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Friday, September 20, 2013

Shutting Down Government Hurts Innocent People - Must Be Declared Unconstitutional

The Washington Post headline:  John Boehner is being even more irresponsible than Texas right wing Senator Ted Cruz.  He has lost his ability to lead the Congress; instead, he's following a group of right wing Congressional extremists who don't represent the best interests of America or the Republican Party.

In fact, even Republican Congressman from New York Peter King (R-NY) says his Republican colleague in the Senate, Ted Cruz, "is a fraud" who will "no longer have any influence in the Republican Party" after the House votes on a measure that could potentially lead to a government shutdown. 

I go even further. Zealot Senator Ted Cruz is guilty of sedition, because anybody, especially a United States Senator, who supports the shut down of the US government, is violating the oath of office to uphold the US Constitution.

Why does a group of obsessive compulsive right wing extremists, who label themselves the Tea Party (an unregistered political party) want to hurt innocent people who go to work everyday at important US government jobs, including the US Military, by shutting down government. 

Moreover, the complete lack of leadership by the US House of Representatives Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, by not standing up to these seditious extremists, is baffling beyond belief.  Congressmen or women are leaders who take an oath to support the US Constitution; they don't pledge to undermine the government. It's time to impeach Speaker Boehner for incompetence. He doesn't deserve a job when he's putting hard working people out of work by being complicit in shutting down government and hurting hard working people.

Boehner is no longer a leader.  He's a Tea Party puppet.

Meanwhile, the group of minority Tea Party Republican activists are creating seditious activities to shut down government, because they don't want Americans to benefit from the health care reform law passed in 2010, called "Obamacare".  Obamacare was passed by the people's Congress, the United States Supreme Court has since ratified it's constitutionality and President Obama, the leader of this badly needed reform, was re-elected, for a second term, in 2012, by a decisive majority of American voters. It's law.

Shutting down government for any reason should be unconstitutional, especially when the minority of one party wants to shut down government because they don't want to obey the law. Since the government is charged with the responsibility to support the well being of the nation, shutting it down undermines our nation's ability to support national defense and pay hard working people who work at important positions in the US military.

Therefore, in my opinion, those engaged in lobbying to shut down the government, like Senator Cruz and House Speaker Boehner, should be expelled from the Senate and Congress for supporting unconstitutional violations of Federal law. After all, Obamacare is law. Those who advocate shutting down government, because they don't happen to like Obamacare or don't think it should be supported, are engaged in unlawful activity. 

To shutdown government because a minority of one political party wants to undermine a validated law should be considered seditious behavior.

Speaker Boehner capitulated, like a coward, to the right wing Tea Party extremists. As a result, it's now the responsibility of the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to defend the US Constitution and the ratified Obamacare health care reform law.  President Obama, as our national executive leader, must defend the US Constitution to keep the government open. The flawed, even, seditious rationale of the minority Tea Party, to close government because of Obamacare, is unconstitutional and, consequently, must be stopped. 

Since Speaker Boehner is incapable of leading the Congress, the President of the United States must do so and protect the best interests of the American people.  Our President also takes an oath to uphold the US Constitution and, this time, he is mandated to ensure that Congress follows the law. 

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