Took me a while to find out that Rand Paul was Ron Paul's son, libertarian or constitutionalist or both. I know a lot of folks both on the Righ and the Left, who believe Ron Paul's a good man despite their differences in beliefs.
To me, what Rand Paul suggested was stupid, if not possibly a repeat of the racist narrative of the 60's.
But I think it might have to do more of their philosophical and political beliefs, though clearly they are overlooking the rights and protections that many communities and individuals will lose when dealing with private enterprises.
I believe that Ron Paul would probably share the view of the same controversy Rand Paul is in though, where federal laws, even discrimination laws, to them would be considered unacceptable authoritarian rule.
They literally (unlike some Conservatives..hint: Bush and company) believe the Federal government's job is to stay totally out of all States affairs and the market economy, Ayn Rand's (btw that's where Rand Paul gets his name) laissez faire society, getting rid of a wide array of regulators including the Federal Reserve, stay small and apparently still be competent to run the defenses with the added touch of non-global intervention anywhere (where Ron Paul differs with both the Left and the Right in Foreign Policy).
In essence, let the state locals deal with it, rather than have any national laws. Oh yea, less taxes too, even in this economy...sounds like the typical total Conservative narrative, doesn't it?
Well Ron Paul goes further with the abolition of the Federal Reserve and Foreign policy, like withdrawing from the UN, that makes him even extreme for many self described Conservatives, or self-described Libertarians!
And then some Liberals claim the Doctors like Ron and Rand seem to be wearing tin foil hats and believe Creationism is a State issue to accept or reject...
But knowing all that...isn't that rather extreme to the opposite end of the Statist of the political spectrum?
Being aligned to Conservatives who are having a horrible track record with minorities, its not far fetched to think maybe there might be a racial component or undertone in it all, and Rand Paul may just be being bigoted...after all there is the Arizona immigration issue still bubbling where 'ethnic studies' have been ordered to stop by State government.
At best he could be just be accused of being apathetic to minority rights.
Surprised I didn't touch on their 'original' tea party movemnt...
So which is it? Philosophy or racial? And if its philosophy, is it correct or extreme and believe there will always be a national government role? And if its racial, then do you feel there's some doubts now raised about his father, Ron Paul?