Adam L. Silverman, PhD*
Since folks in the comments to the last Congressman Paul thread have been asking where to find the material, I've pulled together a HUGE chunk of it below. Including links to pdfs of his newsletters (these were published together this past week at The New Republic (which highlighted the problematic sections/passages), as well as appeals written on his Congressional letterhead and signed (most likely, I would think, with an autopen) by him. I am also including Esquire's excellent (as in interesting and informative) articles and interviews on/with him from earlier in the year, as well as the Reason article from several years ago looking into who wrote the (bulk of the) newsletters (Reason's conclusion: former Paul staffer Lew Rockwell). I'm also including the links to the videos of Congressman Paul speaking to the John Birch Society and some interesting reporting I tripped over while pulling this together for you all about the attitudes of his constituents, as well as remarks about his attitudes made by a former senior staffer. Read it all, or some of it and make up your own minds. Or if you've already done so, just ignore it.
Here you go:
The Esquire Coverage:
The Reason article:
Statement from a former Paul staffer on the Congressman's actual beliefs and attitudes:
The Atlantic's Coverage about what one of his opponents found when his staff focused grouped the constituents in their Congressional district:
Congressman Paul's speeches at the John Birch Society in 2009 and 2010:
Congressman Paul solicitation letter written on his Congressional letterhead and appearing above his signature:
The Ron Paul Newsletters in pdf format (from the TNR Link I posted above):
* Adam L Silverman is the Culture and Foreign Language Advisor at the US Army War College (USAWC). The views expressed here are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the USAWC and/or the US Army.