The Only Amendment We Need to Fix Washington D.C.
Posted by Keith Broaders on June 22, 2011 at 8:14pm
What we need is to punish those elected officials that violate the ones we already have. The original 13th Amendment passed overwhelmingly by Congress in 1810 and finally ratified in 1819 if observed today would be able to solve the number one reason why our government is so corrupt.
This Amendment prohibited Titles of Nobility and prohibited elected officials from accepting emoluments.
In other words elected officials would be prohibited from taking bribes and/or campaign contributions. The Amendment made it illegal for the government to offer benefits and/or entitlements to any group that were not available to all. The purpose of the amendment was to make everyone equal under the law. Violators of this Amendment were to lose their citizenship.
This Amendment was ratified by Virginia in March of 1819. Virginia became the 13th state to ratify which allowed the Amendment to become the law of the land. It was published in Constitutions up until the time of the Civil War when it mysteriously vanished without being repealed.