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Monday, 12 November 2007

Get this, an anti-tax group in Minnesota is suing for the right to lie when fighting against bond referendums.

The money shot from this article?

You’ll love it.

Paul Dorr, the Iowa consultant who helped organize the Robbinsdale anti-referendum campaign and has helped sink dozens of school levy and bond referendums in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri and Minnesota, said he didn't think there was anything racist about the Robbinsdale campaign. But he said he distanced himself from the effort because of his involvement in U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign.  (emphasis mine)
 

And you can see why he would want to distance himself from such activity:  Here’s a quote from this article

Both the literature and phone calls contained half-truths and lies, pro-levy organizers said. One accusation was that the district was recruiting minority students from north Minneapolis and paying for taxis to bring them to Robbinsdale. The literature then blamed this for increased violence, gang activity and rising special education costs.

All this is false: The district doesn’t recruit Minneapolis students and doesn’t pay for their transportation; violence and gang activity haven’t risen and special education costs have not gone up because of these students. Mack said 1,300 students from 35 districts are enrolled in Robbinsdale schools, while 1,100 district students use open enrollment to attend schools elsewhere.

However, most students from North Minneapolis who enroll in Robbinsdale are African-American. By using them on their literature, school and campaign officials say 281CARE is exploiting bigotry.

 

Now, you HAVE to respect his commitment to libertarian ideals.  Fighting for the right to lie to the public in his quest to destroy public education.  THAT’S commitment.  And hey the genius is, that if you destroy public education, it will be sooooo much easier to lie!  Oh yeah.  He's crazy all right, crazy like a fox.

How DID Ron Paul manage to get ahold of this guy?

[UPDATE:  But maybe I'm being unfair.  Maybe I should let Paul Dorr tell you himself.]

 

Monday, 12 November 2007 23:34:22 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] |  | #
Tuesday, 13 November 2007 07:03:08 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Yeah, I know about Paul Dorr; the City Pages did a good article on him a couple of years ago -

http://articles.citypages.com/2005-07-06/news/the-gospel-according-to-paul-dorr/
Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:10:31 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
What a scumbag. (nice touch with the LewRockwell.com - circa 2002 article). ;)

I don't think Ron Paul went looking for this guy, though. Geez! And his brother was nominated by Bush for "Undersecretary for Rural Development." !!
Mark
Wednesday, 14 November 2007 16:19:08 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Mark,

I agree with the scumbag assessment. Unfortunatly, too many of these types of people have too much influence and get too much support from people who don't realize that they are being manipulated. Pulling this sort of stuff and claiming it to be in support of the constitution is B.S.

I don't know if Paul went looking for him or not, but as Feild Director of Ron Paul's Iowa campaign, I think it's too close to be considered an incidental relationship.

Interesting bit of info about Paul Dorr's brother, is the number of apologies he had to issue before his confirmation.
Teresa
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