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Why can Section 4, 14th Amendment be used to by-pass Congress in the need to raise the debt ceiling?


Section 4 of the 14th Amendment says, in part, "The validatity of the public debt of the Unidted States, authorized by law ... shall not be questioned." It is this statement that some say give the President the authority to force the payment of the national debt. The rest of the words of Section 4 don't appear to bear on the question.

 

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