The most radical administration in history isn’t extreme because Joe Biden. Biden doesn’t believe in anything, he’s just turning whichever way the extremists who run his administration swing him. They keep pushing him to extremes and now he’s contemplating one of the biggest violations of the Constitution imaginable.
Dems have two endgames for refusing to negotiate on the debt ceiling so they can continue pushing inflation higher by burning through more money, the first is ‘minting a trillion dollar coin’ and the other is having Biden just continue to spend money while insisting that he’s authorized to do so by the Fourteenth Amendment.
The Fourteenth Amendment concerned civil rights and included a mandate protecting payments made during the Civil War from a future possible Democrat congress. That part was dubious, but it certainly does not override the Constitution’s separation of powers which allocate the power of the purse to Congress.
Biden is now talking about doing just that.
President Biden on Tuesday said he has been looking at the 14th Amendment as a way to unilaterally work around the debt ceiling, though he acknowledged it will not be a viable short-term solution with the nation on track to default without congressional action by June.
“I have been considering the 14th Amendment, and the man I have enormous respect for, Larry Tribe … thinks that it would be legitimate,” Biden told reporters after a meeting with congressional leaders on the debt ceiling.
Section 4 of the 14th Amendment states that
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.
It does not somehow mean that Biden gets to keep spending infinite amounts of money.
Even seriously considering it, let alone moving forward with it, is an open-and-shut impeachable offense.