Farage and the Teaparty 

‘In Farage’s new book he has revealed who his political “soulmate” is on the American stage, Rand Paul. 

Over the course of that half-hour, I realised that in Rand Paul I had found my political doppelgänger. Raheem later made the point that you couldn’t get a cigarette paper between the two of us on the issues we discussed.

So who is Rand Paul, a front runner for the Tea Party nomination for republican candidate for president and the son of Ron Paul.  

He is the son of a man who believes that The Civil Rights Act which in the US United States repealed the Jim Crow laws; forced schools, bathrooms and buses to desegregate; and banned employment discrimination, supported by all those in congress bar one. In 2004  when Ron Paul ( erstwhile tea party elder) had the chance to cast a symbolic vote against it in 2004, when the House of Representatives took up a resolution “recognizing and honouring the 40th anniversary of congressional passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He was the only member who voted “no.”

Ron Paul would say that as a Libertarian he believes he is colour blind and in no way racist ( recognise the wording ). That his desire to repeal the Civil Rights act is because it  

“undermine[d] the concept of liberty” and “destroyed the principle of private property and private choices.”

By private property Ron believes that if you wish to refuse service or employment to someone based on their sexuality or their colour, that’s your right and the government should not interfere. 

So far so Farage and equalities legislation!

The problem with Ron Paul and Farage is that they are willing to let the fringes of their party do and say as they wish in the name of libertarianism. 

Below are some quotes from the newsletter sent out with Ron Pauls name on them, via The Atlantic 

    “Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.” 
    “We are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational.” 
    After the Los Angeles riots, one article in a newsletter claimed, “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.”  
    One referred to Martin Luther King Jr. as “the world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours” and who “seduced underage girls and boys.” 

Of course you can not visit the crimes of the parent on a child, so how about Rand Paul. Well he’s a candidate for a tin foil hat – in this video he obsesses over the idea of a single currency through the Americas that “he knows is coming” 

I saw the YouTube of Vincente Fox [former president of Mexico] talking about the Amero. So, it’s not a secret. now it may not be [inaudible] tomorrow, but it took ’em 20 or 30 years to get the Euro, and they had to push people kicking and screaming into the Euro.

So far so Farage and his EU foil hat!

On the subject of civil rights legislation, Rand Paul claims it stifles freedom of speech 

So far so Farage and his demonisation of PC! 

In an interview with Rachel Maddow he was asked about desegregating restaurants 

Maddow:… How about desegregating lunch counters?
Paul: Well what it gets into then is if you decide that restaurants are publicly owned and not privately owned, then do you say that you should have the right to bring your gun into a restaurant even though the owner of the restaurant says ‘well no, we don’t want to have guns in here’ the bar says ‘we don’t want to have guns in here because people might drink and start fighting and shoot each-other.’ Does the owner of the restaurant own his restaurant? Or does the government own his restaurant? These are important philosophical debates but not a very practical discussion…
Maddow: Well, it was pretty practical to the people who had the life nearly beaten out of them trying to desegregate Walgreen’s lunch counters despite these esoteric debates about what it means about ownership. This is not a hypothetical Dr. Paul.

I am sure Nigel Farage does not admire Mr Pauls rather odd views on equality, does he? Or admire his choice in campaign spokesmen who had this on his FB page for two years: 

  

Perhaps he admires the Tea Party and this is why he think Rand Paul is his political doppelgänger, the tea party, that in Tennessee said take slavery out of school books and does not believe in evolution or climate change 

So far so Farage and climate change!

So far so ukip and revising history! 

As we move ever closer to the General Election it’s a wise person who looks to see who those who seek to represent us admire. 

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