Sunday, May 23, 2010
Missing the mark on the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Rand Paul, Republican congressional candidate, from the “Blue Grass State” of Kentucky is an interesting fellow. Apparently he takes issue with civil-rights statutes being enforced on private businesses through Federalism. Because he is a Libertarian I understand what he is saying but it still sounds troubling. You can’t be against discrimination and for it at the same time. Is it not alright for Government intervention when human or civil rights are violated? Business owners should have the right to decide whom they will and will not serve (based on factors besides Race and Gender). And as customers, we have the right to patronize whatever establishment we want to. BUT! Equality should not be up for debate by rule of law. Especially in a so called “Christian Nation” as America claims to be. Today it’s the small business owner turning people of color away. Tomorrow it’s the major business corporation that’s following suit. This is a never ending argument because (in my opinion) it comes down to whether we are led by laws or our conscious.