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  •  Simply watch his videos on youtube (0+ / 0-)

    He is a clear libertarian who believes government doesn't have the right to infiltrate the privacy of people's lives.

    The only reason white supremacists would support him is the fact that Paul won't force the government to censor these fringe psychos. He simply stands for freedom.

    •  That is interesting (0+ / 0-)

      perhaps someone needs to ask him about hate crimes, if he believes there are such things and such an act as incitement to hatred.

      He is certainly a bright guy and brave to say what he has on issues other than this "racism" issue label that the writer makes.

      It is always more difficult to be a lone person with an opinion, just like Barbara Lee  voting against war, doesn't mean they are necessarily wrong.

      Is Paul a racist, or does he just believe in free speech that strongly? I will google before I go to bed.

      Oh that we had the gift to see ourselves as others see us. Robbie Burns

      by ohcanada on Thu May 17, 2007 at 08:42:42 PM PDT

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      •  Definitely not a racist in my opinion (2+ / 0-)
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        he actually does believe in freedom that strongly.

        He would probably say, as a libertarian, that he doesn't differentiate between hate crimes and actual crime. I doubt he would support "hate crimes" legislation, because he belives that crime is crime. I could be wrong on that, but I doubt it.

        His site is probably the best place to find out, and his articles appear frequently on lewrockwell.com

    •  Liar (1+ / 0-)
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      He's not a libertarian, at least when it comes to to abortion or gay rights.  

      They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.

      by Mia Dolan on Fri May 18, 2007 at 11:49:16 AM PDT

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      •  Actually, to be clear (0+ / 0-)

        there is a libertarian division between pro-choice libertarians and pro-life libertarians. pro-life libertarians believe a fetus is a living being and therefore has rights under the constitution, pro-choice libertarians believe a fetus is not a living being and therefore not able to be defended through government force.

        On the matter of gay rights, Paul doesn't believe anyu person should have any greater rights than anyone else, and would get rid of government sponsored marriage and programs of any type. I don't exactly see how that would be anti-gay as he would oppose and legislation to put a ban on gay marriage in the constitution... so frankly, because of that, he is more pro-gay than most other Republicans in the Republican party.

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