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Ron Paul: No friend of the 99%

Commentary by Fight Back! Editors |
January 28, 2012
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Ron Paul is attracting a lot of attention, including some attention from some people in the anti-war movement, because of his views on foreign policy. Paul has demanded that the president "bring the troops home." He reflects popular opinion when he says that President Bush overstepped his powers in starting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan without a declaration of war. In general, Paul is known as an isolationist, rather than a pro-war candidate. However, Ron Paul supports assassinations and other ‘covert actions,’ acts, which are both illegal and anti-democratic, against other countries. In the Republican debates, his campaign tends to put little emphasis on his anti-war stances. Still, to find a candidate of either party who is against the wars is viewed by some as refreshing.

Many supporters of Ron Paul have also been reaching out to the Occupy Movement. But when Ron Paul ran for Congress in 2010, he said, “We should cut payroll taxes and give workers the opportunity to seek better returns in the private market.” While Ron Paul claims to want to protect Social Security, he is in fact backing a privatization of Social Security that would be a boon for Wall Street. His campaign plays the same tune as Wall Street when he says that Social Security is “broke and broken,” when in fact the Social Security trust fund grew by some $70 billion last year, to almost $2.7 trillion.

That said, there are many other big problems with Ron Paul, including his views and policies on racism and discrimination, women’s rights, GLBTQ rights, workers' rights, the environment and even civil liberties. The solutions Ron Paul is selling will not solve the problems of working people or create more equality. They will create more poverty and oppression, just like those of the other Republicans.

Ron Paul's views on African-Americans are especially ugly. A newsletter he put out for years was full of racist rhetoric. One quote out of many says, “We are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational.” Another time, Paul referred to the Martin Luther King holiday as "national Hate Whitey Day." Though Ron Paul says he did not approve these statements, they appeared in his newsletter and under his name over the course of years.

It gets worse. Paul states that he’s against the Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act was one of the greatest victories in the struggle for equality for African-American, Chicano, Asian American and other oppressed nationalities. While it is true that all sorts of discrimination and inequity still exist, it is also a fact that the 1964 Civil Rights Act provided the legal framework that ended Jim Crow - including outlawing separate and unequal schools, banning employment discrimination against oppressed nationalities and women, and desegregating restaurants, buses, and hotels. But Ron Paul says it “destroyed privacy” - meaning white business owners should be able to discriminate against African-Americans and others, in the ‘privacy’ of their own businesses.

Ron Paul's views on immigration are sure to appeal to the worst sort of racist. Paul is against any sort of legalization that would fix the problem, even for immigrants who have been in the country for decades. Paul favors tougher enforcement of immigration laws, breaking up families and expelling hardworking people. He even favors eliminating birth right citizenship, which was written into the 14th Amendment to the Constitution in order to guarantee rights to African Americans. This means children born in the U.S. would not automatically be citizens, which was a racist demand by the anti-Chinese movement in the 1880s and is still pushed by those opposed to immigration from Mexico and Central America today. Ron Paul places the blame for what he sees as the “immigration problem” on the U.S. "welfare state,” instead of a system that destroys the economies of other countries and exploits low cost labor. Ron Paul’s view flies in the face of the obvious fact that immigrants are among the most hardworking people in the United States. Immigrants often do the most unpleasant, most dangerous and lowest paid jobs in the U.S. and deserve full equality and legalization.

Ron Paul's newsletters were just as offensive to the GLBTQ community. A news article bearing his name said: “Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities.” Despite claiming to be for civil liberties, his current positions on gay rights are not much better. In 2005, Ron Paul sponsored a bill called the “We the People Act”, to prevent federal courts from enforcing any civil rights claim relating to sexuality. Ron Paul also supported the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. Until this law was passed in 1996, a marriage that was carried out in one state was valid in any other state. But under this law, that is not true for marriages between two people of the same sex.

On women's rights, Ron Paul's record is also dismal. While claiming to stand for individual freedoms, Paul would take away a woman’s right to choose. Ron Paul would undo Roe v. Wade and allow states to make abortion illegal again. Paul also says there should be no legal protection against sexual harassment at work, opening the door for an employer to coerce or intimidate an employee to have sex with him or lose their job.

