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Ron Paul Is a Lunatic

Presidential candidate Ron Paul is not done yet.

 

Paul is the recipient of recent loads of accolades from folks hoping Paul will lay down some kind of interference at the August 2012 GOP convention in Tampa, which will anoint Mitt Romney.

 

Others have suggested Paul is a man of independence and liberty who would stand up to the American military-industrial complex and the neocons eager for more war after Iraq and Afghanistan, adventures not sating their thirst for empire stamping out any challenge to the huge publicly financed interests running our country—that annoying plight of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffering aside.

 

And the GOP’s war on the coming Islamic caliphate nonsense; Ron Paul will stop all that.

 

That would be nice.

 

By Michael Leon

 

Forget it.

Does anyone wonder why Ron Paul is running—such as he is—to be the GOP’s nominee for president?

For one thing, Paul is an anti-choice fanatic, whose libertarian pretense is belied by Paul’s asserted belief “that life begins at conception;” Roe v. Wade should be repealed; and Planned Parenthood and other “family planning” programs should be defunded. That’s Paul’s conception of liberty divined by him from “God” and Thomas Jefferson.

Paul is handsomely rewarded by his anti-choice commitment by the religious right fringe, reported by Sarah Posner last month, as Paul and the religious right renew their vow that women are vessels for American children in the worst traditions of American misogyny.

You might be tempted to engage in hyperbole and say Ron Paul sounds like some kind of John Bircher.

You need not joke, Paul is firmly committed to the John Birch society and its conspiracy-minded, anti-Semitic, racist, Joe McCarthy-supporting whacks. Paul is perfect for the Birchers, having published racist political newsletters that fit in with today’s Grand Ole Party as well.

So Paul pays lip service to what even Thomas Friedman and Andrew Sullivan say is AIPAC’s influence on banging the drums for more war? Wow, what integrity.

Ron Paul says states, but not the federal government, should be free to outlaw gay marriage. Does anyone see a problem with that position?

It should come as no surprise that Paul has openly said the death penalty for gays is just and other enlightened statements.

Last year Paul argued, “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. Biblical law would recognize as a matter of justice that even if this law could be enforced today, homosexuals could not be prosecuted for something that was done before.” (Marshall. December 29, 2011)

Any unwavering committment to privacy and liberty on Paul’s part vanish when one looks his peculiar notion that states can do anything to individual rights, just not that federal govment, especially now that it’s run by a black man.

Come on. Those placing their hopes in Ron Paul are lending support to the nightmare vision of today’s GOP and none of the details are pretty.  

Racism, authoritarianism, misogyny and anti-Semitism are safe positions to hold today among many Americans, but they are repugnant as hate always has been, and this lunatic Ron Paul should be seen for what he is.

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4 Comments for “Ron Paul Is a Lunatic”

  1. Ms. Kelley and Mr. Bieling,

    I must note your silence on Paul’s record of promiting racism, authoritarianism, misogyny and anti-Semitism.

    Now is not the time to be silent as Paul’s campaign trumpets its support for Tea Party candidates the nation over.

    • Michael Leon

      Only felt the need to show my support for Ron Paul, not comment on the specific lies you printed.

  2. Ron Paul is not anti-Semitic. Please watch and read Walter Block, Professor of Economics at Loyola University and friend of Ron Paul for 30 years. Dr. Block, who recently founded Jews for Ron Paul, said, ” “I have never seen a scintilla of anti-Semitism in him, and I greatly resent the fact that he is considered anti-Semitic.”

    You write:

    “Last year Paul argued, “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. Biblical law would recognize as a matter of justice that even if this law could be enforced today, homosexuals could not be prosecuted for something that was done before.” (Marshall. December 29, 2011)”

    That’s false. A Phillip G. Kayser is the author of the article at the first link (Paul argued) http://www.biblicalblueprints.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/DeathPenalty.pdf . At the second link, (Marshall. December 29, 2011) http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/ron-paul-hired-anti-gay-activist-to-run-iowa-campaign.php, again it is Rev. Phillip G. Kayser who apparently argued for the “criminalizing homosexuality and even advocated imposing the death penalty against offenders based on his reading of Biblical law.”

    Campaigns try to vet all their endorsers’ opinions, but it is not always possible and candidates are often required to disavow endorsements.

  3. A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman who Honorably served These United States after graduating from Duke University School of Medicine, before proudly serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s.

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman who has been repeatedly elected by his fellow citizens in the State of Texas and who serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee and returns the balance of his congressional budget back to the treasury to help balance the budget.

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman who has not been bought out by Corporate Interests.

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman who has sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and does so by voting against legislation that is not Constitutionally authorized.

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman and the only Candidate who has presented a plan to deliver these United States from catastrophic debt.

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman who has awoken the minds of those who still seek Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness in these United States.

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman who has spoken out on the behalf of the American people who are in jeopardy because of laws like the Patriot Act and NDAA that have gutted the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States.

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman who has spoken that message of Liberty to 10s of thousands this election season without the help of the “Powers That Be.”

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman who has been bought and paid for by Individuals who are Friends of Liberty and not by Corporate Lobbyists.

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman who truly represents those who have sent him to Washington.

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman who has been libeled, slandered, and disenfranchised to keep him out of the White House.

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Principled Statesman who understands that an island will not tip over when overpopulated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg

    A lunatic, sir? Ron Paul is a Statesman after the order of Thomas Jefferson and you, sir, are unable to recognize him, which begs the questions: “What is your definition of a lunatic?” or “Sir, are you not in fact the lunatic in this case?” or “Perhaps I am the lunatic because I have not found out the truth about Ron Paul until this year.”

    If you would like to know who Ron Paul is please see http://www.ronpaul2012.com/who-is-ron-paul/
    Or if you need the definition of a lunatic: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/lunatic
    Lunatic:
    1.an insane person.
    2. a person whose actions and manner are marked by extreme eccentricity or recklessness.
    3. Law . a person legally declared to be of unsound mind and who therefore is not held capable or responsible before the law.

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