They are doing nothing illegal, immoral or terroristic.<quoted text>
Wrong, they are refusing to do their job unless a minority of them get their way. A Majority of congress would pass the bill with no political strings attached.
So they shut down the government, and are threatening to allow the country to go into financial default, an act that would destroy them as a political party.
They are basically holding a gun not only to the countries head, but to their own as well, and saying " Do what we demand or we will pull the trigger"
Ignore them, certainly dont negotiate with them.
The president does not have the power to reopen government, the memorials, or raise the debt limit, that is congress who are threatening to put their own interests ahead of the country.
The country's best interests are in the eye of the beholder.