Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rand Paul on the Americans With Disabilities Act Revisited

Last week, I broadly analyzed Rand Paul's take on civil rights -- including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the effort to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. I am happy to see that other media are finally showing how flawed Paul's perspective is regarding areas of law outside of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Specifically, several commentators have analyzed Paul's take on the ADA. See, e.g., When Extremism and Ignorance Collide and Rand Paul's civil-rights defense distorts provisions of disabilities law - Yahoo! News.

4 comments:

RealityZone said...

I have not come over to visit you in a while.
Glad to see you are all over Rand Paul.
The re-writing of history in the text books of Texas comes from the same Rand Paul mentality.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Hello, RZ. Welcome back! I agree. Paul's movement is rooted in false assumptions and ignorance. Unfortunately, Texas has decided to foster ignorance in its school system.

Bill said...

I've seen very little mention of the fact that the CRA took a situation that had a basically level playing field: If a bigot was a customer he could refuse to patronize a store, if a store owner he could refuse to serve, and privileged the status of being the consumer, who can still boycott a store based on prejudice.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Bill, the notion that Jim Crow was a "level playing field" is a terrible lie and a gross distortion history. But some of the same people spitting on kids trying to go to school said they meant no harm....

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