When it comes to organized labor, Ron Paul seems to think that union activities violate the constitutional rights of employers. He boasts on his website about taking the side of big business in every modern legislative fight between unions and employers - opposing card check and the Employee Free Choice Act, supporting the so-called “Truth in Employment Act” and misnamed ‘right to work’ laws, which lower wages and worsen work conditions. In December of 2011, Paul said he is opposed to the existence of the National Labor Relations Board, even in its weakened condition.

Ron Paul is also a global warming denier. Several times he has called global warming “a hoax.” But global climate change is very real, with the droughts and floods growing more severe in recent years. Climate change has already killed hundreds of thousands of people in developing countries, causing crops to fail, and every Texan knows about the summer 2011 record-breaking heat wave, drought and wildfires.

Ron Paul is known as an advocate of civil liberties, but the reality is different. Just recently, Congress passed a bill, called the NDAA, allowing the president to arrest people and hold them as long as he likes without trial. Ron Paul did not vote against this bill, for all of his talk about civil liberties - he didn’t vote either way. More importantly, Ron Paul and other supposed ‘libertarians’ are failing when it comes to the FBI raids on Carlos Montes and 23 anti-war activists. More than a dozen members of Congress, such as Representatives Keith Ellison and Dennis Kucinich, wrote to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to express concerns about these raids. Grassroots supporters of Paul, working with the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, asked Ron Paul to write a support letter, with no result. Ron Paul’s anti-war and civil liberties sentiment only extends so far.

Many activists in the anti-war and Occupy Wall Street movement interact with Ron Paul supporters. Sometimes, we find ourselves working alongside them. But in the end, Ron Paul's ideas simply are not what working people need. Ron Paul’s purpose is to deliver votes to the Republicans at the end of a mind numbing and lengthy Republican primary season. The problem in our society is not that government is out of control. The problem is that the government, the economy and most of our world, are under the control of a handful of very wealthy people.

Taking government out of our economy is not possible, nor will it fix things. During the Great Depression, the federal government acted to insure bank deposits, started Social Security and unemployment insurance and welfare as a safety net for the elderly, jobless and poor families. At that time, one quarter of Americans were out of work, and starvation was not uncommon. In the 1960s, another wave of federal legislation led to civil rights laws, Medicare, and federal financial aid for college students (the Pell Grant).

Even with government regulation, working people continue to experience financial crisis, unemployment, poor living conditions, housing foreclosures and other problems. But Ron Paul's so-called solution - removing the government from the economy - will not solve anything. It will make things worse. It will give more power to the 1% and the corporations.

Ron Paul will not win the Republican primary, and he will not be President. We do not need to worry about what would happen if he were elected. In 2008, he did not win a primary in one single state. He is not on track to win any this year.

But the problem with Ron Paul are the ideas he represents, which confuse working people and keep them from seeing what is really behind the problems in the country. We need people to build the movements in the streets, like Occupy Wall Street movements. Most people now are focused on the fact that the economic crisis is caused by the big banks and the billionaires who control both parties. The last thing we need is good people with anti-war sentiment, or supporters of the Occupy movement, wasting their time chasing the pied piper of the Republican Party - Ron Paul.


TomBurke wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Ron Paul opposes women's right to chose.

For all his talk of liberty and freedom, Ron Paul wants to control what women do with their bodies. Ron Paul opposes a woman's right to chose. Paul wants to revers Roe vs. Wade and claims that states should decide abortion laws. Ron Paul is full of beans. He wants more rights for rich white guys. He wants to privatize schools, hospitals, and government services that make our society more equal and serve working people. Ron Paul is the court jester of the Republican Party.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Haha! good luck trying to

Haha! good luck trying to manipulate me with the women's right's crap. Are you boys really pretending like women can even get abortions where they are legal? Let me educate you: most women who would seek an abortion, seek it because they do not have the financial means to support a child and opt to terminate rather than raising a child in poverty or passing it off to the (ever so flawed) social care system. But the reality? These women often have to drive hours to the very few locations that will actually perform them, and they must do this TWICE. Once for MANDATORY counseling, so they have one last chance to talk a woman out of a choice that is supposedly "hers," and once for the actual abortion, which has a minimum coast of about $500.

