With Slavery, Injustice For All

Wretched Hereditary Bondage1865:  The Beginning of Universal Servitude in America


by  Steve Scroggins


Most people believe that 1865 marked the ending of slavery in America… and they are wrong.  Yes, chattel slavery ended with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, but political slavery was established in its place and has progressed to include tax slavery for income earning adults and debt slavery for the yet unborn.

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.”Thomas Jefferson

The  passage of the ObamaCare health care law was just one more event in a “long train of abuses pursuing invariably the same object“— to effectively repeal the spirit of the 13th Amendment and the founding principle of God-given liberty.

As Senator Rand Paul points out in this video clip, saying that we have a “right” to free health care is, in effect, advocating more slavery.  God gave us the right to Pursue Happiness, not the right to force others to provide material wants.

…to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it…. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” –Declaration of Independence, 1776.

The suggestion that I have a “right” to health care paid for by you is absurd to believers in the Founding Principles. But no more absurd, I suppose, than insisting that I have a right to my property, or a right to the fruits of my own labor. These old antiquated principles just don’t apply in “modern progressive America.”

Amendment 13 – Slavery Abolished (Ratified 12/6/1865)
1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

The plain language of the 13th Amendment from 1865 seems to suggest that involuntary servitude shall not exist in the United States, except as punishment for crime. Yet, since the 1930s, the government in D.C. continues to pass laws which in effect say that your property and mine, your labor and mine, can be taken (by force if necessary) and given to other Americans so that collectivist progressives and D.C. politicians can experience the thrill of vicarious charity and spending money that isn’t theirs.

For those people, warm and fuzzy feelings outrank dusty old principles and God-given rights.  When were our liberties really sold down the river?  Lysander Spooner tells us:

Lysander Spooner - Abolitionist

The principle, on which the war was waged by the North, was simply this: that men may rightfully be compelled to submit to, and support, a government that they do not want; and that resistance, on their part, makes them traitors and criminals.

No principle, that is possible to be named, can be more self-evidently false than this; or more self-evidently fatal to all political freedom. Yet it triumphed in the field, and is now assumed to be established.

If it be really established, the number of slaves, instead of having been diminished by the war, has been greatly increased; for a man, thus subjected to a government that he does not want, is a slave.

And there is no difference, in principle—but only in degree—between political and chattel slavery. The former, no less than the latter, denies a man’s ownership of himself and the products of his labor; and asserts that other men may own him, and dispose of him and his property, for their uses, and at their pleasure.–Lysander Spooner, from his essay, No Treason, 1867 [bold emphasis added]

Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men by Jeffrey Rogers HummelThough the 13th Amendment was ratified in December of 1865, abolitionist Lysander Spooner identifies the real result of the war in his 1867 essay entitled “No Treason.”  Rather than reducing the number of slaves, the misnamed “Civil War” resulted in creating many more slaves in America.

Author H. L. Menken, writing in the 1920’s, echoes the same idea when he wrote that men from both sides entered that war as citizens of their respective states and they emerged as subjects of an empire.   Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, echoed the same idea in his brilliant book entitled, Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men.

Though the war left us effectively as political slaves, it was the (questionable) ratification of the 16th Amendment in 1913 that unleashed the income tax to implement a more draconian means of tax slavery.  Initially, it was a tax on only the wealthiest two percent (2%) of Americans.  (Sound familiar?  Can you say Mission Creep?)

Millions of American tax slaves now work four to five months of each year to pay their masters (federal, state and local governments) their due. We surrender more than medieval serfs; we’re more on par with 19th century slaves.

Tax Freedom Day – taxfoundation.org
Tax Slaves Existing for Government – Paul Craig Roberts, 1/02/01

“The U.S. has constructed a society, the first in modern history, in which native-born productive citizens are the tax slaves of the welfare and immigrant lobbies. The 35 million taxpayers who carry the burden of the income tax have no more claim to their income than did medieval serfs or 19th century black slaves.” –Paul Craig Roberts, from Compassionate Tyranny, 6/25/02

In addition to economists Hummel and Roberts, Walter E. Williams applies the same analogy in his commentary entitled, “Are Americans Pro-Slavery?”

