Saturday, May 10, 2014

Wrong Reason

With the plethora of restrictive voting rights law being enacted by states with Republican-controlled state legislature and Republican governor, Rand Paul "broke" with the Republicans but he did it for the wrong reason. Here is the quote from the New York Times.

“Everybody’s gone completely crazy on this voter ID thing,” Mr. Paul said in an interview. “I think it’s wrong for Republicans to go too crazy on this issue because it’s offending people.”

He should be against it because it's outright discrimination, plain and simple, against minorities, the elderly and poor people. That's the goal of the Republicans and what Rand Paul didn't say and should have said, which means he not againsts the laws, just don't be so obvioius to offend people.

Yeah, just another republican, except he calls himself more a libertarian republican, which would mean he's for individual rights, protections and freedom, like voting rights, but he's not because he still supports voter restrictions, just not so obvious about it.

He's not different than the rest of them and couching your words won't hide that fact.

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