Article 1: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Article 2:Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Now to the definition of Slavery, from Black’s Law Dictionary (it is a little dated, based on current civil society)
The condition of a slave; that civil relation in which one man has absolute power over the life, fortune, and liberty of another.
We’d note the use of the word “man.” Today we’d have to change that work to be more inclusive:
The condition of a slave; that civil relation in which one person has absolute power over the life, fortune, and liberty of another.
The choice of the word “person” is because the term has to be gender non-specific.
Let’s be specific again, and find a definition of person. Back to Black’s Law Dictionary:
A man considered according to the rank he holds in society, with all the rights to which the place he holds entitles him, and the duties which it imposes. 1 Bouv. Inst. no. 137. A human being considered as capable of having rights and of being charged with duties; while a “thing” is the object over which rights may be exercised.
Note there are specific variations on personhood: a Judicial Person (for example a corporation), and a natural person, i.e naturally born, from a woman. This definition excludes all politicians world wide, as we all know they were hatched out by the sun.
The constitution is specific: where citizenship is involved the constitution specifies “natural person,” from which we can infer the absence of that specificity in the 13th amendment means ALL persons, natural and judicial.
Consequently President Obama, that excellent constitutional scholar and lawyer, must have been contemplating the dreadful institution of slavery, its consequences, and whether or not there are many “persons” who are victims of slavery today.
In addition, because of the AUMF, and powers granted to the president in difficult times, Lincoln enjoyed broadened executive privileges during a similarly difficult time period. These enabled him to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Our current president clearly has a similar opportunity to uphold these laws with respect to those in our country who may currently be suffering from a similar condition, by deciding to follow Lincoln’s example, and to uphold the law as embodied in the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment.
The new, Obama proclamation will free all persons currently in Slavery in the United States.
Because the Supreme Court has upheld the legal sleight of hand used in Southern Pacific vs County of Santa Clara, all corporations and other entities in the US are considered Judicial Persona. Now is the time to extend freedom from slavery rights to ALL persons under the US constitution, including corporations.
We note that liberating corporations from slavery would not incur any cost to government or citizens. In the first instance, Slaves were freed without paying their “owners” compensation, a process also upheld in the Supreme Court, despite the many gambits attempted by slick Southern Lawyers, so shareholders will also receive no compensation as a consequence of this new, and long overdue emancipation!
Let Our Corporations Be Free!!!
A spokesperson for President Obama stated :
“This is a bold step forward into the 21st Century which will completely redefine our President’s legacy. Corporations are now free persons, and their owners and the Corporation Overseers are hereby dismissed. No more will Corporations labor our under the lash of oppressive management. World history will show that this bold move unleashes corporations to maximize their productivity and creativity, free from the malicious and harsh actions of managers, executives, and shareholders.
What was seen as good for persons in 1860, is clearly good for our new citizens, who have been created by our Supreme Court today. ALL persons are entitled to equal protection under law.
Implementing and enforcing this lofty goal will be difficult at first, but we can focus the efforts of the Federal Government on stamping out this rampant slavery. People the world over will marvel at the change this will bring to our society!”
In a related press announcement, the Justice Department announced the creation of a new Civil Rights Division, the Security of Emancipated Corporations (SEC). The new directorate will completely subsume the staff of the existing Securities and Exchange Commission, and will vigorously work to eradicate any discrimination or disadvantages suffered by Corporations. We hope that they will be equally interested in protecting the rights of natural persons, so that people do not become subservient to corporations. It would clearly be a fault, to elevate one group above another group, and we look forward to observing the precision with which they protect the rights of all persons, not some persons.
As we remember Justice Antoine Scalia, let us respect and honor his memory, and his persistent efforts he made to protect corporations from the ravages of their customers and owners. Congress is asked to ratify the executive decision by passing the Antoine Scalia Corporate Birthright Bill (A SCAB) enshrining our finest citizens rights in Law.
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