Harper’s reports that a bunch of Ron Paul zealots broke out in chants of “USA” when a Puerto Rican delegate took the podium. Does this hint at some nativism, or perhaps racism?
Perhaps. This is a major political party that already had similar problems during the primary debates.
Paulites seek to abolish most public services. The Department of Education is commonly noted. Inasmuch as I am critical of the current Federal education policy, I do believe that a Federal referee is necessary. I couldn’t tell you what that role would look like yet.
But no Federal role might lead to extreme localism. Then, the ignorance, stupidity, and hatred expressed by Paul zealots at this convention would become embedded in some local education systems, would it not?