Is Rand Paul racist?

Rand Paul has recently been in the center of a firestorm of controversy after he delivered some questionable remarks about the civil rights act of 1964. The media has put the spotlight on the Tim Fernholz says Rand Paul was trying to articulate that his libertarian ideology has no place for rules that prevent discrimination towards African Americans.

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Rob Bob
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Institutional racism needs a institutional law teabaggers.

christopher d
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Large portion of my family is black and they love Rand and Ron paul, they know that they are libertarians which means that they are as anti-racist as possible. They believe all people are the same irregardless of color, religion, citizenship, culture, the point is that we are all human beings first.

R H
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@educatedwarrior I hope you're being sarcastic.

R H
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Go back to "Republican roots?" I suppose he doesn't know history. Republican "roots" are defense of civil rights, regulation of business, and support of the middle class. Of course, this was before the great platform shift of the early 20th century. In other words, the platform of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt's Republicans was actually more like that of the Democrats today.

RedT
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@He101A yea thats cool if it a PUBLIC PLACE. but what about your house? thats private property. what if the government passed a law saying you had to let illegal iimmigrants stay in your house. Or lets go back to before the american revolution when king george forced the colonies to serve and provide room & board to british troops. THATS NOT RIGHT! if you privately own something you deserve a right to decline service or entrance or whatever to it. bc its yours! and i'm black.

billyripp
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Bitch! you wasn't even born in 1964.

RBG02005
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@Khayman8888

Didn't work too well before 1964…what makes you think it will now?

mengle2004
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KKK for Rand.

OmAr LiVeS
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@thenewmike2012 Boy, that Ron Paul sure is racist, huh?

He'd probably pass some legislation to murder all Blacks, because them blacks sure are bad folk.

You are an epic fail. You're ignorant and repugnant.

Ron Paul 2012 <3 THE ONLY NON-SELLOUT, ONLY ANTI-WAR CANDIDATE!!!

OmAr LiVeS
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@thenewmike2012 You didn't say it. That's what you are implying! Is it not!? What a coward you must be. Own up to your own views. You know you think he's racist. You don't have to spell it out for us, for us to get the message. It's called reading between the lines. What a scumbag you must be in the real world if this is how you conduct yourself online. Fucking, wuss.

OmAr LiVeS
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@thenewmike2012 Weak! Man up. Intellect at play!

You: "Where did I say he's racist?"
Big Brain: Um, you stated he's still against the Civil Rights at of 1964, implying he's racist!

Game Over. You lose. Now, Everyone Sees The Truth. Now, I Thank You!

leslie bruce irwin
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so this Tim Fernholz has an elevator in his home in case a disabled person comes to visit, a brail telephone in case a blind person needs to borrow his phone. It would be nice if we all had an extra couple hundred grand to build our homes and businesses for everyone. Make our doors 6 ' wide for the bubble boy. Handy cap accessable washrooms in every home, no one allowed peanut butter for ppl allergic. Does his Gay strip clubs have female stripper for when straight males visit?

mossy1
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god i wanna smack that shit eating grin off his face.

hellopuppy00
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Im Asian, if I walked into a store and the business was ran by a racist or discriminating douche, I'd want to know so I can take my business elsewhere. If they did indeed discriminate me, I'd happily take my business to another establishment that WELCOMES my consumerism.

hellopuppy00
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ohhhhhh Rand Paul won, wheres Tim now!?

cabalofdemons
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Publishing books, touring the country and making money. Rand Paul will run for president, but he will lose.

ArtPsych71
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That lady-host's voice is mighty annoying.

Kristjen Štjuprić
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why are they saying Rand Paul is racist??? what a bunch of bullshit…

Kristjen Štjuprić
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Tim Fernholz is obviously a fucking zionist and probably a jew. Rand Paul is a Libertarian which is fantastic but sadly he is not nearly as much of a Libertarian as his dad…. actually if you are really a Libertarian – you believe that the Govt has NO PLACE in Religious matters, the Private Sector, or anything like that…

420squeeg
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He said businesses should have the right to refuse service to someone based on the color of their skin. I don't see how you can possibly see that as racially tolerant. Learn more.

Escoreturns
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Rand Paul is not racist (this is admitted by the head of the NAACP), he agrees with the purpose and the results of the Civil Rights Act, he agrees with 10 out of 11 of the provisions in the law, and would have voted for it if he were in the legislature half a century ago.

Escoreturns
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Rand only said he has a problem with one part of the law that requires private businesses to conform to government dictates. He disagrees NOT because he advocates for racist behavior (because he doesn't) but because he advocates for freedom to behave how you wish (even if it is unpopular behavior).

Escoreturns
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The problem is that this one part of the law interferes with the decisions that should be made by business owners. It requires a black restaurant owner to serve a a bunch of KKK members, it requires the holocaust survivor who is a barber to shave the heads of the neo-nazi skinheads that come into his shop, etc. Don't you think that if a health club wants only women or senior citizens to come workout that they should be allowed to exclude a bunch of 20-something muscle heads?

Escoreturns
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let's say there is a shop in my town that refuses to sell goods to Indians (we have a Native American Tribal reservation nearby) then I will refuse to shop there. I have a good feeling that all my neighbors would refuse to do business there too and eventually that bigot business owner will go out of business. That gets you the same solution (no more racist business) but it does it without trampling on anyone's rights and it is actually better because now you've put a racist out of a job.

Johnny YK
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that guy is such an asshole

Johnny YK
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Rand Paul 2016!! 😀 <3

Elizabeth Penaloza
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This woman is obnoxious.

Ian Barlow
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i doubt al shapton thinks hes a racist. hes a libertarian that means he thinks the free market should take care of racism. the people should not buy things from people who discriminate. those companies will then fail unless they too become tolerant. the gov shouldnt make being a racist illegal. a private business should be able to to be intolerant but it will be there own downfall we don't need the gov in this one.

Political Analysis
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This proves Rand Paul is a racist: http://panampost.com/alice-salles/2015/05/06/rand-paul-hands-an-olive-branch-to-black-voters-in-detroit/

I wish he'd give the same support to white people. =(

ekoms
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Rand Paul has sponsored the most bipartisan criminal justice reform bills, no more than any other senator or presidential candidate. If you want to talk about racism within the criminal justice system and within legislation, you might want to start with the five or six bills waiting for a senate vote.

ekoms
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RT America reposts a video thats years old.