The Original 13th Amendment (in Depth)

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Most people do not realize that the well-known thirteenth amendment – that which ended slavery in America – was not the first “Thirteenth” amendment proposed. As any Constitutional scholar (or anyone remotely familiar with American History) can readily tell you, the thirteenth amendment to the United States Constitution is an important one. Perhaps even the most important one of all. As most students learned at some point in school but quickly forgot, the thirteenth amendment that is so well known today was ratified by congress in 1865, and effectively abolished slavery in the United States.

While this amendment didn’t exactly end racism once and for all (it’s proven rather difficult to make laws to that effect), it certainly was quite an important step in that direction.

But the true history of the thirteenth amendment actually goes back much farther than The Civil War, and has very little to do with slavery.

The story begins in 1810, fifty-five years before slavery would be abolished.

There was a young woman from Baltimore, Ms. Betsy Patterson. This young lady, in some kind of flight of youthful fancy, moved to England, where she married Napoleon Bonaparte’s younger brother, Jerome, and with him had a child, young Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte (the young couple were clearly not known for coming up with clever names). Now, because of his mother’s heritage, this child by law was granted automatic citizenship into the United States, while at the same time retaining a status of nobility in France, being Napoleon’s nephew and all.

There were many among the nobles in America who viewed this as a travesty to their own national identity, and quite a good reason to add a little something to the Constitution that was apparently missing.

And thus was born the Titles of Nobility Act; a proposed constitutional amendment (it would be, of course, the 13th) stating that any citizen of the U.S. who receives a title of nobility or honor from a foreign nation without the consent of congress must be forced to give up his or her citizenship in the United States.

Apparently, the proposed amendment must have sounded quite good to congress at the time, as it passed quickly through both houses by quite a wide majority, then was sent down to the individual state legislatures to be voted on (as article 5 of the constitution requires). It is here that the amendment finally found trouble.

Such an amendment would have required approval of two thirds of the states for ratification. After three years of debate (as the War of 1812 continued to rage), the amendment finally fell just shy of the required state approval, and thus was not added to the constitution.

Or was it?

The Short, But Interesting, Legacy For several decades, it was quite a common misconception among many Americans that the Titles of Nobility Act had, in fact, been approved. Much of this can probably be blamed, one must suppose, on the yet-primitive methods of communication available in the nineteenth century. In fact, communication over long distances hadn’t been much improved over the previous several centuries at this point, apart from the introduction of the steam engine, which hadn’t yet caught on at this point, having been invented only a few years previously.

Similarly, the telegraph wouldn’t come for a few more decades, then the phone a few decades after that. In fact, word that the Titles of Nobility Act had failed spread so poorly that the amendment was actually included in several printings of the constitution during this time before the folks at the printing presses themselves finally got a clue. Eventually, it seems that people began to realize the error of their ways, though it wouldn’t surprise me if more than a few people were a bit confused when congress took it upon themselves to issue another thirteenth amendment forty years later.

Of course, this is not the end of the story. Even today, there is absolutely no end of websites and message boards (including the “Titles of Nobility Act Research Comittee”) who declare the Titles of Nobility Act to have been passed in truth, but then swept under the rug by a vast government conspiracy. It’s an intersting thought, to be sure, but constitutional scholars tend to agree that the amendment did not, in fact, pass. If they somehow could have conspired to remove the act from the constitution, however, this surely deserves some sort of praise, as such a thing must not have been easy.

In closing, here are just a few of the many people who would lose their citizenship should such an amendment go into effect today: George H.W. Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Rudy Giuliani, and even Bill Gates; for all of these men have one important thing in common: they have been granted honorary knighthood from Britain.

AMERICANS CONTINUALLY DECEIVED!
LEGAL MENTALITY – LIE!

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The amendment was also ratified by Virginia (state # 13): Virginia ratified the amendment on February 7, 1812. The state’s official records were burned when the British set fire to Washingtonand Richmond during the War of 1812, but numerous other records prove the amendment was ratified.

Nevertheless, the federal government insists the amendment never became law. This is a scan from a copy of “Military Laws of the United States,” by Trueman Cross. Published in 1825 by Edward de Krafft of Washington. Many books and official government documents printed between about 1820 to 1860 contain the original 13th amendment. It was never repealed.

