The Libertarians say they want to return America to the days immediately following the American Revolution; to have our national Constitution interpreted as our Founding Fathers interpreted it. I've got news for you, when it comes to Liberty, our Founding Fathers were frauds. They didn't believe in freedom so much as wanting to be free of being oppressed by the British government. They objected to being treated by King George III the same way they treated everyone else who was not white, Protestant, or male.
Our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, came about because the white males in the American colonies wanted freedom for themselves and only for themselves. If it were otherwise then the words "All men are created equal" would have read "All people are created equal" instead. If creating a Land of Liberty had been our Founding Fathers true intent, then the slaves would have been immediately emancipated and all the former slaves and women of voting age would have been given the right to vote.
Why, because these issues would have been settled when this nation was originally founded. They would have been settled if our Founding Fathers had not been frauds. They would have been settled if, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the night of April 3rd, 1968 America had been what "it says it is on paper." We can say we are for anything but our words mean nothing if our rhetoric is not equal to our reality.
If you are for Liberty then you are going to do whatever is necessary to ensure that everyone is free; even if it means denying the freedom of some to deny freedom to others for the only ones who are unworthy to be free are those who feel that others are not as worthy of being as free as they are.
The Pauls and the Libertarians argue that they are for Liberty and that they believe that people should have the right to deny those very Liberties they say they are in favor of to others because of their race, their gender, their religion, and their sexual orientation. How else can we take their argument that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was an overreach of Federal authority and that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a "racial entitlement" other than proof positive that Ron & Rand Paul and the Libertarian Party are the very same thing those Founding Fathers of ours they so revere were; frauds?
Don't repeat this nonsense that our Founding Fathers were merely acting in the spirit of their times. The full humanity of people of color and women was just as "self evident" in their time as it is in ours. They, like the Libertarians of today, simply chose to ignore that reality because that reality did not jibe with their feelings of racial and gender superiority. If these people really believed in Liberty; if they really felt that women and people of color were not their inferiors, would they have denied them their human rights? No, because they would have rightly seen these denials as a direct contradiction of that Liberty they said they were for.
Constructing our Constitution in such a manner so as to make it possible that these rights they were denying to people of color and women could be given to them at some future time through Constitutional Amendments was a tacit admission by our Founding Fathers that they were frauds; that they were wrong not to include these universal rights in our nation's founding documents. What's more they were smart enough to realize that if they did not include in our founding documents mechanisms to give those rights they were then denying to people of color and women, that everyone around the world would see right through their lies and recognize the fraud they were perpetrating upon the globe.
The many freedoms our nation now enjoys came about not because of our Founding Fathers but in spite of them. They came about because if they had not made it possible for future generations of America's oppressed to be made free then they themselves would never have been freed from the yoke of British tyranny; the French would never have fought on our side and the American Revolution would have been crushed before it even really began. The Founding Fathers proclaimed Liberty for All but they did so with the fingers of one hand crossed behind their backs because they knew that that was the only way they could secure Liberty for themselves.
The Founding Fathers were frauds, period. They lied to the world and the world fell for it. We just lucked out in that Dr. King was right when he said "truth crushed to Earth shall rise again for no lie can live forever", that lie of course being that Liberty can exist where some some people are more free than others. It can't, no matter what Ron & Rand Paul and their Libertarian Liars would have us believe. There is simply no such thing as Freedom for the Few. Freedom can only exist where there is Freedom for All. It is as simple as that.