Ugh! I don’t like having to post about Rand Paul — I’m really not a fan of the guy. And this post really isn’t about Rand Paul per se, but about the idiot, knee-jerk lefties that are attacking him.
I am irritated because, as I said before, it’s stupid to be debating an issue from 1964 when the country has other, more serious problems. I hadn’t even been born yet when this was an issue. Yeah, there’s still pockets of racism in the country, but the problems of racism have diminished and been long eclipsed by the problem of a Government that is all-intrusive and fiscally unsustainable.
Rand Paul’s position is actually pretty thoughtful: Racial discrimination is bad, but Government interfering in how a business operates is also bad. It may be necessary, but we have to think long and hard about how far government should go, even in addressing that which is universally agreed to be wrong.
The left’s smear of Paul’s position is neither honest nor thoughtful: “It is a-ok for business to racially discriminate.” It’s a simplistic reduction for the sake of racial demogoguery.
Once again, we see the narrow, black and white stupidity of leftist thinking: Discrimination is bad, therefore Government intrusion to stop discrimination must be good. It’s quite beyond the leftist brain to consider that both of these may be bad, though the latter may be a necessity in certain circumstances.
But the Baby Boomers have to keep waving Civil Rights in our faces because when they were screwing up the country with their stupid hippie philosophies of free love, bad music, and socialism — the Civil Rights movement was the one thing in the 60’s they don’t have to be ashamed of, and they will rub it in our faces until the last one of them is buried.
This debate on the limits of Government power and the degree of intrusion people are willing to accept would be a good one to have. It’s a pity the progressive left is exploiting it as an opportunity for racial demagoguery.