Well, it didn’t take long. A group of dedicated Ron Paul supporters, hardcore Libertarians, have banded together to form their own gated community. From the front page of the website, “The goal…is to establish gated communities containing 100% Ron Paul supporters and or people that live by the ideals of freedom and liberty.”
The group has already purchased its first tract of land in west Texas, and hopes to start developing the property soon. If you are getting very excited by the prospect of living in a gated community with fellow Libertarians, just be warned that “these communities are not for the faint of heart,” as the group points out. Also, if you don’t want to live in west Texas, Paulville has information on their site to help you start your very own Ron Paul community wherever you live.
I think this is a great idea. We should all try to live in areas with people that we share values with. Isn’t that why most people choose to live where they do, because they like the community? I know some people out there might be rolling their eyes because the group is dedicated to Ron Paul, but I think there is something very American about starting a project like this. Perhaps this is best way to change America, “one community at a time.” Where this might become an issue though, is when groups that are centered around ideals other than those such as Paulville’s try to start forming gated communities – like cults. We already know about the problems with the compound in Texas that has been in the news these past few weeks. I suppose the Libertarian answer to that would be “live and let live,” but clearly, that is not a sufficient response when it comes to some of the accounts we have been hearing about children in that Texas compound.