Yeah, sure. We sure have a "right to choose" that is in jeopardy of being taken away. Give me a candidate that supports letting family planning medicaid cover abortion costs for low income women, and I'll pick that candidate over Paul. Until then, don't act like you care about my rights as a woman.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Please post your souces to

Please post your souces to all these clames. Its highly irresponsible and biased to publish an article like this one without linking your souces. I might as well watch fox news for this kind of reporting

Photojournalist wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

This site just lost all credibility

This article is biased, full of false statements, and was made most likely out of anger. As a photojournalist it's a slap in the face and between the false propaganda of the mainstream media and complete biased articles on this site i don't take anything on here seriously. I met some reporters from here, Mick is a good guy but besides Mick it seems almost anyone can write for this site and not get turned down. What happened to real journalism? To the Occupiers: good work but I wish you would get some more clear direction and do things to benefit small businesses on a national level. Your movement has some good ideas but it needs direction and strong voices to lead (even though you don't want leaders it's sometimes required to bring a movement to the next level). May God have mercy on our messed up society, hopefully something changes and fast. Btw I support Ron Paul 100%.

Tom Burke wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ron Paul Robots

Well if anyone who is anti-war or progressive was thinking that Ron Paul might be a valid choice, then I think his Republican Party supporters comments clarified it for us right here at Fight Back! Most of the responses lack content. During this ongoing economic crisis, with Obama carrying forward most of Bush's policies on wars and occupation, the economy, immigration, and eroding workers rights, people are looking for solutions to their problems that neither Dems or Reps offer. Ron Paul exists to organize the disenchanted whites, both working and middle class, into the Republican Party voter bloc. Paul's rhetoric sounds radical, but it is not. Paul's solutions sound daring, but they are empty. Paul's ideas did not work in the 1800's and they will not work today. Paul's ideas only reinforce the wealthy 1% and the Republican Party. Paul's goal is to keep people voting Republican instead of joining the movements in the streets for social change and revolution. Ron Paul's revolution is a tea party for the wealthy, not a real revolution at all.

Stop being Ron Paul robots and join the movements for change in the streets, like Occupy!

Umnia wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Don't even bother to respond

Don't even bother to respond - is Goldman Sachs' PR company - total BS.

Bruce Leroy wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Anonymous Hackers

Some of these comments are freaking hilarious! Like the one that suggests the "Anonymous" hackers should attack Fight Back! News for this piece. The irony is, of course, that the "Anonymous" hackers have since outed Ron Paul for his connections to white supremacist groups.

This piece is right on! Keep up the good work, Fight Back!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Social Security trust fund grew by some $70 billion last year
2009..Thanks Bush and Obama! Two peas in a pod!
As a result, the trust fund's annual surplus is forecast to all but vanish next year.

Liar liar pants on fire...what a bull crap group this is, must be communist!

You don't even represent the Occupy, if you like the Socialist living then get out of the USA, we do not want you involved, tell Soros and adbusters to cram it where the sun don't shine!

Sofie A. Chavez wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ron Paul for President!!

Who wrote this misinformed corporate media backed piece of #$%*?!

Do your homework people, Ron Paul is the best candidate I've ever seen for President.

He has been fighting for our civil liberties for over 30 years and 12 terms as a Congressman.

My favorite Ron Paul fight: End the War on Drugs. He says you want to see racism, 14 % of arrested nonviolent drug users are Black, yet over 60% of incarcerated nonviolent drug users are Black.

Ron Paul breaks it down. Just youtube his awesome videos. He has been saying the SAME THING for 30 years!!

He is also for ending all the wars and eliminating over the 900 military instillations we have in over 120 countries. Get real people. I can't believe you all printed this. F*** your social security over American armed forces being in both my indigenous lands oppressing our peoples. Our human lives should be more important than any social welfare program in the US.

Get your head out of the communism cloud. I don't want to be a slave to communism either. I'm down for a free market like Ron Paul talks about.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Support Ron Paul if you support Liberty and the Constitution!

