Paul keeps white supremacist donation (paul just lost my vote and future donations )

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by insider trading, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071219/ap_po/ron_paul_white_supremacist

    Paul keeps white supremacist donation


    By BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press Writer
    Wed Dec 19, 4:27 PM ET



    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has received a $500 campaign donation from a white supremacist, and the Texas congressman doesn't plan to return it, an aide said Wednesday.

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    Don Black, of West Palm Beach, recently made the donation, according to campaign filings. He runs a Web site called Stormfront with the motto, "White Pride World Wide." The site welcomes postings to the "Stormfront White Nationalist Community."

    "Dr. Paul stands for freedom, peace, prosperity and inalienable rights. If someone with small ideologies happens to contribute money to Ron, thinking he can influence Ron in any way, he's wasted his money," Paul spokesman Jesse Benton said. "Ron is going to take the money and try to spread the message of freedom."

    "And that's $500 less that this guy has to do whatever it is that he does," Benton added.

    Black said he supports Paul's stance on ending the war in Iraq, securing U.S. borders and his opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants.

    "We know that he's not a white nationalist. He says he isn't and we believe him, but on the issues, there's only one choice," Black said Wednesday.

    "We like his stand on tight borders and opposition to a police state," Black told The Palm Beach Post earlier.

    On his Web site, Black says he has been involved in "the White patriot movement for 30 years."
     
  2. dinoman

    dinoman

    This news is like 2 months old and if your support for him is that weak and you don't understand his stance on it then so be it.

    P.S. Did you not read the article?
     
  3. this seems like pure propagandistic posting

    a few people love to side against disenfranchisement... been seeing a lot of that when you match opinions about paul to people's stated politics. ...it's almost as if it's their guiding principle above any sincere core belief system

    i'd expect if we all knew each others complete stories we'd find that our small crop of antagonists (for the sake of antagonism) are people who've been severely disenfranchised in their personal lives to the point of complete denial of another person's ability to feel it

    not to gang up on this guy, maybe he's sincere but i doubt it
     

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    "Dr. Paul stands for freedom, peace, prosperity and inalienable rights. If someone with small ideologies happens to contribute money to Ron, thinking he can influence Ron in any way, he's wasted his money," Paul spokesman Jesse Benton said. "Ron is going to take the money and try to spread the message of freedom."

    "And that's $500 less that this guy has to do whatever it is that he does," Benton added.


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    A non-story dredged up by an openly biased media, and I'm actually ok with Dr. Paul's decision.
    By having his spokesman publicly insult the racist donor and his "small" ideology ("Thanks for the dough... now here's a nice sharp slap on the face for your effort, bitch!"), Dr. Paul's integrity remains intact. He's never been 'bought off' by anyone before, and I don't expect him to reverse a lifetime of fierce independence over a $500 donation.

    Besides, Paul's spokesman makes a great point: Who would you rather have possession of this monetary resource; Ron Paul, or some demented nazi asswipe?
     
  5. So you are in agreement with Paul's integrity with this comment:

    "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."

    So, if Paul takes money from anti-Semitic groups, KKK groups, socialist groups, anti-drug groups, groups that want to eliminate day trading practices, ban free speech, ban books by Ayn Rand, support Hezbollah, etc. that is okay with you?

    Seems to me that someone who will take money from some source, ignoring the source of that money or anyone just to advance their own personal agenda is not of great integrity at all...but just another driven politician who has a bottom line of their personal ends justifying any means.

     
  6. so ZZZzzzzz who are you voting for... or are you just going to sit at home during the primaries?
     
  7. Since none of those groups are any more vile than white supremacists, clearly my answer is yes... as long as Dr. Paul slaps the lowlifes with a nice stinging public insult as he takes their money.
     
  8. So the end justifies the means...

    Hardly shocking from the "principled" Paul followers.

    If you really can't see the problem here what can be said? Taking money from a "vile group" to advance a personal political agenda constitutes integrity?

    Almost every "vile group" follows the same principle of their end justifying the means, which makes Paul a subset of every group he takes money from.

    None of this surprises me when it comes to collectivists, libertarians, or the Paulites...

    Oh, and I read no response from you to Paul's comments about Israel posted above.

     
  9. I haven't made a decision, why should I?

    Does a vote down the road require a decision today?



     
  10. zzz who do you support? ..do they filter their contributions?

    is there a politician that meets your standard? who?

    personally i agree with reardan's pov. popularity isn't selective. paul has no reason to pick and choose the beliefs of people who advocate ideological freedom.

    it would be totally contradictory to his message for him to select his support. surely this ideal isn't above you
     
    #10     Dec 20, 2007