Recently retired Texas congressman Ron Paul has asked the World Intellectual Property Organization to seize the domain names RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org from his supporters and hand them over to him.
Is it just me or is it a tad hypocritical for a self-proclaimed “libertarian” to ask an international governmental body to confiscate private property from someone else and give it to him?
Nope, it’s not just me. On RonPaul.com, Paul’s supporters lashed out at him:
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?
Is it time yet to revoke Ron Paul’s libertarian credentials?