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Some more good answers:

Ask KRS-One, Speech from Arrested Development and Snoop Dogg, who is racist in the whole story. They will tell you, pretty much everyone except of Ron Paul...

Also, here is a visualization of the argument
http://public.fotki.com/SmilingAleks/ron-paul/

Cheers :)

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This is how I handle this.

I merely reply," it is my experience that the person who first brings up " racism" as an issue, is in fact the racist".
And then I shut my mouth and wait while that settles in the heart of everyone who's within earshot.
Then I walk away.

Drew, by the very grace of GOD through the blood of Christ Jesus.
"there shall come after us men whom shall garner great wealth using our system, and having done so shall seek to slam the door of prosperity behind them." George Washington

I usually ask them to first define "racist" and then to prove RP

is a racist.

Most can't even get the definition right.

And those tossing out the "he wrote those racist newsletters a decades ago", I just say, "You've been misinformed by callous slander. Let me tell you what he has said about minorities recently. ...."

When I bring up that RP is the only candidate that acknowledges the corruption in the justice system towards minorities, they get it.

Here's hoping

the "race-card" loses its punch forever.

What a misplaced, misused, overused, dumb concept in today's culture.

Where are people of color discriminated?

Sports...nope
Television...nope
Music Industry...nope
Universities...nope
Government...nope
Workplace...nope

Please tell me where the racism exists? The only derogatory use of racism I ever see/hear is from people of color about themselves.

Enough already.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
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Yes

Except for one thing:

"The only derogatory use of racism I ever see/hear is from people of color about themselves."

I hear the ADL, SPLC, etc. shouting "RACISM!" all the time.

Bump! Great response to a

Bump! Great response to a con.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Everyone's a "racist"

Face it- we're all racists. (whatever that currently means)

Hollywood movies are almost entirely based on "racism". All of Eddie Murphy's movies are racist.

Bill Cosby is a racist-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgUNixkTV8c

Making pot illegal was racist- read Ron Pau's "Revolution: A manifesto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqG0-MWqUsg

Jokes- most jokes are racist or sexist or they wouldn't be jokes!

US Foreign policy is racist.

I'm a racist....you're a racist...Bugs Bunny's a racist...Elvis's WAS a racist.

In the final analysis- WHO CARES!!!!!!

The red-necks and Neo Cons don't like Ron Paul because of his Foreign policy (not that they know what it is)

The communist, socialist "liberals" don't like Ron Paul because they claim he's a racist.

So I don't like white people? So what! That's my business.

Since when has this country, or any people, become so "loving" as to recoil at jokes/comments/pictures or anything about any race? It hasn't and the "racism" charge against Ron Paul is an excuse to detract from him.

Now, having said that....joke time; There's these 2 hicks walking down the road and one says to the other....

I''m inclined to agree.

I''m inclined to agree. Today "racist" is used as an accusation in very much the same way "witch" was in the Middle Ages. When I hear "A" call "B" a racist, I can be sure of two things.

1. Most likely "B" has just mildly politically incorrect views, such as opposition to affirmative action or illegal immigration.

2. "A" is trying to declare "B" a nonperson, trying to get him fired from his job, and destroy his life. In other words, "A" is a very, very, nasty person.

Okay look,

the first thing you need to know about this "racist" slam is that it is used by mostly the Left to slander anybody they don't like, regardless of whether there is any veracity to it or not. It's their standard accusation of any political adversary. They don't need it to be true, because they are the Left, and everybody knows that they lie about everything.

However, if the person isn't just a knee-jerk stupid leftist, and actually has a few brain cells and is just misguided, then there are tons of things to show that RP is not a racist, many of which are described below.

But remember, virtually ALL people who use the term "racist" are terminally stupid and have no redeeming qualities. So evaluate the person saying it before you waste your time trying to explain something to the intellectual equivalent of a fencepost.

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My best response to Ron Paul is racist?

1. Open a dictionary on the word "racism"

2. Look up Ron Paul's ACTUAL records (video or radio or written) that he ACKNOWLEDGES as HIS

3. AFTER your homework in (1) and (2) : then, sure, let me know if you have any question, no problem

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

I liked what you did, so...

I made my own version. It's just a tad cleaner on the text.

