Friday, 21 May 2010

Rand Paul.........whoopsie

Randy Paul loves the private sector. Randy Paul would prefer no public facilities existed whatsoever.....he's all for the private sector. Keeping this in mind, here's Randy Paul on the issue of racial discrimination:
"On Wednesday, Paul expressed support for the 1964 Civil Right's Act's provisions banning discrimination in public facilities, but he had misgivings about extending the same requirement to private businesses — then or now.

"Do you think that a private business has the right to say we don't serve black people?" he was asked by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Wednesday.

So, according to Randy Paul the provisions of the Civil Rights Act should only apply to public facilities (which Randy Paul intends to abolish.)

What a commitment?

ETA - Whilst Randy Paul seems quite equivocal about the issue, I think the source is wrong to say Randy Paul answered "yes". The 'yes' Paul gave wasn't to the question, rather just an acknowledgement he'd heard it.

Nevertheless, Paul's position seemingly remains one that would entitle private business to discriminate under the rubric of "freedom". Freedom to discriminate - not freedom from discrimination.

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