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Marcus Epstein on Barr and Baldwin

Marcus Epstein is the founder of the Robert Taft Club, the Executive Director of Pat Buchanan’s The American Cause and the Team America PAC. His most recent article at VDARE, an immigration reform website, speculates on the immigration records of Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin, and finally concludes:

I would be lying if I said that picking back up the standard of patriotic immigration reform would help Barr win the Libertarian Party nomination—anymore than it would it help him become president of La Raza.

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‘White nationalist’ Web site criticizes Barr on immigration

The fiercely anti-immigration Web site, VDare.com, accuses “born again libertarian” Bob Barr of backsliding on his anti-immigration stance.

VDare columnist, Marcus Epstein, lauds the anti-libertarian immigration record Bob Barr established as a member of Congress, which includes the following:

  • Co-sponsoring legislation to cut the number of H-1B visas in half
  • Co-sponsoring a bill to eliminate birthright citizenship, “chain immigration,” and limiting the total number of legal immigrants to 300,000 per year
  • Voting to put soldiers on the border
  • Voting against amnesty in 2001, and the 245(i) “mini-amnesty,” among others

But now Epstein is worried that Barr’s “libertarian conversion” on issues like privacy, civil liberties, and “homosexual marriage,” may also indicate a liberalization of his immigration views.… Read more ...