Jul 28 2011
The 14th Amendment to the US Constitution says in part:
Section 4. 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. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Only moronic Democrats would miss the fact the Constitution clearly defines these responsibilities to the Congress and not the President. But apparently moronic Democrats exist in large numbers:
Assistant Minority Leader Rep. James Clyburn, R-S.C., said today that if a long-term deal is not struck by Aug. 2, President Obama should sign an executive order raising the debt ceiling without Congressional approval. He said this action would be justified because of a section in the 14th Amendment that states that “the validity of the public debt … shall not be questioned.”
This is the path to dictatorship. Why doesn’t the President just pass his own budget while he is screwing with the constitution and separation of powers. This is why we need to clean house in DC. One could easily call this a treasonous act.