There is nothing in this wording that states that the congress “must” issue debt to create currency
Having this power to authorize the issue of definite obligations for the payment of money borrowed…
Keith Evans

Because the constitution does not give Congress the power to create money, the power does not exist. Thus Congress had to be creative to get us off the gold standard (i.e. had to make the Federal Reserve System technically private, but in a way such that the Federal Reserve can buy debt using debt and not pay interest on that debt (the green stuff in your wallet)).

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