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Vote Republican

  1. Aug 9, 2007 #1
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 9, 2007 #2
    An old guy with old-fashioned ideas. Mostly undeveloped ideological nonsense.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2007 #3
    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  5. Aug 9, 2007 #4
    Do you mean "vote for a racist"?

    Ron Paul is the most racist candidate for the Presidency since David Duke.

    "Texas congressional candidate Ron Paul's 1992 political newsletter highlighted portrayals of blacks as inclined toward crime and lacking sense about top political issues.

    Under the headline of ""Terrorist Update," for instance, Paul reported on gang crime in Los Angeles and commented, ""If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be."

    Paul, a Republican obstetrician from Surfside, said Wednesday he opposes racism and that his written commentaries about blacks came in the context of ""current events and statistical reports of the time."

    ...

    Paul, writing in his independent political newsletter in 1992, reported about unspecified surveys of blacks.

    ""Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action," Paul wrote.

    Paul continued that politically sensible blacks are outnumbered ""as decent people." Citing reports that 85 percent of all black men in the District of Columbia are arrested, Paul wrote:

    ""Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal," Paul said.

    Paul also wrote that although ""we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers."

    ...

    He added, ""We don't think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That's true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such."

    Paul also asserted that ""complex embezzling" is conducted exclusively by non-blacks.

    ""What else do we need to know about the political establishment than that it refuses to discuss the crimes that terrify Americans on grounds that doing so is racist? Why isn't that true of complex embezzling, which is 100 percent white and Asian?" he wrote.

    In later newsletters, Paul aimed criticism at the Israeli government's U.S. lobbying efforts and reported allegations that President Clinton used cocaine and fathered illegitimate children.

    Stating that lobbying groups who seek special favors and handouts are evil, Paul wrote, ""By far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government" and that the goal of the Zionist movement is to stifle criticism.
    " - Houston Chronicle, 05/23/1996

    2nd source

    Some argue that "Paul did not write that". Even if he did not write the statements, they still appeared in his newsletter. Which means that he supports that position. Unless, of course, the newsletter was not really Ron Paul's. Anyone care to show us that the newsletter was, in fact, not published by Ron Paul, for Ron Paul?
     
  6. Aug 9, 2007 #5
    If those statements are racist, thunder strikes me. It is a statistical truth that Black men commit relatively far more crimes than any other ethnically group in North America. I don't think Ron Paul is talking out of bigotry; he may very well be conscious that environmental factors are an element to be blamed. Aside from that, I fully endorse his assertion about Zionism in America.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2007 #6
    How do your ear drums feel now that you have been struck by "thunder"?

    Ron Paul asserts that blackness correlates to crime and even goes further to imply that blackness causes crime. Do you agree with his assertions?

    Do you agree that if a black 13 year old commits a crime, that he or she should be tried as an adult because he or she is black?
     
  8. Aug 9, 2007 #7
    So who are you going to vote for?
     
  9. Aug 9, 2007 #8
    Regarding the racism charges - Ron Paul has stated numerous amounts of times that those statements were not written by him. It was written by a staffer for his newsletter. While he was busy on the hill, he would often have a staffer take over his local newsletter.

    This is important: All of those statements occur in the SAME newsletter. The staffer was fired. Ron Paul admitted that he is responsible for the staffer, and the guy was fired.

    Now, onto Ron Paul. In a general sense, I like him. I agree with him on a large amount of issues. But this is for certain: he has NO chance of winning. It is just not going to happen. An anti-war Republican will not get through the primaries.

    I'm curious as to why you don't like Rudy Giuliani, Cyrus? Giuliani is a fiscal conservative with strong ideas regarding the war. He is very socially liberal... aka he's not a religious crazy person. He opposes prayer in schools and is for a woman's right to choose. He supports civil unions. I think he's pretty much the best of both worlds.

    I know a lot of people have been swept up in the Ron Paul Revolution. I have as well. He has been fantastic in the Republican debates. But it's time to be honest - the small fraction of voters who support him online is minuscule compared to the real Republican base. He has NO shot of winning. It's a sad truth.

    The best shot for this country is Rudy Giuliani.

    By the way, he's not a senator. He's in the house, so it's Representative Ron Paul. Or just Congressman Ron Paul.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2007 #9
    You have interpreted Paul's assertions very superficially. To start, he did not associate race and crime as cause and effect; all he did was to point out at a correlation given by statistics. That said, he did not make any comment as to where this correlation comes from; if he had done so, this argument wouldn't have been needed. As to a 13 year old being tried, I would have to know he context in which this assertion was made in order to comment on it. However, I am of the conviction that a juridical system consists of humans simply because not every case appeal to reason if they were to be solved simply using a list of articles and laws. If a 13 year old boy, regardless of race, is guilty of a felony then I think under certain circumstances, it would make sense to disobey a set of written rules and penalize him the same way as a 23 year old would be.

