The problem with the modern Democrats is that they think rules don’t apply to their style of governing. The constitution is living, therefore is changing, only if it can change in their favor. Trying to rearrange the constitution or the amendments, like the 14th amendment is just a distortion to get the population in favor of doing something on the behalf of the nation’s debt. But to the democrats it is an opportunity of a created crisis to change the constitution in their favor. They’re opinion of the 14th amendment section 4 that the nation has to pay all debts incur. Of course they would like to distort the definition of just what a social entitlement is. In their view it is a social debt. But in the 14th amendment section 5 it is clear they are wrong with who gets to make debt repayment arrangements.
14th Amendment Debt Ceiling Option: House Democrats Support Obama’s Use Of Power http://huff.to/VHv581 via @HuffPostPol
By JIM ABRAMS, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — House Democrats say President Barack Obama should consider invoking a little-known constitutional provision that they say gives him the power to raise the debt ceiling without going through Congress, where Republicans are demanding that a debt ceiling vote be linked to spending cuts.
The Democrats said in a letter that they would support the use of any authority, including the 14th Amendment, to prevent the nation from going into default; an event that some economists predict could trigger a global recession.
That post-Civil War amendment contains a section stating that “the validity of the public debt of the United States…shall not be questioned.”
With the Obama administrations continual assault on the constitution, they recognize no boundary’s while in massing power for themselves while destroying the opposition in the GOP. Problem with destroying the opposition with uncontrolled spending on social entitlements, it gets a large portion of the populace believing that government will provide every need to them. When this expectation exceeds the government’s ability to provide, social unrest, at best, will be guaranteed. What is happening in Greece and Argentina is the best modern times example of just this, and what social unrest will look like possibly.
Have included the direct copy of the 14th amendment section 4&5. (5 is quite clear that congress has the legal right to all spending issues.) Any attempt to undermine congress or the constitution with some “presidential orders” is troubling. What would be more troubling is if the congress (the GOP) doesn’t choose to fight the democrats / the president on this as being unconstitutional. There is no room for compromise, and no time for Jell-O like principles.
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.
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U.S. Constitution Annotations