There are so many lawyers in Congress, I thought I would open a topic that might interest some of the folks on this board: The Missing 13th Amendment.
Here’s the XIII Amendment everyone is familiar with:
Here’s the missing XIII Amendment:1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Which 13th Amendment do you prefer? I personally prefer inserting the missing one without repealing or changing the one everyone knows. Just move the later amendments higher by one number. (That is probably too complicated for all of those lawyers in Congress to handle.)If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honor, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.
Incidentally, Lincoln signed yet another XIII Amendment that allowed slavery. The Civil War began and that one was forgotten.
The article at the first link is good place to start if you are unfamiliar with the missing XIII Amendment. Should you read it you will understand the title of this thread. Here’s a brief excerpt:
Missing 13th Amendment To The United States ConstitutionIn 1983 David Dodge and Tom Dunn were searching for evidence of government corruption in public records in a Belfast Library on the coast of Maine. They uncovered probably the most explosive evidence ever uncovered in our history. They uncovered the United States Constitution printed in 1825, which was to prohibit lawyers from serving in Government.
By The Pen
Reprinted from the Oregon Observer for April 1997
Even if you do not care to read the entire piece please go to the link and scroll down for some facts about the Income Tax Amendment.
The items on the following list clarify the missing XIII Amendment:
http://www.w3f.com/patriots/13/13th-01.html“TITLES OF NOBILITY” AND “HONOR”
- MEANING of the 13th Amendment
[ 1] “TITLES OF NOBILITY” AND "HONOR"
[ 2] MEANING of the 13th Amendment
[ 3] HISTORICAL CONTEXT
[ 4] DON'T BANK ON IT
[ 5] PAPER MONEY
[ 6] CONSPIRACIES
[ 7] TITLES OF NOBILITY
[ 8] INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
[ 9] HONOR
 WHAT IF?
 PARADISE LOST
 RATIFICATION FOUND
 THE AMENDMENT DISAPPEARS
 SIGNIFICANCE OF REMOVAL
 TO THE ARCHIVES!
 Article XIII
 STATE PUBLICATIONS
You really have to click on each item in the above list to get a handle on the topic; most items are very brief. There are one or two things I don’t agree with, but number 4 is especially interesting. There’s plenty more on the subject that you can find on your own if your curiosity is peaked. Should you require incentive just imagine no lawyers in government.
NOTE: Royalists are still screwing the country not to mention the Constitution. And I’ll bet that you thought Americans won the War for Independence?
Finally, it’s no wonder lawyers who claim they defend the Constitution are busy chipping away at it. They’re afraid the missing XIII Amendment will be implemented. I have a strong hunch that the concept of a “living, breathing, Constitution” was an insurance policy designed to protect against the missing XIII Amendment. If the Constitution is a living, breathing, document, there is no need for constitutional amendments. The only thing you need is judges who are lawyers to begin with. Can you imagine lawyers trying to repeal the missing XIII Amendment if it was implemented today?