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NAACP invites Rand Paul to speak - A top Paul aide said the senator is game.

By LUCY MCCALMONT | 2/21/14 5:56 PM EST Updated: 2/21/14 6:56 PM EST

The NAACP has offered Republican Sen. Rand Paul the opportunity to speak to the organization, with the its interim president saying, “We’d love to have him.”

In an interview taped for C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” that will air Sunday, Lorraine Miller said she was interested in hearing more about the “Economic Freedom Zones” that the Kentucky senator has pushed.

“We’d love to talk with him about it and work with him on it,” Miller said, adding that her comments amounted to an invitation to Paul to address the group.

A top Paul aide said the senator is game.

“Senator Paul is pleased to hear that the NAACP would like to work with him on reforms like economic freedom zones and he would be honored to address the organization,” Doug Stafford, a senior adviser to Paul said.

Paul announced Friday that he will be visiting Simmons College, a historically black college in his state, on Monday. He previously spoke at Howard University in Washington last spring.


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Startup New York

It's interesting when people criticize Rand Paul for his save Detroit with a tax-free plan yet the Democratic Gov. Cuomo passed Startup New York with 100% no taxes for 10-years (no state, local, property, income, franchise nothing). http://startup.ny.gov/

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Wait .... Economic Freedom Zones?????

Say what??!! So now we are going to have zones where economic activity is free. I thought the whole USA was supposed to be an "economic freedom zone". This is a horrible idea. Sounds like the "free speech zones" that so many colleges have instituted. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the Urban sprawl folks came up with this dreadful plan - coax the sheep into the depressed cities and punish those that don't. Ughhh!

I take my marching orders from the Constitution!

Take Scott With Him

Rand should take Senator Tim Scott with him. Then it would be really interesting.

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He is definately making inroads

Interesting thing about this article, is the comments. They are very positive!

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW


good to hear. We all need to start crossing the lines and talking with each other.

GREAT opportunity

...but he's got to be very careful.

It could be a trap, to try to make him look like a racist somehow.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."


If he is as able to beat the president of NAACP as smoothly as his dad... And get their support also, this is definitely going to be a BIG BIG win for liberty

But if not... This will be a gamble.

"Truth is Treason in an Empire that lies" - Ron Paul

Educate the masses, and win in the end.

Great politics

Talented guy. He took criticism for going to Howard, but people were listening.

Taking this opportunity will

Taking this opportunity will get him a long way.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Rand needs to up his security

Anybody who really wants to free slaves (of any race, color or creed) usually gets a bullet.
Did you know the Emancipation Proclamation that Abe Lincoln signed was an executive order?

yup :)

It had to be. Too many States had left the union for congress to legally hold a session.

"You only live free if your willing to die free."

I worry about Rand, too

He actually has a real chance at this, which means the evil will become desperate in the face of defeat. I'm sure he knows this.

I personally didn't know that the Emancipation Proclamation was an EO... One of the few that I happen to appreciate, though.

History your not taught in schools :D

you do know the emancipation proclamation at the time given actually freed no slaves Right?

History your not taught in schools :D

"You only live free if your willing to die free."