May 20, 2010

SO MUCH FOR PRINCIPLE:

Paul On Defense Over Civil Rights Act (Reid Wilson, 5/20/10, Hotline)

Ophthalmologist Rand Paul (R) is playing defense after saying in interviews he would oppose using the Civil Rights Act to impose restrictions on private businesses.

In interviews on MSNBC and with NPR this week, Paul would not say whether he would have voted for the '64 legislation, which banned many forms of discrimination. Paul said he did not support government involvement in private businesses.

In a statement today, Paul said he unequivocally supports the Civil Rights Act, and that sections of the bill are settled law. He would not support any efforts to repeal the measure, he said.


As a Constitutional matter the face with which he's saying the Feds ought not to have imposed desegregation on private entities is perfectly coherent. The face with which he's saying he doesn't care what the Constitution provides for is politically correct. Which wouldn't be so big a deal if he didn't pretend he was Caesar's wife.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 20, 2010 1:35 PM
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