Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Right Way to Amend the Constitution, part 15


This is part fifteen of an ongoing series of articles containing my proposals for amendments to the Constitution. For someone who claims so fervently to be a “Constitutionalist”, how is it that I can be so eager to change the Constitution? Well, there are several reasons. For one thing, I believe that after the Bill of Rights, much damage was done by some of the amendments that were added and the legitimacy of some of their ratifications are questionable. Secondly, the Constitution has been violated so much that the necessity of further amendments is needed to resolve the resulting problems. But this should be done extremely cautiously. My amendments are extremely unlikely to ever be introduced, much less ratified, but hey, I can dream, can’t I?

Here is my fifteenth proposed amendment (subject to revision):

If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any Emperor, King, Prince, or foreign Power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.

Commentary on this proposed amendment:

While many people believe that the 14th, 16th, and 17th amendments were never properly ratified, the above is an amendment that was many believe was properly ratified, but is now not recognized as being part of the Constitution. For documented evidence of this, go to http://www.barefootsworld.net/real13th.html.

The Constitution had already said, in Article I section 9:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

With Barack Obama having joined the ranks of warmongers Woodrow Wilson and Yassir Arafat in receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, this is yet another thing which disqualifies him from holding the office of Presidency. (I don’t care if there were three other Presidents who accepted the NPP—they should have been impeached also.) Furthermore, if it is really true that the real 13th amendment is really the one ratified in 1812, Obama’s alleged citizenship of the United States has been forfeited if he ever even had it.

Removing Obama from the office of the Presidency should be just the beginning. Various titles are given to individuals which impart certain powers such as Doctor, Attorney, etc. These titles give their bearers the authority to practice certain disciplines from which others are barred. Institutions governed by those who were not elected by the people and whose powers are not derived from the Constitution have been unconstitutionally given the authority to impart these privileges. These titles are clear violations of the Constitution which also says:

No State shall… grant any Title of Nobility.

This was clearly meant to protect the American people from a government that could gain control of certain fields. To forbid anyone from practicing in a field unless you do it the way the government says disrupts the freedom of people to decide for themselves who is and who isn’t qualified to perform a certain task.

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1 comment:

Matt said...

While I still support the adoption of this amendment, I now do not believe that it was properly ratified. I wrote "For documented evidence of this, go to http://www.barefootsworld.net/real13th.html." The fact of the matter is, even if all the evidence presented on that website is accurate, the amendment did not meet the constitutional requirement. Even if Virginia had ratified the amendment early (before April of 1812), that still is one state short. New Hampshire did not ratify it until after Louisiana was added in April 1812. Do the arithmetic--12 out 17 is less than 3/4 and 13 out of 18 is less than 3/4.