The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution
Who knows what evil lurks in the small print of great documents?
The 13th Amendment abolished slavery, What could be wrong with that?
Those who know the Constitution and maybe even carry a copy in their pocket are unlikely to know it’s nearly deadly flaw—and why it was written.
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.
It’s only 32 words long, but 14 of those words are devoted to an exception. I never knew that and you probably didn’t either. Those 14 words are the evil that lurks and a bit or research shows why they are there as well as their devious purpose.
The end of slavery and its perpetuation—all in a single document
The exception reads, “except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”…