Ron Paul: GOP Leaders Need to Read Constitution

By Nicholas Ballasy | March 10, 2009 | 9:33 PM EDT

( – Given the GOP’s electoral losses in 2006 and 2008, former presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) told that Republican leaders in Congress should “read the Constitution and follow it.” Paul added that some Republicans and Democrats alike do not really understand freedom in America and “don’t really believe in it.”

When asked if the Republican leadership should resign given the losses the GOP suffered in the 2006 and 2008 elections, Paul said, “No,” but they should read the Constitution because it is  “very popular.”
“No, but I would suggest that they read the Constitution and follow it because it’s very popular,” Paul told at the Conservative Political Action Confernce.  “I always tell my crowds that freedom is popular. The people still believe it.”
“They understand it. But the trouble is too many people in Washington – Republicans and Democrats – don’t understand it and don’t really believe in it, so they can hardly sell it,” said Paul.