(MY NOTE: THE REASON BEHIND THE ORIGINAL OR MISSING 13TH AMENDMENT. IN ARTICLE 1 SECTION 9 CLAUSE 8 IT WAS STATED THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COULD NOT GRANT TITLES OF NOBILITY. THE VERY NEXT CLAUSE FOUND AT ARTICLE 1 SECTION CLAUSE 1 STATED THAT THE STATES COULD NOT GRANT TITLES OF NOBILITY. THIS IS BECAUSE THEY HAD COME FROM A SYSTEM WHERE TITLES OF NOBILITY GRANTED PRIVILEGES ABOVE AND OVER THE GENERAL PUBLIC SUCH AS KINGS, QUEENS, DUKES, DUCHESSES, ETC. NEITHER OF THE CLAUSES CONTAINED A PENALTY FOR GRANTING “TITLES OF NOBILITY”. THE ORIGINAL 13TH AMENDMENT STATED THAT “IF YOU ACCEPT A TITLE OF NOBILITY, YOU LOSE YOUR CITIZENSHIP AND CANNOT HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE.” LAWYERS WHO PASS THE BAR (BRITISH ACCREDITED REGISTRY)GRANTS A FOREIGN TITLE OF NOBILITY FOR WHICH THEY PLEDGE THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THE BRITISH CROWN FOR WHICH THEY ARE GRANTED THE TITLE OF “ESQUIRE”. HOW MANY GOVERNMENT POSITIONS ARE HELD BY LAWYERS WHICH IS HOW ENGLAND STILL CONTROLS THE UNITED STATES.)
David Dodge, Researcher
Alfred Adask, Editor
TITLES OF NOBILITY” AND “HONOR”
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.
(MY NOTE AGAIN: AT THE END OF THE WAR OF 1812 THE BRITISH SOLDIERS SET A NUMBER OF FIRES IN WASHINGTON ONE OF WHICH WAS IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IN THE SECTION THAT CONTAINED THE RECORDS ON THE 13TH AMENDMENT.)
Since the Amendment was never lawfully repealed, it is still the Law today. The implications are enormous.
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 two issues: What does the Amendment mean? and, Was the Amendment ratified? Before we consider the issue of ratification, we should first understand the Amendment’s meaning and consequent current relevance.