Theodore's World: Now Ron Paul Admits He “Wrote A Certain Portion” Of Racist Newsletters

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December 30, 2011

Now Ron Paul Admits He “Wrote A Certain Portion” Of Racist Newsletters

Now Ron Paul Admits He “Wrote A Certain Portion” Of Racist Newsletters

CALLER: Dr. Paul, how confident were you at the time that the newsletters that bore your name were representative of your views on taxes, on monetary policy, the Second Amendment, the Tenth Amendment, all the things that you hold dear? How confident were you that the newsletter accurately portrayed your views on those things?

PAUL: Well, the newsletters were written, you know, a long time ago. And I wrote a certain portion of them. I would write the economics. So a lot of what you just mentioned . . . his would be material that I would turn in, and it would become part of the letter. But there were many times when I didn’t edit the whole letter, and things got put in. And I didn’t even really become aware of the details of that until many years later when somebody else called and said, you know what was in it? But these were sentences that were put in, a total of eight or ten sentences, and it was bad stuff. It wasn’t a reflection of my views at all. So it got in the letter, I thought it was terrible, it was tragic, you know and I had some responsibility for it, because name went on the letter. But I was not an editor. I’m like a publisher. And if you think of publishers of newspapers, once in a while they get pretty junky stuff in newspapers. And they have to say that this is not the position of that newspaper, and this is certainly the case. But I actually put a type of a newsletter out, it was a freedom report, investment, survival report — every month since 1976. So this is probably ten sentences out of 10,000 pages, for all I know. I think it’s bad that happened but I disavowed all these views, and people who know me best, people of my district, have heard these stories for years and years, and they know they weren’t a reflection of anything I believed in, and it never hurt me politically. Right now, I think it’s the same case, too. People are desperate to find something.

CALLER: But Dr. Paul, many of the newsletters are filled with conspiracies. You had one newsletter from start to finish with fear that the $50 bill, because it was going to be made pink, and it was gonna have all kinds of things that can track us down, so we should all be afraid that maybe tomorrow they’re gonna require us to turn in all of our old money.

PAUL: The paper money now is pink, you know? No, we haven’t had runaway inflation, but I still fear that.

Wild Thing's comment......

Don't you just love how some of the politicans lie and lie and stand by their lie, then if we wait awhile, we hear them say it differently. The left has called this...... the person misspoke. hahaha....amazing.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 30, 2011 04:50 AM


Some of the older news stories and interviews of Ron Paul from the 70's and 80's show a much more radical personality than he exhibits these days. He was probably a John Bircher and as much a conspiracy advocate as Ross Perot. Dr Paul should have stayed with his medical career.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at December 30, 2011 11:26 PM

Tom, interesting about his past. I agree he should have stayed a doctor.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2011 02:48 AM