My Fellow Americans:
Tonight I wish to reassure you that the Will of The People, as embodied in our Constitution will be fulfilled. Have no doubt of that.
As you have all witnessed, there is a hard core group of legislators who feel empowered to hold their fellow Americans, as well as the rest of the world hostage to their threats of economic terrorism in order to advance their political agenda.
As one who has sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution, I have no issues with the party in power setting the agenda for the future. The Constitution provides for that. If one does not accept the right of the party in power to set the agenda, then one does not accept democracy nor the Constitution. And when a single party is not in power, I also realize that compromise must be made to move our government in any direction. However, nowhere in the Constitution is there a provision for holding the nation, no less the world, hostage to extreme ideology by disavowing previous legal debts of the United States.
However, the crisis we face today has nothing to do with the future course of our great country. Rather, a minority group of ideological zealots feel that they have the right to disavow previous Congressionally approved and Constitutionally authorized fiscal obligations of our government unless they have their way with future obligations. Many of these economic terrorists, hiding in the robes of members of Congress, voted for the very obligations that they now threaten to disavow. While they attached no strings to the obligations when they voted for them over the past many years, they now add the caveat that unless their political agenda is not accepted, they will ensure that our country, as well as the rest of the world will suffer the consequences. They are willing to effectively be deadbeats, at the expense of the world, to make their point. They are persons without honor.
Today, not only are Americans watching the arrogant antics of these economic terrorists and shaking their heads, but so is the rest of the world. How dare this small band of irresponsible ideological power seekers threaten to undermine the savings, pensions, jobs, investments and general well being of not only their fellow countrymen, but every human being on the planet who exhibited faith and trust in our country.
If it were not so tragic, I would have to laugh at the fact that some of the most ardent members of this band of economic terrorists claim an unswerving devotion to the Constitution, but obviously have never taken the time to read and understand it. Some 143 years ago, We, The People, seeing that ideological zealots might choose to be deadbeats on the nation's legal debts to further their extreme partisan causes, amended our Constitution to add,
"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."
As President, and head of the Executive Branch of our government, I hereby instruct the offices and workers of the Executive Branch, the branch that carries out the work of the government of the United States each and every day of the year, to support and defend our Constitution. Unlike the economic terrorists on Capital Hill, who do not do the day to day work, the Executive Branch, in compliance with the 14th Amendment, will honor the legally legislated debt of our country. Every last penny of it. That is what the Constitution says, and that is what those of us who have sworn to support and defend that Constitution are obliged by a solemn oath to so. And, I might mention, an oath made with the words, "So help me God", lest the Religious Right not realize how solemn that oath is to be taken.
Therefore, on behalf of those who do support and defend the Constitution, as well as all in the world who have placed trust and faith in our government, I reject those who would threaten to reneg on our nation's legal and binding debt, and expose you for what you truly are - economic terrorists.
My Executive Order to honor our nation's debt should not be necessary, but alas it is. The United States will, at least on my watch, be an honorable country that keeps its word. If the people wish to change course and be a nation of deadbeats, feel free to do so at the next election. Until then, I will support and defend the entire Constitution, to include the 14th Amendment, as I solemnly swore to do.
If you Tea Party folks are feeling discomfort from my actions, perhaps it's because I just shoved the Constitution up your asses, placing it closer to your brains than ever before.
Good night and God Bless the United States of America.