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AP: "30" Protesters decry Paul's comments on civil rights.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Protesters carried signs outside Kentucky's Republican Party headquarters decrying U.S. Senate nominee Rand Paul's comments on civil rights Saturday while GOP leaders met inside to pledge their support for the candidate.

The meeting was organized to rally the state GOP behind Paul after a bitter primary campaign in which much of the Republican establishment backed his opponent. Rand won by a lopsided margin earlier this week.

But about 30 demonstrators used Saturday's meeting as an opportunity to blast Paul for misgivings he expressed about the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday that he abhors racial discrimination, but suggested the federal government shouldn't have the power to force restaurants to serve minorities if the business owners don't want to.

"It's fundamentally un-American to oppose the Civil Rights Act," said University of Louisville student Perry Green, flanked by a fellow protester carrying a placard declaring: "Rand The Klan's Man."

Picture of Seven-year-old Jeffery Parker Jr., holds a sign as he stands with other demonstrators across the street from a Republican party unity rally in Frankfort, Ky., Saturday, May 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke) http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/slideshow/ALeqM5gQVREKmj...

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The Civil Rights Act

violates our 1st amendment Right of free association. It 'forces' people to 'get along' or 'like' one another. It is based on a socialistic/utopian/psuedo intellectual clap trap. I suspect it was fresh from the CFR's 'think tank' and pushed through congress like they do all unconstitutional bills for 100 years.

Our Constitution, if it were recognized throughout our system, already guarantees the protection of property and personal sovereign rights of the individual and that goes for EVERYONE.

Martin Luther King Jr. always referred to the Constitution because he knew minority blacks deserved the same protections under the Constitution but were being deprived of those guarantees.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 does NOT reflect the intent of Dr.King's message.

Like the Audit the Fed bill 1207, the civil rights act used Dr.King to push through something quite foreign to what he was aiming for and instead caused 'forced' integration.

This is unnatural and damaging to 'real' relationships that would otherwise develop on their own merit especially when it comes to business.

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Paid protestors?

From the GOP or Dems? Were the signs homemade or professional?

That would be my guess.

Doesn't matter which party sent them since they're both the same -- statists.

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

Wrong, it is fundamentally

Wrong, it is fundamentally un-American to oppose property rights.