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(The American Conservative)   RAND PAUL: "I'm not a firm believer in democracy. It gave us Jim Crow." Please wait until my huge bucket of popcorn is ready before posting   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Rand Paul, Jim Crow, Kentucky Senators, Mises, New Republic, historically black colleges, Jonathan Chait, Ayn Rand  
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2013-06-25 03:35:07 PM  

Cythraul: dittybopper: He's actually kind of right:  A democracy unbridled by strong individual rights applied equally can turn into a tyranny of the majority, and Jim Crow is a perfect example of that.

My parents always used to overrule me in their own form of 'tyranny of the majority' too. All I wanted was to play Nintendo just a little while longer, but nooo! I had to go to bed!

Stupid parents.

here! here!
all I wanted was a Pepsi  just one Pepsi and she wouldn't give it to me
2013-06-25 05:52:11 PM  

Fart_Machine: Aldon: slayer199: tbeatty: I believe he is arguing that Federalism moves us more from a Republic to a Democracy. Tyranny of the majority is the fear of a pure democracy and that erodes individual rights in favor of the majority.

That would be my assessment as well.

well it's pretty simple then.Paul just explains that he didn't mean he wasn't a fan of Democracy, he instead meant something else.  Simple right?

/don't hold your breath.

Well except that it took the Fed to finally remove Jim Crow.

I think that was his point.  The Fed did end it.  The unintended consequences being that the Fed now has the ability to act in ways that would be unprecedented prior to that.  The fed did intend to end Jim Crow laws and it is a morally correct decision.,  The result though is that other rights that were previously retained by the states (or rights that should have been returned 50 years after implementation) are never returned.  SCOTUS took a step today by ruling that data from 50 years ago is not particularly relevant to today but the power is still retained by the Fed.
2013-06-25 06:23:13 PM  

RanDomino: thamike
Right here. Everybody gather round. I found exactly what to dickslap the gun nuts with, right here.

Go try nonviolence in a vacuum with absolutely no one doing the opposite strategy, and tell me how it works out. Spoiler: You will be ignored and/or beaten and arrested just for lulz. Violence alone sometimes doesn't work, sometimes does. Same for nonviolence.

I was agreeing with you, idiot.
2013-06-25 06:23:56 PM  
...unless of course you weren't being sarcastic about the "armaments" remark.  Poe's law and all that.
2013-06-25 07:08:44 PM  
I was agreeing with you, idiot.

Someone needs to take this thread behind the woodshed.
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