C'mon, government forgets legalities all the time, for themselves and others. Where it can't be forgotten, they're rewritten. That's the nature of the beast, like it or not.
They're spineless because it's a hell of a lot easier to bend and fuck over the American people than the military industrial complex, the international banker complex, and other "special" interests, whose sole intent is to siphon as much money out of our countries as is possible*, selling our country out from under us and looting us clean, where the American people are largely defenseless and won't defend themselves in any case.
re: the world economy, we've been sent off to go down with the Titanic. Getting ourselves out of it before it finishes sinking, and rebuilding our country, would be best for us. Without the people who put our country into this mess of endless wars and debt etc. to begin with. I'm sure that would produce a lot of sore losers too, but contrary to popular belief, war profiteers don't make for a strong military, let alone a strong country. Let them go the route of that Michael Marin guy for all I care.
*I would add murdering and poisoning much of the rest of the world as well, at least as far as the military industrial complex goes. USA #1! USA #1! WOO HOO! USA! USA! USA! Let it be someone else, they're just gonna take the majority of their business to China or whoever else will take them in when there's nothing left of America to make it worth their while to stay anyways, and leaving us to clean up their mess.