The Insurrection Act of 1807
The set of laws that govern the US President‘s ability to deploy troops within the United States to put down lawlessness, insurrection and rebellion. The laws are chiefly contained in 10 U.S.C. § 331 – 10 U.S.C. § 335. The general aim is to limit Presidential power as much as possible, relying on state and local governments for initial response in the event of insurrection. Coupled with the Posse Comitatus Act, Presidential powers for law enforcement are limited and delayed.
Article 1 – The Legislative Branch
Section 8 – Powers of Congress
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfareof the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
Original Amendment XIII
Passed by Congress May 1, 1810 “If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept
and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever,
to be a citizen of the united States, and shall be incapable of holding
any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.”
After winning our independence from Great Britain, the United States became alarmed that agents representing the interest of foreign powers were meddling in our internal affairs. International Bankers, lawyers and other opportunists were using their money to purchase special benefits and privileges from the government officials. In order to prevent the corruption, the Senate and the House approved of a 13th amendment in 1810. This Amendment prohibited government officials from taking bribes in exchange for political favors.
The Amendment prohibited anyone from receiving a Title of Nobility or receiving any honor or entitlement that would not be available to all Americans. Lawyers were prohibited from serving as elected officials while they were active members of a BAR Association. The proponents of the Amendment did not believe that a Lawyer, being an officer of the Court should simultaneous serve as a member of both the Judicial and Legislative Branches of Government.
The Friends of Liberty Radio Show for Thursday, August 9, 2012 will include a thorough presentation on this incredible story about an Amendment that was lawfully ratified was expunged from the Constitution while the people slept.
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