There is much to like about Rand Paul. As president, he would fight a principled and determined fight against overreaching federal government regulation, burdensome taxation, overspending, and intrusive violations of the 4th Amendment. Noble fights, one and all.
But Rand Paul has an Achilles’ Heel he does not even seem to be aware of. And that is, if his words are to be taken at face value, he would actively deprive blacks and other minorities of the equal protection of our laws.
Paul said yesterday that he is committed to “an America where criminal justice is applied equally and any law that disproportionately incarcerates people of color is repealed.”
Repealed. Not retooled, recalibrated, but repealed. Since laws against murder, drug trafficking, robbery, and assault and battery disproportionately lock up blacks, Sen. Paul declared yesterday he’d repeal them all.
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