Paulville, U.S.A. ("Oh, but don't dare call them 'Isolationist'!")
This is no joke, folks (well...so-to-speak):
The goal of Paulville.org it to establish gated communities containing 100% Ron Paul supporters and or people that live by the ideals of freedom and liberty.They just recently purchased 50 acres of land in west Texas for the first of what they hope are many such "gated communities". Doesn't that just totally reek of awesomeness? Maybe if they get enough "gated communities" going, they can buy up their own country and call it "Paulistine". Whatever happened to those millions of voters, anyway?
Can I call the Paul Bearers a cult, yet for this Jonestown-style venture? Or are the Paulbot cyber-Paulice patrol still prowling Technorati for conservative blogs that dare speak ill and disrespectfully of their Chosen One? I guess this post will be a test to see if the Ronulans still pour out of the woodworks to blather about what the Founding Fathers wanted, blowback, 9/11 was an inside job, how the Ron Paul Revolution will win the Presidency, etc.
One community supporter wants to honor their Constitutional Messiah by erecting a statue:
What would everyone think if we made sure that in the public square there was a majestic statue of Mr. Ron Paul holding a copy of the constitution?Not all Ron Paul supporters are cult-like Paul Reverists:
I realize you all are talking this movement forward with the best of intentions, but by attaching it to Ron Paul you are hurting his cause. Already he and his supporters are labeled "kooks," and now there's a (nicely done) Web site...nay, entire GATED NEIGHBORHOODS, that support the notion.Ah....gotta love dissent within the ranks of the Paul Bearers. Ron Paul himself isn't about to isolate himself from sane civilization:
Isn't Paul already accused of being an isolationist? Well, we know he's not, but it seems some of his supporters are.
Cutting yourself off from the nation isn't the solution.
“I don’t think that’s the solution,” said the still-running Republican presidential candidate. “You want to spread out and be as pervasive as possible.”No please....don't spread out....what happened to
But dropping out and creating an isolated community isn’t the answer, says Paul, a congressman from Texas. “You don’t want the ideas to be centered in one place,” he says. “But it shows how desperate people are for freedom.”Hmm...America's a community....should her ideals be "centered in one place"? Are there many people outside of our "non-gated community (country)" "desperate" for freedom? Yet we should "mind our own business", right?
As they have on the website,
I can live with that: them minding their own business.
"I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business."
- Ron Paul
In other PaulWatch news, the Washington Post, yesterday, reported where some of those donations to the ArPee campaign went:
Ron Paul's Campaign Is a Family Business, FEC Reports ShowCongressman Paul's new book, "The Revolution: A Manifesto," currently ranks number 7 on the NYTimes bestseller list. (I'm sure Scott McClellan's book will push past that- when's the 60 Minute tell-all interview, Scott?)
By Matthew Mosk
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, May 27, 2008; A03
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) has built a national following largely by preaching an isolationist foreign policy. Stick with your own kind, says the maverick presidential candidate.
And that's more or less what he has been doing over the past few months, putting relatives in a slew of key positions and paying them a total of $169,063, according to the latest campaign finance reports.
Paul's granddaughter Valori Pyeatt helps organize fundraising receptions and has been paid $17,157. Another granddaughter, Laura Paul ($2,724), handles orders for Ron Paul merchandise. Grandson Matthew Pyeatt ($3,251) manages Paul's MySpace profile. Daughter Peggy Paul ($2,224) helps with campaign logistics. The candidate's sons Randall and Robert and his daughter Joy Paul LeBlanc have all been paid for campaign travel and for appearing as surrogates at political events.
Who keeps track of all these finances? Paul's brother and daughter, naturally, who have been paid a combined $62,740 to handle the campaign's accounting.
Campaign aides said they discussed the possibility that involving so many family members could create the impression that nepotism was driving hiring decisions, but ultimately they saw no problem with the practice.
"You always think about those kinds of things," said Jesse Benton, Paul's spokesman and, it just so happens, the fiance of one of the candidate's granddaughters (he has been paid $54,573). "But his family is very important to him. There is something important about having a family element involved in a campaign. Having people around you that you can unconditionally trust."
Paul has received relatively few votes in his insurgent bid for the Republican nomination, but he has attracted an extraordinarily dedicated following that has flooded his campaign coffers with more than $30 million in donations. Even after releasing a video on his Web site in March indicating that he no longer expected to win the Republican nomination, Paul has continued to collect and spend those riches.
Maybe when their Dali Bama loses the 2008 Election, Senator Obama's diehard supporters can buy up acres of earth, and live in their own little Obamanation, where they can chant, "Obama...Obama"to their hearts' content. They can live next door to Paulistine, too. Just try not to disturb the Paultards. They're trying to
Cross-posted at Flopping Aces