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Above The Law

The Original 13th Amendment

By Dr. WilliamsPublished 7 years ago 4 min read

When American History is taught there is an oversight. An oversight that has universal consequences of how our government has morphed into this self serving bureaucracy that we have today. What is being purposely omitted in every history class pertains to the original 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution. This omission really isn't an oversight but a blatant, willful deception perpetrated by our government for decades for the express purpose to keep students and the general public unaware of how government, and our elected officials have been deceiving the public into thinking that they are not above the law. To take a closer look into the original 13th Amendment we find that our founding fathers had very keen insights on how to protect the virtue of our Constitution. Insight to maintain that our government will continue to work for the people and not become in essence what our government is today.

Divulging deeper into the original 13th Amendment there is this paragraph that is of utmost importance because it emphatically states that today's elected officials over 85% of whom are in violation of the Constitution and therefore operate above the law. "No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which they are elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time: and no person holding any office under the United States shall be a member of either House during their continuance in office." This is stated in Article 1, Section 6, Paragraph 2- Constitution for the United States of America. This provision was established to maintain a clear dividing line that was purposely drawn between the three branches of government. Violation of this provision creates a direct conflict of interest because members of the BAR would be officers of the court, the Judiciary branch and members of the legislature in the Legislative branch.

Today, when we have over 85% of all elected officials, whether they are in State Houses or in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, or even the Presidency are existing members of the Bar, according to the Original 13th Amendment they all are in non compliance with our Constitution. There has been a direct violation of our Constitution by over 85% of elected officials and even Presidents who came into office being members of the BAR. Talk about a conflict of interest but it goes much deeper than that. You see when our founding fathers wrote this Amendment they realized the mistakes that Great Britain and other European countries continued to make and thus ensured that our government would never succumb to become a government that operates above the law. In this case the law is the United States Constitution.

What we are witnessing today is that the majority of our elected officials are already in violation of our Constitution by virtue of being a lawyer and a members. of the BAR. For over a century there has been countless members of Congress who continue to violate our Constitution. We can only come to the conclusion that when there has been a consistent percentage of over 85% of elected officials since the 19th century all laws, statutes, treaties, and all other enactments passed by our legislative branch and even the Presidents who came into office should be null and void.

The problem now is what to do. There has to be an enforcement to this original Amendment to make sure that our elected officials are in compliance with our Constitution. This means that Clinton if she was elected would be ineligible to serve. All other candidates for the legislative branches whether they are for State Houses, the US House of Representatives or the US Senate must either remove themselves from the BAR or withdraw their candidacy. Those already entrenched in our legislatures if they are also members of the BAR must either relinquish their association to the BAR or resign their elected office.

Until we start to enforce the Original 13th Amendment the United States will only continue to erode the Democratic principles that our Founding Fathers established for this great nation. We owe it to their legacy. It can be said that many an elected official may never had known about this Amendment for it was secretively removed from published copies of the Constitution before the Civil War. And, ratification records of this Original 13th Amendment were destroyed at the beginning of the War of 1812. Some ratification records were latter discovered in State records latter on but they were never made public and this Amendment was never enforced. It is too bad because of what is occurring today is a runaway government whose many elected officials continue to operate above the law.


About the Creator

Dr. Williams

A PhD in Economics. Author of National Economic Reform's Ten Articles of Confederation.

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