Editor, Index-Tribune:

Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states, “The Congress shall have the Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow Money on credit of the United States,” etc.

Then the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, in Section 4, includes, “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.”

I believe that anyone in Congress who tries to block the Constitutional requirements honoring U.S. debts is bordering on treason.

Richard Grahman,