Could the 14th Amendment resolve the debt ceiling crisis in America?


No, the 14th Amendment does not have any direct bearing on the issue of the U.S. debt ceiling, which is a statutory limitation set by the government on its own borrowing. The 14th Amendment states that the validity of U.S. public debt “shall not be questioned” and is typically used as a constitutional argument in favor of raising the debt ceiling but ultimately Congress has the authority to impose this limitation. Therefore, the 14th Amendment alone would not be able to provide a solution to the current debt-ceiling debate.