Yes, I realize that our Constitution currently contains 27 Amendments. Just about everyone in America accepts these as the gospel, and believe that they are all perfectly ratified and enacted. The Constitution, along with these 27 Amendments, seem to be the touchstone of our freedom, and constitute “The Law Of The Land”…
What would you say if I told you that the most recent 15 Amendments are, in fact, not proper Amendments to our Constitution? What would you think if I told you that the final 15 Amendments to our Constitution are not legally part of that document, and do not change it one bit? You would probably say that I’m nuts, right?
Well — I am absolutely correct; and I will convince you of that before you finish this article.
In my last post (which was a re-post from The New American), you were shown how Abraham Lincoln committed the crime of Treason many times in his instigation and pursuit of the Civil War, and how the Radical Republicans of his government violated the Constitution in any number of ways by bludgeoning the recently defeated Confederate States into returning to the Union with governments which were hand-picked by the Northern victors rather than their own residents.
The Constitution says, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government…” (Article 4, Section 4); however, after the defeat of the Confederate states, this seems to have been thrown by the wayside.
Between 1863 and 1869, Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson took a moderate position designed to bring the South back to normal as soon as possible, while the Radical Republicans (as they called themselves) used Congress to block the moderate approach, and impose their own will upon the southern states.
The views of Lincoln and Johnson prevailed until the election of 1866, which enabled the Radicals to take control of policy; however, they could not stop President Johnson as he sought to remove former Confederates from power by hand-picking the legislatures of several of the Southern states. Between the end of the Civil War and 1870, hand-picked legislatures came to power in nearly all the Southern states, with support from the Army, commanded by General Ulysses S. Grant who would later take the reins from President Johnson.
The Radicals, upset at President Johnson’s opposition to Congressional Reconstruction, filed impeachment charges but the action failed by one vote in the Senate. Had they succeeded in Impeaching President Johnson, there may have been a chance that the legislatures of the Southern states could have been Constitutionally elected by their own residents instead of unconstitutionally hand-picked by President Johnson and unconstitutionally rammed into power by General Grant.
This action by President Johnson was in clear violation of Article 4, Section 4 of the US Constitution, and completely denied the Southern states a Republican form of government; this in turn made every one of these hand-picked legislatures completely unconstitutional, null, and void.
The deployment of the U.S. military was central to the establishment of Southern Reconstructed state governments, hand picked by President Johnson, in time to be re-admitted to the Union and participate in the ratification of the so-called “Reconstruction Amendments” — the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to our Constitution.
The 13th Amendment (proposed and ratified in 1865) abolished slavery.
The 14th Amendment (proposed in 1866 and ratified in 1868) included the privileges and immunities, due process, and equal protection clauses.
The Fifteenth Amendment, (proposed in 1869 and ratified in 1870) grants voting rights regardless of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
And all three of them are completely void, because they were never properly ratified by the requisite 3/4 of the States in the Union at the time they were ratified. The Southern states, while they were counted in the total number of States at the time, did not possess Constitutionally-qualified governments at the time who were authorized to conduct the business of the people; they were also not permitted to represent themselves in Congress until these “Amendments” were ratified by them. This means that these States could not possibly have properly and Constitutionally ratified these Amendments.
At this point, I am going to issue a warning to my readers — I am about to offend the sensitivities of many you. I do not mean to do so, and my own personal feelings do not necessarily agree with the logic flow that will follow — but in a strictly legal and Constitutional sense, what follows here is the only logical, legal and Constitutional conclusion that anyone can come to in complete honesty.
First, since the 13th Amendment was not properly ratified, Slavery has never been legally ended. President Lincoln’s “Emancipation Proclamation” was nothing more than an Executive Order — binding and enforceable only on and within governmental agencies which were a part of the Executive Branch; it did not and has never had the force of a Law in any sense. Lincoln’s order simply directed Executive Branch agencies (such as the Army) to refuse to consider a person as a slave; a person’s legal status could not be altered by Lincoln’s order, and a Court could — at any time — order the enforcement of the Law instead of Lincoln’s proclamation. However, since the Northern Army forcibly freed the slaves without any legal or Constitutional authority, every one of those “freed” slaves are — to this day — still the legal property of their masters, along with every one of their descendants.
Second, since the 14th Amendment was not properly ratified, the privileges and immunities, due process, and equal protection clauses simply do not exist. Persons of African ancestry still legally — under the Constitution — cannot be considered citizens of the United States unless otherwise granted that right by the Constitution and it’s first 12 Amendments, such as “Naturalization”.
Third, since the 15th Amendment was not properly ratified, persons of African or Native American ancestry, unless properly Naturalized, do not have a legal or Constitutional right to vote in any election in America.
And this single issue is the one reason that every other Amendment — the 16th through the 27th — are also completely Constitutionally void.
“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.” ~US Constitution, Article 1, Section 2
Since the 13th, 14th & 15th Amendments are Constitutionally void, no person of African or Native American descent could legally be considered as a “whole person” for purposes of the census enumeration. The Constitution excluded “Indians not taxed”, and allowed only three-fifths of all slaves to be counted for the purposes of apportioning Representatives and direct Taxes based upon this census enumeration.
What all of this means is that, for the past 150 years, the House of Representatives has been drastically overstaffed — some states have had too many Representatives, some states have had too few — and their votes have been impossibly skewed, to the point that no piece of legislation that they have passed during that time is valid under the Constitution in any way.
Since most state legislatures use a similar formula to determine voting districts and the number of members in their lower houses, this logic holds equally true for the States.
Therefore, any vote taken in the lower houses of the state legislatures is not valid either — which means that it is legally and Constitutionally impossible for any Constitutional Amendment proposed after the unconstitutional ratification of the 13th Amendment to have been Constitutionally ratified in any way.
Today, of course, we would believe this logic to be wrong, and these Amendments would swiftly be ratified if proposed once the Constitution was brought back into full effect; however, in a strictly legal and Constitutional sense, legal and Constitutional logic dictates that this is still the Law of the Land at this moment in time.
The United States Constitution, first put into place by our Founding Fathers in 1791, was completely and totally destroyed 150 years ago by Abraham Lincoln and the Northern states; ever since that time, we have been governed by a parody of that document that has been expanded in ways never imagined or intended by the Founders.
America has been living under the tyranny of Democracy for the past 150 years… I have just showed you how it was done. Now, you need to figure out how to get back to our Constitution.
Unless the American people can rise up and throw off this tyrannical bastardization of our Constitutional Republic, and put that wonderful blueprint for Liberty back into effect, we will never have the America of our fore-fathers again.
And that, America, is completely up to you.