The chief division in the rights of person is this: All men are free or slaves
The Institutes of Justinian, 6th Century AD

The Perverted Constitution of the United States, Part 1

The Perverted Constitution of the United States, Part 2

The Perverted Constitution of the United States, Part 3

The Perverted Constitution of the United States, Part 4

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The main purpose of this website is to test public support for enforcing the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution,which was adopted in 1864 during the Civil War. This amendment states:

Section 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.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Giving the politicians an unlimited power over the fruits of your labor (wages) is the gravest mistake any people can make, and the people of America have unknowingly made this very mistake. We have been told we are free all of our lives, but not taught what slavery is and how it works. I understand slavery very well because I've taken the time to study the subject. Reading books and court cases from Civil War times can be very educational. A maxim of law states: (Multa ignoramus quœ nobis non laterent si veterum lectio nobis fuit familiaris - We are ignorant of many things which would not be hidden from us if the reading of the old authors were familiar to us. 10 Co. 78). Since our educational system has dumbed the people down, I've prepared this website to help people understand slavery and how it works.


 

"Slavery consists in a deprivation of natural rights. A man may be a slave for a term of years as fully as though he were held for life; he may be a slave when deprived of a portion of the wages of his labor as fully as if deprived of all..." (Representative Ignatius Donnelly of Minnesota, on the Floor of the House of Representatives on February 1, 1866)

"That is the real issue. That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles - right and wrong - throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity, and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, ‘You toil and work and earn bread, and I'll eat it.' No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle." (Abraham Lincoln, Taken from: The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume V, pg. 65)

 



I have drafted legislation entitled "The Liberty Restoration Act." It is the result of a common working person studying things for himslef and thinking for himself. This is as serious as it gets. Whether or not I run for U.S. Congress again in 2016 depends on the people. The politicians of both the Democratic and Republican parties have gained power over our labor, not by amending our Constitution, but by using propaganda to make us think what they've done is legal. One thing I can guarantee to the people: waging war against the truth will not have a happy ending. It's time for the people to stop voting for their own enslavement. Send me an email to abanks@restoreliberty.com and let me know if you think legislation enforcing the 13th Amendment needs to be passed by Congress. On January 18, 1867, Rep. Kuykendall said the following on the floor of the House of Representatives shortly after the Civil War ended:

"...any system that authorizes and empowers one class to take from another class the fruits of their labor and talents without an equivalent is practical slavery. I care not what it is called. When you deprive a man of the enjoyment of the fruits of his labor and talents, there is no other right he can long maintain. The continual and pressing rights of his physical nature will soon reduce him to abject slavery; and what is true of the individual is true of the nation. I find the 'American Conflict,' by Horace Greeley, Esq., the following extract from Roman history, which I think worthy of being repeated in this connection: 'The first man who ever imbibed the delusion that it was more advantageous for him or any human being to procure whatever his necessities or appetite required by address and scheming than by honest work, by the unrequited rather than the fairly and recompensed toil of his fellow-creatures, was in essence and at heart a slaveholder, and only awaited opportunity to become one in deed and practice. It is none the less true, however, that ancient civilization, in its various national developments, was habitually corrupted, debauched, and ultimately ruined by slavery, which divided society horizontally into a small caste of the wealthy, educated, refined, and independent, and a hungry, sensual, thriftless, and worthless populace, rendered impossible the preservation of republican liberty and civilized equality, even among the nominally free. Diogenes with his lantern might have vainly looked through many a long day among the followers of Marius or Cataline or Caesar for a specimen of the poor, but virtuous and self-respecting Roman citizen of the days of Cincinnatus or even Regulus.'"

 

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"Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions."
Ulysses S. Grant


For those who don't recognize the former president in the cartoon, it is Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945). When he signed the Social Security Act of 1935 into law, less than 3% of the people in America paid income tax. The income tax, which began in 1913 with the 16th amendment, didn't tax the wages of working people until after this law. The tax started at 1% of wages in 1937. Today it is not uncommon to see wage taxation and garnishment take 65% or more of a worker's labor (wages) from him. In hindsight, President Roosevelt and his New Deal supporters sold posterity down river by trapping them into a process of increasing servitude. A few who lived back then foresaw this danger. After looking at the cartoon above from 2005, consider two cartoons from 1936 by Herbert Johnson below. Remember, the cartoons below were drawn when no income tax was imposed upon the wages of working people.


The cartoon below comes from the July 20, 1935 Saturday Evening Post. This is what happened to the Democratic Party back with FDR and the New Deal. All the New Deal did was force socialism into the American system without the Constitution being amended. Since then we have been undergoing a process of gradual socialim and increasing servitude. As the welfare state grows bigger and bigger, it's costs get bigger and bigger. The people become taxed into slavery to support the system.


Around 1554, a Frenchman named Estienne de La Boetie wrote a short treatise called "Slaves by Choice," in which he proves that people enslave themselves. To read it, click here

Income taxation had it's roots with the Civil War. Read "The Civil War and The Roots of Income Taxation: 1861-62."

Are some semblance of the old "black laws" coming back? Read "Selected Quotes from the 39th Congress, 1865-66."

If you want to see how Congress is supposed to function, study the Congressional Globe.

The best way to study history is to read what was happening during the period of history in question. To read old weekly press articles from 1913 - 1942, go to Old Weekly Press Table of Contents. A 1913 article entitled "The Income Tax" by congressman Benton McMillin is of special importance since it proves that the income tax was never intended to tax wages. You may also find the Fireside Chats of Franklin D. Roosevelt interesting to read in which he decieved the people by saying that everything being done in connection with the New Deal "was constitutional and in keeping with the past American tradition." (Chat #2, May 7, 1933) The Supreme Court, two years later, unanimously ruled that the process was unconstitutional. (A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. U.S., 295 US 495) Sterling Edmunds was a lawyer and member of the St. Louis Bar during the New Deal. He wrote a book "The Roosevelt Coup D'Etat 1933-40." It will give you more insight about the roots of the government we live under today.

To read and study the Lincoln - Douglas debates of 1858, go to Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Most people living today were born and raised under emergency powers that began in the spring of 1933. To read the Emergency Powers Statutes, go to Emergency Powers Statutes.

The Dred Scott decision of 1857 is the only Supreme Court case I've found where all 9 justices wrote opinions. To read and study the case, click here.

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