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New York Times reports Ron Paul as only candidate to sign the "Freedom Pledge"

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Kinda sad

I don't think you should get a job if you refuse to adhere to the job description.

the only one to sign..

certainly puts that in perspective doesn't it .
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"The time is near at hand which we must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves."

George Washington
First President of the USA.

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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make
violent revolution inevitable."
John F. Kennedy

The article says she "plans

The article says she "plans to consider" giving up some powers. Thanks for all the double speak Sen. Clinton. She's starting to not look so infallible, folks.

5% of people make things happen
10% of people watch things happen
85% say "What happened?"

name that quote:

"I can't promise I'll try, but I'll try to try."

first one who gets it without cheating (honor system) wins!

Way to go!

I'd say that's some good publicity... let's see if the Times does a follow up.

Plano TX

You can learn about HR 3835 here

Follow these links to the American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007, legislation introduced by Ron Paul on Oct 15, 2007.

From the conservative side:
http://www.jbs.org/node/6031

From the liberal side:
http://www.americanfreedomcampaign.org///index.php?option=co...

HR 3835 American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007

The American Freedom Agenda, an organization of conservatives founded last March 20 to restore checks and balances and protections against government abuses, requested all presidential aspirants, including Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, to sign an American Freedom Pledge.

They were asked to renounce the following powers if elected: torture; presidential signing statements; indefinite detentions of American citizens as enemy combatants; military commissions that combine judge, jury and prosecutor; spying on American citizens in contravention of federal statutes on the president’s say-so alone; kidnapping, imprisoning and torturing suspected terrorists abroad; executive privilege to shield the executive branch from Congressional oversight; prosecuting journalists under the Espionage Act for exposing national security abuses; listing organizations as terrorist groups based on secret evidence; suspending the writ of habeas corpus during the conflict with international terrorism; and invoking the state secrets privilege to deny victims of constitutional wrongdoing any judicial remedy. Senator Clinton has balked at signing the pledge, as have all other candidates except Representative Ron Paul.

Bruce Fein
Chairman, American Freedom Agenda
Washington, Oct. 24, 2007