And so, the Rand Paul saga continues. In his third interview on the subject of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Rand Paul stayed true to his beliefs that although he claims to agree with the Civil Rights Act, there’s one part of the Act he would argue, if given the opportunity, and that’s the part that dictates how private companies cannot discriminate against someone based on their race.
The talk came to light back on April 17th, when Rand Paul gave an interview to the editorial board of the Caurier-Journal. The question was asked about the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and whether Mr. Paul would have voted for the Act. Paul answered;
I like the Civil Rights act in the sense that it ended discrimination in all public domains and I’m all in favor of that… but I don’t like the idea of telling private business owners, I think abhor racism, I think it’s a bad business decision to ever exclude people from a restaurant, but at the same time I do believe in private ownership.
Meaning, that if left up to him, businesses and private owners will have the abilities to discriminate against people if they so choose.
Rand Paul, the son of former presidential candidate, Ron Paul, is a libertarian – a political view that emphasizes individual liberties and even the abolition of the state. The Libertarian, or Minarchism as they are sometimes called, believes the government’s only function is the protection of individuals from aggression. They believe that Government regulation in business matters is wrong and impedes on that business’ opportunity to make as much money as it’s capable of.
These are the beliefs of Rand Paul. End all regulations and let businesses and individuals monitor themselves to determine when they’ve gone too far. Mr. Paul even went as far as saying that the oil volcano erupting in the Gulf of Mexico for the last month was an “accident.” He implies that President Obama is too hard on BP and should allow the company time to see it’s own mistakes involving the little spill in the Gulf and allow them to do what they think is necessary to correct and avoid these situations in the future.
Although Mr. Paul’s views are extreme, they fall in line with those of Republicans in congress. Less regulations, less government involvement and more power to the companies and business owners. Turn off the camera and microphone and ask the Mitch McConnells and John Boehners how they really feel, and you’ll swear you’re hearing talking points written by Rand Paul.
Maybe now that their Great Republican Hope is here, congressional Republicans will fall in line and tell the rest of America how they really feel.
Below is the entire interview from The Caurier-Journal.
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