Paul composed a sixty-seven page paper entitled "Tea Parties and Abusive Sovereigns," which received national acclaim from some of the nation's foremost political intellectuals. In so doing, Hannan gained a national respect for his intellectual capabilities and writing acumen. It may have actually been used by Ted Cruz prior to the development of his own IRS abolition scheme. Of particular interest is Paul's expansive knowledge of diverse subject matters and the highly divergent thinking applied to his treatment of the same. While this paper is, in essence, a political manifesto, Paul covers -- and to an extensive degree -- economics and law as well.