Friday, May 21, 2010

The Face of the Tea Party Movement

Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul on the Rachel Maddow Show (May 19) supports a private business' ability to discriminate on the basis of race. Dr. Rand Paul was endorsed by the Tea Party and he embraced them back. This is the face of the Tea Party. Dr. Paul disagrees with the portion of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that prohibits private businesses from discriminating against people on the basis of race. While he hates racism, he believes that government should not force private businesses to not discriminate in businesses of public accommodations.

Dr. Paul touts the First Amendment as a defense for his position. Look, there is nothing in the law that prohibits anyone from being a racist, it just stops the discrimination in private businesses that cater to the public. By the way, Tea Party people are not libertarians. They don't believe in a woman's right to choose when it comes to abortion. They are another form of s conservative Republican. Here's the full interview. Note that Rachel was fair.

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