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New Information Lends Credibility to Missing 13th Amendment
By: David Deschesne
Editor/Publisher, Fort Fairfield Journal, October 25, 2006, p. 2
New information has been revealed that shows the original 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was likely extant as late as 1930, before being curiously purged from the history books.
The original 13th, also known as the Title of Nobility amendment reads:
“If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive or retain any title of nobility or honor, or shall, without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emporer, 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.”
(see The Constitution of the State of Maine and that of the United States: Published for the use of schools, by order of the Legislature, printed in 1825 by Todd and Smith, Printers to the State, p. 45)
This amendment precludes anyone with a title of nobility - such as “Esquire,” “Knight,” or “King” from holding citizenship in the U.S. or any public office. Most lawyers have accepted the Title of Nobility, Esquire. and by this amendment, are barred from holding U.S. citizenship and public office. Today, lawyers are elected to public office and write the laws they ultimately use against the American people to their own Bar Association’s financial gain.
Today’s 13th amendment, as found in the current U.S. Constitution refers to the freeing of slaves during the post-War Between the States Reconstruction era.
The new information corroborating the existence of the TON amendment is cited from Jane Addams' book, The Second Twenty Years at Hull House, ©1930 MacMillan Co., p. 257 where she is discussing the prohibition period:
"During many years thousands of former slaves, legally freed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, found themselves in the midst of a population who were theoretically and practically averse to their freedom.”
While this could just be an author error, Ms. Addams is a very good writer and very thorough in her account of current events of her time. Her book is impartial to the Title of Nobility issue, and mentions the 14th amendment only casually in reference to the amendment abolishing slavery. If that above-cited Maine school textbook is accurate, then forty plus years later, the amendment abolishing slavery would be the 14th - just as Ms. Addams indicates in her book over 100 years later.
There is no amendment rescinding the original 13th, like there is with the 21st amendment rescinding the 18th (Prohibition), it simply vanishes from textbooks and official government documents over a period of 100 years.
The fact is: our history books have been “tweaked” and most public school teachers are unaware of the tainted nature of their textbooks. Future researchers will have to establish the “how” and “why” the amendment disappeared, but it can be speculated that it was the work of crafty lawyers pressuring government and publishing houses to purge the amendment from the historical record in order to allow themselves to gain a stranglehold on this country - a stranglehold they do enjoy possessing to this day.
Original Thirteenth Title of Nobility Amendment. Courtesy of Lise Dupont-McLain. Click on image to enlarge