Why black Americans should consider Rand Paul (or hope he wins the GOP nomination at the least)

  • frattire

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    Oct 26, 2015 1:35 AM GMT
    http://rare.us/story/here-are-3-reasons-black-americans-should-support-rand-paul/

    In summary:

    End to the war on drugs: which disproportionately affects poor and black communities.

    School choice: which offers more alternatives and more affordable alternatives to young black men and women

    Local stimulus plan: rather than taxing a population and paying un-elected bureaucrats to distribute it to their friends companies, he'd leave millions and billions of dollars in impoverished neighborhoods. Which, in cities like Chicago, Detroit, New York and LA, tend to have higher black populations.

    In addition to that list and why anyone should at least hope that he's the Republican nominee over his competitors:

    - A family of four would not be taxed at all for their first $50,000 of income and just 14.5% after that
    - The payroll tax would be eliminated completely
    - He'd eliminate corporate welfare entirely
    - He'd reduce the likelihood of 20-somethings being drafted into wars that have no end-goal.

    Have a great evening. <3
  • tj85016

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    Oct 26, 2015 1:52 AM GMT
    he has some decent ideas (and some idiotic ones)

    but he gives off that nut job kook vibe like his father

    he doesn't stand a chance (and his organization is shady, to say the least)
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    Oct 26, 2015 2:32 AM GMT
    It's moot. He's barely even registering to his own party's base. Maybe it's because of those positions :p
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    Oct 26, 2015 2:39 AM GMT
    Considering that he said he wants to repeal the Civil Rights Act, which was a piece of legislation that guaranteed fairness for blacks, I don't see how he is a good choice for black voters.
  • oldfart

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    Oct 27, 2015 1:49 PM GMT
    But we can repeal the Act because everyone has an equal right to own guns. See?
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    Oct 28, 2015 5:35 AM GMT
    James_Thunder_Early saidConsidering that he said he wants to repeal the Civil Rights Act, which was a piece of legislation that guaranteed fairness for blacks, I don't see how he is a good choice for black voters.


    You don't need the government to tell people how to behave. The other way round would be best.
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    Oct 28, 2015 7:07 PM GMT
    jock203 said
    James_Thunder_Early saidConsidering that he said he wants to repeal the Civil Rights Act, which was a piece of legislation that guaranteed fairness for blacks, I don't see how he is a good choice for black voters.


    You don't need the government to tell people how to behave. The other way round would be best.


    You've fallen for that old libertarian tripe, that we are not the government. WE tell people how to behave all the time, and government is how we codify and enforce it. Let that sink in for awhile.
  • tj85016

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    Oct 28, 2015 7:17 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    jock203 said
    James_Thunder_Early saidConsidering that he said he wants to repeal the Civil Rights Act, which was a piece of legislation that guaranteed fairness for blacks, I don't see how he is a good choice for black voters.


    You don't need the government to tell people how to behave. The other way round would be best.


    You've fallen for that old libertarian tripe, that we are not the government. WE tell people how to behave all the time, and government is how we codify and enforce it. Let that sink in for awhile.


    lol, talk about tripe

    that may have been the case 120 years ago

    now we have a gargantuan unelected government