Economist/Author Walter Williams

On October 1, 1862, the LONDON SPECTATOR correctly assessed the hypocrisy of the Emancipation Proclamation:

“The principle [of the Proclamation] is not that a human being cannot justly own another, but that he cannot own him unless he is loyal to the United States government.”

Likewise, modern progressives hold that the principle of the 13th Amendment is not that involuntary servitude shall not exist, but rather that such servitude shall exist only as the almighty D.C. government sees fit.

The current slave masters don’t claim to actually own the bodies of taxpayers and citizens. But they do claim substantial ownership of their property and incomes (with an option to take more if needed).  As Paul Craig Roberts writes, if you think you’re a “Free” person, just test the premise by not paying your taxes.  You’ll soon learn that you’re not free.

And what’s worse, we’re not only enslaving current income earners, we’re spending money we don’t have (debt) to beGenerations unborn have been sold into Debt Slavery repaid by taxpayers in the future.  Babies far into the future will be born slaves with a debt ball chained to their ankles.  It is unconscionable to enjoy spending extravagance today on the backs of the voiceless unborn.  They will rightfully curse our theft of their freedom.

We slaves can continue to rattle our chains and sing spirituals down on the plantation. Or we can take action for real “hope & change” —to win back freedom for ourselves and our posterity.  The issue is knowing the best action(s) to take to effect a real and lasting change to the status quo.

We still have the power to evict 435 House members every other November and one third of the Senate. We slaves would have their undivided attention if we totally “cleaned House” at the next election. Without “shock and awe” delivered convincingly over a series of elections, nothing will change until the D.C. slave masters follow the USSR and other utopian tyrants into bankruptcy and anarchy overwhelms all of us.

Forest Hills Cemetery - Boston, MA

The obligations on we slaves would not end with one election. We would have to continually turn over the compost pile in D.C. every two years from now on until the point was driven home with sufficient force.

It will take years of training and perpetual vigilance on our part to ensure that those people in D.C. understand how government should really operate:

We the People are the masters and they are our servants. Whenever the government stops serving the people as a tool for justice and preserving liberty, it’s up to us to change it.  Do we have the will and the nerve?

It won’t be quick or easy.  Even if we could muster the united effort for one beautiful “shock and awe” election, expect the real power-holders to panic like drowning rats and engage in counter-moves.

They’ll pull every item out of their bag of tricks including martial law, delayed elections and manufactured crises (“national emergencies”).

We know there’s not likely enough Americans (voters) with the character and fortitude required to see the perpetual vigilance thing through.  We’ve grown soft and complacent.

Against masters of the divide and conquer game, we slaves would not likely hang together when it counted and would,  in Ben Franklin’s words, “most assuredly” … “all hang separately”…. or worse, return to our chains in defeat and everlasting infamy.

“The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood.

It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.” –Samuel AdamsThe Boston Gazette, April 14, 1771.

As with the so-called “revolutions” we see taking place in Egypt, Tunisia and across the middle-east, there is reason to fear they’ll end with something worse than they had.  If American tax and debt slaves ever rise up against our D.C. masters, we will need leaders with integrity, courage and resolve… traits not readily visible in ANY politicians of our time (with the exception of Ron Paul).

Imagining that such an uprising could occur, most likely those leaders with a commitment to liberty and our Constitution will come from the ranks of our military veterans— people with a moral sense of duty stronger than their desire for personal comfort, people who have never forgotten or forsaken their oath to Support and Defend the Constitution (and its underlying founding principles) with true faith and allegiance.

Do Americans have the right stuff to win back liberty?  And hold it?

“Though written constitutions may be violated in moments of passion or delusion, yet they furnish a text to which those who are watchful may again rally and recall the people.  They fix, too, for the people the principles of their political creed.”  –Thomas Jefferson to Joseph  Priestley, 1802.

