Posts Tagged ‘Ron Paul’

The reason.

That is all.

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On July 3, 2004, Ron Paul was the only Congressman to vote against a bill hailing the 40th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In this speech to Congress,

via Civil Rights Act.

To understand this vote is to understand the Ron Paul form of Libertarian viewpoint. Being a strict constitutionalist, Ron Paul felt this legislation was too far-reaching and would have consequences that adversely affected racial equality.

And truth be told, it did. The act raised tensions and promoted unfairness in the workplace. Let me take some quotes with brief comments from myself.

The forced integration dictated by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 increased racial tensions while diminishing individual liberty. – Ron Paul

Indeed it did. Although, the intent was noble.

The rights of all private property owners, even those whose actions decent people find abhorrent, must be respected if we are to maintain a free society. – Ron Paul

A very unpopular statement. However, hate groups still have the right to spew their hurtful messages. For the purpose of not being able to stifle other groups at random.

  Racial quotas have not contributed to racial harmony or advanced the goal of a color-blind society. Instead, these quotas encouraged racial balkanization, and fostered racial strife. – Ron Paul

Very factual. Any time a job is required to filled to meet a quota, just ice is not served for the person hired or the others competing for the job.

Indeed, changes needed to be made at that time inclusive of legislation.   Not at the expense of the freedoms awarded by the founders.

I know this topic and my view will initiate a heated response. It is not meant to speak in a negative fashion to or about the racially oppressed.

I thank God for the improvements in racial equality. I also understand why Ron Paul did what he did at the time. It was an over reach of federal power among  that set  the ball rolling towards the “police state” we have just become.