Skip to comments.Warning Label For US Constitution
Posted on 06/09/2010 6:56:46 AM PDT by truthnomatterwhat
Reading the U. S. Constitution has been deemed dangerous and should not be read to children without adult supervision. Wilder Publications is putting a warning label on copies of the U.S. Constitution. The warning reads:
"This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on
(Excerpt) Read more at thevoicemagazine.com ...
This was featured on Glenn Beck’s show yesterday. I was appalled. Wilder Publications. Remember that.
Thanks for posting this, because I was going to look for it and got lucky seeing this at the top of news.
Warning, this document has been deemed unhealthy for tyrannical rulers everywhere...
Probably some lawyers worried about the various slave/colored person clauses.
Was at the Navy Commissary in Millington, TN Tuesday and saw a bumper sticker that said ‘Legalize the Constitution’.
This is a joke, right????
FWIW, there is no text about slaves or colored/coloured in the US Constitution.
take a gander: http://www.house.gov/house/Constitution/Constitution.html
Anyone with a direct link to this “warning”? I’ve surfed their website and cannot find any USConstitution article.
(Please neglect the fact that before the Constitution, slaves did not even count as human.)
The Constitution planted the seeds for negro personhood, it took less than a century for those seeds to eliminate slavery in America.
Think about that. Slavery had been practiced since Biblical times. We destroyed the institution in a single lifetime.
Way to go Founding Fathers!
They don't use those words, but it's in there.
Don’t forget the REASON for the 3/5ths compromise.
The south wanted them ALL counted, and the north wanted NONE of them counted,
for reasons of apportionment in the H of R.
In 539 BC, Cyrus the Great issues the Cyrus cylinder and abolishes slavery
3rd century BC Ashoka abolishes slavery in the majority of India, which was under his rule.
AD 9 In China, Emperor Wang Mang usurps the throne, abolishes slave trading (although not slavery), and institutes radical land reform
 Early timeline
It should be noted that many of these changes were reversed in practice over the succeeding centuries.
1102 Trade in slaves and serfdom ruled illegal in London: Council of Westminster
1117 Slavery abolished in Iceland
1274 Landslova (Land’s Law) in Norway mentions only former slaves, which indicates that slavery was abolished in Norway
1315 Louis X, king of France, publishes a decree proclaiming that “France” signifies freedom and that any slave setting foot on the French ground should be freed
1335 Sweden (including Finland at the time) makes slavery illegal.
1416 Republic of Ragusa (modern day Dubrovnik; Croatia) abolished slavery and slave trading
 Modern timeline
1588 PolishLithuanian Commonwealth abolishes slavery
1600 Last villein dies in England
1683 The Spanish crown abolishes slavery in Chile
1723 Russia abolishes slavery.
1761, 12 February, Portugal abolishes slavery in mainland Portugal and in Portuguese possessions in India through a decree by the Marquis of Pombal.
1772 The Somerset case held that no slave could be forcibly removed from Britain. This case was generally taken at the time to have decided that the condition of slavery did not exist under English law in England, and emancipated the ten to fourteen thousand slaves or possible slaves in England, who were mostly domestic servants.
1777 Slavery abolished in Madeira, Portugal
1777 Constitution of the Vermont Republic bans slavery.
1778 Slavery declared illegal in Scotland
1780 Pennsylvania passed An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery, freeing future children of slaves. This becomes a model for other Northern states.
1783 Russia abolishes slavery in Crimean Khanate
1783 Massachusetts rules slavery illegal based on 1780 constitution
1783 Bukovina: Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor issued an order abolishing slavery on 19 June 1783 in Czernowitz
1783 New Hampshire begins a gradual abolition of slavery, freeing future children of slaves.
1784 Connecticut begins a gradual abolititon of slavery, freeing future children of slaves.
1784 Rhode Island begins a gradual abolition of slavery, freeing future children of slaves.
1787 Sierra Leone founded by Britain as colony for emancipated slaves
1787 Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade founded in Britain
1788 Sir William Dolben’s Act regulating the conditions on British slave ships enacted
1792 Denmark-Norway declared transatlantic slave trade illegal after 1802 (though slavery continues to 1848)
1793 Upper Canada, abolishes import of slaves by Act Against Slavery
1794 French First Republic abolishes slavery
1799 New York State passes gradual emancipation act that will free future children of slaves in 1827. Those born before 1799 remain enslaved.
