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.
by The Journal
The Journal gives its endorsement to Jeff Duncan in the Republican primary race for the 3rd Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives. Duncan is running in a crowded field of candidates, but he has distinguished himself in the S.C. House since 2002 as a leader with the vision to represent South Carolina’s 3rd District in Washington. Now, more than any time in many decades, men and women of vision and integrity are needed in the halls of Congress. Duncan can be a voice to help direct the United States back toward the course of fiscal conservatism, limited government and strength and respect in the world.
Organizations such as the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Club for Growth do not bestow their praise on legislators without much research and deliberation. Duncan has won accolades from both, receiving an A+ rating from the Club for Growth and the Guardian of Small Business Award from the NFIB.