It affects more than lawyers.
Anyone that is a privileged class could be affected. It might end the legal monopoly.
This amendment used to be published in State law books until it disappeared around the civil war, specifically when Samuel P Chase was Supreme Court Chief Justice. Before that, this amendment was published several times by Samuel P Chase in the 1830s when he was in Cincinnati as part of the official laws of the State of Ohio, since he was the publisher.
Samuel P Chase has a long and interesting history. He was called the King of the Carpet Baggers, and was in charge of sending people into the south to seize land and property as Secretary of the Treasure. He was also in charge of creating the greenbacks fiat money than putting his own picture on $1 bills, and when he became Supreme Court Chief Justice, he ruled against it! He was also so successful at financial ripoffs, chase manhatten is named after him. He ruled over the General Robert Lee case, and made some unusual court rulings there as well, worth reading.
He was also responsible for the 14th amendment citizen legal theory - which actually does exist and is not part of a "conspiracy theory" - read for yourself they came up with the idea then.
I suspect it is for this specific reason that the original 13th amendment, which could be viewed as conflicting with that theory, disappeared. Note, all the above is my own research and is as far as I have gone, but Samuel P Chase has to be researched if you want to understand this missing amendment.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
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