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Sunday, August 13, 2006

THE HIDDEN DANGER OF THE 13TH AMENDMENT


M Amendment 13th

Section 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.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
(Ratified December 6, 1865)


To many, the 13th Amendment is recognized as an act of liberation for blacks in America. Being passed to outlaw slavery in the period following the Civil War, which many consider a war fought to end slavery. The 13th Amendment has long been celebrated as a positive footnote in African American History. Few have paid enough attention to notice the negative aspects of the Amendment; Negative aspects which provide a loophole that could lead to the re-enslavement of Blacks in America. I’ll highlight the areas of concern as I overview the amendment. Neither Slavery, nor involuntary servitude, EXCEPT AS A PUNISHMENT FOR CRIME WHERE OF THE PARTY SHALL HAVE BEEN DULY CONVICTED, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. CONGRESS SHALL HAVE POWER TO ENFORCE THIS ARTICLE BY APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION. I look at the part that states (Except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted) which basically means that slavery is legal as a means of punishment of convicted criminals. Now, many may perceive themselves to be safe from this law as a result of what they’ve come to associate with being a criminal and crime. This is where I take the time to enlighten those that do to the true definition of crime and criminal.

Crime – 1. Illegal act: an action prohibited by law or a failure to act as required by law, 2. Illegal activity: activity that involves breaking the law.

Criminal- 1. Someone acting illegally: someone who has committed a crime

Many have come to view the term crime as a representation of major criminal acts and the term misdemeanor as a separate entity representing minor offenses to the law, not recognizing the fact that any violation of the law is recognized as a crime and any person that violates the law can be deemed a criminal. My reason for concern with the 13th Amendment is the fact that it provides a legal loophole for slavery and is unspecific in its terms of what leaves an individual susceptible to the punishment that can be inflicted through its use within the judicial system. Now, Crime is a pretty general term that can be used to represent anything from J walking to bank robbery, Imagine being enslaved for loitering, littering, j-walking, disorderly conduct, or speeding; then imagine it being perfectly legal.
The reasons that I have for being concerned with this law and its danger to the black community are as follows: Racial profiling of African Americans, rising incarceration rates for African Americans, the rate in which blacks are being arrested and targeted by law enforcement officials, and the promotion of individuals from predominantly black poverty stricken neighborhoods as criminals. The statistical fact that an African American individual is five times more likely to be convicted than a Caucasian on trial for the same offense implies that we do have somewhat of an unfair judicial system. Having an amendment that states that an individual can be legally enslaved as a means of punishment for a violation of the law, with African Americans being dominant in arrest and convictions is something that I find extremely alarming. The tendency of people to be unsympathetic towards the punishment of criminals, creates an opportunity for this amendment to lead to the re-enslavement of African Americans, as people will view it as nothing more than a criminal being punished for a crime committed. Many fail to view court appointed community service as a form of slavery for the reason I just stated, when it is a modern form of slavery. The only difference between slavery through community service and the slavery that was experienced by Africans in the history books is that rather than picking cotton we’re cleaning city parks and scraping graffiti off of subway walls, but it’s still forced labor. Maybe my concerns are invalid, for the fact that if you don’t commit a crime your not susceptible to the amendment, but you take a look at what can be defined as a crime and tell me that in all cases slavery would be fair punishment. Now, I could be a conspiracy theorist, I could be just another black man trying to exempt myself of accountability of my actions, and maybe all this could just be paranoia, but to quote the basketball player Charles Barkley when he said “, I may be wrong, but I doubt it”


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8 comments:

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Anonymous said...

I DEFENITLY AGREE W/T U 100%

Josh said...

Man u feelin da same way I'm feelin. I thought I was alone on this one. Its nice 2 know someone other than me feels this way cuase my so called friends think I'm crazy.

poetistlafemme said...

thanks for the information, we are so caught up in the matrix being subliminally swayed into what we think it is amazing we are all being programmed and we dont even know it so i thank you for your insight....... peace and blessings poetistlafemme@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

If you really want a lesson of how this plays out, study the subject of charging policies and discretion of the Prosecutors. They have a green light to do what they want irrespective of their racial biases. A crime is whatever actions the state defines as a "crime." That's it. You are completely correct about all of this! I have been screaming from the mountain tops to all my friends and family about this but the media ignores the subject. We do have folks in the spotlite trying to call attention, but still nothing happens. I recommend you all read us v. armstrong, USSCt case, and see how hard it is to "discover" vindictive prosecution. Also read the data on this website: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/racepris.htm

Anonymous said...

u r so correct!!!! this is just another hidden evil deed that was created by the evil and injust White power structure.

Anonymous said...

kill whitey!!!!!!!!! lets just kill'em!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yo, you want to read some heavy stuff go here and click it up. You will find out the the 13th Amendment that your guberment is shoving down your throat is not even the true 13th amendment. Check this out, the original said that titles of nobility were not allowed, such as Esquire, that would be the public pretender who sells you down the river, or judge, or most of the laws since about 1886. Go here and look
www.amendment-13.org/ *The Original Thirteenth Article of Amendment
To The Constitution For The United States*


*"If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or
retain any title of nobility or honour, 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."* [Journal of the
Senate lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llsj&fileName=004/llsj004...