I hope it's useful.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/57892569@N02/6908038925/in/phot...

No King but Jesus, no President but Ron Paul

I didn't make it, I saw it on reddit

But I agree, the mspaint is a little mspainty.

I added yours to the main post and there is another cleaner version there too.

I just put a reminder in iCal

It's going to prompt me to bump this thread once an hour, every hour (I'll bump it 8 times the first hour each morning).

oh snap

(can we still say 'oh snap' ?)

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Some say the new spelling for "oh snap" on these questions is...

... STFU.

Dunno if that always work, though.

Meh. j/k

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Please vote up my reply... (see below)

At the end of the day, if one really "reads" the "racist" comments "in context", one finds that they are NOT racist at all. But few people on the Left want to do that, and those NeoCon enemies on the right certainly won't do that, but we have enough space here to address 3 of the most commonly used "examples" of RP newsletter "racism".

Do you dare to read more?

Take this "racist" remark about ice skating: "Sorry John, blacks don't ice skate. Black people just don't skate."

Pretty "racist" you think? Well I don't think it is racist at all. Its a simple generality, about black people in general, and it may or may not be true, but its just a generality. There is no hate or more importantly any call for legal discrimination in that statement. He is not saying, because blacks are bad ice skaters they should be legally force to eat ham sandwiches or walk on the South side of the street or heavens for bid, be forced to learn ice skating in public schools. So to my way of thinking, sorry, its just not "racists". Oh and I forgot to mention, Ron Paul did NOT say that statement, Charles Barkley did on the Daily Show while talking to John Stewart. Does that suddenly make a difference to you? If it does, then "houston, we have a problem".

Now the quote that came from the RP Newsletter that gets lots of "tisk, tisk, that's racist!" is this quote when talking about inner city rioting and crime: "If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet of foot they can be." Now again, I submit that is NOT racist. Like the Barkley quote, its a generality that may or may not be true. It does NOT call for legal discrimination nor is it about hating an ethnic group. In the same way, if Al Sharpton had said, "If you have ever been chased by a white middle-aged cop, you know that after 50 yards you are home free", there is nothing "racist" about that ethnic-age generalization.

The other quote that gets repeated as "evidence" is this one that Sean Hanity had a field day repeating again and again for three hours on his program saying he was in "absolute disgust" and "revulsion" after hearing these "vile words". Here is the 2 quotes that Sean Hanity read over and over again and asked his audience, "Who can defend this stuff that went out under Ron Paul's name?!!"

1) "only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions"
2) "I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males
in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal".

Oh the horror says Sean Hanity! Why its so bad, that he somehow can repeat it dozens of times over and over again. But lets put the quote into FULL context, something that in a 3 hour radio program there is plenty of time to do, but of course, that would take the fun out of smearing someone you hate, right Sean Hanity? In 2008 Sean was fully in the tank for Mitt Romney and moreover, openly hates Ron Paul's idea to end the drug war and non-interventionist foreign Policy.

Sean Hanity has been no friend of Ron Paul. He fails to point out that all these Ron Paul newsletter quotes come from the TNR a liberal rag that is so over the top Politically Correct that they wrote the book on PCness.

Here is the whole quote in context, and recall its written to an audiance that does not like DC's drug and prostitution laws and licencing laws that make "criminals" out of many people.

"“Indeed, it is shocking to consider the uniformity of opinion among blacks in this country. Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market,
individual liberty, and the end of welfare and affirmative action. I know many who fall into this group personally and they deserve credit--not as representatives of a racial group, but as decent people. They are, however, outnumbered. Of black males in Washington, D.C, between the ages
of 18 and 35, 42% are charged with a crime or are serving a sentence, reports the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives. The Center also reports that 70% of all black men in Washington are arrested before
they reach the age of 35, and 85% are arrested at some point in their lives. Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the "criminal justice system," I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males
in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."

That is the whole quote.

