Threats of Default are Invalid


The Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XIV, 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 loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Once again, the excessive spending performed by the Federal government brings our nation to the end of the debt limit, which was written and passed into law the last time the excessive spending brought us to the end of the debt limit. This is an endless cycle of our Federal politicians demonstrating their gamesmanship over the funding of the government, with arguments over this program and that, the fraudulent whoops of victory whenever spending cuts are made … because there never are any spending cuts, no minuses in spending, only decreases in proposed future increases that have yet to occur.

Constitutionally, our debts must be paid first, before anything else.  One really great way to ensure this, would be to decrease the amount of rampant spending this government approves.  Too many in the capital, Democrats and Republicans, are afraid of doing this because they don’t want to lose their precious seats and positions.

They don’t want to do what is right because they are mostly cowards, only willing to nibble at the edges of the problems, not do the right thing.

It’s time to find men and women who aren’t afraid, and that may mean going against the two party system.  The status quo is destroying our nation.  When will we stand up for the generations of Americans yet to be born?

 

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