"Any responsible leader who put the country's interests ahead of his
or her own political career would obviously have voted to support this
bill. After a needless 16-day shutdown and high-volume threats, the best
deal possible had been cut, and it would have been the height of
irresponsibility and selfishness to actually send the U.S. into default.
And 285 members of the House did, in fact, vote to pass the bill —
which is why it passed. These "yea" voters included all of the Democrats
in the House and some of the Republicans. Today, America should send a
big "thank you" to all of these folks. They put the country's interests
first, just the way any responsible leader should.
But 144 members of the house did not vote to pass this bill."
You really want to prepare for change when extremists take over. But you also need to stand up and fight against such extremism, or they could plunge the entire world into economic chaos. My own congress woman Kristi Noem is on this list. Be sure that I will try hard to make sure she is voted out of office.
Amendment 14, section 4 of the Constitution states: "The validity of the public debt of the United States... shall not be questioned." What these extremists did was place their own agenda in front of the Constitution that they swore to uphold. Why are they in Congress? Why did they run for their seats? It makes no sense to me, and maybe not even to them. But it cannot stand that they violated their oath. It cannot stand that they chose personal opinion or goal over the simple foundation of our country.