In your opinion, would a military draft violate the 13th amendment?
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.
How would it?
"...nor involuntary servitude...shall exist in the United States..."
I know what it says, but I just think it's a stretch.
Whys that? I suppose I haven't heard the other side of the argument, so I'm curious.
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.
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.
Well, if you could interpret it that way, wouldn't prison chain gangs also violate it? Even more so?
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.
You are right about that.