1802 The First Consul Napoleon re-introduces slavery on French colonies growing sugarcane.
1803 Denmark-Norway abolishes transatlantic slave trade on 1 January 1803
1803 Lower Canada abolishes slavery
1804 New Jersey begins a gradual abolition of slavery, freeing future children of slaves.
1804 Haiti declares independence and abolishes slavery
1805 Bill for Abolition passed in Commons, rejected in the House of Lords.
1807 25 March Abolition of the Slave Trade Act: slave trading abolished in British Empire. Captains fined £120 per slave transported.
1807 British begin patrols of African coast to arrest slaving vessels. West Africa Squadron (Royal Navy) established to suppress slave trading; by 1865, nearly 150,000 people freed by anti-slavery operations
1807 Abolition in Prussia, Germany The Stein-Hardenberg Reforms.
1808 United Statesimport and export of slaves prohibited after 1 Jan..
1810 Mexico: Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla declared slavery abolished, but it wasn’t official until Independence War finished
1811 Slave trading made a felony in the British Empire punishable by transportation for British subjects and foreigners.
1811 Spain abolishes slavery at home and in all colonies except Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Santo Domingo
1813 Argentina: the Asamblea del Año XIII declares the Freedom of wombs, setting the sons of slaves free.
1814 Dutch outlaw slave trade
1815 British pay Portugal £750,000 to cease their trade
1815 Congress of Vienna. 8 Victorious powers declared their opposition to slavery
1816 Serfdom abolished in Estonia.
1817 Serfdom abolished in Courland.
1817 Spain paid £400,000 by British to cease trade to Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Santo Domingo
1817 New York State sets a date of July 4, 1827 to free all its slaves.
1818 Treaty between Britain and Spain to abolish slave trade 
1818 Treaty between Britain and Portugal to abolish slave trade 
1818 France and Netherlands abolish slave trading
1819 Treaty between Britain and Netherlands to abolish slave trade 
1819 Serfdom abolished in Livonia.
1821 Gran Colombia (Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama) declares free the sons and daughters born to slave mothers, sets up program for compensated emancipation 
1822 Liberia founded by American Colonization Society (USA) as a colony for emancipated slaves.
1822 Greece abolishes slavery
1823 Chile abolishes slavery
1824 The Federal Republic of Central America abolishes slavery.
1827 Treaty between Britain and Sweden to abolish slave trade 
1827 New York State abolishes slavery. Children born between 1799 and 1827 are indentured until age 25 (females) or age 28 (males).
1829 Mexico officialy abolishes slavery
1831 Bolivia abolishes slavery
1834 The British Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force, abolishing slavery throughout most of the British Empire. The exceptions being territories controlled by the Honourable East India Company and Ceylon. Legally frees 700,000 in West Indies, 20,000 in Mauritania, 40,000 in South Africa.
1835 Treaty between Britain and France to abolish slave trade 
1835 Treaty between Britain and Denmark to abolish slave trade 
1836 Portugal abolishes transatlantic slave trade
1838 1 August - enslaved men, women and children in the British Empire finally became free after a period of forced apprenticeship following the passing of the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833
1839 British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society founded, now called Anti-Slavery International
1839 Indian indenture system made illegal (reversed in 1842)
1840 Treaty between Britain and Venezuela to abolish slave trade 
1841 Quintuple Treaty is signed; Britain, France, Russia, Prussia, and Austria agree to suppress slave trade
1842 Uruguay abolishes slavery
1843 Honourable East India Company becomes increasingly controlled by Britain and abolishes slavery in India by the Indian Slavery Act V. of 1843.
