“I never said (mumble) before.”
Both Ron and Rand Paul have expressed a measure of unease with the private property implications of the Civil Rights Act– including provisions which today are used to compel small business owners to render services for depraved Satanic rituals against their will.
In 2004, Ron Paul voiced his concerns by voting against a resolution commemorating the 1964 legislation…
I rise to explain my objection to H.Res. 676. I certainly join my colleagues in urging Americans to celebrate the progress this country has made in race relations. However, contrary to the claims of the supporters of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the sponsors of H.Res. 676, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not improve race relations or enhance freedom. Instead, the forced integration dictated by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 increased racial tensions while diminishing individual liberty.
Speaking to the editorial board of the Louisville Courier-Journal in 2010, Rand Paul echoed his father’s sentiments…
I don’t like the idea of telling private business owners…I do believe in private ownership.
Paul has sought to “clarify” these remarks ever since, but in an interview with John Kerry’s mistress Kasie Hunt– for the first time– Rand Paul unequivocally distanced himself from his father’s position, and his own deeply-held libertarian beliefs…
K. Hunt: Do you think that private businesses should be allowed to discriminate based on race?
K. Hunt: So, you’ve changed from when you said, before, that you were concerned–
Rand: No. I never said (mumble) before.
But to be fair, this is not so much a “flip-flop” as a lie of necessity– not unlike when a captured U.S. soldier renounces America under threat of decapitation.
In this context, MFP hereby absolves Rand Paul for this tactical retreat– consistent with the stratagem outlined in The Definitive Guide to Defending Rand Paul from Neocons and ‘Muricans.