Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ron Paul on the Morton Downey Show

-David Gordon
I recently came across a Youtube video from 1988, in which Ron Paul appeared on the Morton Downey program. Mr. Downey ranks among the rudest and most grotesque television personalities of all time. Compared to him, Joe Pyne was mild-mannered, and Jerry Springer a paragon of good taste. Over much ranting and raving from Downey, Ron Paul eloquently calls for an end to the war on drugs, at that time a much more controversial position than it is now. At one point in the program, Downey runs up to Ron Paul and says. “If I had slime like you in the White House, I’d puke on you!” (This appears around 5:30 in the video) Ron Paul, unfazed, continues to argue for liberty.