George Will to Rand Paul: the notion, that you can’t legislate morality, is wrong; [the civil rights act] did
[changed because I think this is a better headline]
Great Quote by George WIll on “This Week”:
There is no reason to believe that Rand Paul is a racist. There is now reason to believe he is frivolous. That is, that he doesn’t understand that his job is to win a Senate seat and not conduct a seminar on Libertarian philosophy.
Simple fact is that in 1964 we, as a nation, repealed one widely exercised right: The right of private property owners to serve, in public accommodations, whom they want and replaced it with another right: that is, the right of the entire american public to use public accommodations.
We were correct to do so and in the process we refuted an old notion that you can not (and this offends some libertarians) … the notion was that you can not legislate morality.
Yes you can; we did.
We not only got African Americans into public accommodation; We changed the thinking of the white portion of the country as well.