In 1812, the votes of 13 states were needed to ratify an amendment.
The federal government admits the Titles of Nobility Amendment was
ratified by 12:

  1. Maryland (December 25, 1810)
  2. Kentucky (January 31, 1811)
  3. Ohio (January 31, 1811)
  4. Delaware (February 2, 1811)
  5. Pennsylvania (February 6, 1811)
  6. New Jersey (February 13, 1811)
  7. Vermont (October 24, 1811)
  8. Tennessee (November 21, 1811)
  9. Georgia (November 22, 1811)
  10. North Carolina (December 23, 1811)
  11. Massachusetts (February 27, 1812)
  12. New Hampshire (December 9, 1812)

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The Original 13th Amendment (in Brief)

The original 13th Amendment was secretly removed during the US Civil War. It was discovered in 1983 by David Dodge and Tom Dunn in a Belfast Library on the coast of Maine.  They uncovered the United States Constitution printed in 1825, which was to prohibit lawyers from serving in government.

Since this Amendment was never officially removed from US law, it is stil on the books, and still in effect.  How many Congressmen or Senators do you know who came from careers as lawyers?

Read all about it here.

Seeds of America’s Destruction Sown in the Civil War Are Now Trees in Need of an Axe

Below is another super editorial from Gillian at ShiftFrequency concerning the state of America—and the globe.

The reality is this: there is one evil, ruling authority comprising several smaller factions. That we allowed things to get to this point is regrettable, and now we have to put it right.

Things are getting extremely interesting, and if you know who’s playing this chess game—it’s history in the making. The stakes are high, and winner takes all.

Many people think it’s about Republican versus Democrats. Nothing could be further from the Truth. That is an illusion they use to keep the reality under wraps. It’s much bigger than that, as we shall soon learn.

If polls show that 60 per cent of Americans think a third party is the answer, that shows how successful “they” were at obfuscating how they run things. Sixty per cent of America is asleep to the true source of the problem and it’s a bitter pill to swallow. Many won’t believe it. We’re headed down a very deep rabbit hole, my friends.

Those of us who know the origin of the problem understand that having a third party will change nothing unless the blight that is festering across our blue-green orb strangling everything good that it touches is eradicated once and for all. We need LESS government—NOT MORE! The government is a parasite.

It’s intriguing that now the media is beginning to play a different part than previously. Some are biting the hand that feeds them, and there are other games in play.

Sleep no more, my comrades. We must now slay the beast!  And in the only remaining timeline it’s already a done deal—if Humanity can stay awake long enough to do what needs to be done.  ~ BP

 

Seeds of America’s Destruction Sown in the Civil War Are Now Trees in Need of an Axe

The American Federal bureaucracy has been captured since the days of Abe Lincoln. America ceased to be a republic under control of 3 separate and equal branches of federal government. Instead, events were precipitated that resulted in the exaltation of the Executive Branch above the Legislative and Judicial branches. “Lincoln’s deification led to the deification of the presidency in general, and to the federal government as well.“ http://www.shiftfrequency.com/thomas-dilorenzo-the-man-who-predicted-in-1899-what-america-would-become/

The deification of the Presidency was required so that the Hidden Hand manipulating American policy could enforce these manipulations via executive orders. But that proved insufficient. So gradually inroads had to be made into the other two branches. This was successfully achieved through corporate lobbyist bribes (aka PAC money) paid to Congressional representatives and senators, who in turn passed laws that advanced the goals of globalists even when these clearly opposed the wishes of American constituents and ran counter to their governing document, the US Constitution.

