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Huffington Post: Paul "US Drug War Has Racist Origins"


Ron Paul’s presidential campaign has spent the last two weeks dealing with the political consequences of the reemergence of racist newsletters that went out under his name in the 1980s and ‘90s. During that same time period, however, Paul also laid out an historical analysis of the racist roots of the drug war that accurately and honestly reflects its origins.

In 1988 Paul made a presidential campaign stop at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws while running on the Libertarian Party ticket. "What was so bad about the period from 1776 to 1914?" Paul wondered, referring to a time in American history when drugs were legal on the federal, and, in many towns, local level. "In the 20th Century, the doctors, like all business people, decided that there ought to be a monopoly. ‘If you wanted a little bit of codeine in your cough medicine, it would be much better if you come to me so I can charge you $25 for a prescription.'”

Paul, in a speech aired at the time on C-SPAN went on. “Before the 20th Century there was none of that and it was the medical profession as well as many other trade groups that agitated for the laws. And you know there’s a pretty good case made that this same concept was built in with racism as well. We do know that opium was used by the Chinese and the Chinese were not welcomed in this country,” Paul said. “We do know that the blacks at times use heroin, opium and the laws have been used against them. There have been times that it has been recognized that the Latin Americans use marijuana and the laws have been written against them. But lo and behold the drug that inebriates most of the members of Congress has not been touched because they're up there drinking alcohol.” (In the same speech, Paul delves into drug trafficking and the CIA, which I’ll cover in a follow-up article.)


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the people who disagree with

the people who disagree with ron paul at huffpo rely on using rumor, ad hominem and lies to attack him. they are politically brain dead.

Still leary..

of the Huffington Post. Maybe the Huffington Post read that we were going to stop giving them traffic so they've decided to make a positive post about Paul.

Still, I have a feeling that more negative posts are going to come from them so we should still keep a watchful eye out. Once they do, we boycott them again.

That old video of Ron is

That old video of Ron is really great. He was fiery!! And gave very good advice to us then.

War on Terror is based on racism too.



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deacon's picture

Ron was a hammer

and he hit the nail square on the head
everything the gov does is to pit one against
rich against poor,whites against blacks
blacks against mexicans
reefer madness comes to mind
harry anslinger comes to mind also
if RP had a bat he would have hit it out of the park

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

2012 Is About Abolishing

2012 Is About Abolishing Slavery In America

We're on the verge of abolishing slavery in America.

Ron Paul's aim is to abolish the debt slavery & tax bondage of the FED/IRS Complex.

Over the last 100 years of slavery we have gradually lost most of what America set out to be, do and have.

We are not free. We are slaves.

Put aside all of the non-essential issues and focus on abolishing slavery.

Let's start there.

Our first priority is to regain our liberty, peace and prosperity.

This is the narrative, the context for all of my campaign communications with others. It shuts down all of the nattering and competitiveness over the flavor-of-the-month candidates.

No other candidate is cognizant of, or focused on abolishing the crushing debt slavery and tax bondage as a social issue.

Without our liberty, nothing else matters.

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Right on!

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

thank you for posting


Great video!

That is a great video. I actually think the drug war could be a winning issue to emphasize this election cycle. Shutting it down could be a huge money saver, it energizes young people like crazy, and it would deflect some of the nonsense surrounding three or four pages out of about 10,000 that RP published throughout his career.

these guys are all over the place, aren't they?

I mean really, whats going on over there at huffpo? talk about a schizophrenic news org...


Sorry I WILL NOT GOT THERE [ huff ho] I am boycotting them for having the headlines " Ron Paul touts Racist Newsletter" and " Tea Party activist and Ron Paul supporter calls for assassination of Obama and Family".


I used to go to Huffpo many times a day. No longer.

from now on people should

from now on people should post 90% of the article here with name of site and author at the top and a link back to the page.

Minimize the page views to the propagandists yet still keep it legal

I feel you guys

I feel you guys

You think?

Profitable cash business to finance military control of regions around the world to nation build. Pipeline and opium fields in Afghanistan. Send opiates to market they created by pushing on inner city minorities for years to fuel another profitable growth industry, the prison system. CIAs control of pot, cocaine, opiates all around the globe to fund their illegal wars and keep the people here in a stupor. These people are evil.