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October 9, 2013
Will Obama Cross the Debt Ceiling Rubicon?
In Griswold v. Connecticut, Justice William O. Douglas wrote for the majority that the right to "privacy" was to be found in the "penumbras" and "emanations" of other constitutional protections such as the first amendment. The vagueness of the terms used by Justice Douglas has encouraged not only the judiciary, but the executive branch to legitimize dubious interpretations of the Constitution in order to further the progressive agenda by fiat. It appears the "penumbras" and "emanations" idea is being revisited concerning the national debt limit. Once again, Bill Clinton's suggestion in 2011 that Obama unilaterally raise debt ceiling in accordance with supposed "penumbras" emanating from the 14th amendment, section 4, is being resurrected. The fourth section states: 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...(Read Full Post)