• • Why Rand Paul’s Hispanic Pitch Is Doomed
Matthew Cooper, Yahoo! News Atlas Shrugged |Personal life |Rand Paul | It shouldn’t be entirely surprising that Sen. Rand Paul’s speech to an Hispanic group calls for comprehensive immigration reform. (If he made that speech at a tea party meeting, that’d be more interesting.) But illegal immigration is a part of him. His namesake, Ayn Rand, was herself an illegal immigrant, lying to get a tourist visa to escape Bolshevik persecution. Aside from the libertarian lodestar, free markets, free minds, and (pretty) free borders is a libertarian mantra. [....] [M]aybe Paul will become a Hispanic icon. But that seems as likely as a run on Spanish editions of Atlas Shrugged.