Every office of the United States government takes an oath of office, promising to defend/follow the United States Constitution. The punishment for violating ones oath is removal from office and if guilty of aiding in or helping to fund an insurrection against the United States are then guilty of a Federal crime as well.
On Friday 9/20/2013 the Republicans passed a continuing resolution in the House of Representatives that demands that President Barack Obama's signature health care act be defunded or they will refuse to allow for continuing funding for the operation of the Federal government and may refuse to vote for an extension of America's debt ceiling putting the faith and credit of the United States at risk. This amounts to an attempt at a bloodless Coup D'Etat and takeover of the government that they could not win in the electoral process. That is insurrection folks, against our elected government in my estimation since they tried 41 times to repeal the law but because they are not the majority in the Senate were unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act through legislative processes.
There is once again a lot of speculation about Obama finally invoking the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and just circumventing the radical Right Wing political ploy. The 14th Amendment in part reads: "The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law... shall not be questioned."
So if the Republicans hold the national debt ceiling and America's credit rating hostage, one question tonight is have they violated their oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution? If they have failed to uphold their oath shouldn't the American people demand that all those of both party's who vote in favor of this resolution, to demand a defunding of Obamacare, to get a resolution funding the government and raising the debt ceiling, should be removed from office for violating their oath of office.
A second question might be asked validly as well, haven't they committed an act of insurrection against the government if they risk the faith and credit of the United states to achieve by a kind of blackmail what they couldn't by legislative processes. For those of us who believe this is also insurrection all those who vote for this resolution should be charged with a federal crime as well, making this an impeachable offence if someone finally chooses to uphold the law against the high and mighty not just ordinary Americans.
Here is a piece of information our corporate news media has omitted that might interest you. What the Republicans howl about being Socialism, a train wreck and what have you was not even a Democratic Party creation. Obamacare as we know it, was the creation of the Right Wing Heritage Foundation in 1992 as an alternative to Hilary Clinton's health care proposals. So this is nothing but dangerous partisan political posturing that could result in devastating economic effects for this nation.