Check here for TNR's excerpts of Ron Paul's newsletters. (In the previous post, I may have erroneously suggested that he only attached his name to one.) Also included on the page are links to full pdfs of the newsletters. Hopefully, that will go some way to silencing those accusing The New Republic of making everything up.
A commenter on TNR's website was worried Paul's supporters might try to crash TNR's website. That's a possibility, so I'll reproduce some of the excerpts here:
In a 1992 analysis of the L.A. riots:
Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began. ... What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided.
In a heart-warming bit of nostalgia, a newsletter remarks, "I miss the closet. Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities."
Another newsletter (1990) favorably lists a few recommendations for caring for people with AIDS, including using paper plates and cups and "burning them afterwards." In the same newsletter, a "mob of black demonstrators" is reported demanding a change of name for New York City. "Maybe a name change is in order. Welfaria? Zooville? Rapetown? Dirtburg? Lazyopolis?"
A 1990 newsletter dismisses the "gay political agenda" as "uniformly statist." That same newsletter calls Martin Luther King Jr. a "world class adulterer" and a pedophile ("he also seduced underaged girls and boys.")
Oh yeah: the above mentioned newsletter ends with the following:
"My wife Carol, and our children and grandchildren, join me in wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. May we start to confound the plans of the Trilateralists..."
So Ron Paul wrote the newsletter's holiday greeting but had no input into anything else in it? Come on! I'm supposed to believe that?