*On March 12, 1819 the State of Virginia, with the enactment and
publication of the laws of Virginia, became the 13th and FINAL state
required to ratify amendment-13.org/glossary.html#ratify the
above article of amendment to the Constitution For The United States, thus
making it the Law Of The Land. With the enactment of Act No. 280, March 12,
1819, which was Voted, En
Bloc www.amendment-13.org/vaglossary.html#enbloc,
and publication of the Revised Code, the State of Virginia notified the
Department of State, the Congress, the Library of Congress, and the
President of their action by issuing to each a copy of the Laws of Virginia.
* [See VA 1819 Images amendment-13.org/va1819images.html]


*This Article of Amendment is intimately connected to questions of war and
national defense. It is designed to combat internal subversion and discord
sowed by people who are adhering to foreign powers without stepping across
the bold Consitutional line of treason. The authors of the TONA wrote it
after some additional experience with how the British Empire, as well as
other European nations, actually conduct their affairs. It is a corrective
and supplemental measure to go along with Constitutional treason.*


*This Article of Amendment added an enforceable strict penalty, i.e.,
inability to hold office and loss of citizenship, for violations of the
already existing constitutional prohibition in Article 1, Section 9, Clause
8 barefootsworld.net/constit2.html#69a on
titles amendment-13.org/glossary.html#title of
nobility amendment-13.org/glossary.html#nobility and other
conflicts of citizenship interest, such as accepting
emoluments amendment-13.org/glossary.html#emolument of any
kind for services or favors rendered or to be rendered, and is
particularly applicable today in the 21st Century as government is
increasingly FOR SALE to the highest bidder, as foreign and multinational
corporations and individuals compete to line the pockets of politicians and
political parties to accommodate and purchase protection or privilege, i.e.
honors amendment-13.org/glossary.html#honour, for their special
interests.


In terms familiar to the common man, this might quite properly be called the
use of bribes amendment-13.org/glossary.html#bribe and
graftamendment-13.org/glossary.html#graft by individuals
and powers
foreign amendment-13.org/glossary.html#power, i.e. external, to
the Congress of the United States to subvert the constitutional process and
suborn our political system and the interests of WE THE PEOPLE. *


After appearing in numerous official publications until 1876, this Article
"disappeared" from our Constitution, to be replaced by another made nearly
50 years later. You may well ask how such a thing could have happened. *So
did we.*


The disappearance of the original 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the
United States has been under investigation by independent modern researchers
during the past nineteen years. *We've learned a lot.*


*We now know that the original 13th Amendment was, and still is, the Law Of
The Land.


The law is still there, waiting only to be publicly recognized and enforced
once again to protect the Sovereignty and Interests of WE THE PEOPLE, and to
force the elected representatives of the people to adhere strictly to their
solemn and binding Oath of Office and the limitations of government imposed
by the Constitution.*


This site is brought to you directly by the primary researchers themselves,
functioning as the TONA Research
Committee amendment-13.org/trc.html.
We are dedicated to continuing this research, and to placing all the facts
and news on this important subject before the public.


The TONA Research Committee hopes that the hard and sometimes tedious work
of the committee and the personal sacrifice of time and money involved over
the past 19 years will have a positive effect for you and our nation. The
excitement of finding each new hidden piece of the puzzle has made it
worthwhile for us.


*September, 2002* -- An exciting find has come into our hands, *"Military
Laws of the United States to which is prefixed the Constitution of the
United States"*, published in 1825 under the authority of the War
Department. See Military Law Book
Images amendment-13.org/publications.html#mil_law and the
Chronology
of its Publication amendment-13.org/chronology.html#mil_law.


Shortly thereafter, The TONA Research Committee received images from a high
school principal who had located an 1818 Digest of the Territorial Laws of
Missouri in the Missouri Supreme Court Library, Jefferson City, MO ... The
Organic act for Missouri Territory, of June 4,1812, separating Missouri
Territory from Louisiana, became effective December 7, 1812. These images
with those of 1816 Massachusetts and 1818 Pennsylvania indicate that the
13th Amendment was ratified prior to 1819 ... See Missouri Law Digest
Images amendment-13.org/publications.html#mo


*2003* -- A bill, House Concurrent Resolution 10, is now before the New
Hampshire legislature, reaffirming New Hampshire's December 9, 1812
ratification of the TONA... See New Hampshire House Concurrent
Resolution 10 gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2003/HCR0010.html


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*February 2003* -- Rep. Marple, prime sponsor of the New Hampshire
Resolution 10 above, sent the TONA Committee copies of pages from the NH
Journal of the Senate, Dated June 12, 1812, that has these surprising
statements on pages 48 and 49:


Page 48:


"The following was received from His Excellency the Governor, by the
Secretary.


*To the Senate and House of Representatives.*


I herewith communicate to the Legislature for their
consideration, certain laws and resolutions passed by the Legislatures of
Georgia, North-Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Vermont, upon
the subject
of amendments of the Constitution of the United States, together with
letters from the executive officers of those States. WILLIAM
PLUMER"


Page 49:


"Voted, That Messers. Kimball and Ham, with such as the House of
Representatives may join, be a committee to take into consideration certain
laws and resolutions passed by the Legislatures of Georgia, North-Carolina,
Tennessee, *Virginia* and Vermont, and other documents accompanying
the same, communicated this day by His Excellency the Governor, and report
thereon. Sent down for concurrence."


Images of the New Hampshire Journal entries. Pages 48 and
49 amendment-13.org/images/nh1812p4849.jpg


Members of the TONA Committee have long suspected that Virginia ratified the
TONA prior to the March 12, 1819 date of the publishing of the revised Laws
of Virginia.


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Rick Johnson
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duty as well as the privilege and interest,
of a Christian nation to select and prefer
Christians for their rulers."


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