Libertarian Superheroes? Florida Ron Paul Enthusiast to Debut 'Voluntaryist' Comic Book
Texas congressman Ron Paul recently delivered his swan song on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, but as tea party leaders insist -- and as renewed national interest in his son Sen. Rand Paul's career suggest -- the movement he's inspired is far from dead.
And at the grassroots level, Florida libertarian activist and attorney Jaime Sherman is getting ready to realize the retired congressman's ideals in an altogether unique format: a comic-book superhero.
"Ron Paul has been an inspiration for this comic in that he has always stood by his principles and has consistently said 'No' to government encroachment on the rights of individuals," Sherman tells Sunshine State News. "I want to expose the corruption of government intrusion in the same ways Dr. Paul has."
The Libertarian News Examiner recently conducted a short interview with Sherman ("Voluntaryist Comic Project: Exclusive Interview plus Preview Art"), as has the blog Silver Circle Underground.
In true libertarian fashion, Sherman is raising funds for the project by soliciting voluntary contributions through the popular crowd funding site Indiegogo. Contributors receive any number of "perks" when their donations reach a certain threshold: http://indiegogo.com/volcomic
The fundraising campaign ends on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 a.m. EST.
The project's official website is http://voluntaryists.wordpress.com.