Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rand Paul Wants End To Civil Rights

Rand Paul, wunderkind of uber-libertarian Ron Paul has been in the news a lot lately.  Finally his real values have come out in an interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal Paul declares that he thinks it should be OK for businesses to deny service to people because of their race.  Trying to reconcile an ultra-libertarian philosophy with the Civil Rights Act Rand is exposed for what he really is.

Now I know many folks will call me radical for saying this, but come on, if you take away the provisions that insure businesses treat everyone equally regardless of race, you take away the whole Civil Rights Act and you are right back to separate but equal.  So let's call it like it is, Rand Paul is racist at his core and he masks it in libertarian "values" but the reality is clear.

Think Progress says it this way:
INTERVIEWER: But under your philosophy, it would be okay for Dr. King not to be served at the counter at Woolworths?

PAUL: I would not go to that Woolworths, and I would stand up in my community and say that it is abhorrent, um, but, the hard part—and this is the hard part about believing in freedom—is, if you believe in the First Amendment, for example—you have too, for example, most good defenders of the First Amendment will believe in abhorrent groups standing up and saying awful things. . . . It’s the same way with other behaviors. In a free society, we will tolerate boorish people, who have abhorrent behavior.
For the record, here is an example of the “boorish people” that Paul thinks a free society must tolerate:
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