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The New Republic has found more evidence that Ron Paul is lying about his involvement in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic newsletters published under his name in the 1990s.
The newly-discovered newsletters and direct mail pieces also discredit Paul’s claim that the newsletters overall only contained “a total of eight or ten sentences” that could be considered offensive.
Paul claims he never read the newsletters. Yet many of the racist comments were repeated in a by-lined monograph with the headline: “Race Terrorism in America.”
The newsletters warned repeatedly of “race war.” The June 1990 Political Report carried an item entitled, “Race War?” which claimed that said war was on the horizon because of “the victimization mentality created by the civil rights movement, where every black failure is a white crime. If there is indeed this sort of trouble ahead, it is just another reason why every honest American should be armed.” The August 1990 Political Report claimed that “we’ve got a potential race war.” The December 1990 Investment Letter reported that “Abortion is rampant, race war is heating up, AIDS is spreading, and inflation is wiping out the middle class.”
The September 1992 edition of the Political Report wrote of a supposed spate of bank robberies this way: “Today, gangs of young blacks bust into a bank lobby firing rounds at the ceiling.” It also said that “We don’t think a child of 13 should be held as responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult, and should be treated as such.”
A January 1993 Survival Report item headlined “Poor Marge Schott!” defended the former Cincinnati Reds owner, who was “being crucified” after she referred to her own players as “million dollar niggers,” said that “sneaky goddamn Jews are all alike” and “only fruits wear earrings,” and claimed that Hitler was an initially positive force for Germany.
In 1987, the Ron Paul Political Report warned that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was ready to declare martial law. He warned of perceived conspiracies by the Trilateral Commission, the Rockefellers and Yale’s secret Skull & Bones society. In February 1994 he claimed the Clintons killed White House aide Vince Foster, who committed suicide.
That conspiracy theory surfaced again in Paul’s 2008 Presidential campaign when he sent out a fundraising letter touting himself as the “only Republican who can beat Hilary” and invoking right-wing conspiracy theories about the FBI raid on the Branch Davidians and “the mysterious death of Hillary’s pal Vince Foster.”
Other newsletters showcase bias against gays, praise right-wing militia groups and praise those who don’t pay taxes and called Leona Helmsley a “martyr” after she was jailed for failing to pay $1.2 million in federal taxes.