The Original Thirteenth Amendment Prohibits Lawyers From Serving In Government
– Background –
The Original Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) of the United States Constitution was enacted by Congress on May 10, 1810. It is also known as The Titles of Nobility Amendment (TONA) The principle intent of this new 13th Amendment was to clarify, reinforce and expand on Article 1 Sections 9 and 10 of the Constitution, also known as the ‘Nobility Clause’. United States Constitution
Those who tout the Original “Missing” 13th Amendment as the one and only legitimate 13th Amendment, claim that it was duly and legally ratified and ripped out of the Constitution because it banned lawyers and the descendants of the manor born (royalty and privileged class) from serving in the government. Volumes of Internet articles written by various authors claim their version of the 13th Amendment was ratified in 1812 or, at the latest, in 1819.
The story of this “missing” Amendment is complex and at times confusing because the political issues and vocabulary of the American Revolution were different from our own. However, there are essentially three issues:
1) What is the Original 13th Amendment and what does it mean.
2) What happened to it and why.
3) What is the significance and future role of this ‘Missing’ Amendment
– Modern Day Research –
David Dodge, Researcher and Alfred Adask, Editor
“TITLES OF NOBILITY” AND “HONOR”
Videos on The Original 13th Amendment
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