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Ron Paul Madman or Prophet

Ron Paul has gained a lot of support in this election. Many people have forgotten about his extreme views in the past, or maybe they consider now is a good time for extremism. He accused Martin Luther King of seducing underage boys and girls, among other statements in the newsletters, mainly (Ron Paul Political Report)and the (Ron Paul Survival Report) he sent out all over the country. It will be interesting to see where his extremism takes him in this election.

Ron Paul is putting his name before the majority of the public and he’s getting attention. He does sound pretty good but maybe we should turn the clock back a few years and see what he was saying then. In the various news letters he sent out, he was a ranting peddler of paranoia. One of his claims was that Martin Luther King was a seducer of of under age boys and girls, and that AIDs patients enjoyed the pity and attention they were receiving. The story was that Ron Paul actually wrote the messages himself. By putting himself on the outer fringe, he suggested to most people that he was ready to leave the scene, but in 1997 Ron Paul was back representing the same Republican party and as outspoken as ever.

In 2008 his unexpected bid for the presidency gained him an explosion of new followers. His past extremism meant nothing to libertarians, dissident conservatives and some left wingers as well. They say his extremism of the past has nothing to do with the issues today. Among all the presidential hopefuls, his followers say, he is the only candidate who favors scaling back America’s over seas commitments, ending a failed war on drugs and reducing the power of the presidency.

In this and the last campaign, Ron Paul was the only politician who dared point out the way social spending and overseas commitments multiply no matter which party is in power, the connection between politics and Wall Street, and the dubious lists of policies that both parties support. Ron Paul’s extremism and rants sometimes cuts closer to the bone than his more grounded rivals. He is the rare politician who says, “a plague on both your houses.”

To his many critics his past transgressions foreshadows his future. Then as now, critics say Ron Paul blames the country’s ills on illusions and fantasy. They insist he is infusing poisonous ideas into the main stream of the country and needs to be not only stopped, but repudiated. But consider this, A madman and a prophet is divided by a very fine line. Who knows which one Ron Paul might be? In times like these, it sometimes takes a fearless crank to step in where Republicans and Democrats fear to tread.

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  1. jennifer eiffel01

    On January 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Excellent. Personally, I support rick santorum

  2. mphsglo

    On January 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    He sounds like a real character.

  3. jennifer eiffel01

    On January 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Excellent. Personally, I support rick santorum.

  4. sanataryal

    On January 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Ruby , preety encouraging post . KEep going . Best of luck .

  5. DiabolicalClaptrap

    On January 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I’m on the fence with Paul. On the surface, his ideas seem logical, even agreeable but he seems to represent everything wrong with modern politics as well. That is, there seems to be an evil behind the curtain. See here:

    While he may not be outwardly racist, it seems to be implicit. You may argue that to an extent, everyone is racist but this article (including the comments section) goes into detail about his actions. That to me is something you can’t allow get into office. And sadly, it’s something a lot of 20 somethings don’t get, because they either don’t bother to research things from both ends or they don’t understand the words behind the words, so to speak.

  6. Lisa Marie Mottert

    On January 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Excellent share and point of view :)
    Most of the politicians now, (in the race for the Presidency) it would seem, have some past transgressions of their own.

  7. Shirley Shuler

    On January 21, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Oh, Ruby, which is the lesser of two evils, madman or prophet!

  8. Brenda Nelson

    On January 21, 2012 at 12:16 am

    You need a serious third party.

  9. Erin Miller

    On January 21, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I agree with Ryan F and I’m a twenty something…

  10. mdrkarim7

    On January 21, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Thanks for sharing.

  11. indianwriting

    On January 21, 2012 at 1:11 am

    slinging mud at the other party is quite common in politics…i hope this guy is genuine well wisher of the state..if not a prophet
    nice share :)

  12. beauley

    On January 21, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Ruby, a very well researched article. Just some quotes from true patriots in our history when our constitution was respected and not being torn apart as it is today:

    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
    -Abraham Lincoln

    “If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”
    — Thomas Jefferson.

    It is not to justify Ron Paul in any of his comments in the past but we are now living in a world of make believe. He is just trying to wake the people of what is really happening. Common sense tells us that if you spend $2 and only have $1 available even the young and uneducated knows the future. A mad or insane person is not the giver of common sense counsel.

    “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
    -George Orwell

    Just my opinion.

  13. Nidhi Rai

    On January 21, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Excellent share.

  14. lapasan

    On January 21, 2012 at 7:45 am

    This fellow does not deserve to become the President of the United States.

  15. papaleng

    On January 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

    He is a very charismatic man, however one has to really dig to his character.

  16. qncai

    On January 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Like share

  17. rubysexy

    On January 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Nice share.

  18. SharifaMcFarlane

    On January 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    This election has an interesting mix of characters.

  19. Hettie

    On January 22, 2012 at 6:15 am

    A very interesting article

  20. PR Mace

    On January 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I have a friend in Texas who works for Ron Paul’s son. He has given me a lot of inside information and I still don’t know what to think of the man.

  21. yes me

    On January 23, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Another good one Ruby cheers

  22. Thewoodlandelf

    On January 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Why not say both; many prophets are madmen and vice-versa. Pretty much every politician has skeletons in their closet. It kinda goes with the territory. I usually don’t like any of them. But I do like Ron Paul for the simple reason that he tells it like it is. He actually answers a question without giving some run-around politician’s answer. His answer may not be popular, but at least it’s a real answer. (and he’s so right about sending money overseas when it never gets to the people who actually need it anyway) And at this point, anyone is better than Santorum. The country’s economy is in the tank and Santorum’s #1 priority is worrying about what two consenting adults do in their own homes (gays). Santorum seriously needs to reevaluate his priorities. Being President is about what’s best for our country, not about his personal religious views.

  23. Zainal Oyonk Fauzi

    On February 4, 2012 at 6:38 am

    I’ve read your articles thanks a lot

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