This contemptuous disregard of the will of the people has now reached such an extreme that “amid the government shutdown, 60% of Americans say the Democratic and Republicans parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that a third major party is needed. That is the highest Gallup has measured in the 10-year history of this question. A new low of 26% believe the two major parties adequately represent Americans.”  http://www.shiftfrequency.com/60-of-americans-want-a-third-party-candidate-for-2016/
Financial Certainties

Banksters control much more than financial markets. “They’re more powerful than standing armies. What they say goes. They decide policy. They rule the world. They do it by controlling money, credit and debt. They manipulate markets for self-enrichment. Grand theft is official Wall Street policy. Government officials wink, nod, and permit the grandest of grand larceny to persist. . . .  Institutionalized inequality reflects it.  America is more hypocrisy than democracy. It’s a kleptocracy.” http://www.shiftfrequency.com/stephen-lendman-wall-street-bosses-run-america/

The federal kleptocracy is carefully nurtured by a banking establishment whose crime bosses are, according to the US Attorney General, too big to fail or jail.  And, truth be told, banksters do enjoy a greater advantage than all other criminal enterprises (except counterfeiters) due to their ability to manufacture fiat-dollars out of thin air. This means it actually costs them nothing to maintain their 2-party stranglehold on legislators.

This magical power to create debt and suck the life quite literally out of nations must be preserved at all costs. So it should surprise no one that even when the ponzi scheme’s chairmanship is vacated the policies of the Federal Reserve remain the same.  “. . . [U]nder Yellen, the Federal Reserve will continue the process of destroying the once vaunted U.S. dollar through inflation, a process we are assured will create jobs in a country where millions of jobs over the last couple decades have been off-shored to slave labor gulags in Asia. Destroying the dollar and ushering in a new globalist economic regime is a long-term process. Since its inception in the dead of night at Christmas in 1913, the Federal Reserve has been directly responsible for the U.S. dollar losing 97% of its value. Remarkably, the Fed likes to say its job is “price stability,” or protecting the dollar. It has done the exact opposite and will continue to do so under Yellen.” http://www.shiftfrequency.com/kurt-nimmo-new-fed-boss-same-train-wreck-policies/

Since 1919 one percent of America’s wealth has been stolen every year by the privately-owned Federal Reserve.  That’s no longer enough. Now it’s the country’s entire wealth via quantitative easing, bailouts and bail-ins. “Quantitative Easing today is simply racking that theft into catastrophic public debt, inflating the currency by printing fiat paper money… for the stolen money must be repaid!”  (Take a guess by whom.) http://www.shiftfrequency.com/tom-dennen-there-will-be-no-default-on-the-u-s-debt-here-is-exactly-why/

All is not lost, however.  This is because it has proved easier to eviscerate the US Constitution through legislative and judicial means than it has been to enforce this evisceration.  As freedoms erode a new awareness of lost freedoms is beginning to emerge within increasing numbers of disenfranchised individuals.  Grassroots organizations are forming. Individuals are taking on increased responsibility to register objections against the status quo.  The Cabal’s cakewalk to global domination now encounters rotten eggs in the form of an alternative media that is using the Controllers’ own tools to unseat them.  It is a race between people power and money power. Who will win? Though in this moment the outcome is entirely too close to call the fact remains this is a “must win” for humanity.

Until next week,

Gillian
gillian@shiftfrequency.com

Exclusive: Facebook Censors Pictures of Children Rallying Against GMOs During Global March Against Monsanto

Mike Adams played a significant role in the Austin, Texas rally yesterday to raise awareness about Monsanto’s dastardly deeds. Of course the media is going to censor and try in any way they can—legitimate or otherwise— to keep the truth hush-hush and  render it insignificant, but that’s okay. We are the 99 per cent!  AND, we’re just getting STARTED!!! The cabal is shaking in its boots. Thanks for letting us know about the latest oppression tactic, Mike.

(NaturalNews) In one of the most devastating acts of destruction of its own credibility, Facebook engaged in yet more censorship of Free Speech with the suspending of an account that posted a photo of children rallying against Monsanto during today’s global March Against Monsanto.

The picture shows two children of Natural News reader Andrea Lalama. They are carrying hand-drawn signs that read:

“ORGANIC FOOD It’s My Medicine – Label GMOs – Say NO to GMO”

and

“BIOPESTICIDES = AUTISM – SAY NO TO GMO”

After this picture was shared on Facebook by Natural News, Andrea’s account was immediately suspended. Facebook displayed a message on her account which read (see screen capture, below):

“FACEBOOK: You have been restricted from Interacting With Pages until Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 6:47pm.”

At this point, Andrea can only re-post other people’s content but is disallowed from posting her own content. Why? Because children with signs are obviously very, very dangerous to the establishment.