This video makes the best arguments I've seen yet for why people MUST support Ron Paul if they support liberty and the constitution! -->

dawnrising wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

I am fully convinced this site is government propaganda

I will NEVER believe OWS rejects Ron Paul. EVER. He is the only one even addressing the cause of the income disparity, the Federal Reserve, Keynesian economics, the banking system, fiat currency.
The reason the writer(s) are remaining anonymous is bcuz they are NOT really part of OWS.

You can't divide us.

TC wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ron Paul supporters frighten the main stream media

The reason the authors did't post their names is they fear Ron Paul supporters. I was at the last debate, in Jacksonville, FL. and watched as Rom Paul supporters surrounded the CNN stage and chanted "President Paul". Many were angry with CNN for their treatment of Dr. Paul. There were people demanding the blackout end, others were yelling at John King and David Gergen. It was so loud they had to cover their ears to head the earphones. To see some of the action I am talking about watch and see for yourself. The best parts start at abour 18 minutes into the video.

billgreenjeans wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ron Paul bashing or we need more government Service like SS

The editor has fallen for the same old line of “we are the government and we are here to serve you”. The editor doesn't understand that the service offered by the government is the same service that the bull offers for the cow. “when in fact the Social Security trust fund grew by some $70 billion last year, to almost $2.7 trillion.” There is no trust fund because Social Security is not an insurance program it is a welfare program. Any inference that the government has money set aside for SS is a virtual book keeping entry just like the Federal Reserve shell game without the pea with their QE Twist or whatever.
The nanny state is for weak minded socialist like the editor. Self reliance and liberty and a since of worth for every individual creates a healthy society where everyone has a equal opportunity and No One, including especially banks and corporations, receives a handout or bailout from us the people by our government. Charity is left up to individuals, churches, and honest charitable organizations. Who else will stand up for liberty other than Ron Paul. Not the editor. No service for me thank you.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

I have been occupying since

I have been occupying since October 20th, and I mean I spent many weeks in the tents. I've given a lot for occupy.
1. I love Ron Paul
2. you can't have 99% without conservatives
3. You don't speak for me.
4. Occupy or die

pirate4paul wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ron Paul: No friend of the 99%

the heading should read "mainstream media no friend of Dr. Paul. im on to your dirty methods of people control. however you can not control educated individuals. we have a mind of our own and refuse to be hearded like sheep and cattle.

i would say more but i have nothing but anger in mind and find it better to say nothing.
peace out.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

He does support assassinations...

It appears that a lot of Ron Paul supporters here are completely unaware of their beloved leader's history regarding the topic of anti-war and assassinations. Many claim that he's against the wars and against assassinations, but only stick to the current story Ron Paul adheres to as he gradually attempts in swiping away a particular past of his.

For example, Ron Paul's 2001 legislation bill known as, "Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001," which was pressed forward to Congress, calling for the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and those whom follow him, which is really just a shaky means of calling anybody the U.S. govt. disagrees with or sees as a threat to the corporations' interests as "terrorists" and/or "al-Qaeda":

Of course, the Ron Paul fanatics appear to either, 1) not even remember this particular legislation Ron Paul promoted during a time when anti-war policies was needed more than ever, or 2) do know of the legislation, but refuse in admitting to the reality of Ron Paul's hypocrisy, which is subsequently their hypocrisy as well.

Friend of Author wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago


The author of this article is my friend. You are all dumb...there's so much more truth that he wanted to write about here but wasn't allowed for fear of Ron Paul and his Dark Brotherhood in the KKK. He wanted to say how much Ron Paul hates children and loves terrorists. He wants Iran to take over the world and he has voted in support of the NWO even when people tell him he's a communist fascist nazi warlord alien. He doesn't care. While its true that he delievered over 4000 babies...he delivered them unto Satan and with this blood sacrifice, he has gained the power to trick people into liking him with his evil sorcery and dazzling disco drum of death and despair. If you don't believe I'm telling the truth about my friend the author of this 101% accurate article then that means you hate Jews and blacks..and especially hate America, freedom, and everything that is good in this world, aka, American. All you people are idiots and fools and knaves. The world will all be destroyed if Ron Paul has his way. We must fight all the savages of the world and spread our Christian Democracy in a Great Worldwide Manifest Destiny. Only once the righteous and superior peoples of America take control of all the world and rid it self of the terrorists who is anyone who doesn't approve of us...will we finally know peace a prosperity. Heil America!

