"It is a kingdom of conscience. Or nothing."
--Balian of Ibelin (Kingdom of Heaven)
Today Rand Paul announced that he is leaving the presidential race. He was by far the individual most consistent with first principles of liberty and non-aggression among major party candidates.
Similar to his father, Paul's message currently does not resonate with special interest blocs intent on controlling the strong arm of government to enforce their brands of political favor. As these pages have frequently noted, democracies tend to push out peace in favor of violence.
More conscience has left the election market.