Rand Paul comments about civil rights stir controversySo - the Libertarian candidate acknowledges that there can be "overriding" problems which require "federal intervention".
By Krissah Thompson and Dan Balz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, May 21, 2010
... "Let me be clear: I support the Civil Rights Act because I overwhelmingly agree with the intent of the legislation, which was to stop discrimination in the public sphere and halt the abhorrent practice of segregation and Jim Crow laws," he [Rand Paul] said.
"I think that there was an overriding problem in the South so big that it did require federal intervention in the '60s..."
My advice to all (free of charge, and worth every penny!): press him on this point.
How far is he willing to go in his acknowledgement that "overriding problems" require "federal intervention"???
What, for him, would constitute an "overriding problem"?
This is a HUGE opening in the debate! - YES!!! - once you acknowledge the federal government's obligation to act to correct a gross injustice in ANY sphere, you've pretty much bought the farm!