    Edit: If what Maxwell is saying is true, this whole argument is void. I would still defend the position that those statements are not explicitly racist, though.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2007 #10
    How Giuliani is the forefront runner boggles my mind. I thought it was pretty clear from 2006 that America was heading towards a neatly more libertarian government. Giuliani's popularity opposes all of that. If anything, I believe this shows that people first criterion when looking for a president is an appealing personality, the second being reasonable policies - though I am not even sure of that.
     
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  12. Aug 9, 2007 #11
    I'm sorry, but we do not need another fundamentalist Christian in the power of one of the strongest nations of earth.

    http://www.ronpaullibrary.org/document.php?id=337

    "The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers."
     
  13. Aug 9, 2007 #12
    That is a myth perpetuated by the US Christian right. There is no correlation between ethnicity and crime, only ethnicity and arrests, further showing how racist such ideas are.

    "Ninety percent of all incarcerations for drug offenses made at the state and federal level during the Bush Administration (1989 to 1992) were of African-Americans or Latinos. African-American men, in particular, where targeted by law enforcement: though they comprised only 7 percent of the U.S. population in 1992, they made up half of the population of prisoners. Police forces clearly targeted ghettos and slum areas for drug enforcement. There where no DEA raids with heavy police artillery waged against colleges, silicon valley hangouts for high fashion models, private white clubs in Manhattan, or the latest chic clubs for movie starts in Malibu, though drug use was a prominent feature in all those settings. [...]The majority of all cocaine users during the Reagan and Bush years where white, but arrests were overwhelmingly black."

    Garrett, Laurie Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health Hyperion 2000
     
  14. Aug 9, 2007 #13
    That doesn't make him a Christian fundamentalist, it makes him a man who doesn't see a need for a rigid seperation of church and state. E.g. if a small town in Georgia wants to have a town Christmas play at city hall they can; its not for a federal bearucrat to decide. If an aethist town wants to do it another way let them. I simply read about man who wants power to be placed back in the local level of society.
     
  15. Aug 9, 2007 #14
    Since the separation of church and state have, in fact, a sound basis in text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers, he is distorting information. What can be the source of this distortion?

    I can cite more example of his religious fanaticism.

    Ron Paul Defending Christian Privilege

    Authoritarian or Libertarian? Ron Paul on Church/State Separation, Secularism

    He wants to keep the 'Under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance, he supports the government-sponsored ten commandments monuments, he supports a constitutional amendment promoting school prayer, he wants to criminalize abortion, he wants to restrict gay marriage and he supports inequality depending on your sexual preference.

    This, along with his racism, is what makes him a Christian fundamentalist. Feel free to attempt to provide evidence for your argument.
     
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  16. Aug 9, 2007 #15
    Ron Paul says so - it must be true



    Of course he is gong to deny writing it, what else is he going to do? Admit that he is a racist? Why won't Ron Paul release the name of the staffer that can verify that he, in fact, did not write the comments in question? Why is Ron Paul unwilling to release the rest of his newsletters to the public?



    He and he alone is responsible for the content of his own newsletter. He can blame as many imaginary staffers as he likes but the fact that it is his own newsletter still remains.

    Editors of national newspapers have been forced to resign over stories in their publications which they did not write.

    Why should Paul be any different and why doesn't he read his own newsletter before it is distributed?

    (Answer - he DOES read it. He AGREED with everything in the newsletter but just blamed a staffer when it hit the fan. Typical lying politician.)


    By the way, what is your source for Ron Paul's denial? Can you provide a link?
     
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  17. Aug 9, 2007 #16
    I think they would have to hold it somewhere else, but then Black was a federal bureaucrat.
     
  18. Aug 9, 2007 #17
    I think you should read that your quote more carefully, because he said a teen that is part of a gang should be tried as an adult.
     
  19. Aug 9, 2007 #18
    Yeah, I meant to say Representative. I like this guy because he speaks the truth, despite the fact that its not what the American public wants to hear. If you meddle with other nations all the time they are going to fight you back. This whole "They hate freedom, they hate our way of life" political lines are a bunch of crap. Giuliani uses these kinds of lines when he talks. I dont respect him for doing that, and I would never vote for someone that did. He put the command center in the WTC after the first bombing after everyone told him not to. Then the WTC got hit again and the command center was gone. -and this guy is supposed to understand terrorism? He really comes off as a slimeball.

    I know Paul wont win, but I'm sure glad hes telling it as it is. Its long overdue that the American voter wake up and hear someone tell them the truth.
     
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  20. Aug 9, 2007 #19
    Do rich people using drugs go shooting up neighborhoods and starting gangs? Obviously not, so why should the police arrest them as much for drug use? Thats a very PC snipit you just gave. I live in Washington DC, so dont try and tell me that what Im saying isnt true. I can take you to southeast DC if you'd like, and show you drug dealers and gang members that will sell you drugs, if they dont shoot you first. Or, I could take you to a rich upscale scene in downtown DC where you could probably score drugs for free. You mean to tell me those two settings are the same? Yeah, right.
     
  21. Aug 9, 2007 #20
    I feel Gingrich is similiar in "honesty", but maybe that's because he's not running yet.
     
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