Could you imagine if Malia Obama or Chelsea Clinton had a run-in with the law, especially if they were driving impaired? It would be plastered all over the TV, 24-7, even that "liberal media" station, MSNBC. But somehow, Rand Paul's son, William Hilton Paul, age 22, escaped the immediate scrutiny that Democrats seem to face after he was charged with his second legal infraction involving alcohol. Just yesterday, the news was released about this latest run-in with the law.
A Kentucky TV station reports:
According to the citation, police say William Hilton Paul, 22, was observed sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle that had collided with a parked car along Woodland Avenue Sunday afternoon. Police say Paul smelled of alcohol and had "bloodshot, watery eyes." According to the citation, he was behaving in a "belligerent" manner" and had slurred speech.
W. H. Paul, a student at the University of Kentucky alongside his younger brother Duncan, was also cited in October 2013, for possession of alcohol by a minor at Keeneland racetrack in Lexington.
It wouldn't be fair for us to rush to judgement over the issues with alcohol abuse among young adults. What's more troubling is Rand and Will's misogynistic behavior.
In January of that same year (2013) William Paul was arrested for an incident with a female airline employee:
Paul was taking a flight that deplaned in Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. While details of the arrest remain vague as the story develops, what is known is that young Mr. Paul is suspected of assaulting a female flight attendant “by aggressive physical force.”
The family's TeaParty, Libertarian ideology isn't exactly known for its gender equality, and the Republican party has followed suit. First off, Rand Paul opposes abortion, even in the cases of rape and incest. He recently said the issue wasn't even worth talking about! No big deal, really, just ask anyone who's been a victim of familial rape.
Rand Paul, and most likely his son, believe that the free market should deal with matters of inequity with regards to equal pay for women. Rand opposed the 2012 Paycheck Fairness Bill.
The bill forces employers to prove any salary differences are job-related – not gender based. (Rand says) “To shrink that gap Democrats offered the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is intended to protect women who want to compare their salaries with the men they work with in order to see if there’s a disparity...The marketplace decides what wages are. No one person does. But the minute you set up a fairness czar to determine what wages are, you give away freedom and you give that power to someone to make decisions, they may well discriminate in favor of whoever they want to discriminate in favor of. The market just makes decisions on your ability to do your job.
Of course, the free market is always right and government never has to intervene. Brown vs. the Board of Education was of no real consequence. Just ask the folks who experienced all that delicious free-market equality and crunchy racial fairness in the Jim Crow South. Or, you can ask all the African-American women who took part in the All-White Debutante Ball in Knoxville, Tennessee. So what if they were just working the event, they still were able to take part.
Another area of concern is Papa Rand's refusal to sign the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Not only was Paul on the opposing side, but so were GOP hopefuls and friends of Rand, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Any female who votes for any one of these Republicans, she is more self-loathing than a black lesbian who votes G.O.P.