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(Drafted by Ted Hayes, 12/2015)

 

 Role of the US Military

See Emancipation Proclamation

In fact, under the executive powers of POTUS Abraham Lincoln, the United States federal government began its long, difficult, but morally correct journey to rectify the incomplete-unjust application of the new nation’s first law by the exclusion of the Americans whom were held under its jurisdiction as chattel slaves and Freemen, by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, even backed by the power of the *military.

 

* “military” - "…all persons held as slaves…shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.

 

Now, therefore I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief, of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion

 

And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.”

 

Note: The authoritative, military enforced objective of Emancipation Proclamation carries over into post Civil War laws such as Sections 4 and 9 of the 1866 Civil Rights Act, the definitive body of the 14th Amendment stating,

 

Sec. 4, “…and the persons so appointed to execute any warrant or process as aforesaid shall have authority to summon and call to their aid the bystanders or posse comitatus of the proper county, or such portion of the land or naval forces of the United States, or of the militia, as may be necessary to the performance of the duty with which they are charged, and to insure a faithful observance of the clause of the Constitution which prohibits slavery, in conformity with the provisions of this Act;”

 

Sec. 9.  “And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, or such person as he may empower for that purpose, to employ such part of the land or naval forces of the United States, or of the militia, as shall be necessary to prevent the violation and enforce the due execution of this act.”

 

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