It should right?Sorry to disappoint you, but his voting record on issues that focus on African-American issues only reveals two patterns:
1 - If the legislation DOES NOT SPEND taxpayer money, he votes for it, if he happens to agree with it and votes "aye".
2 - If the legislation DOES SPEND taxpayer money, he votes against it if the spending is not authorized by the Constitution, even though he happens to agree with it - and even when he's the only one voting "nay"
His real voting pattern is anchored in whether or not the Constitution authorizes spending your money. If the spending being request is not written / enumerated in the Constitution, no matter what the request or cause is, he votes "nay" every time. It also appears to anchored in his statements about taking his oath of office seriously
Now, if you don't like this consistent, principled style of voting, then so be it.
But don't call him a racist.
By the way, since some of you may need this illustrated with examples that more closely resemble actual legislation, I'm going to illustrate using myself, as a American of pure Latino descent, how I would vote on some hypothetical example legislation having to do with a hypothetical Latino issue and cause, if I were to imitate the way Ron Paul votes.
Hypothetical Legislation 1 - To honor the contribution of left-handed Latino widget makers to peace and prosperity in the USA. Vote: AYE
(I happen to think anyone making a contribution should be honored. Vote: AYE)
Hypothetical Legislation 2 - To build a national monument to commemorate the contributions of left-handed Latino widget makers to peace and prosperity in the USA, and to print little booklets that explain their contributions. Vote: NAY
(Though I think they should be honored, I don't see anywhere in the Constitution the power to spend taxpayer money to build a national monument or print little booklets about anyone for any reason).
Hypothetical Legislation 3 - To award a congressional gold medal to the late Latino inventor of the original left-handed widget making process and to his struggle and sacrifice to bring peace and prosperity to all the people the USA, including all the left-handed widget makers throughout the world. Vote: NAY
(Though I think he should be honored, I don't see anywhere in the Constitution the power to spend taxpayer money to award a congressional gold medal to anyone for any reason).
Hypothetical Legislation 4 - To declare a Federal holiday in honor of the contributions of all left-handed Latino widget makers, and to honor and remember original inventor of the original left-handed widget making process, who together, collectively fought, struggled and sacrificed to bring peace and prosperity to the USA via the art and science of widget making. Vote: NAY
(Though I think they both should be honored, I don't see anywhere in the Constitution the power to spend taxpayer money to fund a national holiday for anyone for any reason particularly where Federal workers will get paid to sit at home in order to "celebrate" it. )
Does Ron Paul's Voting Record Reflect Racism?
Source: By halfthumbchick on Jan 15, 2012. on youtube.com