Challenge the 13th Amendment

Challenge the 13th Amendment

October 12, 2010
Petition to
Clifford A. Gooden III and 13 others
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This petition had 356 supporters

Why this petition matters

Started by Clifford Gooden

The actual reading of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution states:


"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."


Therefore, the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution is unconstitutional law because it allows slavery to exist under a narrow exception for those who have been "duly" convicted for a crime. As such, modern-day slavery, by way of criminal conviction, necessarily encourages discrimination and denies a convicted person "equal protection of the law" guaranteed by the 14th Amendment, i.e. right to vote; 2nd Amendment right to bear arms; jury duty; disqualified from running for and/or holding political office, etc. Modern-day slavery by way of criminal convictions also subjects a convicted person to "cruel and unusual punishment" in violation of the 8th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

In essence, according to the 13th Amendment, a convicted person, especially a felon, is programmed into the legal system as a slave. Consequently, slaves in america have very little to almost no rights at all. This is evident in the treatment of people living in ghettos as well as most middle class societies all across america. Many of those american citizens are convicted felons, therefore, according to the law, must now forever be condemned by the title of a slave.


This has a dramatic impact on those people, like myself, who still suffers from a wrongful felony conviction. But the 13th Amendment is also in clear violation of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE UNITED NATIONS; ARTICLE 4. That Article states: "No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms". Furthermore, UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE UNITED NATIONS; ARTICLE 5 states: "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment".


 In support of this,  the 13th Amendment must be repealed and/or rewritten since it conflicts with other federal constitutions as well as fail to fully abolish slavery altogether. It also violates the Universal Declaration of humanity. Most importantly, according to the language of the 13th amendment slavery is suppose to be abolished completely in the united States and "any place subject to their jusirdiction". This "lack of jurisdiction" imposed in the language of that  AMENDMENT concerning the abolition of slavery secretly gave jurisdiction to the courts of law who have the power to convict. Therefore, supplying proof that  U.S. Congress clearly written the 13th Amendment to conflict with the intent and meaning of Article 4 of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. See (in particular,  Amendment XVI).


 Obviously, Jurisdiction to secretly invoke slavery on the "convicted" by all criminal Courts in the United States was not part of the discussion outlawing slavery during the creation of the 13th Amendment. Clearly, every criminal court in the United States is, in fact, a United States jurisdictional court!!! As such, slavery in america is still going strong which further demonstrates that the language in the final paragraph of the 13th Amendment  (Neither slavery nor involuntary Servitude....  "shall exist within the United states, nor any place subject to their jurisdiction") granted a certain branch of government "the privilege" to violate constitutional jurisdictional safeguards, thus,  defeating any and all protection clause for all american citizens.  Specifically, criminal courts was granted this illegal Jurisdictional privilege.


The entire purpose of that Amendment, however, was supposed to be designed to outlaw slavery. The 13th Amendment  did not do this. The end result is that this particular illegal constitutional scam, ratified into law by Congress in1865, was ultimately designed to target Africa Americans for criminal convictions. This is especially true where African/Americans have the highest conviction rate than any other race in the country. Such information regarding modern-day-slavery is published in a book titled: Slavery by Another Name. See Unfortunately, people of all races and ethnicity is becoming victims of this political scam concerning modern-day-slavery, primarily because of the secret development of NEW WORLD ORDER. For proof, Everyone must watch this video: Also, go to Like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: "INJUSTICE anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere."


When the Constitution fails to provide all constitutional protections and guarantees to all citizens of the United States of America because of  (1) contradictions in them or (2) when the language in a particular amendment offers oppression against the rights of some citizens, then the written laws become meaningless. Therefore, we as a people in the United States must combat this injustice of modern-day-slavery by protest and holding congress responsible under Article 5 of the United States Constitution to propose an amendment in place of the unconstitutional 13th Amendment. There exists a ligitimate case or controversy surrounding Jurisdiction and slavery which conficts within the body of the 13th Amendment itself. All forms of slavery must be abolished. For this to happen, it may require a second million-man-march to Washington D.C. 


I urgently need everyone to sign this history-making petition. We cannot allow the U.S. Government to secretly set us up for the ultimate death trap, New World Order.

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Decision Makers

  • Clifford A. Gooden III
  • Ross PaustianRepresentative of Scott County
  • Elesha GaymanState Representative of Scott County