Yesterday, I laid out where Barack Obama is most definitely guilty of treason, as defined in the Constitution and Republican leadership is more concerned with negotiating with this traitor over an unconstitutional law, a spending bill and a debt ceiling increase. Well, keeping in the spirit of that post, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page to post an Obama's potential debt default, which says is an impeachable offense.
Palin wrote in a post titled Obama's Debt Default is on His Shoulders While We Shoulder His Impeachable Offenses:
Apparently the president thinks he can furlough reality when talking about the debt limit. To suggest that raising the debt limit doesn't incur more debt is laughably absurd. The very reason why you raise the debt limit is so that you can incur more debt. Otherwise what's the point?
It's also shameful to see him scaremongering the markets with his talk of default. There is no way we can default if we follow the Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment, Section 4, requires that we service our debt first. We currently collect more than enough tax revenue to service our debt if we do that first. However, we don't have enough money to continue to finance our ever-growing federal government (with our $17 trillion dollar national debt that has increased over 50% since Obama took office). That's why President Obama wants to increase the debt limit. He doesn't want to make the tough decisions to rein in government spending. So, he's scaremongering the markets about default, just as he tries to scaremonger our senior citizens about their Social Security, which, by the way, is funded by the Social Security Trust Fund and is solvent through 2038.
It's time for the president to be honest with the American people for a change. Defaulting on our national debt is an impeachable offense, and any attempt by President Obama to unilaterally raise the debt limit without Congress is also an impeachable offense. A default would also be a shameful lack of leadership, just as mindlessly increasing our debt without trying to rein in spending is a betrayal of our children and grandchildren who will be stuck with the bill.
I'll add that it's also law to pass a budget every year. Obama and the Democrats have yet to pass a budget in all the years he has been in office, including when Democrats ran both Houses.
Yesterday, Obama was to meet with congressional leaders on the debt limit, warning that the sky would fall, and the oceans rise if they didn't raise it. We've heard all of that before, most recently with the government shutdown.
As we have pointed out before, there is no reason for default and should one occur, he should most definitely be impeached, but there are a number of documented cases as to why Barack Obama should be impeached now. We don't have to wait for a default, Sarah. Obama crossed the line for impeachment a long time ago. The question is, where are the statesmen among elected officials who care more about the law and the country than their own political aspirations?
UPDATE: I like Sarah Palin, but don't necessarily think she should be President. However, word is coming out that it is a distinct possibility that she may be gearing up for a run in 2016. This from The Hill:
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is heading to Iowa.
Palin will speak at a fundraiser for the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, a powerful group of religious conservatives in the state, according to the Des Moines Register.
The early November event will be Palin's latest step back into the spotlight, following a major role in this past weekend's Tea Party protest against the closure of the national monuments. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a leading force in the current fight over the government shutdown and defunding ObamaCare, will headline the event.
Palin has worked hard to keep up her national profile, and visits to Iowa always spark buzz about potential presidential runs. The Fox News commentator, former governor and vice presidential candidate may be more interested in promoting her upcoming book, however.