See the photo of two children that Facebook says is “abusive”

Here’s the photo of the children that caused Facebook to suspend her account:

And here’s the account suspension notice screen capture:

Here’s a link to Andrea’s Facebook page, which remains suspended:
http://www.facebook.com/andreacausa

Another woman, Georgia Gallucci, was also censored by Facebook

As the following screen capture shows, another FB user named Georgia Gallucci also had her account suspended by Facebook after “reposting a friend’s photo from the Monsanto March.”

Yet another account called “Reversing Autism” was also suspended by Facebook for posting Monsanto march photos. The following screen capture shows the Reversing Autism account being labeled by Facebook as posting content that is “abusive.”

Astonishingly, Facebook believes that a corporation growing corn engineered to contain a deadly poison is not abusive, but talking about it IS abusive!

Facebook previously censored Natural News for posting a quote from Gandhi

Remember, Facebook previously censored a Gandhi quote infographic, claiming it violated its “community guidelines.” Facebook hit Natural News with a “final warning” and threatening to permanently delete the Natural News account.

Facebook has also been caught in the outrageous abuse of Free Speech through the censorship of people who have all sorts of non-mainstream views, including people who believe in the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution.

So this Facebook censorship is nothing new, and in light of recent revelations that the U.S. government engaged in an outrageous abuse of power to threaten, intimidate and silence certain groups through the IRS, many people are now questioning whether Facebook actually is part of the government surveillance grid that intentionally suppresses information the government doesn’t want to be seen.

Sheriffs Plan to Put Feds Back in Their Place: Heartland of America Conference

Woo-hoo! The ranks of the White Knights are swelling to epic proportions. The feds are not going to run rough-shod over our sheriffs or citizens. You might say the sheriffs are fed up with the feds.

Sheriffs and peace officers from across the country will be meeting with like-minded supporters for a national convention focused on one goal: restoring constitutional rule in the United States of America.

From May 31-June 1, the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, or CSPOA, will be meeting in St. Charles, Mo., for its Heartland of America Conference.

The purpose of the conference is to equip sheriffs, peace officers and public officials with information and public support to carry out their oaths of office – specifically, to uphold the U.S. Constitution – recognizing that in the case of federal overreach, the county sheriff may be the last line of defense in protecting Americans’ constitutional rights.

“We are going to train and vette them all, state by state, to understand and enforce the constitutionally protected rights of the people they serve, with an emphasis on state sovereignty and local autonomy,” explains CSPOA Founder and Executive Director Sheriff Richard Mack. “Then these local governments will issue our new Declaration to the Federal Government regarding the abuses that we will no longer tolerate or accept. Said declaration will be enforced by our Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers.

“In short,” Mack says, “the CSPOA will be the army to set our nation free.”

Mack is more than familiar with fighting federal overreach. The former sheriff of Graham County, Ariz., in 1994 Mack joined six other sheriffs in challenging a provision of the federal Brady Bill placing the burden of its background checks on local sheriffs. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to strike down the provision.

Police Chief Larry Kirk of Old Monroe, Mo., told WND, “In the past few years we have seen many of the citizens of this country become concerned over the direction it has taken. We have watched personal rights being eroded and a disconnect developing between citizens and officers working in law enforcement.

“I wanted to find other officers that shared my concerns,” he continued. “I wanted to be able to work with our sheriffs and other peace officers in educating the citizens and others in our career field on the powers of the sheriff’s office and what is needed for us to stand on guard to protect our rights and those of our fellow citizens. The CSPOA is the organization at the front of this movement.

“The people of my state are seeing the overreach of government at the federal level and want to know where their sheriffs will stand,” he concluded. “The people of this state need to hear this message, and the sheriffs of this state need to hear it. Sheriffs and officers need the support of their communities, and we need to support them. This is the organization that can help educate us all on the proper roles that we should play and what we can do to stop the encroachment on our liberties and unalienable rights.”

Sheriff Mack further told WND, “In view of the culture of corruption, which seems so prevalent in Washington, many Americans are searching for hope and solutions that are both effective and peaceful. The purpose of the CSPOA convention is to offer absolute evidence that both indeed exist. Each attendee will leave with this evidence and a renewed hope that restoring liberty in America is not only possible, but already underway!”

