Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Debt ceiling is unconstitutional. Geithner, members of Congress, should be sued!
The debt ceiling constrains the ability of the Federal Government to pay its debts even though the Constitution mandates that it do so.
In addition, Section 4 of the 14th Amendment states:
"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."
Treasury Secretary Geithner has already stopped paying gov’t pensions in direct violation of the 14th Amendment and he may soon be forced to stop paying Social Security. He should be sued along with members of Congress who are using this statute—the debt ceiling—to trump the Constitution. In the case of a statute versus the Constitution, the Constitution wins!
There is a strong legal case to be made here and the Supreme Court has already upheld Section 4 in a prior case.
Any lawyers willing to take this up on a "pro bono" basis?