I have tried to be fair, as well, to Rand PaulRand PaulWe need congressional debate on Yemen Senate takes up NATO membership for Montenegro Overnight Defense: Civilian casualties raise questions about rules of engagement | Air Force nominee set for hearing | Senate takes up NATO membership for Montenegro MORE. I was disappointed in him for these latest comments. His views on this matter are very, very extreme and far outside the tradition of mainstream America. They are far outside the tradition of conservative legal thought, as well as liberal legal thought and commonly accepted notions of the Constitution.

I hope Rand Paul fully retracts and apologizes for his views on private-sector discrimination. There should be no right to discriminate for private business, whether or not they receive federal aid. Rand Paul is wrong. His views on this do not represent what America is all about.