What could be wrong with relying on “an uneasy coalition of Democrats and a few moderate Republicans to pass a bill to re-open the government?” Isn’t government supposed to work that way? Read this Washington Post article for more http://ow.ly/prJk1
Those Republicans who supposedly love the constitution should perhaps study it a little and learn the proper way to change a bill.
I guarantee you the Constitution does not tell you to change a bill you don’t like by closing down the government. Even if you don’t like a bill that was passed by both chambers, signed into law and has been ruled constitutional, you need to live with the law. In a country where the rule of law is supposed to be important, you follow the law, not hold the government hostage in a temper tantrum. It is just plain stupid.