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Friday, May 21, 2010
Ron Paul responds to Rand controversy
“Nasty” and “mean” is how Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, described the media’s line of questioning used on his son, GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul, regarding the 1964 Civil Rights act. Rand Paul has given several interviews in recent days suggesting that he would not necessarily have supported applying the civil rights law to private property. Rand Paul has a Libertarian streak, as does his father, who told the Examiner Thursday that he is also a strong believer in private property rights but would not say whether he believed the civil rights law infringed on those rights. Ron Paul, who ran for president in 2008, said the various interviews about the civil rights law were designed to do damage to his son’s image. “I think it’s contrived because he has done so well and the left has to knock him down,” the elder Paul said, adding that the civil rights law, “was not part of the campaign, they had to search for this.” The candidate’s father seemed quite frustrated with this latest development in his son’s fast-rising political career and said Rand Paul’s views are simply “a different opinion on how you handle private property rights.”The candidate’s father seemed quite frustrated with this latest development in his son’s fast-rising political career and said Rand Paul’s views are simply “a different opinion on how you handle private property rights.” He continued: “Politics can sometimes be pretty nasty and I think there is a lot of resentment because all of a sudden he became a star and this offended a lot of people and it was orchestrated that we’ve got to knock him down a peg. We don’t want people believing in liberty, believing in the market and property rights. Oh no, we can’t do that. So, this is the result of that.”...more
Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.