Skip to comments.the 13th Amendment
Posted on 05/14/2009 4:41:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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.
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In 1863, President Lincoln issued an Emancipation Proclamation declaring, based on his war powers, that within named States and parts of States in rebellion against the United States "all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; . . ." The Proclamation did not allude to slaves held in the loyalist States, and moreover, there were questions about the Proclamation's validity. Not only was there doubt concerning the President's power to issue his order at all, but also there was a general conviction that its effect would not last beyond the restoration of the seceded States to the Union. Because the power of Congress was similarly deemed not to run to legislative extirpation of the "peculiar institution," a constitutional amendment was then sought; after first failing to muster a two-thirds vote in the House of Representatives, the amendment was forwarded to the States on February 1, 1865, and ratified by the following December 18. In selecting the text of the Amendment, Congress "reproduced the historic words of the ordinance of 1787 for the government of the Northwest Territory, and gave them unrestricted application within the United States."
10 New Proposed Constitutional Amendments - The Bill of Federalism
Patriot Room | May 14, 2009 | Bill Dupray
Posted on 05/14/2009 2:28:24 PM PDT by Bill Dupray
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I started with the 10th and worked down to the 1st. A couple of weeks ago I did the 11th, the 12th last week, this week the 13th, next week the 14th, and so on.
...kinda lost that fight, when both political parties pushed so much legislation for divorcers during the past three decades. With only accusations needed for playing, it’s a no-fault, support/alimony, divorce/cohabitation wealth redistribution industry that pulled a lot of conservatives down while further “empowering” tens of millions of liberals.
We reap what we sow.
Should have skipped the number 13 anyway I suppose. ;’)