Ron Paul Factchecks

Ryan Grim over at Huffington Post examined two of Ron Paul’s claims from clear back in the 80’s (since Ron Paul’s newsletters from the 80’s have resurfaced recently). One article discusses Paul’s claims of the USA’s drug war being built from racist tones. The other discusses his accuracy in the C.I.A. ties with drug trafficking. The racist tones for the drug war were because of the unwelcome Chinese using opium, Latin-Americans using marijuana and African-Americans using heroin and opium. These were all legal at one time, and lawmakers decided to make them illegal, while leaving alcohol (their drug of choice) alone.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/27/ron-paul-drugs-drug-war_n_1170878.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/30/ron-paul-conspiracy-theory-cia-drug-traffickers_n_1176103.html

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