Just when Ron Paul thought he’d convinced America that he’s not a racist, a new batch of controversial newsletters from the Texas representative’s past have emerged to haunt him. The New Republic has published the latest slew of newsletters, which for the most part focus on issues of homophobia, racism, and conspiracy theories, despite Paul’s having insisted that “probably 10 sentences out of 10,000 pages” of his newsletter series were problematic. The most recently recovered newsletters warn Americans to arm themselves in preparation for a coming race war, defend former Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott’s racist comments about her players, and suggest Israeli involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
here’s one part:
“Today, gangs of young blacks bust into a bank lobby firing rounds at the ceiling,” one issue read, continuing: “We don’t think a child of 13 should be held as 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.” - Ron Paul