Blunder-headed US Republicans can’t find a way out of the mess they created
I continue to watch with astonishment at the juvenile, dunderheaded tricks the Republicans are playing.
First they force a shutdown of the federal government and the unimaginable scenario of unwarranted and unnecessary bankruptcy of the United States and subsequent collapse of the world economy to try to force the Democratic majority in the Senate to retroactively defund the Affordable Healthcare Act. Then they decide that defunding healthcare isn’t achievable. And declare they will continue the shutdown and forcing a default anyway!
That is demented, irrational, and verging on treasonous.
The 14th Amendment says that “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned”
That is a Constitutional Amendment. It trumps what is in the main text of the Constitution and it certainly overcomes that of statutory requirements of the debt ceiling. The Constitution doesn’t require or impose a debt ceiling, the first one was passed as part of the 2nd Liberty Bond Act of 1917. The debt ceiling has no Constitutional basis, it is statutory law only.
Obama should announce that in accordance with the Constitution there will be no default and to the unruly house, impeach me and be damned!
Copyright © 2013 Henry Edward Hardy
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