Ron Paul goes all big/world government on his own fans
Ron Paul has been accused of rank hypocrisy in attempting to wrestle a domain from his fans, using the 'hostile' United Nations
In 2008, a group of dedicated Ron Paul enthusiasts acquired the internet domain RonPaul.com in order to help spread the then Congressman's ideas to the wider public. Their network now stands at an impressive 170,000 people at least, given the size of their mailing list, and scale of their site traffic.
But now, self-appointed father of the libertarian movement Ron Paul has sought the help of the United Nations (about as big as big government gets) to help him appropriate the domain RonPaul.com back from his fans.
The move comes despite a generous offer from the creators of RonPaul.com to sell the domain and its network for $250,000, a sum that Paul could likely easily fundraise back from the 170,000-strong mailing list in a matter of days. In declining this offer, Paul's people also turned down a free offer of RonPaul.org as a goodwill gesture from the RonPaul.com site owners.
A statement from RonPaul.com said: "Back in 2007 we put our lives on hold for you, Ron, and we invested close to 10,000 hours of tears, sweat and hard work into this site at great personal sacrifice. We helped raise millions of dollars for you, we spread your message of liberty as far and wide as we possibly could, and we went out of our way to defend you against the unjustified attacks by your opponents. Now that your campaigns are over and you no longer need us, you want to take it all away – and send us off to a UN tribunal?"
Former Texas Congressman Paul has been accused of hypocrisy in seeking the help of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a branch of the United Nations.
Paul said of the United Nations in 2003: "Those bureaucrats are not satisfied by meddling only in international disputes, however. The UN increasingly wants to influence our domestic environmental, trade, labor, tax, and gun laws. Its global planners fully intend to expand the UN into a true world government, complete with taxes, courts, and a standing army. This is not an alarmist statement; these facts are readily promoted on the UN’s own website. UN planners do not care about national sovereignty; in fact they are actively hostile to it. They correctly view it as an obstacle to their plans. They simply aren’t interested in our Constitution and republican form of government.
"The choice is very clear: we either follow the Constitution or submit to UN global governance. American national sovereignty cannot survive if we allow our domestic laws to be crafted by an international body. This needs to be stated publicly more often. If we continue down the UN path, America as we know it will cease to exist."
Submit to UN global goverance it is, eh Dr. Paul?
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