• ‘Cuddly’ Libertarian Has Some Very Dark Politics

  • He’s anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-black, anti-senior-citizen, anti-equality and anti-education, and that’s just the start.

  • Our Guide to the Best Coverage of Ron Paul and His Record

  • Ron Paul and Eric Cantor’s Views on Hurricane and Disaster Relief Are Immoral, Selfish, Wrong

Adele M. Stan, AlterNet

There are few things as maddening in a maddening political season as the warm and fuzzy feelings some progressives evince for Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Republican presidential candidate. “The anti-war Republican,” people say, as if that’s good enough.

But Ron Paul is much, much more than that. He’s the anti-Civil-Rights-Act Republican. He’s an anti-reproductive-rights Republican. He’s a gay-demonizing Republican. He’s an anti-public education Republican and an anti-Social Security Republican. He’s the John Birch Society’s favorite congressman. And he’s a booster of the Constitution Party, which has a Christian Reconstructionist platform. So, if you’re a member of the anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-black, anti-senior-citizen, anti-equality, anti-education, pro-communist-witch-hunt wing of the progressive movement, I can see how he’d be your guy.

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Related:

Our Guide to the Best Coverage of Ron Paul and His Record, Lois Beckett, ProPublica
This is the second installment in a series of reading guides on 2012 presidential candidates. Our first one was one Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Ron Paul and Eric Cantor’s Views on Hurricane and Disaster Relief Are Immoral, Selfish, Wrong, Anthony Jerrod, Huffington Post

  • Arguments on whether federal disaster relief evolves from the Constitution, the General Welfare Clause or an Executive Order should not supersede the humane discussion of the suffering of others and the unselfish willingness to assist and to encourage those who are hurting and needy.

  • Where’s All That Personal Responsibility?

  • Will the Commons Become Tragic?

  • The Myopic Selfishness of Libertarians

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By Published On: August 27th, 20112 Comments

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  1. Coleen Rowley August 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    For the opposite view, see: “Ron Paul’s Challenge to the Left: A Question of Morality”: http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/07/a-question-of-morality-ron-paul%E2%80%99s-challenge-to-the-left/

  2. mplsstreetrwy August 30, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    With all due respect, I think supporting Ron Paul to get the troops home is selling our souls to the devil. One can readily and empathetically understand how, after all the work we’ve done to support peace and justice, someone promising to bring the troops home would sound. But Paul’s is a siren call, and we sail near him at our peril. For crissake, he’s a freakin’ Texas Libertarian (a redneck narcissist)!

    Ron Paul: DC Miser, Galveston Porkmeister, Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones
    Welcome to the heart of the congressman’s Texas district, where federal spending has quadrupled since 1999.
    5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution
    http://evergreenedigest.org/ron-paul-dc-miser-galveston-porkmeister

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