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15th February 2012

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Ron Paul’s “South Was Right” Civil War Speech With Confederate Flag

20.01.2012 - Ron Paul has made no secret the fact that he thought that the South was right in the Civil War. Here he is giving a speech in front of a giant Confederate Flag about why he believes the North was wrong in the Civil War and why the South was right.

Ron Paul is a neo-Confederate, and proud member of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, which has been labeled as a neo-Confederate organization. In the video he claims that the North should have paid to buy slaves from southern slave owners to avoid the war, rather than the South renouncing slavery. Paul also fails to bring up the fact that it was the South that started the war by attacking the North in 1861.

Ron Paul was also was the only member of congress to vote against honoring the Civil Rights Act Of 1964 on its 40th anniversary in 2004. Paul would also claim that he wouldn’t have voted for it at the time, putting him on the side of the racists in both the fight against slavery and the fight against Jim Crow segregation, the two defining struggles of Black people in America.

Several Ron Paul supporters have asked that the video be taken down, from the pro-Confederate channel, Patriot Review but Patriot Review believes that the video could help Paul win South Carolina. If they do take it down,  Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs has downloaded a copy of the video.

via News One

Posting this for the few people I know who like this guy.

I don’t understand what is so incendiary about this (besides the fact that people have come to equate the Confederate flag with racism, slavery, etc). Yes, it’s a horrible visual, but the content of this is nothing new or ground-shattering.

There is nothing racist about this clip, Dr. Paul is NOT advocating for slavery, he’s advocating the right of states to leave the Union, for whatever reason, which was a power that states had the complete right to do. Do people not remember the revolutionary war was fought for the right for the colonies to essentially secede from England?

The country is so crazy divided along the two party lines, because honestly, we’d be much better off being two or three different autonomous countries. I’d love to have a choice to pick either a super liberal country with high taxes, but excellent social programs, or an extremely fiscally conservative country with low-to-zero taxes, and a lack of social safety net.

Instead we are trapped in this never-ending hell in which two groups of people who will never agree, keep meeting somewhere in the middle, or juggling the nation back and forth, and creating an absolute mess.

Dr. Paul is one of the few who actually stands up against the incredibly racist drug laws that are actively putting a tremendous percentage of African Americans in jail for the profit of a corrupt judicial and prison system. This is the major racial issue of our time, it’s destroying families and is an unforgivable act by the federal government.

Dr. Paul is taking a stand on the correct side - unfortunately few people understand this and instead see and old white guy in front of a Confederate flag speaking about events from over 100 years ago and slandering him, instead of understanding he’s 100% correct on the most pressing racial issue of our current era.

Source: verbalresistance

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