Not A Drop Of Slave Blood

November 7, 2008

Amendment XIII

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.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

That’s the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution outlawing slavery and involuntary servitude. Now I’m not surprised to see the Democrats try to bring back slavery or involuntary servitude since they are the party that created the KKK in order to suppress the black vote (See Creation). Democrats also ousted a Republican Louisiana Governor because he integrated black people into his administration, and Democrats killed over 300 black people in just a few days in Louisiana among many other things. I’m not shocked to see a Democrat propose bringing back slavery.

But from Barack Obama’s “” website
America Serves

“When you choose to serve — whether it’s your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood — you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That’s why it’s called the American dream.”

The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America,by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.

Um, requiring service? Look, I know during times of slavery, there were a lot of black people who would help capture and sell other blacks into slavery, and as Barack Obama would say, I mean think about it, wouldn’t that lineage still be from Africa? Now I’m not saying Obama’s father from Kenya is from that side of heritage. What I am saying is that I know Barack Obama doesn’t have a drop of slave blood, so he probably doesn’t understand this, but to require even one second of forced service is, um, UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

I’m not saying Barack Obama is the black guy in the house, and some neighborhoods might actually have a different term for it. But I have to admit, I never imagined in my wildest dreams that the first black President would actually be proposing to force some people to work in servitude, or rather, slavery.


Note that ALL of the detailed rhetoric has mysteriously disappeared from the website: there remains only a vague platitude about a 'comprehensive and detailed plan' which remains undefined (sound familiar?). Sounds like someone pointed out the the Next President that his plans were in violation of the Constitution. But it IS interesting that the first "black" president (apologies to Bill) is also the first president in history to suggest indentured service as a federal policy. IF we can get the man to actually commit to a decision (ANY decision); and IF we can survive the first two years of the consequences of those decisions, I suspect that the mid-term elections are likely to be a conservative landslide. God, I hope so...

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