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  •  If Paul were genuine (2+ / 0-)
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    Ticorules, jhop7

    he would begin to learn and then speak truth to the racism that permeates the modern Republican Party, and especially the Tea Party.

    Did you ver notice how har it is totype accurately on an iPad?

    by RudiB on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 01:00:03 PM PDT

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    •  Excellent point, but it might set up a paradox (1+ / 0-)
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      ...a small one, of faux-libertarian proportions.
         In "Rand Paul's America," an individual of non-caucasian heritage walks into a "Whites-Only" private business and demands service. Now, who in this scenario can lay claim to fighting for rights and freedom? In real life, today, the answer seems obvious, but Rand Paul advocates a society where oppositional rights are legally indeterminate, and some level of conflict is inevitable.
         If businesses should legally be able to exclude whoever they wish, that extends the rights of some to more places, times, and situations than the rights of others. Libertarianism dictates that you cannot abridge people's rights unless absolutely necessary, and this modern narcissistic variety advocates seizing and defending any and all perceived "rights."
         Rand will have a lot of us at each others' throats, for no other reason than his own sense of importance.

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