Monday, April 03, 2006

Why Granting Amnesty to ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS is against the Constitution

The Text of the Constitution, Amendment XIII (Ratified December 6, 1865)
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.

If we use the Constitution as a guidline to the current issue of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and the resulting population and workforce, we are undoing the XIII Amendment and accepting a new race of SLAVES.
The workforce of ILLEGALS that are currently in the country are suffering involuntary servitude. Just as the Africans were exploited in the past we are now exploiting the illegal Mexican population.
The only difference being that the Africans were taken forcibly from their countries and the Mexicans have forcibly broken into our country. However just as the Africans were owned the ILLEGALS of today are owned. Owned by the exploiters of their situation holding them in involuntary servitude. They may not suffer the whip or the physical chains, but the chains they have bound themselves in are just as real. They can not go to the authorities for redress of issues or grievances just as the slaves of our past couldn't. They can never hope to lift themselves above second class poverty or status in our society, and are encouraged not to assimilate into our culture.
The lifting of themselves up to a state of equality is a goal that our former slaves still to this day claim that this is something they can not do. Yet those that say they are for Civil Rights are now in the process of condemning an entire race into the bonds that they say they are still trying to remove. Would it not be a crime of unforgivable magnitude to subject an entire race of over 11million people to this new form of slavery all on the hope of gaining another voting bloc tied to the bonds of the government entitlement system.
The only way to FREE this new race of SLAVES is by preventing it's growth and the removal of the ILLEGAL slaves that are already here. Repatriate them to their homeland and allow them the dignity to return as welcome LEGAL IMMIGRANTS to the land of Hope and Freedom.
To do anything short of that would be a crime not only to them but a black mark on the soul of our nation.

The Thirteenth Amendment, ratified in 1865, resulted from more than two hundred years of failed compromises over slavery in America. Congress, acting under the Articles of Confederation, had banned slavery in federal territory in 1787, but the new Constitution written later that year did not outlaw slavery. The arrival of the cotton gin in 1795 drastically expanded the profitability of slave labor in the South, and with westward expansion came intense pressure to keep the balance between the free states of the North and the slave states of the South. Trying to resolve this conflict, the Supreme Court made a controversial ruling in 1857 about the status of slaves, and instead precipitated civil war.
By Linda Monk

Are we comdemning ourselves to a repeat of history?

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