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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.
'this represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th Amendment. Message sent with love.'
not abolish but. let’s amend the 13th amendment We apply everyone’s opinions to our platform
One user @King_Yunn wrote: 'Saying abolish the amendment that also help (sic) abolish slavery without being specific on what you mean by abolishing it...is him purposely being indirect for drama?'
Another follower @AlishaFruits wrote: 'There’s a hundred different ways he could’ve said it without sounding like an uneducated fool and stirring up unnecessary controversy, but that’s all he’s got.'
One of the sharpest criticisms came from actor Chris Evans, who tweeted: 'There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue.
'The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying.'
originally posted by: StallionDuck
What if say the next Democratic contender says... "Let's just take arms and kill all those that do not believe what we believe".
What if say the next Republican contender says... "Let's just take arms and kill all those that do not believe what we believe".
Have we as a people become so low to where even words that make sense are shunned because it comes from someone other than our party?
originally posted by: Bhadhidar
Both you and Kanye seem to have over-looked, or misunderstood, a very important caveat contained within the text of the amendment, to whit:
“except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted”
So, no, getting a ticket for not wearing your seatbelt won’t put you naked on the auction block.
But, if you are convicted of a crime and sent to prison, you could find yourself on a work gang. Or, for lesser offenses, doing a specified number of hours on “community service”, your labor un-reimbursed (as if you were a “slave”) as part of your punishment.
Really people, what part of this is so difficult to understand?
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Kanye is no student of history or the Constitution.
An aside, and probably more on topic; what is it with the current US obsession with Left v Right here on ATS? Is it representative of US society in general?
Everyone put your political sides away for a moment and look at this with an open mind....