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Letter: Ridicule won’t shut down 13th Amendment debate

A lesson was taught on March 20 in the New Hampshire House: Freedom of speech is denied if the subject is a “waste of time” according to two representatives who tabled House Bill 638, recognizing the original 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The ridicule displayed, however, will not shut down discussion. Indeed, the Democratically controlled House passed judgment on itself.

On Aug. 4, 1822, James Barry wrote: “A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

The credit for this bill is wholly attributed to a constituent, who has tried for a long time to have it brought forward. Apparently, in my naiveté, I understood that as an elected representative it was my duty to do so. Wrong again!

The original 13th Amendment (Titles of Nobility Amendment or foreign power influence act I would call it) was thought important enough to pass both the House and Senate in New Hampshire on December 9, 1812, and sent to the U.S. Congress. Of course, we are so much smarter and wiser than they, our ancestors. As more documents are found and submitted, proof mounts that indeed, this amendment was “ratified” and that indeed it “disappeared” without proper venue.

Does it matter that the Constitution was subverted? Judge for yourselves. Check out barefootsworld.net and amendment-13.org for a copy of the documents and empower yourself.

Rep. STELLA TREMBLAY

Auburn

The facts about the amendment itself are pretty simple: the "Titles of Nobility Amendment" was passed by Congress in 1810. In 1812, New Hampshire became the 12th and last state to ratify it. At the time, an amendment needed 14 votes to be added to the US Constitution, since there were 18 states in the union. The "Titles of Nobility Amendment" could still theoretically take effect if 26 more states ratified it. In the years after 1812, a number of law books were published with the amendment shown at the end of the US Constitution as Amendment XIII--- but that was merely an error.

Gee, if it was truly ratified, we could get rid of so many progressives acknowledged abroad, including Obama. Let's do some more research.......LOL

There is a reason there is no 13th floor in hotels, maybe that is what happened to the 13th Amendment.

The article you link to states "With Americans wary of the threat posed by Great Britain and Napoleonic France, the proposal was approved by both branches of Congress and 12 states, only to be put on ice during the War of 1812. By the war's end, the momentum had been lost, and the addition of new states to the union made the threshold for passage that much higher. It was never ratified." This is FALSE on two accounts. First, NH was the thirteenth state required to ratify the amendment on December 9, 1812. Secondly when the amendment process started LA was not a state, and the threshold for number of states needed did not raise the requirement mid process. You only resort to name calling rather than arguing reason. Only a fool would submit that history is barren of conspiracy. And yes there is a large amount of well reasoned evidence for claims against the 16th, but i bet someone disproved it with the commonly known fact that "conspiracies don't exist."

After you, gentle readers, check out the whackadoodle conspiracy theories, look here: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/new-hampshire-lawmakers-allege-secret-hidden-thirteenth-amendment. I wonder whether Rep.Stella also believes that the Sixteenth Amendment was NOT ratified? Perhaps the NH legislature can investigate the fraudulent moon landing.

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