Rand Paul: ‘Principled Libertarian’? Not.

Kathy Pollitt writes for The Nation: “I’m guessing Robert Scheer wrote his Truthout piece praising Rand Paul as “a principled libertarian in the mold of his father, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas” (“…we need more of that impulse in the Congress”) before the media firestorm over Paul’s long-standing and not-exactly-secret opposition to the l964 Civil Rights Act, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act. Although Paul now says that he believes Congress was right to bar segregation in private businesses, his original position is what you’d expect from someone who basically believes private-property rights and business interests trump all and the market will fix any pesky problems.”