Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

We the People: May 29, 2023

“Presidential power, the 14th Amendment and the public debt”

The debt ceiling standoff between President Joe Biden and House Republicans has illuminated the public debt clause of the 14th Amendment, one of the most obscure provisions in the Constitution and one seldom discussed since the Civil War. Its invocation may be the key to avoiding economic catastrophe.

Section 4 of the 14th Amendme...