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9/11, the saddest of days, was a triumph for terrorists.

However, two wars later and Bin Laden resting in his watery grave, several Republicans will not come to a consensus and raise America’s debt ceiling.  They are the worst of terrorists:  the enemy within.  Yet, they were duly elected to their office.  America is a democracy.

So it could be that President Obama will have to resort to an executive order that will allow his nation to respect its financial obligations.  That doesn’t seem altogether democratic.

Consider, however, that Barack Obama was also duly elected to his office as President of the United States.  Therefore, democracy will not have suffered too severe a blow, even if, having exhausted other options, he does issue an executive order.

Nothing is perfect.