Dan wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ron Paul press release

Here is the full text of a Ron Paul press release in which he calls for the U.S. government to hire assassins to kill terrorists around the world:

Paul Offers President New Tool in the War on Terrorism

Washington, DC: Congressman Ron Paul today presented Congress with the "Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001," legislation designed to give President Bush an additional tool in the fight against terrorism. He also introduced legislation that changes the federal definition of "piracy" to include air piracy.

The Constitution gives Congress the power to issue letters of marque and reprisal when a precise declaration of war is impossible due to the vagueness of the enemy. Paul's bill would allow Congress to authorize the President to specifically target Bin Laden and his associates using non-government armed forces. Since it is nearly impossible for U.S. intelligence teams to get close to Bin Laden, the marque and reprisal approach creates an incentive for people in Afghanistan or elsewhere to turn him over to the U.S.

"The President promised the American people that the federal government would use every available resource to defeat the global terror network," Paul stated. "Congress should immediately issue letters of marque and reprisal to add another weapon to the U.S. arsenal. The war on terrorism is very different from past wars, because the enemy is a group of individuals who do not represent any nation. Western intelligence in the Middle East is exceedingly limited, so we should avail ourselves of the assistance of those with better information to track, capture, or kill Bin Laden."

The Act allows Congress to narrowly target terrorist enemies, lessening the likelihood of a full-scale war with any Middle Eastern nations. The Act also threatens terrorist cells worldwide by making it more difficult for our enemies to simply slip back into civilian populations or hide in remote locations.

"Once letters of marque and reprisal are issued, every terrorist is essentially a marked man," Paul concluded. "Congress should issue such letters and give the President another weapon to supplement our military strikes."

Dan wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Comprehensive response to the comments

First: All the Paul supporters say the article is terrible because it says Ron Paul is against the civil rights act. But they can't agree about why that makes the article terrible. Some feel it is because Ron Paul is NOT against the Civil Rights Act. Others feel that only a chump would be IN FAVOR of the civil rights act. Same goes for unions: The article shouldn't get on Paul for being anti-union, the Paul supporters say, either because Paul ISN'T anti-union, or else because he's RIGHT to be anti-union.

I think this shows how this is a knee jerk reaction. Please take a minute and think about the article. It's pretty well-researched and pretty solid. I really don't think you're going to seriously refute any of the facts in it.

Second: Paul does indeed support covert action. The idea he doesn't, really, is a big fat myth. it's part of the larger myth that Paul is honest, consistent, represents some fixed principle in politics, etc. Yes, he criticized the assassination of bin Laden. However, he also voted in favor of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists in Afghanistan. That is a law that allowed military force to hunt bin Laden. So, yes, he criticized the killing of bin Laden... AFTER he voted to authorize it. He also has introduced two different bills to bring back "letters of marque," which essentially would authorize companies like Blackwater to wage war, etc., on behalf of the U.S.

All of this is perfectly easy to verify. Thirty seconds with Google will do it.

Third: Concerning the newsletters: This business that Ron Paul had no idea that he was putting out a race-baiting newspaper over a period of years, this is fairy tale stuff. No way. Common sense will tell you that if his name appears over that kind of nonsense, even if he didn't read it himself, SOMEBODY would call it to his attention. I've got more faith in libertarians than to suppose that all of them are OK with Ku Klux Klan type talk. And besides, we now know, from people who worked with him, that Ron Paul did indeed proof-read every article of that newspaper. He knew what was in it, and he was OK with that. Check this article out, for instance:

Fourth: Concerning Fight Back News: It's put out all by volunteers, and basically has no budget. It's all the Fight Back people can do to get together the money to put out a print edition every so often, since no one volunteers paper and printing for it. The writers, editors, etc., all have to have day jobs, sad to say. In contrast, the Ron Paul campaign has spent many millions of dollars at this point. This is in addition to various PACs, and of course Ron Paul's long-running P.R. machine. Fight Back is the little guy in this; Ron Paul is part of the establishment.

