Rand Paul Backs Down

Bowing to political reality, Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul has issued a clarification of his beliefs which includes the words, “I unequivocally state that I will not support any efforts to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” Poor guy. What have we become as a country when a man can’t affirm his belief in the rights of private businesses to discriminate based on race without then having to explain that he himself does not believe that businesses should discriminate based on race, just that they should be allowed to discriminate based on race? This is not the America I knew.