Is the Civil Rights Act unconstitutional? Did we make a mistake by passing it?
When asked that question by an African American constituent, Ted Yoho (R-FL) could only say that he isn’t sure.
YOHO: This country grew through a lot of growing pain. We’re going through it again. As we grow as a country and prosper, we’re going to go through it again in the future. That’s why I’m so thankful for the Constitution because it allows us to do that. Is it constitutional, the Civil Rights Act? I wish I could answer that 100 percent. I know a lot of things that were passed are not constitutional, but I know it’s the law of the land.
I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to that moment during the 2016 primary debate season when Republican candidates are asked if the Civil Rights Act is unconstitutional.
If Rand Paul runs for president, the issue will certainly come up and their responses should be enlightening.
I imagine long deliberations and diatribes when a simple ‘yes’ would suffice, and if they dare answer ‘yes’ they’ll see immediate push-back from their lunatic base of followers.
The Schadenfreude will be monumental.