Ron Paul and Doug Wead are helping push a new multi-level marketing program, apparently for wingnuts who find Amway too difficult to master. Liberty Network Marketing is run by children of both men, with their pictures all over the website.
The website says that they’re bringing this amazing opportunity to libertarian types because, “We want them to have an extra source of income now so that in two years they will have more time and opportunity to work for the Liberty Movement.” And what is it they’re marketing? Isagenix products, which look very much like Herbalife and other health and anti-aging schemes.
For example, it claims that the “Isagenic system supports the body’s natural detoxification process.” As I’ve noted several times before, when a product claims to “cleanse” your body of unspecified “toxins,” you can be pretty sure you’re dealing with some major-league woo. Oh, and it will help you “supercharge your body” because it contains vitamins. Wow, how revolutionary. And one of their products claims to contain “telomere support.” Seriously.
I’m sure those who own the company will make a lot of money. And lots of people who fall for this won’t. And the fact that they don’t will be blamed on lack of effort.
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