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Wed Dec 21, 2011, 06:11 PM

Ron Paul opposes Affirmative Action, Equal Pay for Equal Work, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

because in his (Libertarian) opinion, private property rights trump everything else.

http://www.issues2000.org/tx/Ron_Paul_Civil_Rights.htm


Civil Rights Act was more about property than race relations
Q: You would vote against the Civil Rights Act, if it was today?
A: If it were written the same way, where the federal governmentís taken over property--it has nothing to do with race relations. It has nothing to do with racism, it has to do with the Constitution and private property rights.

SNIP

No affirmative action for any group
All rights are individuals. We do not get our rights because we belong to a group. Whether itís homosexuals, women, minorities, it leads us astray. You donít get your rights belonging to your group. A group canít force themselves on anybody else. So there should be no affirmative action for any group.
This violates the principle on the importance of the individual, and confuses us about the importance of individual rights, which is the purpose of the Constitution. Defend our individual rights.

SNIP

Gender-equal pay violates idea of voluntary contract
Today the lack of understanding and respect for voluntary contracts has totally confused the issue that in a free society an individual can run his or her business as he or she chooses. The idea that a social do-gooder can legislate a system which forces industry to pay men and women by comparable worth standards boggles the mind and further destroys our competitiveness in a world economy.


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Reply Ron Paul opposes Affirmative Action, Equal Pay for Equal Work, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Original post)
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thucythucy Dec 2011 #1
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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Dec 21, 2011, 09:32 PM

1. He opposes disability rights

as well, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Basically, he wants to take us back to the days when someone in a wheelchair could be barred from entering a restaurant or grocery store because the owner thought he or she looked "unsightly."

In his book the only real rights are property rights.

In other words, if you don't own shit, you ain't worth shit. The libertarian creed in a nutshell.

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Wed Dec 21, 2011, 09:47 PM

2. +1,000,000,000,000,000,000

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