....Rand Paul let the cat out of the bag and admitted that under his brand of libertarian conservatism he can’t support the 1964 Civil Rights Act or other non-discrimination legislation as applied to private businesses. He goes out of his way to explain that he doesn’t actually favor segregated lunch counters, he just thinks it would be wrong to do anything about them.No, no he doesn't. Not supporting the law is not the same thing as being indifferent to the injustices of Jim Crow unless you're foolish enough to think that the only instrument of good in this world is government. This isn't to say that the 1964 bill wasn't a good idea but it wasn't the only possible way to eliminate segregation.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Posted by David at 10:08 AM
I enjoy reading Matthew Yglesias and more often than not, I learn something new. But when it comes to politics his brain seems to fall out of his head: