This story reveals a modification to the U.S. Constitution that must have required a great deal of “behind the scenes” work to accomplish. Who could have done that, and why?
What this article says to me is that the possibility for healing our country is contained in a return to our roots. Could a restoration of the original U.S. Constitution and its original 13th Amendment make the United States whole again? Could it be freed at last from the grip of the British monarchy?
Just imagine how very different Congress would be without a privileged class that is above the law, rather than the current self-appointed aristocracy. Imagine if, rather than the unwieldy, convoluted legal system we now have, important decisions were made in simple, plain, clear language, featuring qualities such as fairness, common sense, economic soundness, logic, ethics and compassion. Imagine (as difficult as it may be) an honest Congress (say that ten times in rapid succession).
Working at law offices in big cities taught me that the work of lawyers is not always as it seems to be. Experts in “Environmental Law”, for example, did not work to protect the environment. Rather, they worked to help big companies skirt the rules and get what they wanted, despite the law. Environmental Law firms were experts in twisting and turning and defying the law. They taught big companies how to rape the environment yet stay within the letter of a huge, convoluted legal system, made by lawyers for lawyers rather than made by people for The People.
Written by David M. Dodge, Researcher
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 the U.S. 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…
Read much more at http://themillenniumreport.com/2015/10/the-missing-13th-amendment-no-lawyers-allowed-in-public-office/