by Evan McMorris-Santoro and Jillian Rayfield TPM
Another Paul family political announcement, another battle on MSNBC over the landmark law that helped end segregation in America.
Just about a year after his son Rand Paul stepped in it when he told Rachel Maddow he was opposed to provisions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) told Chris Matthews Friday he wouldn’t have voted for the law in the first place had he been in Congress at the time.
Rand’s statements on the law (which he later retracted) came during his first week as the Republican nominee for Senate in Kentucky in 2010. Ron’s criticisms of the law came on the day he declared his third run for the presidency.
“Yeah,” he told Matthews when asked if he would have voted against the act in Congress. “But I wouldn’t vote against getting rid of the Jim Crow laws.”
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vruz: but libertarians are not about race or class warfare at all, only about liberty and free expression of the individual (as long as you aren’t of the segregated kind) and this is not an exaggerated, broadly sweeping generalisation. that clarification on jim crow laws reluctance SO makes a difference.