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USA: Republican Senate candidate critical of Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted 26/5-10 at 18.17

Rand Paul, the newly nominated Republican Senatorial candidate for Kentucky, has voiced opposition to both the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Paul, who claims to have a mandate from the ultra-rightwing Tea Party, maintains that the rights guaranteed under these acts should be decided upon and regulated locally, not by the federal government.


Editorial comment: Either the man has no sense of history or simply no sense. Federal regulation of civil rights came about because it was local politicians like governors George Wallace (Alabama) and Orval Faubus (Arkansas) who were the chief violators of those rights.



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