Neal Boortz: Rand Paul in hot water over freedom of speechSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Sat, 05/22/2010 - 16:44
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He hasn't been the Republican candidate in Kentucky for one week, and already Rand Paul finds himself in over his comments about private businesses and the Civil Rights Act.
It all started when Paul told a local paper in Kentucky that he supported the Civil Rights Act because it ended public discrimination but ... and this is a big "but" for many Americans ... "I don't like the idea of telling private business owners - I abhor racism, I think it's a bad business decision to ever exclude anyone from your restaurant - but at the same time I do believe in private ownership."
So then Rand Paul goes on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow - whoever in the hell SHE is. Rachel Maddow asks him something based on this interview with the Kentucky paper. She asks: "Do you think that a private business has the right to say, 'We don't serve black people'?"
Paul's response: "Yes."
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Well .. there you go. From this point on Paul's opinions and philosophy on the size of government, national debt, economic liberty and self reliance are going to be ignored. It will all be about whether or not Rand Paul and the tea party supporters who propelled him to victory are "racists."