POLITICS
05/15/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ron Paul Supporters Plan 'Paulvilles'

The supporters of Ron Paul love them some freedom, but ever since the rest of America made it perfectly clear that they weren't going to install Paul as the American equivalent of Saparmurat Niyazov, they've been a sad bunch of teddy bears, kvetching on their online fora and disrupting the odd caucus or two. But today, Ben Smith brings word of their long-term, post election plans and they basically involve schlepping off to the Texas desert to live together and, maybe later, secede from America or something:

The goal of Paulville.org it to establish gated communities containing 100% Ron Paul supporters and or people that live by the ideals of freedom and liberty.

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. 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. The community votes on all community efforts, such as utilities etc. However no one is forced to consume these utilities and or pay for them, AKA people can be off grid on their share of land. This is in line with the ideals that 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.

In short, a lonely, analog version of Second Life, only with no running water. The first Paulville is slated to be formed in Hudspeth County, Texas:

Hudspeth county has no building codes, this is important to people who want to experiment with alternative building technologies such as straw bale, rammed earth, papercrete an other non traditional building styles for these off grid homes.

Paulville.org warns that life in Paulville will not be "for the faint at heard [sic]" - what with all the rammed earth and "100% liberty" loving happening at all hours. No restrictions on the faint of brain, though!