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Ron Paul passionately defends himself against accusation of racism based on newsletters he didn’t write. His stance on the position is fully defended as he associates himself and libertarianism with the most un-racist movements and people in history. His stance on the drug war is to pardon all the [non-violent] prisoners sentence simply for drug offenses (which includes mostly minorities).

Wikipedia Political Positions of Ron Paul

In 1997, Paul voted to end affirmative action in college admissions. Paul criticizes both racism and obsession with racial identity:

“Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals. Racists believe that all individuals who share superficial physical characteristics are alike: as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called ‘diversity’ actually perpetuate racism. Their obsession with racial group identity is inherently racist.” – Ron Paul on Government and Racism

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Ron Paul may be running for the Republican presidential nomination. And he has, after all, been the Republican congressman in the House of Representatives since the 1970s. But I’m sure many people out there like myself are thinking “But he’s not like any other,” or even “I can’t believe I’m going to vote Republican!”

But as a matter of fact, Ron Paul is a libertarian. In fact, he ran for president as a Libertarian in 1988. And still today, his foremost philosophy is to uphold the Constitution, give people their liberty, and keep the government out of people’s lives.

Ron Paul says that he “has no intention” to run under the Libertarian ticket in 2008 (if he doesn’t get the Republican Nomination). But in the unfortunate case that he doesn’t win the nomination we will certainly hope he does.

I suspect that there are a lot of voters out there who are fed-up with the face of the Republican party today (I’m one of them!), but to vote for Ron Paul is not to vote for republicans – Ron Paul is for the people and he is not partisan.

One advantage of running under the Republican ticket is that if he wins, that basically eliminates all the other (real) Republican nominees from the race. However also, if he loses and runs under the Libertarian ticket instead, it is suspected that he will then take a greater part of the Democratic voters, giving the Republicans another chance.

That’s why it’s so important that Ron Paul wins the nomination. Though as much as it shouldn’t be, this is a big game, and there are big and powerful players out there pulling strings to get the Republican president that will satisfy their needs just as Bush has. It will take a tremendous amount of support (as there is!) to overwhelm the powers and bring democracy back to America.

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