Rand Paul, Walter E. Williams and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Two of these people belong together, two of these people are kinda the same. But the third of these people just doesn’t belong here. Now it’s time to play our game – it’s time to play our game.
Rand Paul and Walter E. Williams share the same beliefs. They’re both Libertarian and belief that businesses should have the “freedom” to discriminate against anyone for any reason.
However, what the Rand Pauls and Walter E. Williams of the world fail to realize is that by allowing a business owner to discriminate against someone based on that person’s race or sex, or for that matter religious beliefs – they’re taking away the freedom of not only that person, but the freedom of everyone who shares the same race, sex or religious beliefs. Rand Paul and Walter E. Williams will prefer to see a business owner free to discriminate based on race, but they’re not concerned about the entire group of people who will loose their freedom, because of that discrimination.
But what makes this so much more grotesque is the constant references to Martin Luther King Jr. Every time Rand Paul feels the need to defend business owners and their freedom to discriminate, he starts by claiming his love and respect for Dr. Martin Luther King and the work that Dr. King has done for civil rights. In some of his interviews, Rand Paul has even stated that he would have loved to be around to in Dr. King’s era. So with his so-called love for the civil rights leader, it makes me wonder what influence Rand Paul would have had on, let’s say, the “I Have A Dream Speech.”
We all know the speech and it’s effect on this nation and quite frankly, the rest of the world. But if Rand Paul had his wish, the famous part of the speech may have went something like this;
“…I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the Libertarian dream. I have a dream – that one day this nation will go back and continue the way it’s been. We hold these truths to be self evident that all white men are created equal.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of today’s slaves will be able to continue picking the cotton and bring them to the table of the sons of today’s slave owners.
I have a dram that one day, even in the state of Mississippi, a state that recognizes the need for injustice, recognizes the need for oppression, will transform this nation to an oasis of discrimination and injustice.
I have a dream that my four little children will continue to live in a nation where they will be judged only by the color of their skin and discriminated by business owners and not judged by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama with it’s freedom of racism, with it’s governor having his lips dripping interposition and nullification, will continue a situation where little black boys and little black girls will bow their heads to little white boys and little white girls and realize their inferiority.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of capitalism shall be revealed, and all business owners shall discriminate together.
This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to continue the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to continue the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of discrimination. With this faith we will be able to have minorities work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up and be discriminated together, knowing that business owners must be free one day.
This will be the day when all entrepreneur and their children will be able to sing with the meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom of Business owners ring.”
And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let business owners freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let business owners freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let business owners freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let business owners freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let business owners freedom ring from curvaceous peaks of California!
Let business owners freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let business owners freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let business owners freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let business owners freedom ring!
Seems a bit crazy, but unfortunately these are the beliefs of the Rand Pauls and the Walter E. Williams type. The undying support of businesses and the right for them to be “free” to discriminate.
Of the three, the one who doesn’t belong is obviously Martin Luther King Jr. He has fought and died for the civil rights of all people. He fought discrimination of all kinds and for Rand Paul to praise King’s effort, then turn around and promote discrimination shows how confused he rally is.
America is better now because of King’s efforts and we can truly be thankful that Rand Paul or Walter E Williams had no influence on those efforts.
Enjoy the entire Speech, the way Dr. King intended it.
- Rand Paul’s Calculated Race Baiting (trueslant.com)
- Rand Paul, the Civil Rights Act, and ‘the hard part’ of ‘freedom’ (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Memo to Glenn Beck: Your favorite black icon, Martin Luther King Jr., was big into “social justice” (crooksandliars.com)