Ron Paul Believes in the Freedom To Sexually Harass People

The more time Ron Paul spends in the spotlight, the more people are exposed to the fraud that is libertarianism.  Libertarianism is simply the freedom to be a school yard bully without the consequences of a teacher or parent calling you on it, nothing more.

Ron Paul, during an interview on Fox with Chris Wallace discussed his belief that there should be no protection for women (and some men) from workplace sexual harassment:

WALLACE: Let me just interrupt, I’m sorry but we have limited time and we want to get to the other two candidates as well. I want to ask you about one other thing that you wrote back in your book in 1987 about sexual harassment in the workplace.

You wrote this, “Why don’t” — this is about the victims of sexual harassment. “Why don’t they quit once the so-called harassment starts? Obviously, the morals of the harasser cannot be defended, but how can the harassee escape some responsibility for the problem?”

You said that sexual harassment should not be a violation of someone’s employment rights?

PAUL: Well, the whole thing is, is you have to get a better definition of sexual harassment. If it’s just because somebody told the joke and somebody was offended, they don’t have a right to go to the federal government and have a policeman to come in and put penalties on those individuals. I mean, they have to say, well, maybe this is not a very good environment, and they have the right to work there or not there.

But if sexual harassment involves violence as libertarians, we are very opposed to any violence. So, if there is any violence involved, you still don’t need a federal law against harassment. You just need to call the policeman and say there’s been an assault or there’s been attempted rape or something.

So, you have to separate those two out. But because people are insulted by, you know, rude behavior, I don’t think we should make a federal case out of it. I don’t think we need federal laws to deal with that and people should deal with that at home.

People shouldn’t be protected in the workplace.  In fact, it’s the victim’s fault for not quitting.  This is what you get when you vote for Ron Paul.


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8 thoughts on “Ron Paul Believes in the Freedom To Sexually Harass People

  1. Nice try. Ron Paul is not in favor of this behavior. He is just not in favor of laws that discriminate by protecting a person based on gender or race. He is all for civil liberties and protection of rights, as long as it includes everyone equally.

  2. I’m been reading a little about Ron Paul lately. In theory his views are not that bad. The problem arises when it comes to practical uses of his beliefs/views (libertarianism). People are not equipped to live without laws and regulations…as he is advocating.

    1. Your statement

      In theory his views are not that bad.

      Does not square with your statement

      People are not equipped to live without laws and regulations

      As Yogi Bera once remarked,

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.

      By your own example, Ron Paul is very wrong.

  3. You do have a point. Paul assumes people will act civilized if all the laws were taken away…

  4. You’re all missing the important distinction that Ron Paul makes between State and Federal laws. He is not pro-civil-liberties; he is anti-federal-regulation. He had no problem with (state and local) Jim Crow laws; he felt that the federal government had no right to interfere with state sovereignty.

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