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.
This section of the 14th Amendment is being twisted and contorted by the Rats from its original purpose-—to take care of Civil War veterans and to destroy the credit of the former Confederate States of America, once and for all. It has nothing to do with the modern debt ceiling.