Civil Rights Act
On July 3, 2004, Ron Paul was the only Congressman to vote against a bill hailing the 40th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In this speech to Congress, Ron Paul courageously spoke out on the often controversial issues of race relations and affirmative action. He explained why the Civil Right Act had failed to achieve its stated goals of promoting racial harmony and a color-blind society.
Ron Paul: Mr. Speaker, I rise to explain my objection to H.Res. 676. I certainly join my colleagues in urging Americans to celebrate the progress this country has made in race relations. However, contrary to the claims of the supporters of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the sponsors of H.Res. 676, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not improve race relations or enhance freedom. Instead, the forced integration dictated by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 increased racial tensions while diminishing individual liberty.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave the federal government unprecedented power over the hiring, employee relations, and customer service practices of every business in the country. The result was a massive violation of the rights of private property and contract, which are the bedrocks of free society. The federal government has no legitimate authority to infringe on the rights of private property owners to use their property as they please and to form (or not form) contracts with terms mutually agreeable to all parties. The rights of all private property owners, even those whose actions decent people find abhorrent, must be respected if we are to maintain a free society.
And that respect requires individuals on a case by case basis to present “What did you want to do that who will not let you do?” “Why do you think you have the right to do it?” and “What do you want who to do so you can do what who will not let you do?”
It is up to “We the people” to petition Articles, I, II, and III at the local, state, and federal levels and get these arguments and reasoning worked out from the ground up so all cases of unjust discrimination find an ever wider avenue of welcome and resolution, and not simply the narrow, tailor made, color issues, or labor issues the federal government chooses to highlight while sweeping the rest under the rug.
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Respectful remedy of abhorrent actions