National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 51/20 does what the Democrats claim the 14th Amendment can do, namely, give the President the power to raise the debt limit on his own and keep the government rolling. It’s all part of the “Enduring Constitutional Government” clause. So, thanks to George the Second, we are guaranteed continuity of government debt. Ain’t that just something?
Not that it makes me happy… it’s just that it takes a lot more than a recalcitrant Congress to exercise a check or a balance on the executive branch, these days. Congress passed that darn PATRIOT Act, and now we see it can effectively give the President dictatorial powers any time there looks to be a crisis, real or engineered.
Goodnight and good luck, everyone.