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jalapeno October 26th, 2014 3:10am

In your opinion, would a military draft violate the 13th amendment?

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ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/26/14 8:08 pm

Ok, if you say it does, that's fine with me. I can't debate this because I'm pro 13th amendment and anti draft.

jalapeno verdadero
10/26/14 12:25 pm

"...nor involuntary servitude...shall exist in the United States..."

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/26/14 2:04 pm

I know what it says, but I just think it's a stretch.

jalapeno verdadero
10/26/14 7:19 pm

Whys that? I suppose I haven't heard the other side of the argument, so I'm curious.

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/26/14 8:09 pm

Ok, if you say it does, that's fine with me. I can't debate this because I'm pro 13th amendment and anti draft.

jalapeno verdadero
10/26/14 8:20 pm

Lol, I'm not trying to be hostile, just curious as to how it might be a stretch. I think that involuntarily pulling someone from their life into servitude that might involve violence is a fairly clear violation. I haven't heard the other side though.

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/26/14 8:22 pm

I don't think you are being hostile. I think it's a stretch because I don't think the court would interpret the amendment that way. It's very specific and clearly referring to slavery.

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/26/14 8:24 pm

Well, if you could interpret it that way, wouldn't prison chain gangs also violate it? Even more so?

jalapeno verdadero
10/26/14 8:42 pm

No, because the thirteenth says "except as punishment for crime..." So if the person is in prison, physical labor as punishment for crime wouldn't, at least on the face, violate the 13th.