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EPJ: Ron Paul vs. Ron Paul, Inc.

EPJ:

August 10, 2013:

Ron Paul vs Ron Paul, Inc

...it should be made clear that there is a big difference between Ron Paul and what Fusaro calls Ron Paul, Inc.

October 31, 2013:

BREAKING: Ron Paul to Campaign Monday in Virginia for Cuccinelli

Ron Paul Inc is out with a new email announcing that Ron will campaign with Ken Cuccinell on Monday night in Richmond, VA.

This is just terrible news. As I have written, there are no real libertarians in this race. The race in Virginia should have no importance to libertarians.

The only thing this will do is drive more names and money into Ron Paul Inc.

November 1, 2013

Ron Paul Explains Why He Has Endorsed Cuccinelli in VA's Governor's Race

Starts at the 15:00 minute mark. Decide for yourself, but it isn't very convincing to me.

In light of these developments, will EPJ give up the distinction between Ron Paul, and Ron Paul, Inc.?

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What is this crap?

I've just read the three articles...where's the story? Where's the alleged scandal? All I see is vague insinuation. What is this even about?

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Libertarianism vs. The Libertarian Party.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the issue isn't following the man or the idea, the issue is whether or not one is practical in their approach. Endorsing Cuccinelli makes sense long-term given the added cred this will give Rand with the right-wing of the Republican Party. The fact that Cuccinelli may win given that Mcauliffe is being tied to the ACA disaster only further ups his cred and will probably cause those thinking Mcauliffe had this in the bag and wanted to make a protest vote will rethink their decision given that Sarvis is, in the words of Michael Scheuer "Done like dinner".

There's more to freedom than despising Christian morality and trying to keep abortions legal and frequent. Learn it and live it.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton

"Practical" got us Mitt Romney

It was practical for Rand to endorse Mitt, but he's not repaying any favors:

http://www.dailypaul.com/304479/romneys-list-of-electable-go...

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

From the comments section of the last link:

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/11/ron-paul-explai...

In the end, I don't follow a man; I follow an idea. In fact, I didn't, myself, get into libertarianism, non-interventionism because of Ron Paul. It was other people and the disillusionment of the system. To follow a man will defeat the whole purpose of libertarianism, which, along with non-aggression principle, advocates for individualism. So, whatever Ron Paul does with his connected politics, it's not going to effect what I believe. In other words, whoever is pulling the strings is wasting their time, and still has little understanding of what a true individualist's worldview is.

If say Ron Paul was some corrupt person that was taking advantage of a situation and "mysteriously" exposed, the liberty movement will still continue because it's not about him. The argument for liberty still stands. Of course, this is not how the GOP thinks because much like the DNC they're a bunch of collectivists who need a leader along with a regime, and their only argument is to politically take down leading figures in hopes that people will quit their active opposition to them.

I would call it cynicism for whoever is trying to corral people via RP endorsement, but I think it's more corny and out-of-date thinking, much like Tom Watson's piece advocating for the Democrat party. Though the irony that they have to use a libertarian in order to win or whatever they're doing, shouldn't go unnoticed.

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P.S. Don't kill the questioner

P.S. Don't kill the questioner.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

But what's the question?

Seriously, I am not being informed by anything you posted. What are we talking about here? Did Ron Paul steal a kid's lollypop or what is this about? :-?

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."