Friday, April 10, 2015

Why Rand Paul’s presidential bid should matter to black America

It is official.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is running for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.  But why should black America care?
Pay close attention to his views on mass incarceration and the war on drugs, which could move the Republican Party forward on criminal justice reform and possibly attract blacks, younger voters and other Democratic base voters. But don’t lose sight of the senator’s past statements against civil rights, which sound a lot like the same ol’ GOP story.  And that story, brought to you by the tea party, has not been very friendly to black people these days.
“I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” Paul said on his campaign website.
Source: The Grio. Read full article.

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