A further signing statement.
does not act adequately in time.
TROMPE NEWS. DATELINE TODAY. For immediate release.
The President has signed an Advance Executive Order, or Advance Order, ADO, postdated for 7:01 A.M. Wednesday, July 27, 2011. In that Advance Executive Order, he directs that the debt ceiling shall be raised effective 7:02 A.M. Wednesday, July 27, 2011, to 3.5 Trillion. Amount. This ADO figure exceeds other amounts proposed, in order to pave the way for legislative removal of the debt ceiling idea to begin with, as clearly arbitrary and irrational.
Effectiveness. This ADO is effective only in the event and to the extent that Congress has not provided to his Desk legislation by 9:01 P.M. Tuesday, July 26, 2011, that raises the ceiling in a way the President can approve.
Time-release. The ADO action falls short of endorsing the Big Trucker view of former President Bill Clinton, to act forthwith. This time-release capsule process will self-destruct, subject to Congressional antidote, if they don't like it. The delay gives Congress a last clear chance to come to agreement in a way that the President could also endorse.
Nature of action. This ADO is a kind of pre-emptive strike, that formally has been denominated an Advance Executive Order because of the association of union activities in pressing for their rights by a strike. Going on strike is an activity which the Mad Hatters take for themselves and themselves only by striking against their obligations, even going home for the weekend while the nation's future wobbles, while depriving others of the same joys.
Constitutional Support. The President alleges support for the Advance Executive Order in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. See FN 1.
Musings. In particular, the President stated that there may be room for interpreting the signing of any partisan oath (fixing in advance loyalty, position, candidacy-promotion) signed as an elected official or one seeking such election, as an act of insurrection or rebellion against the Constitution, the United States' democratic process that requires that voters be represented, and not outside interests; and by thought processes, not robotic knee-jerk.
The President also noted that the validity of the public debt shall not be questioned, a matter not limited at all to the circumstances of the passing, the costs to the North of the Civil War. See FN 1.
He characterized the charade as too-late buyers-remorse: this laches-tainted questioning of what Congress earlier had passed and condoned (the money's been spent, stupid), cannot be tolerated in an era of global markets, reliance, and fairness and balance. You can't wear the prom dress, dummy, and then try to return it. Such disregard of common sense in order to benefit one's own Self, in a multigrain society undermines democracy, he went on. One side cannot be allowed to do whatever it takes to win, at the expense of democratic processes and protections, such behavior to Win being erratic having become addictive and endemic in the Mad Hatter rank ranks. Although Robert's Rules of Disorder (Gang of Robert) has engaged in such recently, we can at least rant back. At this point, someone in the back passed a collection plate.
Response has been mixed. "There is some room for some fungus among us," said one member of Congress not a member of the Mad Hatters, "but thinking people take the Hatters' ideas as a side dish, and with a careful pre-emptive wipe and a little salt. These things only thrive on the dead."
Alice? Do you read us? See http://migratorypatterns.blogspot.com/2011/07/tea-party-mad-hatters-and-who-is-alice.html
SECTIONS 3 AND 4. DISQUALIFICATION AND PUBLIC DEBT
"Section 3. No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But congress may by a vote of two thirds of each House, remove such disability."
"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 questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obliga[p.1928]tion incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void"
And furthermore, if signing oaths in advance setting fixed positions regardless of facts on the ground and voters in the booth, the following may apply, absent special exemption, to such rebellion or insurrection against the laws of democracy and representing voting constitutents, is that so?
United States Code Title 18 Part I Chapter 115§ 2383. Rebellion or insurrection
"Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States."
The effect of the loyalty oath: Grain of Salzburg Go to Hellbrun.
7.25.2011 UPDATE: NYTFOB - New York Times Finally on Board, Adam Liptak
Using 14th Amendment, the Debt Ceiling and a Way Out