Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul wants us to believe that he had nothing to do with the incendiary newsletters of the late ’80s and early ’90s that bore his name.
He wants us to believe that he didn’t write or even read these monthly publications that bore the masthead “Ron Paul Political Report” alongside a mugshot of him.
But if that’s true, it doesn’t say much for Dr. Paul’s intelligence. What other politician doesn’t even read the stuff that’s circulated under his or her name?
From THIS COLLECTION of quotes from Paul’s newsletters, we have these examples:
The January 1995 issue of the Survival Report—released just three months before the Oklahoma City bombing—cites an anti-government militia’s advice to other militias, including, “Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
The October 1992 issue of the Political Report paraphrases an “ex-cop” who offers this strategy for protecting against “urban youth”: “If you have to use a gun on a youth, you should leave the scene immediately, disposing of the wiped off gun as soon as possible. Such a gun cannot, of course, be registered to you, but one bought privately (through the classifieds, for example).”
UPDATE: Meanwhile, Reuters is out this morning with THIS REPORT:
A direct-mail solicitation for Ron Paul’s political and investment newsletters two decades ago warned of a “coming race war in our big cities” and of a “federal-homosexual cover-up” to play down the impact of AIDS.
The eight-page letter, which appears to carry Paul’s signature at the end, also warns that the U.S. government’s redesign of currency to include different colors – a move aimed at thwarting counterfeiters – actually was part of a plot to allow the government to track Americans using the “new money.”