C-Mag wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:29 pm
Fife wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:56 pm
BTW, speaking of "selective service," who has an opinion about how Selective Service and the draft square with with the plain language of the 13th Amendment?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteent ... nstitution
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.
Does the draft implicate the 13th?
The man who started the Draft, Championed 13A
Pretty sure the Federalis don't care about Slavery, they own 50% of my labor through taxes.
Well, yeah, taxes are a whole 'nother kettle of fish.
I'm talmbout -- for the purpose of this particular thought experiment -- just the plain language of the 13th A and the compulsory draft.
Does the plain English in the amendment, as to what "involuntary servitude" means, implicate the compulsory service demanded by the military draft?
Secondary thought experiment: If the founders in 1787 had designed the original constitution to outlaw slavery immediately upon ratification, would the language have been just the same as the 13th ended up using, or would it have likely been different?
For the purposes of this thought experiment, assume that all the states would have been OK with ratifying the original constitution with an immediate slavery ban for whatever reason.