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13 Responses to "With Slavery, Injustice For All"

  1. Vox  August 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    P.S. – Yes, I can back that up about Income Taxes. I certainly can’t say all but most Blacks draw Government benefits and work and then don’t pay taxes either. If you complain to the system, the system office will hang up or flat out call you a racist. Time for the Black man and woman to start pulling their weight or get the hell out! Whites have enough burden with the jews constantly sucking us dry.

    • Steve Scroggins  August 20, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      OK, Vox, I call. Back that statement up. I see you’re already back-pedaling with not “all but most”…

      My point was that the income tax has made slaves of ALL of us, hence the title “With Slavery, Injustice For All.” Our political masters are, of course, using our money to buy votes with various programs designed to keep the poor and blacks down on the dependence plantation — not to mention lining their pockets with graft — there’s a long line of wealthy interests seeking to buy power and influence in order to get government to steal more and give to them. Federal, state and local. The welfare recipients MUST believe in widespread racism (demagogues and media help there) in order to assuage their guilt at being dependents (“Be a good dog, stay in your pen and I’ll throw you a nice bone from the table — just remember to vote for me.”) Those who have pride and rise above it and earn their own way (net contributors)…are of course taxed more…and eventually we are divided. The masters play the “divide and conquer” game to assure that “we the people” don’t band together and overthrow the system. Meanwhile, more and more former “haves” (all races) go on the dole. They rationalize that they have given… and now they want to take.

      Anyway, Vox, my theme here has nothing to do with race and everything to do with exploitation by the elite and our failure as a people to hold onto the liberties our Founders purchased with blood and treasure. We pretend to live in a “free country” and my point is that we allowed our masters to make us slaves. Medieval serfs had it better than we do because the feudal lords only took a third of their incomes and crops.

      Author and syndicated columnist, the late Joseph Sobran wrote the following in a commentary entitled “The Silent Revolution” …

      “Can the real Constitution be restored? Probably not. Too many Americans depend on government money under programs the Constitution doesn’t authorize, and money talks with an eloquence Shakespeare could only envy. Ignorant people don’t understand The Federalist Papers, but they understand government checks with their names on them.”

      Sobran was not very optimistic that Americans have the character to throw off slavery and restore their liberty. We are talking about character. If you allow the government to steal from others so that you don’t have to work and save for yourself, then you are a thief. You just get the government to do your theft the legal, but not necessarily moral, way.

    • Vox  August 20, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      Yes, acknowledged that your article doesn’t speak to race BUT race is and always be at the heart of the issues that the United States faces. Divide and Conquer – Classic Jewish Bolshevism at work in the United States after they finally gave up on Russia.

      Whites are the #1 enemy to the jews and they will do WHATEVER it takes until we are off the face of the Earth because it is their firm belief that once we’re gone the brown races will fall at their feet, as their most holy rabbi claims: “The sole purpose of non-Jews is to serve Jews, Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel. In Israel, death has no dominion over them… With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew, Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat. That is why gentiles were created,” according to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the head of Shas’s Council of Torah Sages and a senior Sephardi adjudicator

      Everything from WWI forward from the jews has been to permanently destroy the White race and we see that at work in everything from destruction of the family, banning of all religions except judaism, redistribution of White wealth through stiff and heavy taxation, deindustrialization of the United States, the flood of illegals from all over the world, non-stop media smears of Whites/Christians/Males/Heterosexuals…….

      We are at war with the jews and almost no one will just open out their mouth and shout it out! The God Damn Jews have declared War on the White race and the Whites are not doing a God Damn thing about it except to roll over and watch the race be destroyed!!

      How’s that for a reply?

    • Steve Scroggins  August 20, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      Vox, I’m not really familiar with jewwatch.com or americannazi.org, but I imagine they are shouting your concerns on those sites or similar ones. Or perhaps you should start a website of your own.

    • Vox  August 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      Nice try at hurling the “Nazi Firebomb” but the quotes came from The Jerusalem Post. or how about one of the Headlines from Hareetz “Christians visiting the Holy Land want jews to stop spiiting on them”

  2. Vox  August 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Income Tax = White slavery because only Whites pay taxes

    Personal Property Taxes = Usury – Whites have to pay the jewish overlords for the privelage of using the products that they purchased. If Whites don’t pay up, their property is seized and redistributed.