Again there is nothing NODDA, ZERO, ZIP that is "racist" about that. Yet its used against Ron Paul and held up as example number 1 of the RP Newsletter racism. What is lost on many non-libertarian readers, is the fact that the readership is libertarian, hence they read it as critical of DC's government laws. In the very same way, when it talks about how everyone is criminal on the nation's freeways, its not complaining of "freeway criminals", its complaining of the 55 mph freeway laws that make criminals of us all. That detail does not need to be explained to a libertarian investor audiance for which the newsletter was aimed, but it does need to be pointed out to a non-libertarian audiance who is listening or reading it 25 years later. Context is everything.

Yet if the MainStream media convinces the average voter that Ron Paul is a "racist" and "anti-semetic", the average person will soon be confused when they learn that Doctor Paul gets his economics from the very black Dr Walter Williams and the Nazi escaping Jew Dr Ludwig Von Mises. Dr Walter Williams, Pauls friend in the freedom movement said, "I know Ron Paul personally, and there is not a racist bone in his body".

That hasn't stopped those over at the liberal The New Republic who love to find "guilt by association" -- "Look, he accepted a donation and took a picture shaking hands with a white supremisist!!!! Look, he said Lincoln should have bought & freed all the slaves! He spoke about the libertarian-abolitionist connection in front of a Southern Rebel flag!"

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In 4 years here, I've never seen that whole quote

"“Indeed, it is shocking to consider the uniformity of opinion among blacks in this country. Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty, and the end of welfare and affirmative action. I know many who fall into this group personally and they deserve credit--not as representatives of a racial group, but as decent people. They are, however, outnumbered. Of black males in Washington, D.C, between the ages of 18 and 35, 42% are charged with a crime or are serving a sentence, reports the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives. The Center also reports that 70% of all black men in Washington are arrested before they reach the age of 35, and 85% are arrested at some point in their lives. Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the "criminal justice system," I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."

Thank you so very much for this clarification. Primarily these arrests are for victimless crimes. And once they make eating sugar a crime, 95% of all white Americans can get arrested, too! Equality under the "law".

Blacks don't ice skate

Yeah, well, white men can't jump! ;-)

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I think this is the

'Best response to "Ron Paul is racist"'.

+1

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

I Am Appalled!!!

This is very, very, very well done however, I have one major problem with it!

Your reference to "houston, we have a problem", is an obvious racist statement on Whitney Houston's death due to her drug addiction! You knew that all black people are drug addicts and this was only a blatant attempt to paint all blacks as a race of people all destined to be addicted to narcotics and then die from them! Give me a break you hater!

"Liberty tastes sweetest to those who fight for it, and most bitter to those who work to deny it!"

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The reference to "houston, we have a problem"

has nothing to do with Whitney. Are you making a sarcastic joke?

"Houston, we have a problem

Meaning

Originally a genuine report of a life-threatening fault. Now used humorously to report any kind of problem.

Origin

'Houston, we have a problem' is right up there with 'Beam me up Scotty' at the top of the spaceflight-related quotations tree..."
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/houston-we-have-a-problem...

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

Wow...Give Me A Break!

You actually thought that I was being for real here? Yes my gullible friend, it was entirely sarcasm. I am flattered that you thought otherwise though...LOL! I think someone needs to take a vacation and relax a bit.

"Liberty tastes sweetest to those who fight for it, and most bitter to those who work to deny it!"

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Geez Treg

That just NAILED it. Voted up and forwarded on. THANKS!

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Also...

An excellent reply...

And I love seeing posters from 2008 run as well, so would vote you up twice if I could... :)

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nicely done

nicely done

Enough with the goose chases. Post it straight-up

exbrown wrote:
1:12 PM EST
At the end of the day no matter how much his supporters want to forget about it Ron Paul published some virulently racist comments under his name in newsletters he published. That is a fact. Whether he actually wrote the racist comments maybe be open to debate but it is a fact that he published them and under his name.

montreauxg responds:
1:17 PM EST
And at the end of the day, Republicans and Democrats must acknowledge that they've bombed and killed millions of innocent civilians in the third world, stole trillions in wealth from poor and middle class and gave it to the wealthy, imprisoned and tortured Muslims without due process, incarcerated minorities from drug offenses at 4X the rate of white, and then had the temerity to call Paul, one of the few to speak against all of these policies, a racist.

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"At the end of the day"

Anyone who publicly uses that tired old cliche, "At the end of the day" should be summarily executed.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Awesome

Bookmarked for future reference.