He Didn’t Write The Newsletters? And His Book?

Are we to believe Ron Paul's 1987 book was also ghost-written as his defenders claim the Survival Report was?

If either of them were ghost-written, it must have been done by the same person, because the same themes are repeated over and over and over. Could it be that person was --gasp-- Ron Paul?

In his 1987 book “Freedom Under Siege: The U.S. Constitution After 200 Years,” ominously flanked on its front cover by police in SWAT gear, Paul attempts to outline what has happened to the enforcement of the nation’s core laws and principles, and, in his view, where it has gone off track. But among the passages found in his 157-page tome, Paul takes issue with people suffering from AIDS, workers targeted by sexual harassment and the very basis of the Civil Rights Act, suggesting that using government to protect these individuals runs counter to the nation’s founding document. [...]

“The concept of equal pay for equal work is not only an impossible task, it can only be accomplished with the total rejection of the idea it’s of the voluntary contract,” he opined. “By what right does the government assume low power to tell an airline it must hire unattractive women if it does not want to?”

On the same page, Paul takes issue with laws protecting employees from sexual harassment, suggesting that requiring a measure of respect in the workplace also violates the nation’s core principles.

“Employee rights are said to be valid when employers pressure employees into sexual activity,” Paul wrote. “Why don’t they quit once the so-called harassment starts? Obviously the morals of the harasser cannot be defended, but how can the harassee escape some responsibility for the problem?”

If these quotes seem familiar, it's because each of these subjects were also demagogued in the Ron Paul Survival Report which he supposedly didn't write or have anything to do with.

You can read more of the highlights, which include jabs at the Civil Rights Act and an ardent defense of insurance company's right to deny claims based on pre-existing conditions, here.

If you're looking for more recent material however, observe Ron Paul speaking to an Iowa crowd yesterday.

If you want to use your property, you have to get a lot of permits. If you’re in the development business, from the low-level all the way to the top, you have to get permission from the federal government…I’m fearful because some people would like us to go all the way to the UN and have the UN controlling our lands, too.

And if this seems familiar, it's because UN conspiracies were also a recurring theme in the Survival Report newsletter and his 1987 book, Freedom Under Siege.