Further Proof Ron Paul Was Active in His Newsletters
Ron Paul’s racist newsletters are not a new story, and they have been getting a fair deal of scrutiny over the past week due to his polling leads in Iowa and New Hampshire. His supporters claim that they were written without Dr. Paul’s knowledge, because he was too busy practicing medicine to oversee everything that went out the door. This is usually followed by positive character assessments with no further mention of the hateful material.
Looking through a few online newspaper databases, I found two articles of interest that connect Dr. Paul directly to his newsletters.
#1 - The Washington Post, dated September 17, 1991:
In a telephone interview from his Jackson Lake, Wyo., office, Paul, who served in the House from Texas between 1979 and 1985 and now has a part-time medical practice and publishes newsletters on politics and investments, said he had authorized friends to form an exploratory committee on his behalf. A decision on challenging Bush in New Hampshire and later primaries has not been made, he said.
This suggests that Dr. Paul probably had a bit more time on his hands than his supporters want you to think. Just three months before the WP article, Dr. Paul defended homophobic statements made by Tom Clancy by reprinting them [from TNR]:
I live in a free country, and if people want to have their anuses used in that way, while I find it unsavory, I do not arrogate to myself the right to prevent them from doing so.
#2 - In an article published in the Money section of USA Today dated Friday, May 21, 1993, Ron Paul comments on rising gold prices:
Ron Paul, editor of Ron Paul Survival Report, is even more enthusiastic. “This is a big one,” he says. “In a non-panic situation, gold could go to $4,000. That’s without a cataclysmic event and just with the clowns in government running things as they are now.”
Here, Dr. Paul is clearly referred to as an editor, not exactly a passive position. Only two months beforehand in the March issue of the Survival Report, he rails against Haitians immigrating to the US because he suspects that they all have AIDS:
How could he possibly say that he didn’t know what was going on?
Ron Paul keeps getting quoted and his profession is always clearly stated.
#3 - Denver Rocky Mountain News, February 28, 1992:
As Ron Paul, a former U.S. congressman and a financial newsletter writer based in Houston commented about the bar code currency: “We can’t know what technology (the U.S. government) will use, only that the Feds plan a form of financial totalitarianism for us, total abolition of financial privacy, the better to tax and control us.”
From the February 1992 issue of the Ron Paul Financial Newsletter, Dr. Paul talks about some sort of mysterious switch the president can turn on to automatically suspend the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. He allows his “privacy expert” Mark Nestmann to make a few suggestions in the event that this occurs: