13th amendment - Titles of Nobility - lawyersSubmitted by freiheit on Mon, 03/29/2010 - 16:03
I watched parts of Michael Badnarik's constitution class, and one of the parts that catched my attention was what he said about the original 13th amendment - Titles of Nobility, which he believes was ratified. What really catched my attention was his claim, that this should prohibit lawyers from serving in Congress.
I did a quick google search on "laywers titles of nobility", because I wanted to know how those two terms relate to each other.
The first link that you get is this:
Seems to debunk this theory convincingly. I could spend more time to research this, but I'm sure there are people on the DP that have researched this and can provide some insights.
What troubles me is this is the first thing of this "constitution class" that I research (except what I already know), and it already seems like Michael Badnarik was twisting the truth. I mean, he says he's doing research for 18 years, and this video is 2 years old, he should know better, or at least give two sides of the picture. But I don't want to blame him.
I really enjoyed the videos, and almost everything makes sense, I'd sure like to believe everything.
Please don't just repeat the content of or post a link to a site claiming the amendment was ratified, because that's more or less the same content I got from Michael Badnarik, or the second link on my google search.
I want the issues of the debunker site addressed.