The Southern Poverty Law Center reports: Ron Paul Invites Neo-Confederate Witness to Testify in Congress
This morning, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) hosted his first hearing as chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve, the nationâ€™s central bank. Paul wants to look at the institutionâ€™s impact on job creation and the unemployment rate. Paul, a vicious opponent of the Fed, in the past has called for its abolition.
One of the witnesses invited to testify was Thomas DiLorenzo, a longtime activist in the neo-Confederate hate group, League of the South (LOS). The LOS advocates for a second Southern secession and a society dominated by â€œAnglo-Celtsâ€ â€“ that is, white people. LOS leaders have called slavery â€œGod-ordainedâ€ and described segregation as necessary to the racial â€œintegrityâ€ of black and white alike. DiLorenzo also is an economics professor at Baltimoreâ€™s Loyola College.