November 18, 2009

The Thirteenth Amendment.

"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"

This is probably the amendment that most people are familiar with. This is the amendment that abolishes slavery in the United States. It's a pretty simple amendment stating that slavery or "involuntary servitude" will be illegal in the United States except as punishment for a crime. This amendment freed the thousands of slaves in America and protected future generations from facing this sort of hardship.

In this video, Fox news claims that president Obama as well as The House of Representatives are ignoring the thirteenth amendment and creating "involuntary servitude" by passing "The Give Act".

This video simply shows Art Douglas reading the thirteenth amendment in a part of "Constitution Live".