Ron Paul believes Libya intervention an ‘impeachable’ offense

Discussion in 'Politics' started by bearice, Mar 23, 2011.

Is Libya intervention an ‘impeachable’ offense?

  1. Yes

    40 vote(s)
  2. No

    22 vote(s)
  1. Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul will be co-sponsoring an amendment announced Tuesday by Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich that would defund the American military intervention in Libya.

    Kucinich suggested during a Saturday conference call with anti-war Democrats that he thought impeachment could also be considered for Obama’s “unconstitutional” actions in Libya.

    Paul’s spokeswoman Rachel Mills confirmed to The Daily Caller via email that Paul shares Kucinich’s point of view on the severity of the constitutional breach. “Yes, he thinks it is an impeachable offense,” Mills wrote.

    “The President committed the U.S. to military invention without consulting Congress, in clear subversion of Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, which gives only Congress the power to declare war,” Kucinich wrote in a Tuesday letter to colleagues.
  2. Darwin 1, Paul 0
  3. Perhaps Congress should repeal the wishy-washy War Powers Act before getting all high and mighty about this. Before the War Powers Act, the "law of the land" was that ONLY Congress could approve war actions by American forces. War Powers clouded the issue.
  4. olias


    Who listens to Ron Paul?
  5. farmboy


    No one That's why the U.S. is in such bad shape!
  6. People with functioning brains who aren't Obushma/Fed fan boys.

    But Scat has a point about the unfortunate War Powers Resolution. He should probably at least wait until we're 60 days into this latest quagmire. We might even be involved with Yemen by then, too. Yee haw.

    Paul has also been consistently anti-intervention. Where are all those "Impeach Bush/Cheney for War Crimes" folks who hailed Obama as the new messiah?
  7. Ron Paul is more respected and famous than Barack Obama. Ron Paul was a serious candidate for USA president.
  8. Other poster:

    The Muslim Brotherhood are powering up & love what Obama is doing; check out Islamic sites they see this global unrest as their rise to reign as a block and a global powerhouse. I see this as rather ominous considering the history of times in past they did rule. Genghis Khan had the largest army in history 750,000 and was unstoppable in his day.
  9. rew


    Paul 1, Darwin 0.

    We are now at war with the government of Libya, which was no imminent threat the the United States. Under the Constitution such a war requires a declaration of war by the House of Representatives. No such declaration was made. Hence, this is an impeachable offense.

    Yes, lots of other presidents should have been impeached for the same reason. But we have to start following the Constitution some time.
    #10     Mar 23, 2011