I really appreciate you considering all my points and responding to them so intelligently. It means a lot, truly.
If the site is violating RonPaul's trademark, then I'm all for Ron suing to prevent the domain holder from infringing on that trademark. But I don't think that's what's happening in this particular instance.
The site very clearly publicizes in its banner and elsewhere that it's a "FAN SITE"; so there's no misrepresentation that the items are being sold by Ron Paul himself. And all the items for sale at RonPaul.com are also being sold on countless other websites (some Ron Paul related, some not). If Ron Paul isn't suing all those other websites for trademark infringment, then he's truly only singling this one site out in an effort to financially blackmail the owner into a sale that the owner would rather not make.
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