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Pat Buchanan suggests repealing all civil rights laws

Pat Buchanan
Pat Buchanan
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In a February 25th, 2014 column for, Pat Buchanan reacted to the increased efforts to chip away at the white male ruling class with the ultimate expression of childish stupidity: If I can't have it, nobody can.

Rather than allow equal rights for women, minorities and the LGBT community, Pat Buchanan has suggested that all civil rights laws in the United States should be repealed instead.

"A radical idea: Suppose we repealed the civil rights laws and fired all the bureaucrats enforcing these laws," Buchanan writes. "Does anyone think hotels, motels and restaurants across Dixie, from D.C. to Texas, would stop serving black customers? Does anyone think there would again be signs sprouting up reading 'whites' and 'colored' on drinking foundations and restrooms?"

To answer Buchanan's question: Yes, that's exactly what would happen. It was precisely because blacks were being denied service and being segregated to different restrooms that civil rights laws came to be in the first place.

Ever undeterred by the burdens of reality, Buchanan insists that the work of civil rights laws "is done," and that the enforcement mechanisms "exist to validate the slander that America is a racist, sexist, homophobic xenophobic country which would revert to massive discrimination were it not for heroic progressives standing guard."

As a reminder, this is coming from the same man who actively mourned the "demographic winter of white America." Ergo, if Pat Buchanan wants proof that America would revert to massive discrimination without civil rights laws, he needs only look at the policies that he himself has advocated in favor of.

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