Anonymous from Singapore wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

What a load of garbage!

This article is as biased as they come. Some of the stated facts are false, other facts have been stated with no clarifying rebuttal.

Many new articles have appeared over the internet in the last few days similar to this. The change in tactics seem clear. The main stream media (owned by Wall Street) have decided to take the fight to the web.

Do not be deterred oh friends of Ron Paul. Fight back. Post up more comments and articles. The internet is a large battlefield and our numbers are greater than theirs. We can overcome!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ron Paul is a bigot and a

Ron Paul is a bigot and a liar. I totally agree.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Not really sure where you got

Not really sure where you got your facts, but right off the bat you get some things wrong. He has a whole chapter in his new book about how against assassinations he is.

Anyways here's the truth behind this article if anyone wants to read it

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago


my 12yr old son is a better writer and analyzer of the truth than the author.

Kim Jong-uno wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Superb Journalism! Need a job?

I've been looking for talent like yours for our North Korean News Service. Please contact me and I will arrange your interview with KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY of DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea). Your talents are being wasted in the United States. North Korea fully backs the 99% movement and agrees that capitalism is evil and centralized government is the only answer. Keep up the yellow journalism comrade!

dawnrising wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

How could Ron Paul support "assassinations"...

If he even questioned and objected to the assassination of Osama?!?!

You "editors" are complete transparent jokes.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago


This is one of the worst articles I've ever read. How about doing some research and fact checking before throwing together a piece of garbage like this.

Articles like this are a perfect example of what's wrong with our horrid public school system.

dawnrising wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Obama and the 1%

Obama has 84 former Goldmann Sachs executives in his cabinet, he named a CitiGroup executive as his Chief of Staff just 2 weeks ago, Monsanto executive is his choice to run the FDA, Bain capital executive is Chairman of the OCB.
He extended and expanded the Patriot Act.
Extended the Bush tax cuts.
Gave us the Republican healthcare plan not single payer.
SOPA, postponed but coming.
Starting a War with Iran.
Cracking down on Whistleblowers.

I could go on...Obama is a neocon liar and sure doesn't stand for the 99%.
Who's Obama's #1 campaign contributor? Goldmann Sachs. The very people OWS is protesting.

dawnrising wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

The cause of the income disparity...

is the Federal Reserve and Keynesian economics.

OWS if you aren't fighting to change those things then the only thing you are doing is begging the 1% for their crumbs.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

99% supports Dr. Ron Paul, not

Read the following article refuting this one.

I hope the Anonymous hackers destroy and deface this website.

dawnrising wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

This article would have been more honest had it...

Titled the article F*** Ron Paul and then repeated F*** Ron Paul 1000 times as the base of the article. Then the authors could at least still have some dignity after writing so many ignorant lies and it would be more concise and get the same point across.

Proud of this article? Then put your name on it!!!!!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago


Wow, that's a terrible article. Since a few whiners on here said my Ron Paul compatriots didn't address the "points" of the article, I decided to do so.

1) Racism. Those newsletters were ghost written. He should have paid more attention. its a simple mistake of oversight on a stupid newsletter. The stance on liberty he has held for many decades completely and fundamentally flies in the face of this one time oversight. Weight the evidence.

2) Civil Rights. The Civil Rights Act is more about property rights than discrimination. You should be allowed to discriminate on your own property. This type of legislation pushes the behavior underground. It is better to have people openly discriminate so the rest of society knows who to shun and who to embrace. Would you goto a restaurant that doesn't allow African Americans? I wouldnt and most the people I know wouldnt, hence they will go out of business due to their bigotry. Let the market sort this out, no government is needed. He has opposed the NDAA. He was campaigning for president. Either way, his vote wouldn't have changed the outcome.

3) Unions. RP believes in the freedom of association. Workers should be able to unionize and by the same token, businesses should have the right to not associate with unionized labor. Side: unions artificially inflate wages by constricting the supply of labor, at the expense of the consumer. So don't talk to me about how the labor unions are part of the 99%. They rip off the consumer for the betterment of their union

4) Immigration. They broke the law. How do you expect the rule of law to be taken seriously when it is not implemented in all occasions.

