“I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and I will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” – The Oath of Office for the President of the United States
When the president took the oath of office, one of the four times he did after winning two elections, he stated that he would protect and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of his ability. Obviously he has no ability for he continues to pretend that he does not understand the Constitution since he ignores it with regularity. If this is not a breach of contract I don’t know what is. I would hope that the President of the United States would take the Constitution more seriously than his vacations or golf outings, but that is not the case. What we have seen with this administration is the Constitution be dammed, I will enforce what I want, ignore what I don’t like, and rule over the people as I see fit.
Somewhere along the line we should have passed a law which stated that those who don’t know the Constitution should not be allowed to govern and those who blatantly lie to scare the voters should not be allowed to govern, but that would eliminate almost all of the Democratic Party, a big chunk of the GOP, and the current president. With all the hype and scare tactics about the United States defaulting on our loans and not honoring the debt we have incurred apparently Congress, the president, and the news media either cannot understand or chose to ignore what the Constitution mandates as far as debt. With all the legal opinions swirling around let’s see if we can make this simple for those Constitutionally challenged elected officials who are supposed to represent us.
The 14th amendment…article 4 states “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.” If the “shall not be questioned” is not clear enough here is what it means: by law We DON’T DEFAULT ON DEBT. Debt gets paid, entitlement programs get cut. If the president chooses not to pay the debt, That’s impeachable!
So at what point do Americans realize that this is just the latest in this administration’s string of manufactured crises. It is another crisis that absolutely has to be dealt with now, before the planets collide and the world ends. The administration that cried wolf should have lost all credibility by now, but the biased media continues to prop them up even after the media came under attack by DOJ.
I’m tired of hearing the talking points of we won the election which was a mandate for the president’s agenda and if we default or don’t raise the debt limit the world will be in total disarray. What about the Tea Party mandate that was clearly stated in 2010, and clearly ignored by Democrats? In 2010 the House of Representatives was turned over to the Republicans because of all the out-of-control spending and OBAMACARE. The fact that the house remained in the hands of Republicans in 2012 tells me that the American people still don’t trust Democrats and their spending habits and they still do not want Obamacare. In fact some of the most recent surveys show that Obamacare is not popular and is going to cost two to three times what was forecast. Recent polls from the first week in October also show that more than 71% of people surveyed do not want Obamacare. Of course the left leaning progressive media types are touting all the great benefits and how badly people want Obamacare but the facts don’t support their claims. The media could not do a successful online registration on live TV. In Pittsburgh where they tried to do a roll out brief at the Steelers Stadium only 100 people showed up, and In South Carolina only two people showed up. The frustration at higher premiums and fewer benefits is real and all that Republicans are asking is that there are no exemptions or exceptions for the president and his family, big business, or our elected representatives to include subsidies (i.e. Everyone should have skin in the game).
The other little secret not being shared in the debt debate is that the United States collects and prints enough money monthly to cover our debt. Entitlement programs might not get full funding however. If the abuse of the EBT card that was seen in Louisiana this past weekend is any indication of the culture we are creating with food stamps, unemployment, and entitlements then they need to be defunded, restructured, and gotten under control.
The mainstream media will not tell the truth on any of these issues because they are cheerleaders for this administration’s policies. Between the big media outlets and Hollywood the propaganda flows and the truth is scarce. Amazingly but not surprising these same people claiming they have an election mandate had nothing to say about a mandate, or winning when G.W. Bush won the second time. The hype over the shutdown, the lies about Obamacare, and the media bias over who is, and is not, working to resolve the shutdown is just more proof of a lack of credibility in DC. The lack of credibility of Progressives, Democrats, the president and the main stream media who all refuse to engage in any truthful national debate.