1843 Treaty between Britain and Uruguay to suppress slave trade 
1843 Treaty between Britain and Mexico to suppress slave trade 
1843 Treaty between Britain and Chile to suppress slave trade 
1843 Treaty between Britain and Bolivia to abolish slave trade 
1845 36 British Royal Navy ships are assigned to the Anti-Slavery Squadron, making it one of the largest fleets in the world.
1846 Tunisia abolishes slavery
1847 Sweden abolishes slavery
1847 Slavery ends in Pennsylvania. Those born before 1780 (fewer than 100 in 1840 Census) are freed.
1848 Denmark abolishes slavery
1848 Slavery abolished in all French and Danish colonies
1848 France founds Gabon for settlement of emancipated slaves.
1848 Treaty between Britain and Muscat to suppress slave trade 
1849 Treaty between Britain and Persian Gulf states to suppress slave trade 
1850 United States: Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 requires return of escaped slaves
1851 New Granada (Colombia) abolishes slavery
1852 The Hawaiian Kingdom abolishes kauwa system of serfdom. .
1853 Argentina abolishes slavery when promulgating the 1853 Constitution
1854 Peru abolishes slavery
1854 Venezuela abolishes slavery
1855 Moldavia abolishes slavery.
1856 Wallachia abolishes slavery.
1860 Indenture system abolished within British occupied India.
1861 Russia frees its serfs in the Emancipation reform of 1861.
1862 Treaty between United States and Britain for the suppression of the slave trade (African Slave Trade Treaty Act).
1862 Cuba abolishes slave trade
1863 Slavery abolished in Dutch colonies.
1863 United States: Emancipation Proclamation declares those slaves in Confederate-controlled areas to be freed. Most slaves in “border states” are freed by state action; separate law frees the slaves in Washington, D.C.
1865 United States abolishes slavery with the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution; about 40,000 remaining slaves are affected.
1869 Portugal abolishes slavery in the African colonies
1870 U.S. abolishes slavery in Alaska
1871 Brazil declares free the sons and daughters born to slave mothers after 28 September 1871.
1873 Slavery abolished in Puerto Rico
1873 Treaty between Britain and Zanzibar and Madagascar to suppress slave trade 
1874 Britain abolishes slavery in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) following its annexation in 1874 (after Third Anglo-Asante War).
1879 Bulgaria abolishes slavery (note: the slavery was abolished with the fist constitution of the renewed Bulgarian state)
1886 Slavery abolished in Cuba
1888 Brazil abolishes slavery.
1890 Brussels Act - Treaty granting anti-slavery powers the right to stop and search ships for slaves
1894 Korea abolishes slavery
1896 France abolishes slavery in Madagascar
1897 Zanzibar abolishes slavery following its becoming a British protectorate.
1906 China formally abolishes slavery and the law became effective on 31 January 1910, when all adult slaves were converted into hired labourers and the young were freed upon reaching age 25.
1912 Siam (Thailand), formally abolishes all slavery. The act of selling a person into slavery was abolished in 1897 but slavery itself was not outlawed.
1921 Nepal abolishes slavery
1923 Afghanistan abolishes slavery
1924 Iraq abolishes slavery
1924 League of Nations Temporary Slavery Commission
1926 Slavery Convention. Bound all signatories to end slavery Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery (25 September 1926)
1928 Iran abolishes slavery
1928 Domestic slavery practised by local African elites abolished in Sierra Leone (ironically established as a place for freed slaves). A study found practices of domestic slavery still widespread in rural areas in the 1970s.
1935 Italian General Emilio De Bono proclaims slavery to be abolished in the Ethiopian Empire
1936 Britain eradicates slavery in Northern Nigeria
1942 Ethiopian Empire abolishes slavery
1945 In the subsequent defeat of Nazi Germany and Japan, the workcamps, although rare (Primarily Jewish encampments in Nazi Germany and colonists in Japanese dominated lands), were gradually removed by the invaders.
