Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rand Paul Honors 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act and an Alternative View

Yesterday, Rand Paul offered the following statement honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act:
Today we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is simply unimaginable to think what modern America would be like if not for the brave men and women who stood up for the rights of all Americans. This legislation changed the future of our nation by enforcing the belief that all men and women are created equal. We must continue to build an America that our children—of every race, creed and color—deserve.
Here's a decidedly more libertarian take on the Civil Rights Act and the intrusions by government it brought upon the people of the United States, from Lew Rockwell:
[T]he 1964 Civil Rights Act...defined any business enterprise as a public accommodation to be controlled by government...If a group is politically powerful enough, it can have the tyrants in black robes override anyone’s property rights.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Very sad, given that most of us never cared about or heard of Rand until he was willing to go on MSNBC and speak AGAINST the civil rights act....