The convention, to be held at the Ameristar Hotel in St. Charles, Mo., is free to all public officials and open to the public at large.

Register to attend the Heartland of America Conference at the CSPOA website now!

The trailer for a video featuring previous convention speakers can be seen below:

“We already have hundreds of police, sheriffs and other officials who have expressed a desire to be a part of this holy cause of liberty,” Mack explains.

In fact, CSPOA maintains a growing list of – at last count – 18 state sheriffs associations and over 450 sheriffs across the country already taking a stand against what they perceive as attempts by the Obama administration to enact unconstitutional gun-control measures.

As WND reported, Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is among those after telling a local radio host the federal government is “going to have a problem” if they expect him to confiscate guns from private citizens.

“I took [multiple] oaths of office, and they all say I will defend the Constitution of the United States,” Arpaio told Mike Broomhead of KFYI Radio in Phoenix, Ariz. “Now if they’re going to tell the sheriff that he’s going to go around picking up guns from everybody, they’re going to have a problem. I may not enforce that federal law.”

Broomhead pushed the man sometimes called “America’s toughest sheriff” even further, asking Arpaio if the feds passed a law banning ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, would his deputies confiscate such magazines?

“No,” Arpaio said. “My deputies, I said before, I’m going to arm all my deputies – a month ago I said before this – with automatic weapons and semi-automatic weapons. We’re going to be able to fight back. … I don’t care what they say from Washington.”

Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America, told WND he supports sheriffs taking a tough stand.

“The county sheriffs need to act and make new deputies to stop federal authority in the counties,” Pratt said. “There is a misconception in our time that the court somehow is the arbiter of what is constitutional; that’s not true! Every official that raises their right hand and says they’re going to adhere to the constitution, seek to protect it to the best of their ability, ‘so help me God’ – that’s something that they’re all obligated to do.”

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US Congress: The Most Corrupt and Unrepresentative Legislature on Earth

This is the result when people get lazy and just expect and allow their state representatives to act in their best interests, without checking into what they’re doing, calling them or writing them to express their views and expectations, and generally letting them destroy the Constitution and strip them of their rights—and all for what? Money and power.

AboutPublished on May 2, 2013

A look at Big Money behind US Congress and its multi-term corrupt Congressmen and Senators lining up their own and their wealthy donors’ pockets. Republicans and Democrats both represent the Big Money, the top 1% with Congressional Approval Rating hovering around 13 percent even lower than the White House. Also a look at the personal wealth of the members of US Congress, More than 50 percent of the members of US congress are millionaires.

 

Civilian Militia Expands to 38 States to Protect Constitution

Civilian Militia Expands to 38 States To Protect Constitution

A citizen militia consisting of law enforcement, military and civilians founded by pro-2nd amendment Police Chief Mark Kessler to protect citizens against an overbearing federal government has now expanded to 38 chapters each in a different state.

Formally known as the Constitution Security Force Chief Kessler called upon the creation of a Citizen Reserve force to protect Americans from the ever growing plethora of threats to Life, Liberty and Justice Citizens face from the federal government in the draconian post 9/11 dark times we live in.

Chief Kessler proposed legislation to his town of Gilberton, Pennsylvania asserting the right to assert 2nd and 10th amendment rights despite in defiance in any orders coming from the Gestapo thugs in Washington, D.C taking orders from the notorious Obama regime.

Gilberton passed the chief legislation into law which has sparked a number of other law enforcement and military members to answer the Chief’s call to create a civilian reserve.

The reserve is prepared to fight any threats, foreign or domestic, attempting to pervert and subvert our already eroding constitutional rights which our forefathers guaranteed us and millions of Americans shed blood and gave their lives to protect.

Today I traveled to Pittsburgh to meet up with the chief and do a story on the training new recruits into the force are receiving.

For more on Chief Kessler:

Pennsylvania Police Chief Proposes ’2nd Amendment Preservation’ Ordinance

Police Chief Wants Citizens As ‘Reserve Force’ To Defend Against Feds

Visit the Chief’s site here to get involved and donate: http://chiefkessler.com/

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