Seems like trouble is brewing for Ron Paul and his liberty-loving acolytes. In two separate incidents this week, it appears that Rep. Paul is proving things aren’t always as sunny as they seem in Paul-idise.
The first situation started when Ron Paul filed a complaint against his own avid supporters for the rights to domains containing his name.
Earlier today, Ron Paul filed an international UDRP complaint against RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org with WIPO, a global governing body that is an agency of the United Nations. The complaint calls on the agency to expropriate the two domain names from his supporters without compensation and hand them over to Ron Paul.
If this is the real Ron Paul then everything we worked and fought for these past 5 years has been a sham and a waste.
It seems the originators of RonPaul.com worked hard for years to build and maintain the site, but if Paul prevails in gaining control of the domain name he will reap all of the rewards of their dedication. What a simply superb, yet mildly ironic, life lesson in the cold, hard realities of extreme Ayn Randian self interest for them. As fun as that sounds, we think we’ll stick to our commie, hippie liberal views.
Check out the comments below the post about this fiasco on RonPaul.com. It’s a sheeple-calling, libertarian Lord of the Flies-esque extravaganza! If it weren’t so darned hilarious it would be very sad, indeed.
It also appears that Paul may have been being compensated twice for travel bookings–once from supporters and again by that evil entity Paul and his supporters love to hate, the U.S. government.
From Roll Call:
Rep. Ron Paul appears to have been paid twice for flights between Washington, D.C., and his Congressional district, receiving reimbursement from taxpayers and also from a network of political and nonprofit organizations he controlled, according to public records and documents obtained by Roll Call.
Maybe, just like with the racist newsletters sent out in his name for years–that he likely earned untold amounts of money in subscription fees from–Ron Paul isn’t directly responsible for any of this at all. Ron Paul: Freedom fighter, gold standard-lover, and bastion of personal responsibility.