  3. Gy Berg  August 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm


    Thanks for the wake up call. I have always said; “Where in the heck have all of We the People, gone to?” I cannot believe the Banks and Congress have so much control over our lives. Public Servants are suppose to serve the people, yet they become millionaires at the blink of an eye. IE Darryl Issa. How did he become so rich? Why is his area of responsibility (Camp Pendleton) the poorest supported base, (financially and physically). The First Division, has always been the first to go to combat, yet they have had the poorest equipment for the Marines to fight with. Why is that? Why has Darryl Issa not changed that? He should be jumping up and down, demanding his constituents have the best to fight with. But he only shows up when it is time for election.
    We the people need to take back our control over our country. Why should public servants be blessed with a retirement of half their pay after serving a short term? Isn’t that blindly raping the American public from their own money? I think it is. THe Military men and women serve Honorably, how dare they try and take away our benefits.
    If the general public doesn’t serve their Country, then they should not question our benefits. Some can’t serve, I know, but the majority that get Grants for their Doctorates and then stand up and gripe about the Military, should just shut up. If they can’t serve, they should be behind the line of all military personnel who served.
    Okay, I’m securing my soapbox for now.

    Eric S.

  4. Truth Seeker  August 19, 2011 at 11:10 am

    You make a lot of good points that the average citizen does not know, but you failed to see what the 13th Amendment is really all about. It is about “Voluntary Servitude”! It s clever wording that sets the precedence for much of what was to come from 1865 to 1933, up to 1938.

    Voluntary Servitude is where you enter into contracts <Government or Private that gives the government, police, banks, States & Counties the right to enforce those contracts.

    What are the key things that took place since 1865?

    “District of Columbia Act of 1871” turned D.C. into a municipal corporation.

    The Banking Panic of 1907

    The Bankers/Industrialist at Jackal Island 1911

    The 16th Amendment, March 15, 1913

    The Start of the Fed Reserve Act 1913 (Dec 23rd ) (debt based money, more servitude)
    Independent Treasury Act of 1920 turning power of the treasury department over to the Federal Reserve a private corporation linked to the Crown.

    1921, the federal Sheppard-Towner Maternity Act (Birth Certificate Act)

    Boom of the 1920’s (just like 2000-2008)

    1929 Crash

    In 1930 the U.S., Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal etc. all declared bankruptcy.

    From 1928-1932 the Geneva Conventions were also about managing the bankruptcies of the world through a Treaty. A treaty was signed in secret, THEN Congress began to pass legislation to fulfill the bankruptcy obligation required by the treaty. Legislation being passed by Congress was henceforth and is thereby bankruptcy legislation. When cases came before the courts, the courts could make decisions based on the new controlling law of bankruptcy. This is what we now know as the UCC or the Uniform Code Law or bankruptcy law.

    In 1933 FDR declared a banking holiday March 6, 1933 and proceeded in pulling the gold coin out of circulation.

    US Gold Seizure, He then signs Executive Order signed on April 5, 1933 and all of the US Citizens Gold is seized.

    One Socialization Act after another, while implementing Fascism covertly through Federal Regulatory Agencies and Politics, all the wishes of the International Bankers to fully implement Voluntary Servitude as a system of Economic Servitude.

    The Final Straw that was needed was the implementation of the UCC Code in 1938 which forced US Citizens to now abide by their Voluntary Servitude.

    In the old system Common Law they could not force you lawfully to pay taxes, tax labor, pay fees, take your property so easily… the UCC Code is a code implemented throughout the world so that all can enjoy their voluntary servitude.

    Through the UCC Code, Birth Certificates are given to every US Citizen with a corporate name “JOHN DOE” that is shown on all legal contracts like Loans, Drivers License, court documents… This is what is called a corporate fiction. You can take your Social Security number and see its value on the New Your Stock exchange because someone owns that security and it is worth something, typically one million dollars, but if you are educated up to 10 million.

    Any guesses who owns those certificates?

