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The Missing 13th Amendment
freedom-school.com ^ | July 29, 2010 | David Dodge, Researcher, Alfred Adask, Editor

Posted on 07/29/2010 10:33:39 AM PDT by USALiberty

In the winter of 1983, archival research expert David Dodge, and former Baltimore police investigator Tom Dunn, were searching for evidence of government corruption in public records stored in the Belfast Library on the coast of Maine. By chance, they discovered the library's oldest authentic copy of the Constitution of the United States (printed in 1825). Both men were stunned to see this document included a 13th Amendment that no longer appears on current copies of the Constitution. Moreover, after studying the Amendment's language and historical context, they realized the principle intent of this "missing" 13th Amendment was to prohibit lawyers from serving in government.

So began a seven year, nationwide search for the truth surrounding the most bizarre Constitutional puzzle in American history -- the unlawful removal of a ratified Amendment from the Constitution of the United States. Since 1983, Dodge and Dunn have uncovered additional copies of the Constitution with the "missing" 13th Amendment printed in at least eighteen separate publications by ten different states and territories over four decades from 1822 to 1860.

In June of this year (1991), Dodge uncovered the evidence that this missing 13th Amendment had indeed been lawfully ratified by the state of Virginia and was therefore an authentic Amendment to the American Constitution. If the evidence is correct and no logical errors have been made, a 13th Amendment restricting lawyers from serving in government was ratified in 1819 and removed from our Constitution during the tumult of the Civil War.

Since the Amendment was never lawfully repealed, it is still the Law today. The implications are enormous.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 13thamendment; constitution; history; july; kenyanusurper; lawoftheland; lostamendment; missing; missingamendment
WOW! This is HUGE! Don't let the MSM sweep this away!
1 posted on 07/29/2010 10:33:41 AM PDT by USALiberty
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To: USALiberty

2 posted on 07/29/2010 10:37:52 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: USALiberty

I read about this when it first was discovered by these 2 guys, Why it hasn’t taken off is just more reason to NEVER TRUST Lawyers, Government Agents, or the Propaganda Press.


3 posted on 07/29/2010 10:39:20 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: USALiberty

tried to search for them, but I think it may be a scam?


4 posted on 07/29/2010 10:45:31 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: USALiberty

Q: What do you call it when a 100-seater bus filled with 99 lawyers goes over a cliff into the sea, and they all drown?

A: Not enough lawyers.


5 posted on 07/29/2010 10:46:37 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: USALiberty
Go here and here.

In the 19th century, nobody in or out of government was charged with keeping close track of where amendments were in the ratification process. It was certainly possible that a book or newspaper might have the wrong information. But including an amendment in a book did not constitute a ratification.

Moreover, there was another problem in the 19th century. Even if Virginia had ratified the amendment and brought the number of ratifications up to 3/4 of the states at the time the amendment was proposed, new states had entered the union and new ratifications would have been required.

6 posted on 07/29/2010 10:47:43 AM PDT by x
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To: USALiberty

I’ve read this story before. I believe this is an elaborate internet hoax.


7 posted on 07/29/2010 10:47:58 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: USALiberty

Ok.. Then what is THIS 13th Amendment??

“13th Amendment
Amendment XIII
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.”


8 posted on 07/29/2010 10:49:33 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: USALiberty

For later read


9 posted on 07/29/2010 10:50:30 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: USALiberty

For later read


10 posted on 07/29/2010 10:50:37 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: USALiberty

Does this mean that the title of “CZAR” is unconstitutional as per this missing amendment?


11 posted on 07/29/2010 10:53:55 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: USALiberty

I believe I am covered under this during the first three months of every year.


12 posted on 07/29/2010 11:02:38 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Bigh4u2

That 13th Amendment is how we solve our illegal immigration problem.
https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ATyjMtQJe7iWZHY2OTh0bV8yN2htZnBzOWQy&hl=en

or, at least one way we could... I’m more in favor of acknowledging it as an invasion and using lethal violence to repel it along with military sieges of the “sanctuary cities” culminating in all of the Mayors, City-councilmen, chiefs-of-police, and district-attorneys thereof formally charged with treason.


13 posted on 07/29/2010 11:10:12 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: USALiberty

TYhe 13th Amendment is called the “Elevator Amendment” because, like most skyscrapers, there is no 13th Floor (bad luck!) and, therefore, the elevator doesn’t stop there.

I smell Internet hoax!


14 posted on 07/29/2010 11:10:54 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: USALiberty
Pardon my ignorance, but it depends on your definition of "original." Far as I know, the Constitution was originally ratified with only 10 amendments.

