Re: LAW: Bar Associations and Monopolies (Was: POL: Reaction to Microsoft Rul...

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sun Apr 23 2000 - 01:14:19 MDT wrote:
> In a message dated 4/18/00 12:18:10 AM Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > I suggest that you check out the "missing 13th Amendment." In brief, there
> > was a different 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was
> > apparently passed and was on the books of many state governments as the
> U.S.
> > Constitution for many decades in the first half of the 19th Century. The
> > missing 13th would basically have outlawed the bar as it stands.
> Well, searching on the term "missing 13th Ammendment", I came up with these
> links:
> (which are actually the same piece). With respect, this material strikes me
> as paranoid hogwash. The plain language and common-sense historical context
> seems to indicate that this text was simply an example of anti-monarchical
> revolutionary rhetoric, mean-spirited aggression toward loyalists and
> anti-British chest-thumping. The interpretation this author puts on the text
> is right up there with the best "black helicopter, New World Order, secret UN
> troops" type lunacy.

Keep in mind Greg, that at that point in history, there had been the big
anti-mason reactions IIRC. Frankly I wouldn't mind if there were
anti-trust actions taken against the bar.

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