August 7, 2011 AD
Another Great Reason
the 14th Amendment
The 14th Amendment was to be cited as the Constitutional provision which would have allowed President Obama to bypass the "control of the people" in the House of Representatives, should the House not "go along" with the President's wishes to raise our debt ceiling.
The 17th Amendment was and is still being used by all the Presidents to bypass the "control of the States" in the Senate.
Bypass honest and real control in both Houses and you have arrived at dictatorship!
“I think the Constitution is clear, and I think this idea that the Congress gets to vote twice on whether to pay for [expenditures] it has appropriated is crazy,”
--Clinton said in a talk with Joe Conason of the National Memo.
The language of Section 4 of the amendment states that the “validity of the public debt . . . shall not be questioned,” leading Clinton and some advocates to argue that the executive branch can take steps to ensure that the nation does not default on its obligations.
If the House was indeed voting twice, how does the President know which law to follow and which law of Congress to criminally violate?
Fact is that the Constitution separates bills for appropriations from all other bills and allows the House of Congress closest to the people, who have to pay the taxes for the federal government's spending, to decide the matter of spending money, exactly so that the federal government cannot spend wildly at will.
If the 14th Amendment is believed to repeal the Constitutional appropriation authority of the House of Representatives, then odious former President Clinton has provided an example to America of yet another reason to repeal the 14th Amendment -- and all later "modern" amendments...
-- including the repeal of the most abhorrent one -- the 17th Amendment.
Source: James Oliphant from LA Times
Bill Clinton would raise debt ceiling, bypass Congress
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