Goodbye, Rand Paul

Unfortunately it is not a surprise that Rand Paul has gone bad on immigration: Welcome to the Rand Paul evolution By Manu Raju Politico 11/13/12 carried by Drudge with the predictably more incisive headline Rand Paul calls for 'path to citizenship' for illegals...

He wants to carve a compromise immigration plan with an “eventual path” to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a proposal he believes could be palatable to conservatives.

His father foolishly threw away his considerable support from immigration patriots in his last Presidential campaign as Washington Watcher discussed for us in "Worse than A Crime—A Blunder": Ron Paul's Tragic Turnaround On Immigration

As one of our readers said


We really need him on sound money, but we need a real country even more, and a real country defends its borders.

It goes without saying that mass Amnesty combined with the dead certainty that the Obama administration will not enforce any immigration restrictions will fundamentally change the American polity in a way inimical to libertarianism or indeed liberty.

Sadly Paleolibertarianism, which understood that human character/metamarket issues matter, seems to be extinct.

So, we hope, are Rand Paul’s Presidential prospects.