Walter Williams on segregation and free choice
Walter Williams has an interesting column out today where he addresses the media's recent attacks on Kentucky GOP Senate nominee Rand Paul after his comments on the Civil Rights Act.
Williams basically points out that, if you believe in freedom, you have to tolerate freedom. That freedom doesn't come from having the government make everything the way you would rather it to be. He concludes:
One does not have to be a racist to recognize that the federal government has no constitutional authority to prohibit racial or any other kind of discrimination by private parties. Moreover, the true test of one's commitment to freedom of association doesn't come when he permits people to associate in ways he deems appropriate. It comes when he permits people to voluntarily associate in ways he deems offensive.
And, just in case you didn't know, Walter Williams is black. And full of common sense.