Far-Left activist group, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), has branded Tennessee Congressman Rand Paul an “extremist” in the latest edition of its newsletter.
In the Spring 2011 edition of its newsletter, the SPLC article Electoral Extremism: 23 Candidates on the Radical Right, Paul is listed among mostly fringe candidates who never made it close to winning the elections they ran in. White Nationalist Harry Betram, former Klansman Jim Condit, Jr., and venerable neo-Nazis Billy Roper and Tom Metzger are included alongside Paul.
Perhaps even more disturbing than the inclusion of Paul on the list is that the SPLC now considers libertarianism an extremist ideology, alongside anti-Semitism and White Supremacy.
Other respectable Republican candidates listed include Tom Tancredo, Arizona Senator Russell Pearce, and Iowa Congressman Steve King for their desire to enforce immigration laws.
Congressman King was also cited for his desire to have a Constitutional Amendment defining marriage in America as being between one man and one woman.