5) Abortion. The choice you speak of is to murder or not. We are all afforded the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

6) Global warming. There isn't enough evidence to declare it as a truth. What role does solar activity have on our climate? Or the wobble of the Earth's axis? You cant answer that.

7) Great Depression. By far, the longest economic downturn in our history by 4 or 5 times. That is a direct function of government control of the economy during that time.

dawnrising wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ron Paul, Kucinich and Nader on CNN supporting OWS

Don't be fooled by this article. These "editors" don't want you to know the truth:

Ron Paul, Kucinich and Nader on CC supporting OWS:

Ron Paul and Nader explaining the Libertarian/Progressive alliance:

Kucinich on why he would pick Ron Paul as VP:

They writers are blatantly trying to hide the truth.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

this article is garbage

this article is garbage

dawnrising wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

This article is based on fear and not at all accurate

I am just gonna take this:

"Ron Paul supports assassinations and other ‘covert actions,’ acts, which are both illegal and anti-democratic, against other countries."

First point, Obama fully supports that but Ron Paul is against meddling in other countries business PERIOD.
It is clear that whomever wrote this piece of garbage, and I would mention their name expect conveniently this is apparently written by unnamed "editors", has not even bothered to do the most basic research on Dr. Paul if you think he'd support that garbage.

The "editors" also don't mention Obama assassinated an American with a drone without charge or trial and then sent a separate drone to assassinate his 16 year old boy. So puuuuuuulease.

Obama IS Bush.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

ron paul supports

ron paul supports assassinations.... ??? where did you get that??? and you lost me there .... not worth the reading anymore .....

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

I am 99%. is not a friend of mine

Just another entity that tries to use us, the 99%'s.
You guys are same as the 1%.
Occupy !

Jimmy wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

This is one of the most ill

This is one of the most ill informed pieces of propaganda trash I've ever read. You have just regurgitated the same old misinformation that the rest of the MSM has been defecating all over the American public. Please take the time to do research before publishing this crap. Present the facts and not a hit piece based logical fallacies.

Jimmy wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

You are a bad, bad writer. F-

This is one of the most ill informed pieces of propaganda trash I've ever read. You have just regurgitated the same old misinformation that the rest of the MSM has been defecating all over the American public. Please take the time to do research before publishing this crap. Present the facts and not a hit piece based logical fallacies.

Kyle wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Funny if it was not so out of whack

Seriously, how weak must you be to not put your name to an article, and for those responding in support of this trash not putting their names to their posts?! If you actually cared about facts, you might be a news organization, instead of a socialist propaganda machine aimed at those people too stupid to think for themselves.

You are definitely NOT the 99% and should not represent a movement of people you don't associate with. 99% of OUR population is smart, hard working and proud...your article should be that if you are part of this type of thought, then yes Ron Paul is NOT for you...but then neither is the United States of America!

human bean wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

google is pathetic

Google news is stooping to new lows in the psy-op information war...Next they will say Ron Paul hates Christmas and apple pie and sodomized your grandpa in a wartrench.

fightback! isnt even close to news either, I search news every day and never have found this did it reach google #1? what a crock.

Connor, John wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ron Paul is Against Unions?

No he is not. He believes in free association, which includes forming a Union. The difference that you didn't think about is that between forced unionism and voluntary unionism.

Just blatant, outrageous misdirection or hopeless ignorance. I suppose the slaughter overseas is okay, so long as people get more welfare. Where are your priorities?

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ron Paul is the real deal and

Ron Paul is the real deal and both sides of the isle cannot stand it. That said, if you are an OWSer who wants to blame WallSTreet instead of the FED and the congress you need to take a better look at what Ron Paul is saying to better understand who the real enemies of liberty are. Without the FED the playing field would be much more level and we could all finally save some real money rather than having to invest it with big business just to beat the inflation the FED creates each year.

