that the Obama Administration will abandon its obligation to enforce DOMA is truly disappointing and shows a profound lack of respect for the Constitution and the Rule of Law. President Obama has just unconstitutionally said that Iowa should have to allow San Francisco and New York City decide its marriage laws. That position is unacceptable.”
The Administration’s dereliction throws the door wide open for special interests to abuse Federal power and attempt to force Iowa to recognize non-traditional marriage. Upcoming battles are looming just over the horizon.
“I will stand with the people of Iowa, against Unconstitutional federal power grabs, and will fight to protect each state’s right not to be forced to recognize a same sex marriage against the will of its people. If I were a member of the Iowa legislature, I would do all I could to oppose any attempt by rogue judges to impose a new definition of marriage on the people of my state.”
-Still Need Proof?-
In 2005, Ron Paul introduced the We the People Act, which would have removed from the jurisdiction of federal courts “any claim based upon the right of privacy, including any such claim related to any issue of sexual practices [or] orientation” and “any claim based upon equal protection of the laws to the extent such claim is based upon the right to marry without regard to sex or sexual orientation.” If made law, these provisions would allow states to prohibit sexual practices and same-sex marriage.
I could go on and on forever..
Quite the charmer!
“Liberty means to exercise human rights in any manner a person chooses so long as it does not interfere with the exercise of the rights of others” - Ron Paul
Ron Paul contradicts himself..