"I don’t think the White House should rule out the 14 Amendment debt-limit option."
- Senator Dick Durbin, 6 December 2012
There is NO 14th Amendment option, ya bloody, totalitarian 'tard.
ARTICLE I, SECTION 4 OF THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT SAYS:
"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."
1. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorised by law shall not be questioned.
2. 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.
"QUESTIONED" DOESN'T MEAN PAID. IT DOESN'T SAY THAT THE PRESIDENT SHALL PAY THESE DEBTS. AND, IT CERTAINLY DOESN'T AUTHORISE THE PRESIDENT TO BORROW MONEY TO PAY THE DEBTS. In fact, Durbin, you and your idiotic friends really should read ALL of the 14th Amendment because if you read Section 5, you'd realise that this entire discussion is laughably invalid.
ARTICLE I, SECTION 5 OF THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT SAYS:
"The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article."
CONGRESS shall have THE POWER to enforce, BY APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION, the provision of "THIS ARTICLE," which INCLUDES SECTION 4...the VERY PART of the Fourteenth Amendment that YOU claim gives President Obama the power to borrow money on the credit of the United States. CONGRESS - NOT KING BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA II. GOT THAT?
ARTICLE I, SECTION 8 SAYS:
"The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States; ...."
You have evidently decided to chuck the entire Constitution and tell the President that he is not bound by his oath to uphold it. What you are encouraging makes Richard Nixon look like a choirboy. I hope that you realise that. A BLOODY CHOIRBOY.
You people are utterly shameless and resemble more the leaders of a third world banana republic than the United States of America. I hope that you understand that things don't usually end well in such places for the people and their leaders.
* Dowderisation: The art or ability to hear "Boy!" at the end of "You lie!" In the case at hand, Durbin Dowderises the 14th Amendment by reading the words "The President shall have the power to borrow on the credit of the United States of America in order to increase the debt ceiling so that he can continue to spend more and more money immediately following the phrase "shall not be questioned."