Immigration patriots are already familiar
with Rand Paul's tendency
to reverse his position at the behest of his donors
. Now, the supposed libertarian is doing it on foreign aid. Paul once said that he was opposed to all foreign aid. Now however,
Twice—twice!—Paul denies he ever had a "legislative" proposal to cut aid to Israel. As Moody (and everyone else on the trail) explains, Paul actually proposed a cessation of all foreign aid, back in 2011, when he was coming up with ways to erase the budget deficit in one year. As a bunch of people reported at the time, this was a bold and unusual position (even Eric Cantor proposed cutting all aid except aid to Israel—sorry, Pakistan) and it put Paul under a microscope. He told ABC News that Israel was "an important ally, but ... their per capita income is greater than probably three-fourths of the rest of the world."
[Why is Rand Paul claiming he "never" wanted to phrase out aid to Israel?
by Dave Weigel, Slate,
August 4, 2014]
Again, it's not that Rand Paul is opposed to state aid for ethnostates that restrict immigration. It just has to be a state in the Middle East.
Explain again how Rand Paul
is different from all the other politicians?