Rep. Duncan Hunter continues to distinguish himself as a politician lacking vision, social conscience and good sense. Recently, Congress voted to override President Reagan's veto of the Civil Rights Restoration Act. That act was passed in response to a Supreme Court ruling that enabled institutional recipients of the public's money to discriminate against the elderly, handicapped, women and minorities.
The Supreme Court decision permitted universities, and other institutions, to discriminate against the elderly in one department while still receiving federal tax dollars as an institution. The Civil Rights Restoration Act gives the federal government the power to withdraw all funding from a university if one department discriminates against women, for example. It forces the institution to police its own house or lose federal funding.