Much was made of Senate candidate Rand Paul’s support for business owners who want to engage in racial discrimination, setting up separate facilities to isolate African-Americans. Much less has been made, however, of some of Mr. Paul’s other extreme positions, such as absolving BP of responsibility for the Gulf oil spill and declaring that mountaintop coal mining ought to be appreciated for replacing the Appalachian mountains with great big fields of waste that will be better than the mountains because they’re flat.
Another area of Rand Paul extremism that has received little focus is his antipathy to immigration. Even though border crossings are dramatically down in recent years, Paul often speaks to whip up the false perception that there’s some sort of crisis in illegal immigration.
Recently, Rand Paul has expanded his anti-immigration fervor to include a particularly small target. Rand Paul is now going after the babies.
The Constitution declares that anyone born in the United States is an American citizen, but Rand Paul seems to believe that these particular American babies are a great danger. “That baby becomes a citizen, and I think that that should stop also,” Paul warns.
Rand Paul wants to change the Constitution to limit the legal rights currently given to American babies, stripping them of their citizenship. Why? What do these babies do that’s so terrible, other than being American? Is it really so awful for babies to be American?
I just don’t understand Rand Paul’s fear of babies, but I’ll do him the favor anyway of passing along his campaign’s message: Vote Rand Paul 2010 – Because The Baby Menace Must Stop!