Rich Lowry takes Rand Paul to task for believing "that it's never too late to re-litigate 40-year-old historic milestones." Paul believes that the federal government may ban racial discrimination by the government, but he's questions its right to impose the same requirements on private individuals, clubs, and corprations. Paul has walked back from his position, arguing, prudently, that such an expansion of federal power was necessary in the 1960s.
That raises the question of whether it is still necessary. America has elected a black president. Racial milestones in America have become so commonplace that we seldom notice them anymore. Prejudice still exists, but it's nothing like it used to be. It is below the level faced by Jews, Irish, Italians, Poles, and other groups who integrated successfully without help from the federal government. Given that reality, it is time, once again, to restore to corporations, clubs, and individuals their right to choose with whom to do business and to spend time with?
(An added bonus of such action is that it would save us a good deal of money, by rendering countless federal, state, and local employees unnecessary. The same would be true at colleges and corporations. How much money does affirmative action and racial-compliance cost the U.S. economy each year? Are we post-racial enough to do well and good at the same time?)