Doctor Rand Paul is right. We should get rid of that lousy Civil Rights Act of 1964. Speaking on the Rachel Maddow show after showing a debt for having him the first time to announce his candidacy, Mr. Paul looked very much the doctor with gelled hair and the Paul Stare as he explained patiently to the obtuse Rachel Maddow what was wrong with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” Basically Rachel it is requiring business people to admit people they don’t want to”. Uh huh. Rachel looked a little distressed in her studio facing off with Dr. Paul because she clearly didn’t understand his thesis.
But what about people who want to eat at a lunch counter but cant because they are black? Rachel Rachel Rachel. Clearly you are not understanding the good doctors point. He is not saying that is right, he is saying that if someone wanted to keep someone from eating at the lunch counter then they should be able to.. But But But But…Rachel Rachel. I am not for racism or discrimination, the dapper Dr Paul continued on his screen.” I abhor it, but there are problems with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and I would not have voted for it.” Still, Ms. Maddow simply didn’t get it.
But…what about discrimination? She persisted. Clearly Rachel is not listening to the Good Doctor. He is a man of the Tea Party. A man of change. A man who has come to take our government back from the Marxist and the Socialist and the Civil Righters who passed that silly law in 1964. He was very good to explain it once again to the churlish Rachel Maddow. ” Rachel, you are making political points with an issue that has nothing to do with discrimination or racism. I abhor both. But the government cannot tell a business owner who they must do business with.”
Still Ms Maddow didn’t get it. But what about the lunch counter, what would you tell those people who cant eat there because they are black! The good doctor was very patient, very gracious as he gently explained once again he is not for racism or discrimination of any kind.” I am merely saying someone who owns a business should be allowed to do business with who they want and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 doesn’t allow them to do that. You really have to be a better listener, Rachel.”
I have to agree. The man is a Doctor after all.
William Hazelgrove is the Hemingway writer in residence for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. He has written four novels, reviews and features for USA TODAY and been the subject of stories in the NY Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and NPR’S All Things Considered. His forthcoming novel is Rocket Man. More information can be gathered at http://www.billhazelgrove.com