Yet this controversy also illustrates a certain myopia that often plagues discussions of race among supporters of small government, and plays into knee-jerk charges of right-wing racism.
columnist Leonard Pitts mocks Paul's assertion that he would have marched for civil rights with Martin Luther King, Jr.: as proof of perennial conservative hostility to blacks, he notes that Paul's argument for business owners' freedom of association echoes the language of segregationists in the 1960s. Senator from Arizona and 1964 presidential candidate.
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While Paul quickly clarified that he would neither advocate nor support a repeal of the Civil Rights Act clause banning discrimination by private businesses, libertarian TV journalist John Stossel fanned the flames on Fox News by not only defending Paul's initial remarks but explicitly suggesting that that portion of the law should be repealed.
Some on the left, including the Media Matters watchdog group, have demanded Stossel be fired for his heresy.
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Then you can hit “Find Next” to see if the name is on the page more than once. Place of death Pineville, Louisana (less than 10 years ago).Yet at least one noted libertarian-leaning conservative who made such an argument at the time was a staunch foe of segregation in public institutions and a promoter of voluntary integration in private ones. Goldwater, who opposed the Civil Rights Act, had pushed to desegregate the Arizona National Guard and the Senate cafeteria, and had ended segregation in the Phoenix department store owned by his family.But while the libertarian argument against anti-discrimination laws is certainly not racist, it sometimes seems uncomfortably naive (in 1964 or today) about the social realities of Jim Crow.As some strong champions of free markets, such as legal scholar Richard Epstein, have pointed out, racial segregation and discrimination by private businesses in the South was not simply the result of owners' personal choices but of powerful societal pressure as well as coercion by state governments.Businesses that refused to discriminate were targeted for officially sanctioned or condoned harassment and intimidation.