Christopher Allen Diem wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago


This article is so jacked. i have never before seen such bad research or total misunderstanding of a person. this artricle is so loaded with lies i had to see if it was a prank or some wierd pro ron paul thing, but no your purely just stupid, nobody could be this misinformed!
paul supports assassinations???? lmfao

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Re: Re: Anonymous #17 It is a

Re: Re: Anonymous #17

It is a common logical error to assume that objecting to something means that you support the opposite position. There are many ways to skin a cat, as it were. We have sacrificed liberty immensely in the past four decades in the interest of social utility and political expediency. Liberals just can't seem to grasp this. We all hate poverty and inequality. Objecting to the heavy hand of government does make you apathetic to those conditions. All this progressivism for all these decades and we are poorer than we have ever been. The next generation is guaranteed to be worse off than the one before it.

What don't you people get about how there ain't no such thing as a free lunch. The government "gives" through entitlement programs and takes through taxes and inflation. For decades, the government has been redistributing wealth to the ruling elites. Corporations get rights conferred on them (Freedom of Speech), and we get rights stripped from us (the Patriot Act, the NDAA, etc.) Wall Street gets bailouts, and we get left out. We get our earnings taxed or overwhelmed by inflation, and the rich get tax breaks and stock price appreciation (the other side of inflation).

Ron Paul 2012!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Re: Anonymous #17

Hi.. Actually.. Ron Paul did not say he was against the Civil Rights Act.. what he said was he was against how the act was written. Huge difference between refusing an act outright and refusing an act because he thought passages were not constitutional.

jec146 wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

On a scale of 1-10, bad article, or the worst article?

Thanks for your very ill-informed opinion. I'm so glad that Google chose to place it under "News" when it is really just a filthy piece of garbage. Oh, and also thank you for doing your part to deceive the American people who are interested enough to do a Google search in hopes of learning about the candidates. If you were really trying to convey facts, then take this comment thread as a message about the importance of responsible journalism. Do some real research before you just start spewing verbal diarrhea all over the place. Thanks to you (and this may have been your plan, if you are just another moron spreading lies about Ron Paul because you know that, if people knew the facts, whichever candidate you are rooting for would get shit on in the primaries) the quote on the top of the Google News page is a bologna one that was taken from a news letter which was not even SUSPECTED to have been written by him. You, sir, make me sick.

StevenDiBona wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago


No wonder they won't even put a name on this article. It's pure trash, and then Google posts a BOGUS Ron Paul quote on the top of their search page. Shame on you google. What slander! RON PAUL in 2012!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

This really is one of the

This really is one of the most poorly written, innaccurate pieces I've ever read.

- Ron Paul is against assassination. He voted in favor of a limited response to attach Al Queda after 9/11 but voted against the Iraq War and has criticized the President extensively for the expansion of the Predator drone program, the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA and brought a bill to repeal those provisions. He is notoriously critical of the Patriot Act. He has also been critical of the intelligence aparatus in the US going back to the 1980's.

- His ideas about opting out of Social Security have no obvious benefit for Wall Street. That is completely non-sequitor. Ron Paul is the only visibile critic in American Politics of the Federal Reserve system. If you knew anything at all, you would know that ending the Fed is the biggest single threat to Wall Street. He voted against TARP and all of the other bailouts and would be happy to route Wall Street.

- He has been a critic of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 largely for Consitutional reasons. A paralel would be that Ron Paul is personally against abortion, but the Federal Government has no authority to either protect it or abolish it. So he continues to refuse to support any Federal action.

- He is the only candidate to legitimately challenge the War on Drugs (he seeks to end the War on Drugs) which he (correctly) argues is one of the most racist programs in history.

I don't know why people like you, who seem to want to represent the interest of the people, are so eager to attack the most populist candidate in modern history. No one has more openly attacked corporate welfare, warfare and most importantly the completely regressive tax system that is the Federal Reserve. I think if you actually read something about Ron Paul, you might change your views.

holy christ. wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago


Internet trolling at its finest. The authors of this article are obviously young kids majoring in journalism with a minor in liberal arts.

One should study how the human condition effects economies and the processes within, as opposed to merely generalizing in one's own subjective light how things work.

I dont understand how this garbage shows up on my google page but infowars wont.