How Destructively Disingenuous Can They Get?

RightSide NewsFrank Salvato

As if the American public’s tolerance for political chicanery hasn’t been tested beyond the breaking point, now comes news that several shyster Progressives and Democrats are floating the notion that the debt ceiling is – get this – unconstitutional. Far be it from me to ask, but why is it the only time Progressives and Democrats concern themselves with the constitutionality of issues is when its concern their ability to spend money?

US Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) – you remember him, he’s the candidate that Delawareans deemed better suited to represent them than Christine O’Donnell; the one who wrote an article for his college newspaper, entitled “Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist” – is quoted as saying:

“This is an issue that’s been raised in some private debate between senators as to whether in fact we can default, or whether that provision of the Constitution can be held up as preventing default...I don’t think, as of a couple weeks ago, when this was first raised, it was seen as a pressing option. But I’ll tell you that it’s going to get a pretty strong second look as a way of saying, ‘Is there some way to save us from ourselves?’”

Great choice, should be proud.

Now, most clear thinking Americans, when examining the depth of the financial crisis – the deficit spending and the debt accrued – have already come to the overwhelming conclusion that our elected officials – and the apparatus they have constructed in the federal bureaucracy – have taken to outrageous, unacceptable and, in no uncertain terms, grotesque spending habits. They have created such a financial catastrophe that in poll after poll, the American public agrees that spending by the US federal government must be not only reined in, but limited from this point forward so that the ideologues and social engineering zealots can’t bring our nation to the brink of non-existence, such as we find ourselves today.

Make no mistake, when I say federal government I am not just speaking of Democrats; many Republicans and, without question, each and every Progressive are included. In fact, where Progressives are concerned – seeing as their ideology is basically Marxism with a Madison Avenue sell job – spending other people’s money “for the good of the people” is in the DNA.

But now, as if to take a red-hot poker from the fire of disingenuous opportunism only to stick it directly into the cornea of the American people’s eye, we have Progressives and Democrats feigning that they give a damn about the constitutionality of a debt ceiling, and for what reason? They do so for the sole purpose of ignoring a fiscally responsible practice of restricting debt to what can legitimately be repaid. They do so to facilitate their continued borrowing and spending. They do so to continue our national descent into indigence. They do so to continue their ideological agenda of wealth redistribution.

The Huffington Post reports Sen. Patty Murray (P-WA), head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, as saying:

“...the constitutional solution puts the question in its proper context -- that the debate is over paying past debts, not over future spending...‘The way everybody talks about this is that we need to raise the debt ceiling. What we're really saying is, we have to pay our bills.”

Murray, HuffPo continues, finds “the 14th Amendment approach ‘fascinating.’”

Fascinating indeed. It sounds to me like this may be the first time Sen. Murray has peaked at the US Constitution. Would anyone be surprised if that were true?

We, as a nation, have done ourselves a tremendous disservice – while disgracing the memory of the Founding Generation – in squandering the blood and treasure spent by past generations in the pursuit and acquisition of freedom and liberty. We have successfully employed narcissism and apathy to extinguish our freedom from the overreach of a tyrannical government. We have annihilated our freedom from a suffocatingly oppressive tax system. Our liberty to pursue happiness has been replaced by a politically correct set of shadow rules to the Bill of Rights that places emotions and “not being offended” above – above – the right to liberty under Natural Law.