Questioning the Constitution?Submitted by bear on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:48
Questioning the Constitution
This is one part of the constitution that I question, but in that very same constitutional wording, I am told I am not supposed to question:
AMENDMENT XIV http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amend...
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.
Did you catch those words “SHALL NOT BE QUESTIONED.” Those words are found in AMENDMENT XIV Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868. So in 1868 it was determined that validity of the public debt of the United States shall not be questioned.
I am reminded of the First Amendment of the Constitution http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_tra...
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
How is one supposed to exercise natural right in the First Amendment - Those of freedom of speech and the right to assemble and petition for redress if one is forbidden to question the validity of the debt of the United States of America?
We are how many trillions of dollars in debt?
DO NOT QUESTION THIS:
To question or not to question. That is the question.