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Indeed.

If Rand came out for the elimination of foreign aid altogether, he'd be painted as weak on defense or an "isolationist." If he singled Israel out for foreign aid cuts, it'd be that plus charges of antisemitism, the kiss of death in American politics. Those who are criticizing Rand's stance on foreign aid are effectively demanding that Rand put himself in a position to be marginalized in the same way as his father. They want him to commit political suicide. Why? I want him to keep doing what he's doing: promoting the libertarian agenda in Washington without destroying his political future.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."