Posts Tagged ‘Drug legalization’

Ron Paul Flashback: 1988 Video

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Ron Paul 1988

One thing is certain: Ron Paul has been pretty consistent in his ideas.  Back in the late 1980s, there was an infamous television show hosted by Morton Downey Jr.  I never saw the show at the time, because I was out of the country serving in uniform, but I’ve seen a few clips subsequently.  In this episode of the program, none other than Ron Paul, then a former congressman, appeared on his show to talk about drug legalization.  I don’t know the woman in the beret, but after roughly three seconds, I wished I could cut her microphone.  The other interesting thing is that none other than disgraced congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY,) appears on the show via telephone.

Whatever we may think of Ron Paul, it’s fair to say he’s been consistent in his views for a long time.  This video should provide a little insight on that, whether you agree with him on this particular issue or not.