Constitution and Amendments

I suppose "New" Constitutions were printed and distributed after each Amendment was adopted, in 1795, and 1804, prior to the copy in question. Presumably Amendments cannot annul the body of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Whether that has in fact happened remains to be seen.

15 posted on 07/29/2010 11:18:35 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: USALiberty
Pardon my ignorance, but it depends on your definition of "original." Far as I know, the Constitution was originally ratified with only 10 amendments.

Constitution and Amendments

I suppose "New" Constitutions were printed and distributed after each Amendment was adopted, in 1795, and 1804, prior to the copy in question. Presumably Amendments cannot annul the body of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Whether that has in fact happened remains to be seen.

16 posted on 07/29/2010 11:18:41 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: USALiberty

FWD FWD FWD this to everyone on your mailing list and Bill Gates will contribute $1 billion to the RNC.


17 posted on 07/29/2010 11:22:17 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10 v 19)
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To: USALiberty

It’s real. There was a 13th Amendment passed during the War of 1812, and ratified by enough states to make 3/4.

However, the purpose was not to bar lawyers from serving in government. That is an absurd interpretation.

The purpose was to prevent anyone from receiving anything of value from a foreign government from also serving in our government. In 1812, the British occupied Washington, D.C. for a time, and our leaders thought the British might offer land to prominent leaders in exchange for their loyalty. Since this would not be covered under treason, Congress and the States passed the 13th Amendment so that anyone thinking about joining the British would decide the risk too high.

After the War of 1812 ended, most people ignored this Amendment. It does show up in some but not most copies of the Constitution with Amendments published after 1815-1820.


18 posted on 07/29/2010 11:32:36 AM PDT by bIlluminati (Don't just hope for change, work for change in 2010.)
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To: bIlluminati
It’s real. There was a 13th Amendment passed during the War of 1812, and ratified by enough states to make 3/4.

Interesting indeed. Where might I find more information on this? I think overall, the interpretation at this point means less than the question of WTF happened that this is no longer in play? Just because it was largely ignored does not repeal it. Very fascinating in any case.

19 posted on 07/29/2010 11:56:18 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: bIlluminati

Wow. Read the article. It makes sense. And, of course, in this view, calling a judge “Your Honor” would be - not only unconstitutional, but anti-constitutional.

I take back most of what I said. Lawyers can be judges, still true, but no honors or immunities.

Further, it’s clear that this was proposed before the War of 1812, and ratified by 12 states before the war started. Only one more state needed to ratify. What a coincidence!

After 1819, when Virginia confirmed that they had ratified the Amendment, it was published by all four new States (Mississippi, Louisiana, Indiana and Illinois) as being part of the US Constitution.

So; No hoax, plenty of documentation. No honors or titles of nobility. Penalty: loss of citizenship.


20 posted on 07/29/2010 12:01:43 PM PDT by bIlluminati (Don't just hope for change, work for change in 2010.)
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To: Cicero
"Q: What do you call it when a 100-seater bus filled with 99 lawyers goes over a cliff into the sea, and they all drown?"

A. A good start.

21 posted on 07/29/2010 12:07:01 PM PDT by redhead (Abortion: The number one killer of human beings. Period.)
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To: USALiberty

Yeah - if only....


22 posted on 07/29/2010 1:06:38 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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23 posted on 07/29/2010 4:11:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Pharmboy

I think there’s about five more topics about this crap.

The “Lost” Thirteenth Amendment
Bank Index
Posted on 08/18/2002 5:32:42 AM PDT by Suzie_Cue
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/735109/posts

War Dept. document from 1825 reveals critical clue
to missing 13th Amendment (tin foil hat alert)
Idaho Observer | 12/14/2002 | Idaho Oberver
Posted on 12/30/2002 9:21:34 AM PST by mgstarr
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/814217/posts

The Missing 13th Amendment
The Commentator | 24DEC08 | Unknown
Posted on 12/24/2008 8:25:36 AM PST by Daddynoz
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2153789/posts


24 posted on 07/29/2010 5:05:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: USALiberty

Ok, let me wade in here.

This amendment would not ban lawyers in government, however it does make sense on keeping politicians and voters loyal by making them ineligible, for accepting titles or gifts from foreign sources.

However, instead of trying to argue that it was already passed, wouldn’t the route to pursue, would be to get 26 more states that hadn’t ratified it, to propose it in states legislatures, and ratify it? I mean, there’s not time limit on a proposed amendment, unless the amendment specifies that there be one.


25 posted on 07/29/2010 9:36:51 PM PDT by jkeith3213
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To: USALiberty

mark


26 posted on 07/29/2010 9:40:29 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Bigh4u2

I think the 13th amendment is still missing. It is called the Federal Income Tax. Well maybe it is a crime to be born.


27 posted on 07/29/2010 9:59:04 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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