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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Section 4; The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5; The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Pretty obvious this was designed so the the USA would not have to pay the huge loans the south owed to the British, and that congress has the power to enforce this by legislation.
It is not some catch all that gives a president authority to borrow as much as he pleases without the approval by congress.
Freakin’ tin horn dictator.


2 posted on 01/13/2013 11:01:43 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

yes, the president is not in charge of the purse strings and the 14th amendment has not empowered the executive branch to be able to pay for anything. ever. never has, never will.


4 posted on 01/13/2013 11:22:30 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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