Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Is Ron Paul a Racist? Being a True Civil Libertarian and a Racist Doesn't Work.

There is some controversy about whether or not Ron Paul is a racist. Most of this controversy is derived from some article comments that were written using his name in some newsletters he published. Ron Paul claims these were comments from ghost writers and he wasn't aware of them before they were published. As professing libertarian, he has strongly argued that he is NOT a racist, saying, "True libertarians are incapable of being a racist because racism is a collectivist idea - you see people in groups. Civil libertarians see everybody as an important individual." Besides these select comments, everything Ron Paul stands for is the complete opposite of racism, so I'm inclined to believe him. However, instead of trying to convince you of my position, I'll let you watch this somewhat random collection of video clips and let you make up your own mind. You can also read a 23 page article on the issue, here: http://mazyar.loveblade.org/RonPaul2012/PaulNewslettersFaq_Tunk.pdf

Ron Paul Talking About Various Race Related Issues

NAACP Leader, Nelson Linder, Talks About Ron Paul Being A Racist

A Definitive Case That Ron Paul is NOT a Racist

Is Ron Paul a Racist Part 1

Is Ron Paul a Racist Part 2

Ron Paul on Civil War Comments
(Start watching at about 8 minutes)

A Black Man's View on Ron Paul Being a Racist Part 1

A Black Man's View On Ron Paul Being a Racist Part 2


  1. Hi,

    I'm the author of that FAQ. I've since taken it down from that address and moved it.

    I would appreciate if you would just link to my blog post on the topic.