This video is disturbing. It has the feel of propaganda, and is perhaps the pinnacle expression of why objectivists disown libertarianism.
While I admit that this is a large topic requiring further discussion, I feel a need to defend Ron Paul from this complete and utter nonsense, at least on a basic level for the time being.
Ron Paul is not a voluntaryist, the same way he is not a :
and anything else most people have the capacity to name.
I realize this runs contrary to even the standard contrarian thoughts on Ron Paul’s political philosophy, but never the less, it is true.
In the politico-legal sense, he is none of these things
The conclusion and sum total of Ron Paul’s political convictions make him a declarationist.
And when you create a video spouting this (false) nonsense about him being something he is not, in an attempt to sway those who follow him to your mis-guided political philosophy, your behavior is both destructive for Ron Paul, and yourself.
This applies to everyone, from the makers of the video above, to people like Adam Kokesh (who says this a lot).
I realize these actions are not malicious.
Regardless, they are destructive to Ron Paul, and to yourself.
So, “fucking stop”, immediately. It’s not true, and no matter how many times you sound this lie off, it will not become true.