    The European Royalty, Bankers & Elite knew that Slavery was coming to an end in the 19th Century and they needed to devise a way to continue it covertly. This is what is known as the European Plan of Economic Servitude. It worked so well that they do everything now covertly without the public ever knowing. Why else are most politicians lawyers? It’s always been there for you to see, but as long as everyone is happy with their servitude through propaganda called the Media (believing they are free), then who cares?

    There are many good documentaries on the topic now and a good start is barefootworld.net based on the material of Barefoot Bob Hardison who read and knows the US Code and it’s history.

    • Jim W. Dean  August 20, 2011 at 9:35 am

      Thanks for the input TS. Steve is a long time researcher and writer for the Georgia Heritage Council, and a great cartoon satirist. He will be bringing on a different type of material than you usually see here. We are trying to build up the history section, as we obviously have a lot of well read readers. We look forward to some interesting comment sections as the word gets around with more material.

      I thougth this piece, using an Civil War abolitionist as a foil to introduce the ‘evolution of slavery’, to be exactly the kind of thing you get from Steve.

      I remember now that after the war Congress passed new indentured servitude legislation to bring in the large numbers of Chinese and Mexicans to work, many for the railroads. That was their solution to not having black labor in the west. They preferred yellow and brown… and Irish (the mines mainly, killer work) and with a round trip ticket back home for the Chinese and Mexicans.

      The Irish stayed…with the miner contingent dying like flies…lungs rotting out. Their suffering hardly got a historical footnote. Wrong color.

  5. Gary Walker  August 19, 2011 at 10:34 am


    There are no such things as “god given rights,” at least not in America. There is no god in our secular constitution. All rights come from “we the people,” no sky spooks needed. Cool.


    • Steve Scroggins  August 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Infidel Gary, but I respectfully disagree.

      Inalienable Rights exist everywhere for all people. Whether or not they are abridged or abused is another matter entirely.

      The explicit expression that our rights are inalienable and God-given was in the Declaration of Independence (and prior documents). Our rights do NOT come from “we the people” or any other earthly entity or group. People are born with these rights and they’re not limited or modified by any international boundaries.

      The Constitution (except for more recent Amendments) is an expression of the mindset of the Framers in the years preceding 1787. That mindset obviously included a Fear of Government (over Man). The bulk of the Constitution’s text deals with limiting what the federal government may do and defining checks to limit or distribute authority and power. The 9th and 10th Amendments very clearly state that only the powers specifically enumerated were delegated and that all other rights and powers are retained by the people. Thus, the people had them BEFORE the Constitution existed.

      The Framer’s mindset embodied a number of “founding principles” (best expressed here: http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/AmericanIdeal/ ) which included principles such as:
      1. Men are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights – they come a Higher source than any government or people — they cannot be rightfully surrendered or taken away.
      2. Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed — governments are tools man devises to protect his God-given rights and liberties. When the government fails to protect man’s rights, he has the duty and right to throw off that government and create a new one as he thinks best for his well-being.

      These rights belong to everyone, including people who deny the existence of a “sky-spook,” and whether or not a Constitution exists or is obeyed.

    • Vox  August 19, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      No God in America but God did give Palestine to the Ashkenazis in exchange for 60 Million deaths of the world community.

    • DixieCol  August 20, 2011 at 7:50 am

      Infidel Gary, since the majority of us Americans do believe in God, if we are right and you are wrong, to put it bluntly, you’re screwed! But, if you are right and all of us are wrong, we will be no worse off than you are for being Believers. You and those like you have everything to lose, and nothing to gain by your atheistic views. We, on the other hand, have everything to gain and nothing to lose by believing in God our Creator. If, as you claim, there is no God, I do not see how my living my life in accordance with the Holy Scriptures makes me a worse person than had I lived my life as if there would be no future punishment for my sins. Make your own choice, but don’t…..DON’T…..try to force your beliefs (or non-beliefs) on the rest of us. You have no more right to force atheism on us than we have to force Christianity on you, and our Constitution which protects the natural rights granted to us by our Creator, was never intended to force secular humanism on any free American.

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