Ron Paul under fire for racist newsletters Friday 23 December 2011 Telegraph uk
Ron Paul, the fringe Republican hopeful who is threatening an upset victory in Iowa, was today engulfed in a political storm following the emergence of newsletters where he described Martin Luther King as a paedophile and said most black men were criminals.
The claims were made in a series of newsletters that the Texan Congressman began producing in the late 1980s, where he offered paid subscribers advice on how to survive "the coming race war" and how to protect themselves from tax collectors armed with machine guns.
Mr Paul said that he did not write the letters himself, did not read them and "disavowed" their message but is under growing pressure to explain how he could be unaware of dozens of inflammatory messages which were produced over more than a decade.
In one undated letter that carries Mr Paul's signature, he writes: "I've been told not to talk, but these stooges don't scare me. Threats or no threats, I've laid bare the coming race war in our big cities. The federal-homosexual cover-up on Aids (my training as a physician helps me see through this one.) The Bohemian Grove - perverted, pagan playground of the powerful."
Another from December 1990 describes how King "was not only a world-class adulterer, he also seduced underage girls and boys", while one written in the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles riots said order was only restored in the city "when it came time for blacks to pick up their welfare cheques".
A letter from 1992 reads: "Given the inefficiencies of what [Washington] DC laughingly calls the 'criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."