Among the things Ron Paul opposes and criticizes are equal pay for women, AIDS patients, and laws protecting civil rights. And it's all in a book available for anyone to buy. (And we haven’t even brought up Paul’s little racism problem.)
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 book was first released before Paul’s run for the presidency as a libertarian, then re-released again in 2007 ahead of his second shot at the nation’s highest office.
“Victims demand health care as well and scream ‘discrimination’ if insurance companies claim they have a right to refuse to issue a policy to someone already infected with the AIDS virus,” Paul wrote. “The rights of the insurance company owners are not considered, while legislation is passed forcing insurance companies to provide the insurance demanded by the victims. The individual suffering from AIDS certainly a is victim — frequently a victim of his own lifestyle — but this same individual victimizes innocent citizens by forcing them to pay for his care.”
He also wrote that the government should not have the power to demand equal pay for equal work, a core principle feminists have fought for over the course of decades.