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Ron Paul claims to be a defender of the US Constitution. Like all other members of Congress, he has sworn to uphold and defend it against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC.

Why has he not signed on to the various bills for impeachment that have come before the House since 2004? If he is so concerned about the Constitution, why is he not following its mandate to impeach members of the Executive Branch who override the Constitutionally mandated separation of powers?  Why will he not vote to impeach those who lie to Congress, issue signing statements that override laws passed by Congress, refuse to allow Congressional oversight, etc? 

Ron Paul is capitalizing on the disaffection of Republicans for Bush and Cheney, who are leaders elected by GOP voters to hold the highest offices in the land. Yet Paul remains a loyal Republican, in the sense that he will not join the call to impeach Bush and Cheney for their obvious high crimes and misdemeanors.

Without impeachment, these criminals will go unpunished. Without impeachment, the precedents set by Bush and Cheney, that a "unitary executive" can override the Constitution, will stand, and will be used by future presidents to impose their will on the country.

Until Ron Paul cosponsors H. Res. 799, the call to impeach Cheney for lying us into Iraq and trying to repeat the maneuver with Iran, I'll consider him a hypocrite. He's so proud of his independent voting record, but on the issue of impeachment, the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING THIS NATION, Ron Paul is silent.

HYPOCRITE!

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Carol S. Wolman, MD is a psychiatrist in Northern California. A lifelong peace activist, she is helping to distribute a Peace Plan for the Holy Land- email her for a copy. As the Green candidate for Congress in California District 1 in '08, she (more...)
 

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i have not heard why, but I'm sure he has his ... by jason carr on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 1:09:05 PM
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Id ask the campaign. 877 RON PAUL  Somebody s... by Parke Nicholson on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 1:16:43 PM
That is precisely the question you propose for Pau... by Dave on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 1:34:13 PM
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I read you suicidal or not - he should come out on... by nelswight on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 2:23:24 PM
with a politician who says he supports the Constit... by Susan Nelsen on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 11:19:41 AM
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That would be the first question I'd put to Ro... by Brett Paatsch on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 4:00:09 PM
American capital long ago fled the United States a... by WML on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 5:20:02 PM
Bret, I agree that at this point it would be suici... by Sleeper on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 9:22:38 AM
Ron Paul upholds a literal interpretation of the t... by jacob klein on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 4:53:49 PM
He exceeded the October 2002 Authorisation to use ... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 1:27:03 AM
You wrote: "He exceeded the October 2002 Auth... by Ingrid on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 10:17:15 AM
"Ron Paul wants us out of the UN altogether a... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 5:04:31 PM
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Thie Impeachment is essential.  They will res... by Sleeper on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 9:41:03 AM
Carol:  conviction in the senate is not so si... by Daniel Hutchins on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 11:24:01 AM
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I just answered the same question on a e list. Eve... by Robert N Smith on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 6:21:44 PM
to uphold their oath to the Constitution in circum... by Brett Paatsch on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 11:16:42 PM
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Signing on to H Res 799 means calling for the Hous... by Carol Wolman on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 9:24:00 PM
On the basis of what you have just stated, you hav... by reasonableperson on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 10:03:33 PM
How anyone at this stage can argue against immedia... by Mr M on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 11:26:48 PM
Mr. Speaker, I rise, reluctantly, in favor of the ... by reasonableperson on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 1:35:34 AM
for clarifying that for us.I guess it would be out... by Ingrid on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 9:41:25 AM
Ron Paul took a personal oath to defend the Consti... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 4:08:10 PM
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extrabigg:  Just to clarify:  The trial ... by Daniel Hutchins on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 11:37:14 AM
I think that this is a valid question and I know t... by vidiot on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 9:46:30 PM
on the part of Ron Paul, to posture as a grea... by Richard Mynick on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 10:27:03 PM
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Until Paul signs his name to co-sponsor impeachmen... by Mr M on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 2:12:15 PM
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representatives to represent you if the population... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 5:16:35 PM
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