Thursday, July 07, 2011

The 14th Amendment To The Constitution: Some Call It The "Nuclear Option"

What say you, Teabaggers? Being such Constitutional experts, on a par with the President himself (who was a Constitutional Law professor), presumably you know what it says, right? RIGHT? It seems you've obsessed so much over Section 1 — "All persons born and naturalized in the United States ..." — you never made it down to 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."
Interestingly, our strait-laced Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, has taken to producing his own pocket Constitution and reading the 14th Amendment language in public. At least one Republican concedes it is a valid option for the President to invoke. What have the Constitution-loving Teabaggers said on this point?

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