Read to the end, where Nestmann gloats about watching American tourists who can't travel freely to Cuba like he can.
That's won't satisfy activists, but it raises the question of why the Libertarian Party hasn't benefited from the rise of the tea party movement, where respect for the GOP is grudging at best. It hasn't helped that Barr, the media-savvy 2008 nominee, has irritated activists since running that race.
Like the first worker who visited my house, the second was confused about the aggressive nature of the state. I explained to her that, as Ludwig von Mises observed, all government action ultimately resorts to the use or threat of aggression.
Josh Green suggested that the media in Kentucky was unusually toothless, but I didn't see much tougher coverage coming from the national press. The difference now is that the local press can get access to Paul by not jumping on the bandwagon.
You can argue, as Paul does, that we're now so bereft of racism that we don't need to the government to mandate non-discrimination policies. Or you can argue, as liberals do, that government still must play a role prosecuting and preventing discrimination. Any other position is a cop-out.
Rand Paul is more sophisticated about this than many, many people who fill the airwaves to talk about it. And that's why I defend him, even though, given his decision on "Meet the Press" today, he no longer wants to talk about this specific issue.