“I’m not a firm believer in democracy,” he explained. “It gave us Jim Crow.”

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    Re: “I’m not a firm believer in democracy,” he explained. “It gave us Jim Crow.”

    Rand Paul says many interesting things. Can his libertarian views strike a chord? We shall see...
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/17/rand-paul-jim-crow_n_3454570.html
    [Paul} talked about decriminalizing drug offenses and getting rid of the mandatory sentencing minimums that put so many young black men in jail. He talked about fixing the local school system, about not abolishing Pell grants “as long as it’s in the context of spending what you have.” To approving nods, he talked about how urban renewal had really meant “urban destruction” and about how “they tore down a lot of black businesses so people would go to white stores.” He found that this crowd, if not totally convinced, was receptive. Though he would still not give them a definitive answer on his position on the Civil Rights Act, he did say that he believed federal intervention had been justified. “I’m not a firm believer in democracy,” he explained. “It gave us Jim Crow.”

    Paul's visit to Simmons came two days after he made a more publicized appearance at Howard University in Washington, D.C., during which he said he wanted to "resurrect" the Republican Party's history before the civil rights era.

    "The story of emancipation, voting rights and citizenship, from Frederick Douglass until the modern civil rights era, is really in fact the history of the Republican Party," Paul said. "How did the Republican Party, the party of the great emancipator, lose the trust and faith of an entire race?"

    "We see horrible Jim Crow and horrible racism in the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s—it was all Democrats,” Paul continued, according to Slate. “It wasn’t Republicans. Now, did some of them switch over and become Republicans? Yes.”

     
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    Re: “I’m not a firm believer in democracy,” he explained. “It gave us Jim Crow.”

    Spoken like a true elitist.

    Denying black americans their constitutional rights gave us Jim Crow.  Movement conservatism and religious fundamentalist paranoia perpetuated it.

    Now, they want to do the same for immigrants.  How thoughtful....

     

     

     
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    Re: “I’m not a firm believer in democracy,” he explained. “It gave us Jim Crow.”

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    Spoken like a true elitist.

    Denying black americans their constitutional rights gave us Jim Crow.  Movement conservatism and religious fundamentalist paranoia perpetuated it.

    Now, they want to do the same for immigrants.  How thoughtful....

     

     



    How is not wanting to extend citizen ship to people who criminally violated our immigration laws.  "Jim Crow"?

     

     
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    Re: “I’m not a firm believer in democracy,” he explained. “It gave us Jim Crow.”

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    Spoken like a true elitist.

    Denying black americans their constitutional rights gave us Jim Crow.  Movement conservatism and religious fundamentalist paranoia perpetuated it.

    Now, they want to do the same for immigrants.  How thoughtful....

     

     

     



    How is not wanting to extend citizen ship to people who criminally violated our immigration laws.  "Jim Crow"?

     

     

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    "Separate but equal" ring a bell...?

    You and they want a separate, lesser class of citizens/residents subject to any manner of discrimination or exploitation they can see fit to permit (or overlook) through legislation.

    I.e., they want their cheap labor as cheaply as they can get it.

    Using a real-world example: they would rather have their crops rot in the fields than allow immigrants the small dignity of doing the work to harvest it.

    That, and they're deathly afraid that all the newcomers will vote for the Dems.

     

     

     

     
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    Re: “I’m not a firm believer in democracy,” he explained. “It gave us Jim Crow.”

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    Spoken like a true elitist.

    Denying black americans their constitutional rights gave us Jim Crow.  Movement conservatism and religious fundamentalist paranoia perpetuated it.

    Now, they want to do the same for immigrants.  How thoughtful....

     

     



    Matty, you show your blatant ignorance and leftist blindness.

     

    "Movement conservatism" gave us Jim crow? No, it was Democratic liberals who grew government to brutally enforce their racist views. Woodrow Wilson to Robert Byrd to  LBJ...look it up!

    Religious leaders were in the forefront of fighting against segragation.

     
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    Re: “I’m not a firm believer in democracy,” he explained. “It gave us Jim Crow.”

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    Spoken like a true elitist.

    Denying black americans their constitutional rights gave us Jim Crow.  Movement conservatism and religious fundamentalist paranoia perpetuated it.

    Now, they want to do the same for immigrants.  How thoughtful....

     

     

     

     



    How is not wanting to extend citizen ship to people who criminally violated our immigration laws.  "Jim Crow"?

     

     

     

     

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    "Separate but equal" ring a bell...?

     

    You and they want a separate, lesser class of citizens/residents subject to any manner of discrimination or exploitation they can see fit to permit (or overlook) through legislation.

    I.e., they want their cheap labor as cheaply as they can get it.

    Using a real-world example: they would rather have their crops rot in the fields than allow immigrants the small dignity of doing the work to harvest it.

    That, and they're deathly afraid that all the newcomers will vote for the Dems.

     

     

     

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    Seperate but equal what?

    Illegal immigrants are here...illegally.  They have put themselves in that position, no one else has.

    Guest worker programs have been used for harvesting crops for decades.  Around this area it used to be the Jamacians.  you could find them harvesting potatoes, apples, etc. all season long.  At the end of the season, they took their money and went back to Jamacia.

    the illegal immigration problem we have could largely be solved by a guest worker program.  but, then again, most ofthe illegals are headed to the cities, not the fields.  Different issue going on here, not really a crop issue.  but, keep trying!

     
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    Re: “I’m not a firm believer in democracy,” he explained. “It gave us Jim Crow.”

    "Movement conservatism" gave us Jim crow? No, it was Democratic liberals who grew government to brutally enforce their racist views. Woodrow Wilson to Robert Byrd to  LBJ...look it up!

    Call them by their proper name, Progressives. These people have nothing to do with liberalism, they're some of the most illiberal people to have walked the earth, but had co-opted the term when their eugenic and racist policies were given a bad name by the fascists.

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    Re: “I’m not a firm believer in democracy,” he explained. “It gave us Jim Crow.”

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    [QUOTE]"Movement conservatism" gave us Jim crow? No, it was Democratic liberals who grew government to brutally enforce their racist views. Woodrow Wilson to Robert Byrd to  LBJ...look it up!

     

    Call them by their proper name, Progressives. These people have nothing to do with liberalism, they're some of the most illiberal people to have walked the earth, but had co-opted the term when their eugenic and racist policies were given a bad name by the fascists.

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    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

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    Eugenics is a big word for progressives, might want to try something they understand, like:  Who was Margret Sanger?  The founder of Planned Parenthood.  What did she think we should do with minorities?  Then sit back while they look up the roots of their ideology.

     
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