For Vin's part, he now asserts that those who favor even a slight move toward the libertarian position on immigration are "speaking in code to disguise what they really mean."
Odd allegation, coming as it does from a guy who, to even facially substantiate it, has to preemptively impose a downright Byzantine code of his own on his readers: A code characterized by a state-as-deity re-definition of terms like "immigrant" and "trespassing," an assertion of "constitutional" powers found nowhere in the Constitution, and a bizarre moral comparison of the "crime" of working for a living without first bowing and scraping before some bureaucrat, begging the privilege of handing over baksheesh for "identity papers" to ... wait for it ... rape and armed robbery.
Fuck that noise, Vin. You know better than this. You are better than this. All you have to do to prove that to yourself is read your own column and count the number of irrational twists you had to put on the language and the number of willful denials of reality you had to weave into the narrative to get that column to "work."
The first step toward recovery is