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Epic Ron Paul Prank

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Assault

Technically, it's assault.

It also violates free speech (forced speech is not free speech).

And, I always HATED "Candid Camera". Making a video of it, is adding insult to injury. If these people find out they're on camera, they won't be happy.

This is the kind of thing the CIA would do to destablize a country.

If he had done all that without the stickers and without the video, a whole bunch of people would be wondering "Who is Ron Paul?" and that would be better.

Ron Paul would not approve.

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Not Cool ...

correct title ( How to shoot yourself in the foot )

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Epic Paultard

Epic Paultard

Sad and annoying

Epic? More like pathetic actually. How about provide some points of argument instead of defacing somebody else's property?

So much for respect of private property!

"Lighthouses are more useful than churches."- Ben Franklin
"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise."- James Madison

Sorry, but this isn't Epic,

Sorry, but this isn't Epic, and it isn't gonna win anyone over. If some plastered a stick on my back I wold be annoyed with the candidate..

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Not funny. Lame actually. I

Not funny. Lame actually. I hate youtube prank videos. Way over done. Way to many morons out there who think they're the next Ed Bassmaster, etc. and you just ain't! Just because you make your buddies laugh at the bar doesn't mean you have skills.........

know what else isn't funny? Pandas.

They are an existential tragedy.

Pandas eat bugs.

I did that in Philly 2007 - Ron Paul said, "Have fun"

Park Police
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Rocky
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Bus Driver
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meh

Calling the "epic" is a bit of an exaggeration. Not going to win hearts and minds doing this.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

this is obnoxious

This dude is not doing anyone any favors. He is just pissing people off.

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-Njal Thorgeirsson

One word:

Sophomoric.

sophmoric?

Don't give them a bad name! Still could not help but laugh! And, I think all pranks are juvenile. But, kids gotta have fun!

Yes. Sophomoric.

If it is the pranksters that you are referring to, I haven't given them a bad name. I am merely calling it how I see it. This prank is devoid of any merit, and what is worse is that it associates Ron Paul and anyone who attempts to be taken seriously expounding upon libertarian virtues as sophomoric. However, anyone may also argue that those preyed upon in this video are so deep in their proverbial slumber that suffering an encounter such as this will have no ultimate consequence. How many kicks does it take to awaken those poor souls, or will those kicks only serve to induce a coma? In the age of corporations, franchises, and brand names, I don't think it is wise to sully the name of what many believe is the appropriate direction for our country.

You mention that "kids gotta have fun," and while I will concede that, the perpetrator of this prank is FAR from being a kid...

Simply stated, in all the time that I have visited the Daily Paul, where various pranks are posted from time to time, I have come to expect that they provide a more enriching perspective on the shiftless masses that permeate our society, and while many of them do deliver, this one was an eye-roller.

Kick me...

Ron Paul would not like this...

And neither do I.

Prank Violates Principles of Liberty

I do not support this prank. I think it is harmful to the liberty movement because most of these people said "no," they are not Ron Paul supporters. Later, when they discover the sign on their backs, they will be upset and left with the impression that Ron Paul or his supporters somehow think this is funny. In fact, this is a violation of the non-aggression principle and a violation of property rights. The back or backpack or hat or dog is the private property of the individual. Without permission, the sign is posted. It is done in secret and even done with deception (fraud) by stopping the individual and engaging him in conversation--and even posting the sign on his property after he has expressly said, no, he is not a Ron Paul supporter. Let's support Ron Paul by supporting liberty: Protect individual rights, including property rights.

Liberty Vigilante

Still kind of funny!

You have a point that it doesn't really help the movement, but when did we all become so uptight. People should be allowed to have a little fun once in a while. Nobody was hurt. I've seen others do much worse. I've watched a group going around ripping up Ron Paul signs out of yards before the last election. I had a women throw a bottle of water on me so that it looked like I pissed myself. All for wearing a Ron Paul shirt outside of a Romney rally. This was nothing more than a harmless prank.

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"Other people do bad things so I am justified?"

Is that an accurate paraphrase of your position?

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Harmless prank!

That's my position.

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Invasion of liberty is never harmless

The people assaulting and battering those who later displayed these "Ron Paul" support statements were committing crimes.

A "harmless prank" would have been to display these statements on their own persons. Not violating the sanctity of another's body and belongings.

But whatever, not everyone's world is black and white, some let the black bleed in and think it's just "gray". When in fact, it is corrupted good, in other words, partially evil. Good luck to you though!

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Good point

Good work.

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I admit that the prank was amusing (hardly epic), but it was wrong.

Should not have been done.

Definitely not harmless. Think of what happens when each one of them discovers - as they eventually will - that they've been wearing a Ron Paul sticker, when they don't even like him.

How would you like it if someone stuck a I Heart John McCain sticker on your back and you walked around with it all day back there.

When you discover it, 12 hours later, and think back to how it got there, how do you feel? How do you feel about the guy who stuck it there? How do you feel about Ron Paul?

Harmless?

I still see nothing but a funny and harmless prank in this video

Does that make me a little evil? Maybe, but I'm okay with that.

I want to see this

on the back of the following heads!

Pelosi, Reid, Gingrich, Santorum and Preibus

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Id recognize that area..

with my eyes closed.

That there is Ohio State University campus!

:)

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

but..

what is wrong with all those people not liking Ron Paul???

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

after thinking about it..

maybe the video showed only people who either didn't know of Ron Paul or didn't like him because sticking the paper on them would be "funniest" but still...

edit: I messaged him to ask =)

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

That's

what I was thinking

"When I say liberty I do not simply mean what is referred to as 'free enterprise.' I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and to live..." - Robert A. Taft

I would love to know the answer to that question!

and there has to be an answer. I have run into that repeatedly, issue after issue people will be in agreement, but when Ron Pauls name is mentioned, they say they don't like him, what's more amazing is they can't say why. Its almost like a massive brain washing. I definitely know why the two party system doesn't like him, he wants to bolt the cookie jar shut, but why the average Joe on the street can't say why is a mystery. Anyone here have a clue?

Do you like my mom's cookies?

Technically no, because you've never had them. Liking and disliking require knowledge. Maybe the people haven't looked into him. Maybe I'm giving them too much credit!

Brain Dead Zombies !

A result of watching/listening to MSM !

beesting

brain washing

you said it. They're watching and reading controlled news.

They are still asleep. fools.