The 14th Amendment, adopted in 1868, is one of the most significant amendments to the United States Constitution. It was added to safeguard the rights of all citizens, despite race or skin color, and to protect their liberties from infringement by state authorities. More recently, the 14th Amendment has become a topic of discussion in the context of the U.S. government’s debt limit and its ability to pay its bills.

With the U.S. government reaching the debt limit, there has been vocal support for the President to use his executive powers under the 14th Amendment to authorize the Treasury Department to continue borrowing and spending without Congress's approval. Such a move would be unprecedented, and the legal implications are far from clear.

The 14th Amendment states that “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for the payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.” This has lead some to argue that the president could rely on this clause to keep the government running without congressional authorization.

However, the president's advisers are concerned that this move would trigger a legal battle, undermine global faith in the U.S. creditworthiness, and

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