1946 Fritz Sauckel, procurer of slave labor for Nazi Germany, convicted at the Nuremberg trials and executed as war criminal.
1948 UN Article 4 of the Declaration of Human Rights bans slavery globally
1952 Qatar abolishes slavery
1959 Slavery in Tibet is abolished by China after the Dalai Lama flees.
1962 Saudi Arabia abolishes slavery
1962 Yemen abolishes slavery
1963 United Arab Emirates abolishes slavery
1969 Peru abolishes the encomiendas regime through a land reform Land reform#Latin America ending de facto slavery in the country.
1970 Oman abolishes slavery
1981 Mauritania abolishes slavery
IIRC, South Carolina and Georgia absolutely demanded this. Apportionment of blacks was no favor to blacks. It was a capitulation to the slavers.
Isn’t it ironic that Russia and China abolished slavery before we did?
It would have given slave states overwhelming majorities in Congress.
Wow! Thanks! Excellent context.
“Was at the Navy Commissary in Millington, TN Tuesday and saw a bumper sticker that said Legalize the Constitution”
“Isnt it ironic that Russia and China abolished slavery before we did?”
They just traded for a different kind where everyone was a slave to the government a bit later on
Yes. But abolishing on paper doesn’t necessarily abolish in fact.
When the powers that be effectively enslave everyone it doesn’t matter quite so much that a given individual can’t own another.
Anyway, great compilation. You’ve given me much to contemplate. That doesn’t happen often.
It was a wiki cut and paste. I thought it was pretty interesting.
It is indeed.
so your comment was false but accurate??
just bustin’ your chops, not pickin’ on ya.
something like that :0) I better quit early today. I’m clearly not fully functional.
The race baiters can find racism everywhere.
When Schiaparelli saw assorted blobs and dots as linear canals on Mars it was proof positive of intelligent life.
Unfortunately (or very fortunately?), it was on this side of the telescope!
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.Article I, Section II
The phrase, "other Persons," of course, refers to slaves. And these slaves, were, by strange coincidence, all of African descent (i.e., "colored".)
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.Amendment XIII
The South wanted to count all slaves as full votes for purposes of apportionment of the representatives. Doing so, they would be permitted more Representatives.
By holding that vote to 3/5, it empowered the North to have a greater apportionment of representatives that would be anti-slavery.
In the context of the time, the 3/5 provision was a victory for anti-slavery forces.
However, looked at with no context, it looks like slaves were not valued as people.
This was a political tactic by the northern colonies to try to obtain a greater share of power in Congress.
Aware of both of those. My point was meant to be an exact one, not an ‘everyone knows what they are writing about’ one.
The original Constitution did not address slaves or ‘people of color’.
I was only picking (light-heartedly) on the poster, not arguing law.
Heard on Senate floor today....Harvard Law grads required to take International Law...but no class is offered or need be taken on Constitutional Law.
I don’t know how to post pictures, but here is a link to an article that shows a scan of the inside cover of the book.
“except as a punishment for crime”
I reall like this phrase and wish more attention were paid to it.
Too bad the North was all slave, except MA, at the time of the Constitution passage.
The biggest paradigm shift at Harvard Law was when they went to case law studies instead of Blackstone’s commentary. The former is an “evolutionary” view of the law, which means there is no firm basis of law except how judges want to “shape” it. The latter basically said that no law may be contrary to biblical law or it was invalid.
But as soon as the Constitution was ratified, the North took steps to outlaw slavery...so it was an evolution of policy that started with the North, and was manifested in the negotiations for the language of the Constitution that resulted in the 3/5 language therein.
Indeed. Of course, many “northern” states didn’t actually outlaw slavery until almost the Civil War. I know some in NJ weren’t very happy about it in the 1850s.
It’s also interesting to note the the terrain of the north isn’t very conducive to large farming, with rocks everywhere and bluffs and mountains. If the entire country was like that, slavery may never have taken off very well. Of course, NE also started out with a large # of people, who could only get so much land - higher population density, so they simply could not have much land to work.