By Lise from Maine
“If any citizen of the United States (citizen of the several states) shall accept, claim, receive or retain any title of nobility
or honor, or shall, without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any
kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United
States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them (them = plural = all states), or either of
them (them = plural = all states).”
Understand what this actually means.
Does it say anything about esquires?
Read it again and again and again. Understand the English language (French was my first language) and don’t take people’s
word for anything.
Study it yourself.
It means that “any” person (not just esquires – some esquires don’t operate from a public office) who holds a title of honor or nobility (has a public office) and “accepts and retains” any pension, office, or emolument of “any” kind “from anyone” who has “power” such as a king, emperor, prince, etc without the consent of Congress (such as a lovely gift, for ex. a beautiful vase, etc of some kind that has value in it – Congress is not allowed to participate in fraud either) will no longer be able to hold any “public” office again and is a person “without a country (states are nations, country – see Bouvier’s Law Dictionary).”
In other words, this is about NOT taking bribes from foreigners, who has power, in order to avoid “influence” from their “public” office and provide these foreigners with what they desire.
It has NOTHING to do with just plain esquires.
It has everything to do with those, who hold a title of honor and operates from a public office, who can be influenced by taking bribes from certain foreigners, who have a great deal of power and influence, and get them what they want.
If someone doesn’t understand what they are reading and their premise is wrong such as applying to esquires ONLY as above-noted, then the conclusion is wrong, too (I took many philosophy courses in college).
Now do you understand WHY I keep HARPING on studying words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs and how they are each connected to each other and how they are used?
After over 6 years of studying the laws of Maine and discovering fraud all over the place and challenging authority figures, I am used to their trickery over time.
As a matter of fact, I NOW expect it but can see through it clearly.
Words are very important.
Lastly, the “original” 13th amendment has NOTHING to do with just plain esquires with NO public office.
Nothing at all.
I have in my possession an 1825 book (cover is made of wood) that I found in Hallowell, Maine (antique bookstore) that contains the “original” 13th amendment, and it took me two (2) years to find it.
I was aware of this amendment for years and began my search for it in some antique bookstores and was rewarded over time be continuing to look for it.
I finally found it.
I welcome questions.
Original Constitution of the United States with the 13 Amendments to the Constitution, click here.
Related: Missing 13th Amendment -Interview with David Dodge, Researcher Nov 2012, click here.
Thirteenth Amendment – Titles of Nobility, click here.