Wiegel stands up against the "racist" critique. Robert A. George counters smartly:Smartly? Perhaps the reason is because libertarians actually are, and were, always outraged and against Jim Crow laws?
Why aren't they -- as libertarians -- outraged that Jim Crow laws themselves infringed on private property and free exchange of goods? Jim Crow said whites and blacks couldn't eat together or live in the same hotels. If you were a white restaurant owner and wanted to serve blacks, you could be shut down. Once again, Jim Crow prevented whites and blacks from engaging in a basic economic relationship. That is the power of the state at its worst.