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For the first time in nearly two decades a major Republican political figure delivered a speech at Howard University senator Rand Paul visited the historically black college in DC on Wednesday.
And delivered what some have viewed as controversial remarks about the history of racism in America here -- the highlights.
No Republican questions.
Or dispute civil rights.
I've never wavered in my support for civil rights -- the Civil Rights Act.
What gets lost is the Republican Party has always been the party of civil rights and voting rights.
Because Republicans believe that the federal government is limited.
And that its function.
Is limited by the constitution and some have concluded.
Are somehow inherently insensitive to minority rights.
Nothing could be further from the truth the tragedy of segregation and Jim -- in the south is compounded.
When you realize that integration began in New England in 1840s.
The story of emancipation of voting rights of citizenship trump Frederick Douglas to the modern era.
Is really in fact the history of the Republican Party.
-- -- reaction to the senator's remarks project 21 member Charles Butler and from the new York civil rights coalition Michael Myers.
It Al Gore's father wasn't there as I said the other night but it was Republicans.
That for the 64.
Voting Civil Rights Act 65 voting rights what.
What you probably why you willingly -- -- and Paul.
So why this is not a conversion of Paul rolled to a commitment to Damascus -- this is.
Ron Paul -- in the political -- and gurgling and almost rally in idiocy.
And not adequate level because he doesn't understand and other know about similar rice met all of much less -- -- great editor David -- of the what does.
They hyperbole what do you disagree with.
You could talk about -- our rights legislation.
And understated Republican George -- -- only.
The Democrats -- what about JFK LBJ.
And well what is clearly -- who worked hundreds.
-- be it Democrat Bill Smith.
It just a thousand JFK -- you miss on Wednesday night 1957.
There is he voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
And the only reason these children get -- -- different -- -- think I did not.
He added -- -- new domains you know I think he did but there with the original well a lot of -- -- -- -- -- right next already passed by Eisenhower 57 -- -- the civil -- that's a 57 created the US civil rights commission I had obviously the -- that's -- fifty's of 58.
With the press but you -- is made my point.
That -- was it is the filibuster came from southern Democrats Al waterfront I didn't vote for it.
So but why citizen originally due to Democrats and Republicans who joined forces to pass federal support and affection I never -- -- don't get -- at a at a time -- -- -- flawless going talking about.
You know the rights of privacy question I -- only to discriminate again like American movies we want to deny people vascular right basement I think you're showing -- -- -- songs better forehand and then Ron Paul that's why do you like my -- -- -- -- and say -- -- father he's not responsible grandma when -- -- who ran back to 2000.
-- Similar to how they just could Michael Young black Americans better off under Obama's.
Policies are good.
Future no subject you know I'm definitely not gonna let you know -- when we -- Just because -- development I don't regrettable and that and that George Bush ordered government enough.
Not issue that's not -- -- about the bottom line -- I I -- have to look -- what -- did you would -- idea it was to reach out.
Unlike other people Obama all Obama is doing -- -- windstorm -- about morality we now.
About -- Alexandria has been headliners and amazed they would market him that question I don't want you always go to -- I'm not a partner whose value to -- -- we have -- the lie I didn't know.
Give me a headache she Charles Fogarty and Michael Charles felt that -- you can't thank you at the bottom line is what Rand Paul.
I saw the whole interview I watched it twice.
They didn't do the students next great questions he had great responsive it would be great exchange money go to Michael it was not courageous.
It was idiotic.
Here this guy thoughts about what other nor could have bought remark with the king junior.
An issue marching its okay cool side -- you want.
The question is from law and which side is the constitution going to be on and and and at the time when people like.
Southern Democrats and all those are.
They were arguing that the look at that time placed on the side of -- one baby boy they were concerned about the -- I -- I think the black community looks every bit.
Couldn't hang on Charles the black community votes 90% Democrat.
But they're not better I'll let democratic policies I can -- comes right -- and Rand Paul who start talking about private clubs.
Private practice -- exactly -- -- -- right.
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