A question for Wisconsin’s Tea Party candidates (and Libertarians, too)

By now you are no doubt wishing that Rand Paul’s remarks about the Civil Rights Act would be forgotten. Sorry, buddy, it’s not. And accusing the president of being “anti-American” won’t work as a distraction.

That said, I’m not here to talk about Rand Paul. I’m writing this to ask Wisconsin’s Tea Party-affiliated candidates, especially those hoping to win the U.S. Senate primary: Do you think that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should be amended to modify the outlawing of discrimination by private institutions?

Dave Westlake, what say you? Terrence Wall, you’ve spoken at Tea Party rallies. Do you agree with Rand Paul, the tea party star du jour? Wouldn’t it be great if you could not have so many laws hovering over your development business? (Bet you do like the Citizens United decision, though.) And Ron Johnson, here’s a great chance to make yourself known. What say you?

Libertarians who came to the last Drinking Liberally Milwaukee, you want less government noodling in private affairs. What is your opinion on this?


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.