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This really warms my heart. In the spirit of camaraderie, Billy Kristol has decided to sidestep the profound horror of sane Americans in the wake of Rand Paul’s terrible statements about the Civil Rights Act.
INTERVIEWER: Would you have voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
PAUL: I like the Civil Rights Act in the sense that it ended discrimination in all public domains, and I’m all in favor of that.
PAUL: You had to ask me the “but.” I don’t like the idea of telling private business owners — I abhor racism. I think it’s a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant — but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership. But I absolutely think there should be no discrimination in anything that gets any public funding, and that’s most of what I think the Civil Rights Act was about in my mind.
This is usually when Libertarian ideology explodes in flames, and it becomes abundantly clear — outside of clambaking your friend’s Nissan in the high school parking lot — ideas about getting “The Man” our of your bidness and letting the market dictate everything are overly simplified, unworkable non-solutions to complex, real life problems.