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Which Does America Need More,
a gated community of Ron Paul supporters or the return of the Gong Show? (Hat tip for the first link: Sua Sponte)
TomHynes (mail):
<i>The community would be privately held by the co-op to establish private property for the general community thus preserving the community is 100% freedom and liberty lovers.</i>

If you are only an 80% freedom and liberty lover the co-op will kick you out because you don't personally own any property.
5.9.2008 3:49pm
Perseus (mail):
It strikes me as though the residents of Paulville will be fertile ground for the Gong Show to recruit those incredibly awful contestants who are deliberately selected for their awfulness.
5.9.2008 3:52pm
David Benzion (mail) (www):

a gated community of Ron Paul supporters or the return of the Gong Show?


What's the difference?
5.9.2008 3:53pm
ChuckC (mail):
"Which Does America Need More?"

Why not both?
5.9.2008 3:54pm
The Unbeliever:
How about a Gong Show for political commentators? Then we could recruit some contestants from Paulville to keep things interesting.
5.9.2008 4:00pm
HipposGoBerserk (mail):
I vote Gong Show.

HGB
5.9.2008 4:09pm
astrangerwithcandy (mail):
this brightened my day....we need a Real World: Paulville. instead of giving them jobs, focus on their reactions as a commune is establish contiguous to their gated community.


also, this may be too obvious to be worth pointing out, but isn't regulating the contents of the community's views kind of, umm well, anti-libertarian?
5.9.2008 4:16pm
Thatguy (mail):
Which side of the gate would the lock be on?
5.9.2008 4:20pm
Smokey:
Way to frame the argument. Picking Ron Paul to represent all libertarians is like picking Andrew Farrakhan to represent all blacks.
5.9.2008 4:23pm
Steve Lubet (mail):

The process is forming a co-op of people buying shares in the community and these people would be granted land use at a minimum of 1 acre per share, for as long as they homesteaded the land.


In Paulville, you can do anything you want with your property -- except rent it out.
5.9.2008 4:30pm
Adam J:
Damn you Thatguy, you beat me to the joke.
5.9.2008 4:44pm
TGIF:
astrangerwithcnady,

Wachy as it is, Paulville would not be anti-liberterian because liberterians have no problem with consensual agreements to restrict one's behavior. Indeed, they tend to argue that government regulation crowds out private institutions that would bring order to social interaction.
5.9.2008 4:45pm
TGIF:
Pardon my spelling.
5.9.2008 4:47pm
PersonFromPorlock:
You all've failed Government Nomenclature 101: a libertarian 'gated community' is a 'compound'.
5.9.2008 4:49pm
ChuckC (mail):
Wasting away again in Paul-ville,
Looking for my lost Constitutional Rights...
Some people claim that the Government's to blame
But I know, it's my own damn fault.

[Many apologies to Jimmy Buffett]
5.9.2008 5:04pm
jccamp:
Paulian Gated Community:

"you're free to live your life the way you want and not be forced to do or pay for other people's life styles you may not agree with. "

Uh-oh. We've heard that before.

Gong Show:

"The new series will feature eight to 10 "off-beat and hilarious acts" "
Wasn't the host a CIA assassin who roamed the world, ridding Western civilization of evil doers.

Uh-oh. We've heard that before.
5.9.2008 5:05pm
HipposGoBerserk (mail):
ChuckC wins.

But I'd actually like to see a new Gong Show :)

HGB
5.9.2008 5:06pm
one of many:
Gated community? I didn't see nothing about no gates. If it is a gated community can one opt out of the gating and have the wall not built around one's 'share'? how would that work?
5.9.2008 5:09pm
Nathan_M (mail):
Truly only the sort of incisive mind that would support Ron Paul would realize now is a good time for a new real estate development.
5.9.2008 5:13pm
Bill Poser (mail) (www):
Would those Ron Paul gated communities follow his reported attitudes toward blacks, gays, and Jews and allow only straight white gentiles?
5.9.2008 5:19pm
jccamp:
If they would add something, to allow 50+ year old men to marry a dozen or two young teenaged girls, they might have something here.
5.9.2008 5:28pm
M. Thompson (mail):
Well, I'll take the Gong Show.

However, Paulburg would give many a good laugh.
5.9.2008 5:42pm
Mark Buehner (mail):
Gated inward or outward? This will affect my decision materially.
5.9.2008 5:44pm
zippypinhead:
jccamp wrote:
If they would add something to allow 50+ year old men to marry a dozen or two young teenaged girls, they might have something here.
Oh goody! We're well on the way to a unified field theory linking all of Professor Kerr's otherwise inexplicable posts on fringe sociological phenomena. FLDS and Paulville all rolled into one!

Oh wait, Kerr blogged about FLDS only to say he wasn't going to blog about FLDS... plus or minus a few of his follow-on comments on his own post, of course.

never mind...
5.9.2008 5:52pm
Doug Sundseth (mail):
From each according to his ability; to each according to his ideological purity.

Libertarianism's tent is bigger than I thought.
5.9.2008 5:58pm
Cornellian (mail):
I look forward to the discussion/fist fight at the Paulville community meeting re who must pay for the gates and the walls.
5.9.2008 6:44pm
ray_g:
I thought "American Idol" was the new "Gong Show".
5.9.2008 7:00pm
Karl Stucky (mail):
Paulville has no chance because Sierra Club will pay to have some hack scientist find a rare species of shrub discovered on the site, sue to block construction and then let the land remain "native."
5.9.2008 7:02pm
MDJD2B (mail):
Will immigrants fron non-Western European countries be allowed in Paulville?

Will they have their own gold money?
5.9.2008 7:18pm
Opher Banarie (mail) (www):
If a huge sink hole opens up and swallows Paulville, will they blame it on a government conspiracy?
5.9.2008 7:29pm
somebody who's been to Dell City:
I hope these guys understand the water situation in Dell City; water politics there is a bloodsport. Pretty country, though.
5.9.2008 7:38pm
LM (mail):
Smokey:

Way to frame the argument. Picking Ron Paul to represent all libertarians is like picking Andrew Farrakhan to represent all blacks.

Who picked Ron Paul to represent all libertarians?
5.9.2008 8:28pm
NickM (mail) (www):

Smokey:


Way to frame the argument. Picking Ron Paul to represent all libertarians is like picking Andrew Farrakhan to represent all blacks.


Who picked Ron Paul to represent all libertarians?


The Libertarian Party did, in 1988. They chose him as their Presidential nominee.

Nick
5.10.2008 4:16am
wmb:
I don't mind a gated community for Ron Paul supporters. In a way I feel better knowing precisely where the Rondroids are congregating. My own concern is that once gated, they'll let them out again.
5.10.2008 6:30am
jim47:


Who picked Ron Paul to represent all libertarians?

The Libertarian Party did, in 1988. They chose him as their Presidential nominee.


In that case, can we look forward to the new liberal gated community Dukakis-ville?
5.10.2008 8:14am
JB:
Nathan_M:

It's an awesome time. Cheap to buy, plenty of supply. They could even take over a whole exurb full of foreclosures, and just build a wall around it.
5.10.2008 11:09am
Smokey:
Who picked Ron Paul to represent all libertarians?
I deliberately used the small, rather than the capitalized, L. The distinction has been made many times in these threads.
5.10.2008 12:45pm
Gaius Marius:
They better not locate in Texas or else they will be eventually accused of abusing their women and children thereby creating a pretext for the Texas Gestapo to swoop in and arrest everyone and destroy families.
5.10.2008 2:12pm